Zehr Insurance Brokers Limited is a full service and specialty line general insurance brokerage. We offer traditional insurance products such as residential and recreational property, auto, farm, business, marine and life & financial services. Our specialty programs include our Vintage CARS insurance product (Classic, Antique, Rod & Specialty), ZehrCottagePLUS Cottage Rental Insurance Program, Zehr FARMS coverage for Fire Fighters, Group Home & Auto Insurance Programs, “ZehrBrew” for Craft Breweries, Distilleries & Winerines & “ZehrCare”, a health and wellness program for farmers & small businesses.
A Group Home & Auto Insurance program for members of the Stratford & Area Chamber of Commerce is available through all Zehr offices, giving exclusive discounts on home and auto insurance for employees of Chamber members.
Zehr Insurance was established in 1954 by Horace J. Zehr in New Hamburg, Ontario. Today the firm is represented by six offices in the tri county setting of Waterloo Region, Oxford County and Perth County, along with wide representation in the balance of the province of Ontario. Through mergers with other agencies and brokerages our history dates back to the turn of the 20th century.
We are a proud advocate and sponsor of Brain Injury Canada (BIC) by way of several charitable endeavors including: Our Annual Poker Run & Car Cruise (held every Father’s day weekend) as well as our “Helmets for Life” initiative. “Helmets For Life” was created in 2015 and promotes awareness of concussions and brain injuries through education as well as brain injury prevention by encouraging the use of helmets in sport.
Head Office- 59 Huron St, New Hamburg ON N3A 1K1 1-800-667-1802 or (519) 662-1710
Listowel Office- 290 Inkerman St E, Listowel ON, N4W 3H2 (519) 291-5444
Milverton Office- 30 Main St S, Milverton, ON N0K 1M0 (519) 595-8108
Mitchell Office – 38 Ontario Road, Mitchell ON N0K 1N0 (519) 348-8425
Tavistock Office- 24 Hope St W, Tavistock, ON N0B 2R0 (519)655-2422
Waterloo Office- 16-279 Weber St N, Waterloo, ON N2J 3H8 (519) 746-5900
WINMAR Property Restoration
History of WINMAR®
WINMAR® began operations in Sarnia, ON as W & W Contractors in May 1977 and opened a new location in London in 1982. The company further established locations in Hamilton, Mississauga, Kitchener and Windsor by the end of 1992.
In 1992 management decided that WINMAR®, having had a proven service record in South Western Ontario, would provide opportunities for their employees of our system to operate their own business. This strategy resulted in further expansion in Ontario and the current model of franchised locations was developed. WINMAR® continues to expand their coverage with over 92 service locations now across Canada with 4 new offices scheduled to open in the next six months. Although our traditional model continues to exist we have expanded it to now include individuals who have had past experience in the construction, restoration or insurance industry.
Our WINMAR® owners are local business persons who have a complete understanding of their community and its needs. They are committed to unparalleled customer service, sustainability and support to the entire WINMAR® family.
With over 40 years of experience in the insurance restoration and cleaning business, we believe that WINMAR® knows what it takes to make clients happy. Our philosophy is really very simple: “We treat each customer’s claim as if it were our own, applying the same standards of quality workmanship that we would expect ourselves.”
WINMAR® Mission Statement and Corporate Vision.
We are a proud Canadian network dedicated to restoring property and peace of mind through our excellent service.
WINMAR® is committed to becoming the most customer focused, trusted and successful restoration company in Canada.
Honesty, Communication, Respect, Pride, Responsibility, Open-minded, Teamwork
“We treat each customer’s claim as if it were our own, applying the same standards of quality workmanship that we would expect ourselves.”
Senior Management Team
We believe that WINMAR® is unique in that the Franchisors are not only part of the Corporate Team (as owners of the franchise system) but they are also Franchisees providing guidance and oversight to the Corporate team, as it relates to the impact that corporate changes may have on individual franchises providing equity & solidarity ensuring the caring of others that it may effect.
Contractor Services Available
WINMAR® is a full service general contractor/restoration company specializing in commercial and residential property damage restoration. We are available 24/7. Our employees receive extensive training and industry certification, as well as training on estimating using Xactimate and Symbility.
Throughout our network of locations we have invested thousands of dollars in equipment and have one of the largest inventories of drying equipment in Canada. We have created solid relationships with vendors, suppliers and subcontractors in each of our service areas allowing WINMAR® to maintain prompt and professional service on all aspects of property damage restoration. WINMAR® has developed the core competencies and knowledge in fire, flood, structural drying, mould remediation and disaster restoration to be the go to organization for our insurance partners.
