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"I had never gone through the claims process and was expecting the worst. The staff at MRE worked with my claims adjuster and made the entire process seamless."

- Frank T.

Using the knowledge he gained in NY, he opened a storefront insurance agency in Rye representing the Hartford Insurance Company with the motto “We write policies right”. Two generations and many insurance companies later, MRE Insurance Agency has built upon this motto and taken it to the next level.

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John F.X. Martin:  Prior to joining MRE in 1991, John worked as a sales representative for Prudential Life Insurance Co.  He has a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland where he majored in both Public Administration/Public Policy and History. John manages the Agency’s overall operations with a key focus on personal lines of insurance.

 

John lives in Weston CT with his wife Tracy and their three sons. He enjoys snowboarding, gardening and scuba diving

   

James Eleftherion: Jim joined Rosner Simon Associates in 1976.  A graduate of Brooklyn College and the College of Insurance, he has bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees from both respected schools.  Jim was a pre-law major with a minor in Political Science.  He manages the Agency’s commercial insurance operations.

 

Jim has lived in Mahopac for the past 25 years with his wife Nancy and their 2 children.  He is the director of Risk Management for the United States Youth Soccer Association. He also sits on the board of several not-for-profit organizations

 

 

Robert Martin: Bob joined MRE in 1988 after attending the University of South Carolina. He is responsible for the agency’s marketing operations.

 

Bob lives in Rye and is an active member of the Rye Volunteer Fire Department and the Lions Club. He is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his wife Nancy and their two daughters

 

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Starting in 1932, John E. Martin rode the New York Central’s new electric commuter trains — only recently converted from steam — from his home in Rye, N.Y., to Grand Central Terminal and then the Interborough Rapid Transit subway to lower Manhattan.

 

In the midst of the Great Depression, he was most thankful to have a job as a clerk  for the Home Insurance Company on Maiden Lane. He quickly rose to the position of underwriter whose responsibility included reading the type-written policies, checking them for accuracy, and then writing his name underneath. (Therein, the origins of the title “Underwriter”.)    

 

In 1936, using knowledge and experience gained at Home Insurance, he took the great leap of opening his own a storefront insurance agency in Rye — the John E. Martin Agency. His new firm represented the Hartford Insurance Company with the maxim, “We write policies right,” as its guiding principle. His philosophy was also grounded in his steadfast belief in personal and responsive customer service.

 

Similiarly, in 1949 Larry Rosner founded his agency in Manhattan in an office building on Vanderbilt Avenue overlooking Grand Central Station.  When new high rises began overshadowing his office windows, and he could not see the sunlight from his office any longer, he moved his office to Larchmont N.Y., where he operated and grew his business.  In 1976 he was joined by Jim Eleftherion as his commercial lines manager.  In 1998, Rosner Simon Associates and John E. Martin Agency merged and moved to Purchase, NY to form Martin Rosner Eleftherion, Inc. known as MRE Insurance Agency.  

 

MRE has continued to build upon its founder’s principles and commitment to customers.  Today, we continue in our dedication to providing our clientele exemplary service by applying our extensive knowledge and years of experience.