What Our Clients Say

The broker and
advocate you can
count on.

transparent green shapes header

Are you searching for strong and dynamic personal or commercial insurance coverage? Read reviews from current clients and see how Cook Maran can help protect what’s important to you.

Scott Rubenstein
"Just 10 minutes into our first meeting, I realized I needed someone like Josh to look out for me and make sure that I wasn't just trying to save a dollar here and a dollar there, in turn putting my partners and myself in jeopardy."

Scott Rubenstein

Managing Partner, East Hampton Indoor Tennis

Read Full Story
Craig Bonawandt | President, Haven Pools
"Working with Cook Maran & Associates has given me a confidence in the insurance industry that I simply didn’t have before. They have the same commitment to superior client service that we have here at Haven Pools."

Craig Bonawandt

President, Haven Pools

Read Full Story
Louis Franco
“My home in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, sustained significant damage as a result of Super Storm Sandy. Our basement was flooded with sewer, water and debris. Unfortunately, the clean-up was a long and tedious process, which revealed further damage. It took 18 months to settle my claim and my Cook Maran team never gave up."

Louis Franco

Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, NY

Read Full Story
Gil Shapiro
“Cook Maran has been my insurance broker for over 20 years. As my life has changed and my business has grown, they’ve been by my side every step of the way offering me the insurance protection I’ve needed—and standing behind me whenever I’ve had a problem, claim or issue that needed to be resolved."

Gil Shapiro

Owner, Urban Archaeology

Read Full Story
Tom Murphy
“Cook Maran & Associates taught us how to adequately protect ourselves while minimizing costs. No hard sells – just the facts and prices. Cook Maran has been my only insurance broker for 24 years."

Tom Murphy

CEO, Owner
My Learning Plan, Southampton, NY

Read Full Story

“Cook Maran has always provided our company with exceptional service, and John Humann in particular has taken it to new heights. Over the years, you have serviced all our insurance needs with a personal touch that is unsurpassed. As we have worked together, I have every confidence that you have our best interest as your first and only priority. In this day and age, this type of dedication is not commonplace.”

Thomas Voelkel

Controller, Amendola Industries. Inc.

April 2015

“Meopta U.S.A. is a manufacturer in Hauppauge, New York, with approximately 100 employees. We started working with Cook Maran for our Group Health Insurance in 2009, and we have been with them ever since.

The people at Cook Maran who we have worked with over the years have been knowledgeable about what the market offers and they have counseled us on how to modify our plan design from year to year to be able to provide the best coverage possible to our employees at a reasonable cost to our company and to the employee. They have been very helpful not only at renewal time but throughout the year when problems arose, even with individual claims.

In this environment of rapidly changing legal and regulatory requirements concerning health insurance, Cook Maran has taken all steps necessary to ensure that we have remained in full compliance.

We look forward to continuing our relationship with Cook Maran for years to come.”

Stuart Stein

Vice President, Meopta U.S.A., Inc.

February 2015

“The corporate Health Insurance marketplace has been an extremely unsettled environment over the last five years. Premium inflation combined with the introduction of the PPACA law has presented numerous challenges to our organization. During this time, the benefits team at Cook Maran has been a trusted advisor and valuable resource for us. Through our negotiations with the insurance carriers, it is evident that Cook Maran always has Petland’s best interest in mind. Creative suggestions on plan design, combined with a strong reputation with the health insurance carriers have resulted in very favorable renewal trends for us over the last few years—with the most recent renewal coming in at a 0% increase.

The education and guidance that we have received on the PPACA law has also been a great help since we can rely on the experts to ensure our compliance. The law is constantly changing and it give us a sense of relief to know that Cook Maran’s benefits team is interpreting these revisions and advising us on our responsibilities.

Whether they are negotiating our renewal or just clearing up a simple billing issue, it is nice to know that Cook Maran will do the job professionally and thoroughly. It has been a pleasure to work with the Cook Maran benefits team over the last five years and we sincerely look forward to continuing our relationship as we grow as a company.”

Rose Consiglio

COO, Petland Distributors

February 2015

“You guys do business the right way. No shady deals, upfront and honest. You do what you say you are going to do and always go the extra distance to service our account. There is no better service or knowledge available in the marketplace.”

George Kazdin

Kazdin Pools & Spas, Southampton, NY

January 2014

“What a wake-up call we received after your detailed and thorough review of our present policies. The holes are plugged, and we are still fully insured in a very cohesive program with reduced premiums! Best of all, we have a rep we can contact when needed. With quality service and attention as your normal practice, this is a win-win situation for Swim King Pools.”

Randy Rodecker

Swim King Pools, Rocky Point, NY

January 2014

“We appreciate all that Cook Maran does for us. They not only care about insuring our business, but they have a wholehearted interest in our business. It is always a pleasure having a visit with them.”

Donna Robinson


January 2014

“Cook Maran provides the insurance knowledge for sound business protection. It’s the company you can put your trust in.”

Sterling Martin III

Thomson Lamination

January 2014

“Insurance is a large part of any company’s operating budget, and you want more than a copy of the policy. Cook Maran is professional, competitive, up to date and available. Their staff is always there for us. They have the right people who do the job all the time and makes dealing with insurance issues bearable. Just knowing you have an approachable resource for your company’s concerns gives you peace of mind. Our company can feel secure knowing we have Cook Maran as our insurance company.”

Noyac Golf Club

Southampton, NY

January 2014

“Cook Maran has been responsible in bringing together an excellent medical plan for our company. In addition, they keep us updated on important compliance information, help us with claims and billing, which adds value to their services. They have saved us a lot of time and money by being a partner to us.”

John Hummel & Associates

East Hampton, NY

January 2014

“While Claudio and I have always been impressed with the service provided by Cook Maran, working with you at Tristan has confirmed what a professional organization Cook Maran is. As you know, the insurance requirements here at Tristan are complex. Both Catherine and Andy have been incredibly helpful in aiding us with getting the appropriate coverage and ensuring that our documentation is there when we need it. As I just told Peter, having you as our brokers is like adding an extra person to our office staff. We are both convinced that transferring our business to Cook Maran has been an excellent move and has been an asset not only to us, but to our customers who also benefit from the timely response to requests for certificates, etc. Both Peter and I have recommended you to other potential customers and will continue to do so.”

Peggy Valente

Tristan Contracting Corp.

January 2014