About Us

Insurance to help protect
the people it's for.

In a world filled with off-the-shelf products and thinking, Dayton Ritz + Osborne decidedly differs. Our objective is not to sell you insurance, but to deeply satisfy you with solutions to meet your needs. With roots in the Hamptons dating back to 1875, we have a depth of knowledge that makes us the area’s preeminent agency.

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Coverage for your needs, yes.

At Dayton Ritz + Osborne, coverage starts with thoroughly understanding your needs and risks. So we’ll ask you many questions, then we’ll ask even more. Because we’re disciplined in our approach to complex risk, we’re able to arrive at simple, elegant solutions. We’re also rigorous in our approach to service. While you’re always welcome to call us for any reason, chances are we’ll contact you first.

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An entire world of coverage.

Many of our clients initially come to us to cover their home in the Hamptons. They soon realize we can also bring valuable insight to help protect other assets around the world. We have trained agents on staff in each of the concentrations below. Their knowledge is coordinated by the dedicated teammates who will manage your portfolio.

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You’ve worked diligently to earn your cherished Hamptons home and valuable toys. We’ll make sure they’re all better protected. As licensed agents in flood insurance, we’ll explain the coverage you may need and answer your questions on this important topic.

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Our experience includes a depth and breadth of industry knowledge, we can help you with your commercial concerns. As with our personal solutions, together, we will address your particular needs.

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Many licensed agents, all with one objective:
timely, helpful information and support.

Our clients benefit from the knowledge of many highly trained individuals at Dayton Ritz + Osborne. Whether we cover just your home in the Hamptons – or also your residence in Manhattan, your Maserati, your Chris-Craft, and your business – you benefit from the collective wisdom of our entire staff.

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Our Team Is Ready to Help

Agency Principals

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    John McGuirk
    VP Sales/ Marketing,
    East Hampton
    (631) 907-3102
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    Frederick W. Ritz III
    VP Private Client Group
    (631) 907-3114
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    Jeff Brown
    VP Commercial Lines
    East Hampton
    (631) 907-3103
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    Ava Lattari Warren
    VP Personal Lines
    (631) 907-3163
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New Business / Sales

Claims Department

Private Client Department (Personal Lines)

Personal Lines Department

Commercial Lines Department

Accounting Department


"We make a living by what
we get, but we make a life by what we give."
-Winston Churchill

We wholeheartedly agree with Churchill.  For many decades, Dayton Ritz + Osborne has devoted considerable resources to worthy nonprofits.  To determine which organizations to support, we often turn to our clients for guidance and advice.

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