About Birchyard

Birchyard was founded to provide consistent, solid advice to our clients and leave everybody who consults with us in a better position. We set the standard for coverage and aren’t bound by the methods and practices of any one company. This allows us to actively seek better and more fiscally sound coverage plans.

Building trust is the key for a successful business relationship. Birchyard is committed to fostering that relationship to improve the quality of the service we offer. We will take the time to get to know you in order to fully understand what you want and what plans are right for you.

Birchyard’s goal is to offer you the most competitive rates possible while also advising you on intelligent financial decisions. We combine industry experience with your personal preferences to keep premiums fair and consistent. Our Insurance Consultants will provide expert counseling and an honest opinion on what is right for you.

There is a different way to approach insurance, and Birchyard will make it a mutually beneficial relationship.


In the industry since 2002 Bill Van Jura has spent 9 years helping people in the insurance industry. He has developed a reputation for being efficient, easy to work with, and readily available.

Armed with knowledge, experience and a drive to help improve the field, Bill founded Birchyard LLC. He is a graduate of SUNY Albany, was an All-American offensive lineman for Bob Ford’s Great Danes, and resides in Poughkeepsie, NY with his wife and 2 children.