Listed below are just some of the services we offer over and above the typical restoration company day to day activities for Emergency and Rebuild:
- Ice Blasting
- Desiccant – Structural Drying
- In-Place Drying
- Temporary Diesel Power Generators
- Climate control
- Environmental and Biological decontamination including: Mould Remediation, Asbestos Abatement, Oil Spills, Trauma Scene Clean-up
- Document Restoration
- Data Recovery
- Thermal Imaging
- National Catastrophe Response
- Soft Contents Cleaning
WINMAR® firmly believes that as a result of our policies and procedures, The Co-operators Insurance Company and their customers will experience:
- Improved loss mitigation
- Improved communication for all stakeholders
- Efficiency, so that more claims can be mitigated in the same time frame
- Ease of accounting
- No ‘surprise’ billing
- Avoidance of frustration surrounding the procurement of labour and supplies
- Improved service to their customers
- Better management of customer expectations; and
- Reduction in open claims and re-inspection costs (Cycle Time)
WINMAR® currently monitors cycle times on the various losses and claims segments as well as its relationship to customer service overall.
Celebrating 110 years in business, Wightman continues to move forward as a leader in Fibre to the Home and Business deployment, providing some of the fastest internet speeds, phone, and digital TV over our revolutionary fibre optic network. Our business solutions are backed by our local, award-winning customer care and support. Stratford is the 10th community we’re building with Fibre, and we’re proud to be making Stratford a Gig community!
TD Canada Trust
TD Bank Group is the fifth largest bank in North America by branches and serves over 26 million customers in business segments including Retail, Business Banking and Wealth Management primarily in Canada and the United States.
TD has a long-standing commitment to enriching the lives of its customers, colleagues and communities. In 2018, TD launched The Ready Commitment, a new multi-year program to help individuals and communities prosper. As part of The Ready Commitment, TD targets CDN $1 billion in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to opening doors for an inclusive tomorrow – Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health.
At TD Commercial Banking, we are committed to helping our clients move their business forward with tailored products and services. Our Relationship Team is committed to our clients and will take the time to understand their business, and provide banking solutions that can help them achieve their business goals. We also offer expertise in many specific business segments which include: Indigenous; Agriculture; Automotive; Equipment Finance; Franchise; Professional; and Real Estate.
Contact us today to learn more about commercial banking at TD:
Kenda Allen, Vice President
South Central Ontario Region
TD Commercial Banking
Sutton Group First Choice Realty
Whether you are buying or selling property, Sutton Group – First Choice Realty Ltd. is committed to helping you make the right decision. Listing with one of our agents guarantees that your most important investment is being handled by a trained real estate professional.
At Sutton Group – First Choice Realty Ltd., our objective is to put our customers at the center of each business transaction. As such, our agents are committed to building highly personalized relationships with their clients. This, combined with our focus on accommodating to each person’s individual taste, service needs and financial requirements, truly sets us apart.
Since 1983, Sutton has worked hard to maintain its position as one of the most respected and recognized real estate firms in Canada. Our commitment to outstanding customer service continues to drive our agents who have become an invaluable resource to our organization.
RBC Royal Bank
Creating wealth is just the beginning
You’ve already achieved so much in life. Yet there’s so much more you can do. You may want to help your family members get started in life. Fulfill your next career or business ambition. Make a meaningful difference in your community. Create a lasting legacy for future generations. Live a legendary life of adventure, or simply live well in retirement.
Whatever your goals, we will take the time to understand what you want to accomplish with your wealth. Whether you need assistance managing wealth for yourself, your family or your business, we will provide the professional advice you need. We can help manage your investments, plan your retirement, protect your financial security and organize your estate.
While doing so, we will always keep in mind that your wealth is just the beginning – it’s a way to achieve more, give more, and experience more.
Contact us today to learn how our knowledgeable team of professionals, backed by the resources of RBC Wealth Management, can help you grow more than wealth.
At RBC, we help our clients thrive, and our communities prosper. This simple statement sums up who we are, what we stand for and what we seek to achieve each day when we come to work. It also reflects our successes and achievements, from record earnings, to our ongoing investments in delivering an exceptional client experience, to the deep commitment we have to making a positive difference in the communities where we live and work.
