Keats Insurance Agencies – Mineola
Almost a quarter of a century ago, Ron Keats set out to build a different kind of local insurance agency, one that focuses on a special and unique kind of personal care. The flagship office in Mineola/New Hyde Park is the bedrock of the Keats Insurance Agencies where our company was founded in 1993.
All the hard work at our home office has attracted some of the finest minds in the insurance industry, along with a large portion of our vast service team. After decades of development and a few hiccups along the way, the Keats Agency – Mineola/New Hyde Park location is recognized across the nation as a special place filled with special folks who care that our clients are treated and served like family. We offer a full complement of top rated insurance carriers, giving you the power of choice and flexibility.
We live, play and serve Mineola, New Hyde Park, Bellerose as well as rest of Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx and upstate New York. Keats Agency team members actively participate in charities, schools, local organizations and causes. It’s our pleasure to give back to our clients, our friends, neighbors, teachers and the service members in our communities.
Meet Your Team
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian
Ronald Keats - Owner/President
Ron has been providing professional insurance advice for over 30 years. Ron believes in taking the time necessary to educate each and every client so that they are in a position to make an educated decision on which product is best for them. Confidence is the best word to describe the feeling clients have in their decisions after working with Ron.
The insurance field is filled with thousands of insurance brokers and agents, however, there are few with the knowledge, experience and true care Ron possesses. He is FINRA Securities licensed, former Board Member of the Floral Park Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Oakwood Princeton Park Civic Association.
Ron is well renowned and respected in the industry and throughout the country. Insurance carriers often invite him to speak at meetings, conferences and events, and ask him to participate in their advisory councils.
Insurance is not Ron’s only passion, he has a lovely, hard-working wife and 2 terrific children. His time with them is the only thing more treasured than the business. Outside of the home and business you could find Ron working on neighborhood beautification projects, Habitat for Humanity home construction, or mountain biking throughout the Nassau County Greenbelt Trails.
John Keats - Agency Vice President Sales and Service
John Keats oversees the sales and service teams of The Keats Agency. In 1987, John began in the insurance industry and started a retail career in 1990. Prior to coming to The Keats Agency, he held the position of Director of Store Support for a major national retail chain. His experiences and his internal drive help him to effectively lead The Keats Agency on a successful path.
John, a former US Marine, and his wife Deanna, reside in Sullivan County NY, the Gateway to the Catskills. They are proud Grandparents to Rocky and Tanner Keats, which they spoil at every opportunity they get. He is also a NY Jets, Mets and Islanders fan and he continues to ask the question. Why?
Christopher Keats - Operations Manager
Chris plays a pivotal part in the day-to-day operations of the Keats Agency. He is responsible for Claims Reporting, Executive Administration and Technology. Chris is the compassionate voice for each client who suffers a loss and handles reporting, follow-up and all customer concerns and advice on the claim process. He is also responsible for keeping this high tech agency in top technological order, a monumental task that he does with a smile.
Chris is a graduate of Suffolk County Community College and currently resides in Farmingville, NY. Chris is a very family oriented individual who feels it’s an honor to work in the family business.
Ingrid Eide - Office Manager
Ingrid is licensed in Property & Casualty insurance. Ingrid has been in the insurance field for over 20 years. Ingrid oversees the office staff of our Floral Park location and she Manages our Commercial operation. Ingrid has been the backbone of this operation for many years. Our Floral Park customers simply love and appreciate her for all she does.
Born in New Jersey and raised in Flushing, NY, Ingrid is a die-hard Mets fan, but nothing is as important as her beautiful boy Derek Jr.
Cassandra Hicks - Customer Service Manager
Cassandra is licensed in Property & Casualty insurance. Cassandra has been in the insurance field since 1996. Cassandra has a real passion for the insurance industry and specializes in personal insurance. She is most often the go to for complete personal client reviews and is a kind and compassionate insurance agent for our clientele.
Cassandra enjoys spending time with family, traveling and is a hard-core basketball fan.
Justin Keats - Associate Agent
Justin is a licensed Property & Casualty agent who has worked in the insurance industry since 2008. Justin is a proud graduate from The Ohio State University in 2012. His experience in the insurance industry includes Nationwide Financial and XS Direct Insurance.
