Berkely Brokerage’s History
Berkely Brokerage Corp. was founded 20 years ago in Garden City, New York. In 1995, we relocated to Melville, New York, a major business hub of Long Island. The office is located on Route 110, between the Long Island Expressway and the Northern State Parkway, affording easy access to our office for our clients. Our main customer base is located on Long Island and in Manhattan, but we have grown to service the entire tri-state region and also insure clients who have properties and businesses all over the country. These include but are not limited to homeowners, travel agents, financial planners, contractors, restaurants and many varied types of small businesses.
Berkely Brokerage Corp. is dedicated to providing excellent service, coverage and pricing to our clients. We are affiliated with dozens of different insurance carriers, so that we are able to shop for the best policy and price for you or your business. Having been in business for so many years, we have developed close working relationships with the insurance companies and can get things done quickly and efficiently. We have built a solid and steady reputation among our clients and the insurers we work with.
We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and are not a large corporation that expects clients to call into a 1-800 call center. Our employees are readily available to speak to our customers and to get to know you and your concerns. We will never leave you to navigate the process on your own! When your policy is up for renewal, or you purchase a new car or home or are expanding your business, we will communicate with the insurance companies for you and get the job done. When you have a loss, we will help you to get the claim settled fairly and efficiently. We are a full service insurance agency that is there to help our clients from start to finish.
Berkely Brokerage’s Founder
Rich Ochsenreiter, the founder and CEO of Berkely Brokerage Corp. has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. He has resided on Long Island his entire life, growing up in Oyster Bay and attending St. Dominic’s High School. After graduating from Lehigh University, he was hired to work in the claims department of an insurance company before being promoted to the underwriting department. He has learned the business from the ground up and is licensed and experienced in many different facets of the insurance industry. These include property, casualty and liability coverage for both personal and commercial clients, as well as life, health, disability and workers compensation insurance. He has a broad knowledge of many different types of industries and is able to work closely with business owners to guarantee that their insurance coverage is properly written.
Rich has lived in the Huntington area for over 30 years. His wife, Nancy helps to run the business. They have been married for 31 years and have two grown daughters. Cara is a licensed social worker living and working in Brooklyn. Julie lives in Brooklyn and works in Manhattan for the music industry. Both girls attended Fordham University.
Rich prides himself in putting the needs of his customers first. He is always available to take a phone call and discuss any questions or concerns his clients may have. His business philosophy is to get to know each individual client and/or their business so that he can recommend the proper types of coverage needed. He personally reviews each and every policy be it a new issue or a renewal to guarantee that everything is correct. When a loss occurs, he is there to walk each client through the claims process and advise them of their options.