Client Reviews

I want to take this oppor­tu­nity to rec­og­nize Grace Catao’s pro­fes­sion­al­ism. I was very impressed with her hard work in get­ting us a $1,000,000 bond. Thor­oughly pleased with the excel­lent job she did for us. It was a very pleas­ant expe­ri­ence deal­ing with her all the way through. It is my immense plea­sure to rec­om­mend Grace Catao from Habi­tat Insur­ance.

Edgar Navarro, Navco Con­struc­tion Corp.

I highly rec­om­mend Grace Catao and Habi­tat Insur­ance.

For all the years that I’ve been buy­ing and sell­ing real estate, Grace has been the most effi­cient bro­ker that I’ve ever dealt with. Aside from just deal­ing with house insur­ance, Grace has assisted me in other sit­u­a­tions, spe­cial includ­ing event insur­ance.
What­ever I need for my fam­ily and my house. Grace is my go to bro­ker.

Tammy M, home owner, Maple Ridge

It’s been great deal­ing with Habi­tat Insur­ance. Both Grace and Richard have gone far above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we got the cov­er­age we needed for a vari­ety of things. They’ve spent tons of extra hours help­ing us and are great to deal with. I’d rec­om­mend that every­one use them!

David Granirer, Pres­i­dent, Stand Up For Men­tal Health

I strongly rec­om­mend Habi­tat to both indi­vid­u­als and busi­nesses. They have suc­cess­fully estab­lished them­selves in the mar­ket in a very pro­fes­sional and effi­cient way. I must add that the ser­vices they pro­vide are not only absolutely reli­able but also very orga­nized. I have the high­est con­fi­dence in the Habi­tat team.

Ivan Bento, Advi­sor, Sun­Life

I live in Vic­to­ria, but Grace pro­vides the best basic cov­er­age for my lit­tle 3 unit res­i­den­tial strata. She is always on top of things, effi­cient, patient, and pro­fes­sional, and I have absolute con­fi­dence in her.

L. Gard­ner

Grace and the team at Habi­tat Insur­ance have looked after my per­sonal insur­ance, my busi­ness insur­ance needs and my clients’ insur­ance needs for nearly five years. They have pro­vided excep­tional ser­vice at very rea­son­able rates. Three key points about the ser­vice and prod­uct qual­ity have stood out for me: com­pre­hen­sive advice about the prod­ucts, same day cov­er­age in emer­gency cases when required by my clients, and extreme flex­i­bil­ity in terms of prod­uct deliv­ery.

Dominic Mes­lin, lawyer and owner of Mes­lin Law

As a Finan­cial Plan­ner, I know how impor­tant it is to have the “right insur­ance cov­er­age”, which is why I rec­om­mend Grace at Habi­tat Insur­ance to all my clients for their home, busi­ness and car insur­ance needs. She pro­vides thought­ful, intel­li­gent, effi­cient and per­sonal ser­vice and usu­ally finds my clients bet­ter cov­er­age at a lesser rate then they are cur­rently pay­ing. She loves to help, give her a call.

Renee Wilkins, EPC, CLU

Grace at Habi­tat Insur­ance Agen­cies helped me when I was look­ing for tenant’s insur­ance pol­icy that could do mul­ti­ple things for me — In addi­tion to con­tents and lia­bil­ity insur­ance, I wanted to insure both my vio­lin and my leased busi­ness com­puter. I also had never had prop­erty insur­ance before so didn’t know what was impor­tant and what wasn’t. Not only did Grace go to bat for me with the under­writ­ers to get my pol­icy placed but she was also super help­ful when­ever I called with ques­tions! I have referred her to friends and clients who appre­ci­ate her approach as well!

Erin H, Van­cou­ver

I hon­estly can’t think of any­one who wouldn’t do bet­ter by hav­ing Grace at Habi­tat Insur­ance on their team.

I met Grace about 4 years ago while look­ing for busi­ness insur­ance (P/L, E&O), and she now han­dles this, and my per­sonal prop­erty and vehic­u­lar insur­ance as well.

As some­one with a very “par­tic­u­lar” and ever-chang­ing busi­ness (which could roughly be described as in IT), I was blown away by the ded­i­ca­tion and the sheer amount of time that Grace spent on my file. She hon­estly does treat your busi­ness as her own.

Grace asks all the right ques­tions in areas I would never have thought of, and as the busi­ness con­tin­ues to grow and change she keeps at it — sav­ing me money here, cov­er­ing a new risk there… and she does all this with such charm and a super friendly atti­tude!