Since graduating in 2012 he worked in the accelerated Management Development Program at GEICO Insurance. Justin recently graduated from Dale Carnegie where he has learned many principles that guide his daily life. Justin sincerely believes that by listening and understanding the needs of his customers he can find the appropriate coverage while providing the highest level of service.
Justin has made it his priority to inform each of his valued Personal and Commercial clients with the knowledge necessary to make an informed decision regarding their insurance needs
Eric Abbey - Associate Agent
Licensed in: NY
Bio: Eric has been servicing the insurance industry since 1989.As both an Agent for a number of direct carriers and as a Broker for numerous other carriers. He holds the respected symbol of Education & Professionalism in the Life Ins. Industry – LUTCF..
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, Bernard M. Baruch College, New York, NY Associate of Business Administration, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY
Agent Qualifications: Property & Casualty Insurance Licensed Life and Annuity Insurance Licensed
Community activities: Eric is an active local community member, He is a member of the Department of Community Activities advisory board, A member of the Oceanside Scholarship Fund Committee, Assistant Scout Master Troop 303- Oceanside, Member of the Oceanside Kiwanis Club, Community representative to the Oceanside School District Building & Grounds Committee. For 20 Years he did volunteer work with B’nai B’rith Youth Organization and The Adult board of B’nai B’rith Youth Commission. Eric is Married with 3 children.
Maria Mendes - Associate Agent
Maria has been with the Keats Agency since 2017.
Kevin Arevalo - Associate Agent
Kevin is a licensed Property & Casualty and is a Life, Accident and Health Agent. He has worked in the insurance industry since 2010. Kevin at the age of 18, obtained his Property & Casualty insurance license, making him on of the youngest in New York State to do so.
For his accomplishment, the Mayor of Hempstead, presented him with the Enterprising Youth Award. Kevin loves interacting with people and does not shy away from it. Having a true passion for the industry and for helping people is what motivates Kevin to become better. Kevin is glad to be with the Keats Agency as an Associate Agent and being part of the team.
Gina Posa - Associate Agent
Carmen Keats - Account Manager
Carmen is warm, friendly, kind and has a broad smile 24 hours a day. She looks at professional life as a staircase on which she is climbing the first few now and plans to do all she can to work her way up. Carmen is carefully studying all that goes on around her at the office and is studying insurance licensing material.
Carmen was born in Chile and grew up here on Long Island. She speaks fluent Spanish and interacts extremely well with our Hispanic clientele, just as she does all of our clients. Carmen is that happy voice almost every client hears as the receptionist of the main office of The Keats Agency. Her hobbies include walking, singing, kickboxing, reading, and being with family and friends.
Aferdita Lekaj - Licensed CSR
Aferdita is licensed in Property & Casualty insurance. She has been in the insurance industry since 2000 and specializes in Personal Lines of insurance. Dita speaks multiple languages including Italian, Montenegro and is fluent in Albanian.
She enjoys spending time with family, traveling and swimming. Dita is hard working, very friendly, has a keen sense of humor and loves working at the Keats Agency. She has a son who plays football and a daughter who plays volleyball.
Maria Goncalves - Licensed CSR
Maria is licensed in Property & Casualty insurance. Maria has been in the insurance industry since 1995. Maria specializes in personal lines of insurance and caring for our Portuguese and Hispanic clientele. She speaks multiple languages including Portuguese and Spanish.
In her spare time, Maria enjoys reading, volunteering at the church, and doing missionary work. She is very proud of her son Ricardo and resides in Carle Place.
Anita Hill - Licensed CSR
Alissa Poulter - Licensed CSR
Keats Insurance Agencies – Mineola
Address: 485 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola NY, 11501
Phone: (516) 354-4849
Keats Agencies in the Community
American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Local Eagle Scouts
Floral Park Chamber of Commerce
Floral Park Historical Society
Helping Haitian Angels
Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank
Dee Sniders Ride To Fight Hunger
Nassau County Fire Fighters Operation Wounded Warriors
New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce
New Hyde Park Museum
Floral Park Little League