Grace T. Bauer
Owner; Equine Specialist
Grace T Bauer “Terrie,” is the granddaughter of the founder of the agency, William Hentschel. Terrie has been with the agency since graduating from Molloy College with a degree in Business Administration in 1980. In 2012, she, along with her husband Fred, bought the portion of the business they did not control. Terrie has been involved with horses her whole life and in 1985 started a subsidiary of the Hentschel Agency, “Hentschel Equine,” which insures horses for mortality and major medical. Hentschel Equine also specializes in insuring farm properties and associated liability. Terrie and Fred have two children. Their eldest, Brittany Howerton, is a first grade teacher in Chesapeake Virginia whose spouse, Sam Howerton is active member of the military. Brittany and Sam have one son, Carter Leigh, who is four years old. Their younger daughter, Lauren Bauer, is eighteen and will be attending the College of William and Mary this September.
Anthony M. Ardito
Anthony Ardito joined the William G. Hentschel Agency in 2014.
Mr. Ardito resides in East Moriches with his family and also, along with his wife Karen, owns a local retail business independent of the agency located in Westhampton Beach. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1997. Prior to joining the William G. Hentschel Agency, Mr. Ardito was an equity analyst and FINRA registered firm principal for Endurance Capital LLC., a registered independent advisory firm located in Southampton, New York.
Outside of the office, Mr. Ardito can be found playing hockey in the driveway with his children, surfing local beaches and has recently made an attempt to take a shot at golf with dubious success at best.
Mr. Ardito is a personal lines and commercial lines property and casualty sales representative.
I began my insurance career in 1978 selling life insurance and annuities with Metropolitan Life. Four years later I received my property and casualty license and began working with a local agency selling and servicing personal and commercial lines insurance where I remained for twelve years. In late 1994, I transitioned to working as an independent contractor and agent selling for Mutual of Omaha Companies life , disability, Medicare supplements, long term care and annuities and later received my series 6 & 63 licenses enabling me to offer mutual funds and variable products to my clients. At the same time, I was introduced to the Hentschel Agency where I continued to do my property and Casualty Business until 2012 when I joined the agency full time. I now handle Commercial and Personal Lines servicing the agencies accounts as well as new sales of personal and Commercial lines products and services.
Outside the office, I am a 30 year member of the Hampton Bays Fire Department where I continue to volunteer my services.