Value for money you couldn’t pos­si­bly do bet­ter. Thanks, Grace!

Adam Hunter, B. Eng, MBA, Pres­i­dent, Verita Strat­egy Group Inc.

I would like the world to know about a great insur­ance bro­ker who offers great ser­vice, good prices and a keen eye to avoid­ing prob­lems. As the owner of a home, a car and a busi­ness it is my plea­sure to tell every­one how effec­tive Grace Catao is as well as her com­pany Habi­tat Insur­ance.

I first met Grace 4 years ago and asked her to help me with ICBC car insur­ance. To my delight, Grace got my info quickly and was able to deliver a license plate, stick­ers and she was kind enough to do it within a few hours.

A short time later I bought a home and again, Grace was able to guide me and to explain what was insured and in what cir­cum­stances. This was very use­ful as I live in a strata unit which has dif­fer­ent insur­ance rules then apart­ment insur­ance. Two years ago I did not receive the renewal notice from the insurer and Grace con­tacted me by phone to let me know my insur­ance was going to expire…thankfully we were able to cor­rect the sit­u­a­tion that day thanks to her phone call.

I own an IT com­pany (that is respon­si­ble for the mar­ket­ing of this web­site). Three years ago I asked Grace to help me get busi­ness insur­ance because the two peo­ple I had pre­vi­ously asked came back with quotes over $10,000 which was too much for my small com­pany. Grace was able to get me com­pre­hen­sive busi­ness insur­ance for less then half what I was pre­vi­ously quoted despite that 50% of my clients are US based and Amer­i­cans tend to be very liti­gious.

Thank you Habitat…Grace, you rock! How do I nom­i­nate your com­pany to be named as the best insur­ance com­pany in Van­cou­ver

Eric Ayache, Pres­i­dent, Vir­tu­ally Cana­dian Inc.

I run a 20-per­son IT con­sult­ing com­pany, and one of the things we spend a lot of time doing is reach­ing out to our clients to insist they have the right sys­tems and backup in place to pro­tect their busi­ness, even if they may not feel that is nec­es­sary.

It can be a tough gig some­times, con­vinc­ing peo­ple to pro­tect their infor­ma­tion when they may not know why. Sort of like your den­tist call­ing to make sure you’re floss­ing daily.

One of the things I love the most about work­ing with Grace at Habi­tat Insur­ance is it seems she cares more about pro­tect­ing my busi­ness than I do. Her rec­om­men­da­tions are always exactly what we need with­out fluff, and she is always stay­ing on top of mak­ing sure we are pro­tected accu­rately as we grow the busi­ness. And she and her team respond to our requests FAST.

I tend to avoid finance/admin type tasks, so it’s great to have some­one else call me to check where we’re at and patiently remind me to “send that form I sent you two weeks ago.”

Most impor­tantly, she is atten­tive and help­ful in every sin­gle inter­ac­tion, demon­strat­ing a level of car­ing for our well-being that I think rivals my mother’s.

I would not hes­i­tate to rec­om­mend her enthu­si­as­ti­cally to any­one who needs insur­ance. We wouldn’t work with any­one else!

Lucas Roberts, Mac­in­home Con­sult­ing Inc.

Work­ing with Grace at Habi­tat Insur­ance has been such a great expe­ri­ence. My busi­ness is con­tin­u­ally grow­ing and devel­op­ing which means my insur­ance needs are always chang­ing. Grace and her team have lit­er­ally worked around the clock to not only ensure that I am cov­ered but that I am appro­pri­ately cov­ered at the low­est pos­si­ble rate. You will never find another insur­ance bro­ker as per­son­able and hard­work­ing as Grace.

Amanda Beisel — Owner SKN Holis­tic Reju­ve­na­tion Clinic Inc. Yale­town, Van­cou­ver

My house insur­ance pre­mi­ums were being increased by pre­vi­ous insur­ers, and yet I did not have any claims against my insur­ance, nor are we a high risk fac­tor. I then decided to give Grace at Habi­tat Insur­ance a call. From there on, she took con­trol and came up with a plan that would best suit our needs. She advised and helped in every pos­si­ble way and she was always just a phone call away when I had a ques­tion. If she wasn’t avail­able at that minute I called, she would return the call very soon there­after. She never gave up and found a very suit­able insurer for us.

Meg C, North Van­cou­ver