Read what our clients have to say about our service and staff.
ALWAYS ON CALL

"I have been with Folks Insurance for five years. Jim Folks and the staff of Folks Insurance Group are knowledgeable about insurance and are always on call to answer any questions I have. They treat you as if you were family and fight for you as if you were their best client."

ANDREW GARBARINO NYS ASSEMBLYMAN

STEADFAST PROFESSIONALISM

"I’ve had the pleasure of doing business with Folks Insurance Group since their beginnings. Over the years the address has changed and the Folks Insurance Group “family” has grown but the professionalism and integrity with which they do business has been a steadfast constant. I couldn’t be more pleased with the attention and service they’ve provided during some difficult times. It has been evident in doing business with your group that you “always put the customer first” and in doing so you’ve made doing business with you a pleasure."

KATE BURKE

DELIGHTED CUSTOMER

"I would like to take this opportunity to say that I am delighted to be a Folks Insurance Group customer. I have known Jim since elementary school and I have watched him become a very competent and ethical businessman. The office staff is courteous and helpful at every turn. I know that my insurance policies are updated and reviewed carefully each year and I am very grateful for that. I have every confidence that Folks will be serving my insurance needs for the foreseeable future."

PAT SPIEGEL OFFICE MANAGER
ST. LAWRENCE THE MARTYR RECTORY
SAYVILLE, NY
A JOB WELL DONE

"Folks Insurance Group has a wonderful staff and is a great place for your car, home, life, business or commercial property insurance. We have been clients working with Barbara Lyons for over 15 years and could not be happier. We always tell our friends and neighbors to see Barbara because she will work diligently to find the best range of coverage at the right price. She worked very hard after Super Storm Sandy to find us homeowners insurance after our carrier stopped writing policies on Long Island. Not only did she find coverage for our home, but also she was able to lower our deductibles, get us more coverage AND lower our rates! Thanks Barbara for a job well done!"

CHRIS DECRISTOFARO

UNPARALLELED SERVICE

"We have been clients of Folk Insurance Group for many years now, and the level of service that our business has received from Jim and the experienced professionals is unparalleled. Though we regularly deal with life insurance in our business, I, admittedly, am not an insurance expert, but I was always comforted in knowing that Jim will take the time to educate me and inform me about my various options. Jim and his team aren’t just trying to sell you something, he legitimately cares about his clients and their well-being."

ERIC BUEHLER MANAGER
OVERTON FUNERAL HOME, INC.
ISLIP, NY
ABOVE AND BEYOND EXPECTATIONS

"Folks Insurance Group has always exceeded our expectations. What we appreciated most about working with Jim and his team was their ability to cut through the typical headaches associated with big name insurance companies. They provided us with good coverage at a competitive rate, and the customer service is second to none! Our experience is always above and beyond what we could have expected."

MICHAEL FOLKS

A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH

"I have known Jim for more than 30 years, and have worked with him for more than 10 years. I wouldn’t consider looking elsewhere for my property & casualty insurance needs. He is knowledgeable, proactive and is always looking for the best solutions. His office staff is a pleasure to work with."

KATHERINE CONNORS PARTNER
AVZ WEALTH MANAGEMENT
GREAT SERVICE AND FRIENDLY STAFF

"I have been insured with Folks Insurance for the past four and a half years and I must say that I am extremely happy with the service. Whenever I call the office with a question regarding my policy, the office staff is always so helpful and pleasant and answers my questions quickly and efficiently. Also, every year without me asking, my policy is shopped to ensure that I am receiving the best rates. Thank you for the great service and friendly staff. Keep up the good job."

DAWN MONSELL

GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND

"Barbara Lyons has been my personal insurance specialist for 20 years. I can’t say enough about her professionalism and honesty. Through difficult times, I’ve always been able to count on Barbara to do her best for us. I can trust her to do the right thing and go above and beyond. I have stayed with this insurance company for one reason… Barbara Lyons. Thank you, Barbara, for all your support and kindness. It’s nice to know that these attributes still matter in this day and age."

PATRICIA PORCARO

DILIGENT, THOROUGH AND HONEST

"Barbara Lyons has served as my insurance agent since 2008. During this time she has made solid recommendations and she has done so in the most professional manner. Barbara has been diligent, thorough, honest and knowledgeable about various insurance products and, in this regard, I highly recommend her."

DEBBIE PETERS NYS LICENSED REAL ESTATE REALTOR
REALTY CONNECT USA
BEST IN CLASS

"I have been a customer of Folks Insurance Group for almost 20 years and I am extremely pleased with the services they provide. Barbara Lyons has been my agent for multiple cars and my homes throughout that time and I always feel she looks out for me. She reviews my accounts and lets me know if I could do better and makes the appropriate recommendations. Most importantly, it’s the great relationship and trust I have with them, making me feel like I’m important to their company. Their service is best in class!"

VINCENT AMODEO

KNOWLEDGEABLE, HELPFUL AND RESOURCEFUL

"I am writing this letter to recognize Agent Barbara Lyons. I have known Barbara for over 20 years. Barbara has been invaluable to my wife and me as our Insurance agent in helping us to have the right coverage for our home as well as our automobiles. Barbara has always been there for us whenever we have needed assistance with claims or any other issues. I consider Barbara extremely knowledgeable as well as helpful and resourceful. I extend my sincerest gratitude for all her hard work and assistance throughout all the years I have known her."

