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 meticulously customized 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 experts.
We are Dayton Ritz + Osborne A wealth of knowledge, a world of protection.
At Dayton Ritz + Osborne, customizing 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.
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 protecting other assets around the world. We have trained professionals on staff in each of the concentrations below. Their expertise is coordinated by the dedicated specialist who will manage your portfolio.
You’ve worked diligently to earn your cherished Hamptons home and valuable toys. We’ll make sure they’re all well protected. As specialists in flood insurance, we’ll explain the coverage you may need and answer your questions on this important topic.
To file a claim during regular business hours please call 631-324-0420 or refer to our customer service directory. If you need assistance after our regular working hours please contact your carrier directly. A list of toll free numbers to these carriers CAN BE ACCESSED HERE.
Our clients benefit from the expertise 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.
George Yates(631) 907-3100 firstname.lastname@example.orgPresidentEast Hampton
Since 1981 George has played a major role at Dayton, Ritz + Osborne, serving as President since 1991. Born and raised in Grove City, Ohio, George graduated from Harvard University where he received his B.A. and played basketball.
He is founder and past President of the East Hampton Business Alliance and a Board Member of The Nature Conservancy of Long Island for 24 years. George has served on the Board of Guild Hall for more than 30 years.
He describes himself as “an average but passionate” golfer and has played on courses around the world – including Scotland, Ireland, Australia and Egypt.
Married more than 40 years, George and his wife have one daughter.
John McGuirk(631) 907-3102 email@example.comVP Sales/ Marketing,East Hampton
A native of East Hampton, John has been with Dayton, Ritz + Osborne since 1989. He graduated in 1986 from Saint Joseph’s College in Maine with a B.A. degree.
John is passionate about the community. He has been both President and Board Chair of the East Hampton Village Preservation Society, he has served on the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals and has been a Trustee of both the East Hampton Historical Society and the East Hampton Library.
In his free time John enjoys a round of golf, indoor cycling and relaxing on the beach or in his backyard.
John and his wife live in East Hampton and have two sons.
Frederick W. Ritz III(631) 907-3114 firstname.lastname@example.orgVP Private Client GroupSouthampton
Frederick has insurance in his veins. The son of the founder of Ritz Insurance, he has been with Dayton, Ritz + Osborne since 1991.
Frederick graduated from St. Lawrence University with a B.A. in Political Science. Early in his career he was a bond broker at J J Kenny Company in New York City.
Frederick has been President of the Lions Club of Bridgehampton and served on the board of the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. He has held senior leadership positions in numerous other organizations.
His personal interests include golf, skiing and tennis. Frederick and his wife live in Water Mill and have two daughters and a son.
Jeff Brown(631) 907-3103 email@example.comVP – Commercial LinesEast Hampton
Jeff has an exceptional understanding of commercial insurance and has been with Dayton, Ritz + Osborne since 1998. He holds a B.A. in Business Management from Lynchburg College in Virginia and is a Certified Insurance Counselor.
Devoted to community service, Jeff has been deeply involved for many years with the East Hampton Neighborhood House, an organization created to benefit young children and their families. He’s also active in the Sag Harbor Booster Foundation and is a member of the Sag Harbor Volunteer Fire Department.
Jeff is an avid golfer and skier. He and his wife live in Sag Harbor, have two sons and one very active Golden Retriever.
Ava Locascio(631) 907-3163 firstname.lastname@example.orgAgency PrincipalSouthampton
Agency Partner Ava Locascio entered the insurance industry in 2003 and has been with DRO since 2014. She earned her CAPI (Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance) designation in 2016 with Chubb Insurance Group and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2018, she won the prestigious Emerging Leader Award from PRMA (Private Risk Management Association) and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Big I Suffolk Association (2016-present).
Customer service has always been Ava’s area of focus, and she feels the insurance industry has enabled her to evolve service models around important changing environments for her clients. She also enjoys working on a personal level with people from all walks of life, which she believes creates long-lasting relationships.
When she’s not working, Ava can be found on her beloved Peloton bike (she admits she’s a little obsessed with it…). Although some people might consider those long rides work, for Ava, it’s a little bit of euphoria.
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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.