Customer Ratings & Reviews for Carriage Trade Insurance Agency
Our School and Church have been dealing with Michael Jakob at Carriage Trade for many years. I have always found Mike to be very helpful and concerned with any issues I have.
He guides me when I have a problem with filing any kind of forms for any of the insurances we have.
His willingness to “go the extra mile” makes Michael and Carriage Trade a wonderful partner for us.
Laraine Hetzer,Dir. of Finance/Treasurer, The Lutheran School of Flushing and Bayside/St. John's Lutheran Church
Dear Mike, Just a note to thank you for all your help with our insurance needs. We appreciate you going above and beyond to give us so much help with our medical insurance planning even though you really did not get much business out of the effort. Also, thanks for the guidance with our liability, fire and damage coverage. It is good to have someone who is so professional and that is looking out for us. Thanks again.
Very truly yours, In Christ
Ralph Stuart, Treasurer, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sayville, NY
I have been dealing with Carriage Trade for the last 4 years. They have been extremely knowledgeable, helpful and most of all available for all my insurance needs.
Service on a first name basis is the manner in which I would describe the treatment as a client by Carriage Trade Insurance Company. Mike Jakob is diligent in his service to Martin Luther School always looking to provide the best possible service to us as a customer while always leading us in a direction that is beneficial to us as a Christian business. Carriage Trade serves its customers in a manner that is professional, caring and responsible. It is one of our easiest business relationships!
Randall Gast, Executive Director
Our church had been insured for many years with another agency that never visited the site and never sat down with anyone in leadership to review our policies. Carriage Trade’s approach is completely different. Saving premium money was certainly a factor in moving our business. But just as important is the ongoing proactive relationship we have developed. For the first time, we feel confident that our coverage is not only appropriate, but smart.”
Lloyd Wardley, President, Resurrection Lutheran Church
Carriage Trade Insurance is way more than the typical insurance broker. We have worked with Mike and partners for many years. LSSSOCAL is a people serving business with considerable risk exposure. They understand this and help us manage these risks. I know I have a friend looking out for us, always with our best interest at heart, provided at competitive prices. It is without reservation that I make this recommendation.
Ronald S Drews, President/CEO, Lutheran Social Services of Southern California
Family Lumber & Building Materials Corp in Bethpage, NY has been doing business with Carriage Trade Insurance for many years- Mike and Annie have always been most helpful with our concerns and questions regarding our business-they have always acted in our best interests professionally and personally-we would highly recommend them!
Charles Wagner, President, Family Lumber and Building Materials
Great service, finding the best coverage at the best price, always immediately responsive, that's Annie De John of Carriage Trade. A pleasure to do business with her!"
Phyllis & Mitchell Goldstein
When our firm, Arbor Books, Inc. (provides ghostwriting and publishing for businesses and individuals) needed a rare, specialized type of insurance policy which could also extend coverage to our many clients, we turned once again to Carriage Trade Insurance (they already handle our corporate account, including health care). At the time, we weren't sure this kind of protection even existed. But Annie and Mike listened closely to our requirements, then called on their long experience and extensive contacts in the insurance industry to find exactly what we were looking for -- at a price we could afford. And that's why we count on them: personal service; experience; affordability. The three pillars of their successful, high quality company. And that's why we wouldn't trade Carriage Trade for anything!
Joel Hochman, Larry Leichman, owners
Carriage Trade Insurance Agency, represented by Michael Jakob, is a reliable source for your insurance needs.
As President of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Patchogue, NY I was tasked with replacing our insurance with good coverage at a cost that was not prohibitive. Easier said than done. Fortunately, Mike was there to help. He was “hands on” in efforts to make our property insurable at reasonable rates and made numerous onsite visits. And for those of us who need it, he was in regular contact with me to update our progress. To those Congregations in need of professional assistance regarding insurance issues I would not hesitate to recommend Mike and Carriage Trade Insurance Agency.
Robert Thompson, President, Emanuel Lutheran Church, Patchogue, NY
Carriage Trade Insurance Agency has been a hugely helpful resource to me as the owner of a small cabinet manufacturing business. I have nothing but good things to say. Every interaction I've ever had with Annie, Mike, and everyone else there has been easy, helpful, professional, on time.... I could go on and on.
Dave Hollier, President/Owner, DHWWD, Inc
Trinity Lutheran Church has been involved with Carriage Trade Insurance for over 10 years. Mike Jakob has been one of the reasons we continue with Carriage Trade. He is always willing to help and in many instances he has assisted with issues unrelated with insurance. He always makes time to assist and on many occasions he has come out to Islip to meet with us on issues that relate to a more productive solution to help Trinity. Mike is a one of kind, caring and a hard worker who truly cares for individuals.
Tony Fusco, Treasurer and former President, Trinity Lutheran Church, Islip
Resurrection Lutheran Church, Flushing, New York is deeply grateful to Mike Jakob and Carriage Trade Insurance Agency for your guidance in managing the business issues of our small congregation. You have kept our property insurance premiums very affordable by providing the coverage and deductibles that fit our circumstances.
In addition, we deeply appreciate your readiness to go above and beyond just providing insurance coverage. In this regard, you have graciously volunteered to walk through our property to develop a risk assessment that highlights areas of our physical structure needing improvement. You have also, at our request, always been able to refer us to reliable and competent contractors/tradesmen to enable us to carry out much needed upgrades and maintenance to our old church and school buildings. Also, your expert assistance in navigating various New York City requirements for inspections and permits have been an invaluable help to us in ensuring that we are able to be in compliance in all areas.
It is an honor for us to highly recommend Carriage Trade Insurance Agency.
Gary Carella, President, Resurrection Lutheran Church