WAYNE GATIEN

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE FROM THE BEST TEAM

"I am a real estate broker for over 25 years and pride myself and my business on Above and Beyond Service to our clients. I am able to offer services beyond the scope of my profession ranging from contractors, attorneys, cleaning services, insurance needs, permits and more. I usually choose the best 3 and let the client decide who they are most comfortable with. Folks Insurance has been the agency that my clients always seem to go with because of their efficiency and best rates and customer service practices. Barbara Lyons is my agent as well on my own home and even when she is not available – which is rare – her team is the best. They are always professional, friendly, and show the clients exceptional services at the best rates possible. I highly recommend them and am happy knowing that when I do – my clients are in good hands! Thank you for all you do! Your services have been exceptional and I will be happy to keep recommending you to my clients and future clients."

AMY SCHULER OWNER/BROKER
D & G REALTY LTD
A NEST EGG THANKS TO FOLKS

"Ten years ago I inquired with Jim Folks about purchasing life insurance for my husband. We had three small children and wanted the financial security 'just in case.' The worse case scenario happened to me when I lost my husband in 2009.

Thank God we had a $1,000,000 MetLife policy through Jim. With prudent investing, my children will go to the colleges of their choice and I will have a nest egg for my retirement. THANK YOU JIM!"

JENNIFER RABINOWITZ

REDUCED PREMIUM, BETTER PLAN

"My health plan renewal was Dec 1. I could not absorb another increase but at the same time I wanted my employees to feel they were insured with a  comprehensive benefit plan. Important was  maintaining the same doctors and hospital as my current plan.  To my surprise, with Jim’s team I was able to reduce my premium costs 15% with a better plan of benefits and have a representative network.  Because of Jim,  all of my employees are pleased with the benefit plan offerings I provide."

NICK CHIECHI CS DESIGNWORKS

WORRY-FREE COVERAGE

"I have owned and operated my restaurant in the heart of Sayville for over 30 years, and it is always a pleasure doing business with Jim Folks and Folks Insurance Group.  He is an upstanding community member, and I have had the privilege of knowing his family for many years.   Jim Folks is a friendly, kind person, and has the utmost integrity as a business man.  His agency is extremely knowledgeable, and I know I am getting the most competitive pricing, along with complete comprehensive coverages, and that puts my mind at ease.  Jim Folks has been a strong advocate, and is always reliable when I have had the unfortunate experience of filing a claim.  Prior to signing with the Folks Group, I found myself underinsured and was devastated when I was not covered for a claim I made.  I now have no worries or anxiety about my coverages, knowing my business is taken care of.  I share this with you, knowing that insurance coverages can be confusing and frustrating, but Folks Group takes the unpleasantness out of the entire experience, and I recommend them to my family and closest friends, most of whom are clients as well!"

PETER MORENO CRICKETS

MY AGENT IS MY ADVOCATE

"Jim Folks and The Folks Insurance Group has been my broker for the past 10 years.  As a small business owner, I have employees who depend on me, and it is assuring to know that my agent is my advocate.  I can not afford increased premiums, and the Folks Group accesses many companies to assure stable pricing and complete coverages.  A storm like Sandy would have put me out of business, but thankfully I had business interruption in my policy, on the advice of my agent.  Jim Folks knows what I need to stay up and running, and his office is a pleasure to do business with!"

ALAN PARNELL CANDLES N’ THINGS

NO SURPRISES

"My company has dealt with many insurance agents over the past 40 years, and I can decidedly say Jim Folks is a cut above.  He is accessible when I have questions, and makes me feel as though I am his most important client.  I have figures for renewal in advance, and never feel surprised by increases.   Even though I have had to file a claim or two, my company continues to represent me and provide excellent coverages.  The employees at the Folks Group are professional and take the time to explain all aspects of my policies, and I have confidence in my decision to do business with this agency."

THOMAS O’REILLY O’REILLY & SONS

COMPLETE COVERAGE 24/7

"As the owner of a florist that has been in my family for over 60 years, I realize how dependent we are on certain holidays or times of the year for our business revenue.  I use the Folks Insurance Group because I know that they provide my business complete coverage 24/7.  Jim Folks has given excellent customer service to my employees and me, and I am very satisfied with his knowledge of what I need.  He has always been available to answer my questions, and goes above and beyond to keep my rates from rising, without reducing my coverages.  If something catastrophic were to prevent me from opening my doors on Valentine’s Day, our single biggest revenue holiday, I would still be able to pay my employees and maintain our future business.  He supports local businesses, and I think you should support him.  You will definitely be happy with your choice!"

THOMAS COUGHLIN

THEY HAVE MY BEST INTEREST AT HEART

"I have insured my boat with Folks Insurance Group since 2005. I have always found them to treat me with the utmost importance. They are extremely efficient and always have my best interest at heart."

EMILY SANDS

THE BEST

"I have been using Folks Insurance to insure my Harley Davidson Road King for the past eight years. They are the best! They have the right answers to all my questions and their service is second to none. My suggestion……..call Folks! Not now……right now."

TOMMY ARCHER

VERY PROFESSIONAL

"I have had my RV insurance with your agency since 2004.    I wanted to commend you on your staff.  The ladies are very professional and answer all questions in a courteous manner.  I will be sure to recommend your agency."

MARY B. BRADLEY

DETAIL ORIENTED

"I have worked with Barbara on many different occasions and in different facets over the last 12 years. She has always been a good detail oriented individual with a great sense of completing the job. I’ve recommended Barbara’s company in general."

JOE OGNO NICKERSON CORPORATION

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

"I have been a client of the Folks Insurance Group for over 10 years for both my personal and business insurances needs.  Since my first interaction with the Folks Insurance Group, everyone in their office has provided me with professional services, and they have all treated me like I was a valued family member.  On many instances I have referred friends, business associates and family members to the Folks Insurance Group and based upon all of the positive feedback that I receive from them I will continue to recommend the Folks Insurance Group to everyone."

DONALD A. RETTALIATA, JR. TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE

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