About Us

Independent Long Island Insurance Agents

The Sutton name has been associated with trustworthy Long Island insurance solutions for 50 years. In 1982, James D. Sutton joined his father’s independent insurance agency in East Islip, New York. Prior to this, Jim had received his B.B.A. degree from Hofstra University and worked in the insurance industry for five years. At that point, the organization had already been serving the insurance needs of families and businesses in Nassau County and Suffolk County since 1963.

In the decades that we have been serving our valued customers, we have built long-term relationships with many esteemed regional and national insurance companies that provide top-notch risk protection and deliver personal service with integrity. As independent agents, we are not limited by the products and services of just one insurance company, which means more selection and better insurance rates for you.

Homeowners and Renters Solutions

We offer a range of personal insurance solutions, including renters insurance and homeowners insurance. Since we serve all of Long Island, we have a lot of experience with second homes and seasonal properties on Fire Island and in the Hamptons. We can help homeowners and renters determine whether they may also need to insure valuable possessions such as jewelry, collectibles and electronic equipment.

Protection for Boats and Recreational Vehicles

An avid boater, Jim Sutton has a keen interest in helping fellow boaters on the South Shore protect themselves and their vessels with proper insurance. Bundling your motorized toys – jet skis, motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles – with home and auto insurance can reduce your insurance costs while also providing peace of mind.

Long Island Business Insurance

Because our clients are our neighbors, we recognize their unique business insurance needs and can help them find cost-effective solutions. Business owners from Massapequa to Montauk trust our agency with their business insurance needs, including property, liability and so much more:

Since we all live and work here, the entire team at James F. Sutton Insurance Agency is focused on helping our Long Island communities succeed. The agency routinely sponsors local school and sports activities, and various professionals in the office serve on community boards and councils, such as the Islip Arts Council and the Chamber of Commerce.

James F. Sutton Agency History

We are proud of our accomplishments over the past 50 years and hope to continue for many more. We are a family-owned agency begun by James F. (Jim) Sutton in 1963. Jim was a World War II veteran who took advantage of the GI Bill and obtained an Accounting degree from St. John’s University. Deciding in 1962 to obtain his Insurance license to spend less time traveling as an auditor for a large company, he found he achieved enough success to open his own Insurance Agency in 1963.

Jim worked hard for many years in the East Islip area. He built a successful Independent Insurance Agency from scratch based on his work ethic, education and business background. “Sutton Sells Service” was his credo and he personified a “can do” attitude in solving problems. He was active leader in many local civic, community and church groups for many years. He was an ardent supporter of local school groups and charities. He was well known in the East Islip community. He passed away in 1998.

The current generation joined the agency in 1982 after working for the Insurance Industry in New York City and Boston for five years. James D. (Jim) Sutton received his BBA degree from Hofstra University. He is recognized as a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) from the American Institute of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters and as a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) from the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors. He is also recognized as an Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) from the Insurance Institute of America. However, in many respects, Jim Jr. learned the most about business from his father.

Like his father before him, Jim and the staff of the Sutton Agency continue to be active supporters of many local civic, fraternal and community minded organizations. All of us appreciate these opportunities to serve our communities.

Today the Sutton Agency continues to service the Insurance needs of Long Island businesses and families. The third generation of our family has joined the agency and we are excited about expanding our business opportunities. Our staff of friendly and dedicated Insurance professionals along with our representative companies pledges our unwavering commitment in meeting the Insurance needs of our clients. Our promise to you is to offer the best combination of quality coverage, competitive pricing and superior service. It has proven to be a successful formula started by our founder 50 years ago and it continues to be true today. We look forward to continue servicing the Insurance needs of Long Islanders for many years to come.

Contact Your Neighbor for Insurance

Our agency is located in East Islip, but we serve many Long Island communities. You may choose to contact an independent agent via our easy online form or call our office at 631-581-7978 to schedule an appointment to review your business, auto, boat or homeowners insurance.