Times Colonist Reader’s Choice Award – Vote for Us!

We are really proud to have been nominated for the Times Colonist  Readers choice award! We would really appreciate it if you could vote for us, its easy! Click readerschoice.timescolonist.com Click Professional Services Click Insurance Agency, then where you see the HARBORD logo click login to vote, (If you haven’t already registered yet you will …

What is Private Auto Insurance – Extending Beyond ICBC Basic Coverage

We’ve found that quite a few drivers have very little understanding about the relationship between the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) and Private Auto insurance. Private Auto may be used as a companion to ICBC and can be used to embellish and layer on top of ICBC’s basic coverage. All BC residents are required by …

Meet Kimberley Beecham – Senior Insurance Broker at our Fairfield Location

“Harbord is a family company so they understand the needs of parents and really work with their staff to make sure the transition is as painless as possible”. Meet Kimberley, one of our Senior Insurance Brokers. Kimberley moved from Gibsons, B.C. to Victoria in 2006 and she has experience in many aspects of insurance, but …

Condo Insurance – What Does Your Strata or Building Actually Cover

Do you own and live in a condo or townhome? Condos are a hot commodity for first time homeowners as they tend to be financially within reach of many young professionals. Understanding the insurance requirements for condos and strata-based housing can help to save you money and ensure you have enough coverage to protect your …

Meet Patricia Whitefield – General Manager at Harbord Insurance

“I love working at Harbord because the staff and management are working towards the same goal – excellent client service.” Meet Patricia Whitefield, our general manager at Harbord Insurance. Patricia has over 30+ years experience as an insurance broker. “I was born and raised in Victoria, as was my father. For a short time I …

What’s the Difference Between High Value & Standard House Insurance

Not all homes are built equally. Not all people need the same level of insurance coverage. At Harbord Insurance, we understand that some of our clients may need a higher level of insurance coverage. That is why we provide multiple different options for High Value Home insurance policies. These options, along with our expert staff, …

Meet Kenda Tatton – Insurance Broker – Personal Lines & Marine

“Harbord takes care to ensure everyone, including its employees, is satisfied. I couldn’t imagine a better place to work!” Meet Kenda, one of our Insurance Brokers. Kenda moved to Canada from Australia 8 years ago, she is a resident of Sidney and has experience in many aspects of insurance. However, her true specialties are in …

Business Continuity – Do You Have a Disaster Plan for Your Business?

While your office was closed for a long weekend, a medium sized earthquake hit the area. The heritage building that housed your office suffered some structural damage and the building was rendered unsafe to enter. Your entire business hangs in the balance. Thankfully you developed a Business Continuity plan, right? Protect Your Company’s Operations with …

Meet Maggi Clark – Senior Insurance Broker at Harbord Insurance

“It’s important to me to provide the best customer service by returning calls and replying to emails as quickly as possible, as I deeply value my relationship with my clients.” Meet Maggi one of our Senior Brokers, Maggi moved to Canada from London, England over 26 years ago and has over 24 years’ experience working …

Meet Susan Nicklen – Commercial Insurance Broker at Harbord Insurance

“I also always strive to provide the best customer service possible returning phone calls and clarifying any concerns regarding clients policies.” Meet Susan, one of our Senior Commercial Insurance Brokers, born and raised in Victoria Susan has over 30+ years experience specializing in Commercial & Business Insurance. “Prior to joining Harbord Insurance, I worked for …