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Hallock Luce IV, President
Our Counselors Hallock Luce IVIn 1979, Hal Luce graduated from Ithaca College. As a student, he did a six-month internship at Utica Mutual Insurance Company, and discovered that he liked the business.

Anxious to learn all the ins and outs of the insurance business, he made a decision to start his career as a producer. He sold all lines of property and liability insurance—homeowner’s, auto and business policies.

In 1991, Hal became president and owner of Lupton & Luce. “I knew from my father’s experience and mentoring that a local independent agent’s responsibility is to match up our promises to customers with superior service. And I knew that in order to do it, you had to have a team of service-minded people who care,” he says. With that in mind, Hal Luce has continued to build on the agency’s heritage of quality. Lupton & Luce ranks as one of the top independent agents on Long Island. The agency has 25 employees today servicing over 5,000 customers.

As an added benefit, the agency is authorized to conduct the NYS Safety Program for Defensive Driving course, and is certified to conduct the TIPs Program (Training for Intervention Procedures) for alcohol servers.

Hal Luce explains the Lupton & Luce commitment: “Our challenge every day is to make sure we meet the changing needs of our clients and do it in a way that clearly demonstrates how much we really care.”

Mark A. Patrick, LUTCF

Mark A. PatrickMark specializes in mid- to large-size commercial accounts and insurance programs for volunteer fire districts, and is also an experienced life insurance and personal property and casualty insurance counselor. He joined Lupton & Luce in 1993 after seven years as sales manager for Allstate.

He holds a degree in business administration from Merrimack College, and is
a certified TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) instructor for Health Communications, Inc.

Mark lives in Jamesport. He is married and has a daughter.

Kenneth E. Rendeiro, CIC

Kenneth E. Rendeiro, CICKen came to Lupton & Luce in 1991 after ten years as sales manager for a major insurance company.

He is an all-round professional specializing in commercial insurance counseling but also experienced in personal property and casualty insurance, and life and health insurance. Ken holds a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. completed courses in business administration at C. W. Post

He is married with one son, and lives in Mt. Sinai.
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Hallock “Bud” Luce 3rd (1921-2012)

Hallock “Bud” Luce 3rdBud Luce had a long and distinguished career in the insurance business.

In 1947, he joined agency founder Edmund Lupton as a sales and service representative. In just three years, Mr. Lupton made him a partner and The Lupton agency became Lupton & Luce. When Edmund Lupton died in 1959, Bud assumed agency management responsibilities. He turned his focus on building a knowledgeable and loyal employee team. After 65 years with the agency, Bud passed away on April 18th, 2012.

We continue to follow Bud’s lead. We are growing our business through referrals and superior customer service provided by dedicated employees.