McCutchen & Pearce Professional Corporation
Receive informed advice to help you make the most important financial decisions of your life. Our dynamic team of professionals offer a full range of tax planning and financial solutions. Our tax specialists provide expertise in minimizing your tax burden and develop sound tax-planning strategies for businesses and individuals. We help you structure a solid plan based on careful analysis and in-depth knowledge, tailored to your unique circumstance. Consult the Chartered Professional Accountants at McCutchen & Pearce Professional Corporation in Stratford concerning our specialties in:
- Financial Statement and Tax Return Preparation
- Income Tax and HST Strategies
- Financial Planning
- Business and Real Estate Acquisitions
- Succession Planning
- Estate Planning
A preeminent Canadian owned and operated insurance brokerage and consulting operation, Cowan Insurance Group represents leading national and international insurance companies. Cowan specializes in property and casualty insurance, providing the best value to businesses, organizations and individuals for their insurance and risk management needs. The organization also advises and creates retirement, group benefits, disability management and international benefits programs for employee groups and offers wealth management, financial planning and succession planning services to individuals through its wholly owned financial services subsidiary.
Cowan Insurance Group has an outstanding reputation for delivering unique capability to each and every client and has built that reputation serving local, regional, national and international markets. Knowledgeable practice leaders deliver consultation and advice in support of specialized customer segments. This strategy enables the organization to execute leading edge industry programs, provide dedicated support to associations, and know its customers better than the competition. Multi product line capability for commercial lines, personal lines, group benefits and wealth management alongside strong relationship management skills empowers Cowan Insurance Group to deliver value and provide thought leadership to its customer base.
Chartwell Anne Hathaway Retirement Residence
Welcome to Chartwell Anne Hathaway! We have been providing exceptional care for seniors in our community for over 20 years. Residents count on our caring staff- many of whom have been with us for a decade or more. Just south of downtown, our residence offers bright suites with large windows overlooking the surrounding gardens and neighbourhood. We offer an enriching calendar of activities as well as customized personal support options. We provide residents with a selection of modern amenities including a library/computer room, chapel, billiard’s room and barber/hair salon.
Together with our dedicated staff we offer our residents top quality service and a rewarding lifestyle in a retirement community they are proud to call home.
We are committed to making peoples lives better.
Please call Anne Hathaway if you have any questions about senior living.
City of Stratford
Stratford is a destination internationally renowned as one of North America’s great arts towns. A short, scenic drive from Toronto or London, Stratford makes a great day trip or weekend getaway. And bring your appetite! Savour Stratford and where to dine summarize the dynamic local food scene and the popular Stratford Bacon & Ale Trail and Stratford Chocolate Trail.
Our beautiful City celebrates a vibrant art and music scene, our famed theatre, modern recreational facilities and a variety of recreational programs.
Residents of Stratford know that they live in a special place that offers a lifestyle like no other in Ontario. Known for its friendliness and numerous events, Stratford makes residents and newcomers feel welcome and an integral part of community life.
Town of St. Marys
The Town of St. Marys is located at the junction of the Thames River and Trout Creek, southwest of Stratford in southwestern Ontario. The first settlers arrived in the early 1840’s, attracted by the area’s natural resources. The Town is known by its nickname, “The Stonetown”, due to the abundance of limestone in the surrounding area, giving rise to a large number of limestone buildings and homes throughout the town. In the riverbed and along the banks, limestone was close to the surface and could be quarried for building materials. Many 19th century limestone structures have survived including churches, a beautiful museum, stunning opera house, commercial blocks, and private homes. St. Marys was incorporated into the province of Ontario, officially, in 1863.
The arrival of the Grand Trunk Railway in the late 1850’s spurred growth and soon St. Marys became a centre for milling, grain-trading and the manufacture of agriculture-related products. The railway connected the Town to the rest of the world and framed the local landscape with its two large trestle bridges on limestone pillars across the waterways.
A walk through the historic streets of St. Marys offers a first-hand look at the unique stunning limestone architecture and vibrant downtown core. The community’s rich history is preserved and promoted by the St. Marys Museum & Archives who continue to tell the stories of the town through its exhibitions, special events and programs.
St. Marys is home to not only 7,000 residents, but the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and is the burial place of Arthur Meighen, Canada’s 9th Prime Minister, Timothy Eaton who went on to become one of Canada’s greatest retailers, who opened his first businesses in Canada in St. Marys and nearby Kirkton, Ontario.
The town’s present identity is very much shaped by its relationship to the natural wonder of the land, the spirit of its residents, and unique limestone architecture.