Whether you are looking to start a landscaping business, or have been building one for years, you are likely familiar with the costs associated with the industry. Purchasing commercial equipment and maintaining it can quickly add up. Any business owner would want to protect their investment. Here are some common business insurance policies you should consider if you are in the landscaping industry.
This coverage can protect your building and the equipment you use to operate your business. Some typical losses covered are theft and fire. Even if your business is home-based, homeowners’ insurance policies do not typically provide coverage for business equipment losses by flood or fire.
If you have vehicles to transport your landscaping equipment from job to job, a commercial auto policy is an important coverage to have. Commercial auto policies typically have higher coverage limits than personal policies.
If your landscaping crew is more than just you, consider Workers’ Compensation coverage. If you hire employees, it may be a state requirement where you live. Talk with your local agent today to see if Workers’ Compensation is needed for your business.
Also known as Errors and Omissions (E&O Insurance), Professional Liability can help protect you if a client believes a mistake you made caused financial loss and decides to sue you. Some examples of situations that could expose your business to professional liabilities include offering advice that turns out to be inaccurate, or missing a deadline.
General liability insurance can help protect your organization from third-party personal injury and property damage claims allegedly caused by the negligence of your company and/or employees. This coverage also sometimes provides coverage for libel and copyright infringement.
What a business owner might pay per year to cover their landscaping business depends on a variety of factors. Some of these include the number of employees your business has, where your business is based out of, and the value of your equipment. Coverage limits will also determine your annual insurance costs. If your business has grown, you may want to think about increasing your coverage limits. Reach out to your local office to request a quote based on the needs of your business.
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