Jon started his insurance career in 1996 by opening his own property & casualty retail insurance agency, ARM of NY, Inc, which was headquartered in Queens, NY.  In 2006, he left ARM and started Castle Rock Capacity, LLC, which is headquartered in NYC.  In 2015, Castle Rock Capacity merged with EPIC (Edgewood Partner).   EPIC is headquartered in California and has offices all over the United States.  In 2018, Business Insurance magazine ranked EPIC in the top 10 privately held owned brokers.  Jon Lipton has a heavy focus and concentration on NYC construction, Real Estate & Product liability.  He has furthered his knowledge and expertise to better assist his clients by obtaining his CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) and CRIS (Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist) designations.  He is also extremely active in his local community and the insurance community. He is on the Risk Management, Insurance & Compliance board of a large local hospital, an active member of the Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) NYC advisors board and an executive board member with PIA New York State (Albany).    Jon recently played with the Israeli National Box Lacrosse Development Team at the E-Box invitationals in Prague, Czech Republic.  In his spare time, he coaches youth lacrosse.