Welcome to The Ortley Beach Store. Our story starts about two years ago in October of 2012 when Super Storm Sandy hit shore in Ortley Beach. We’re not meteorologists or weather experts, but we do know that the storm really hit hard in Ortley Beach, so much so that our home was destroyed and our belongings washed away.
A year later when progress on rebuilding was slow and frustrating, we launched a FREE Ortley Beach hat offer, that runs to this day. In fact, if you can proove that you are an Ortley Beach Resident or Home Owner, you can give us a call (908) 806-8337 or email us and get a free hat.
That’s me, Bob Amato, and owner of this website and a home owner in Ortley Beach, New Jersey. I’m passionate about the rebuilding of Ortley Beach and I started the Free Ortely Beach hat offer as a way to raise awareness and help keep a focus on rebuilding and restoring one of my favorite places on earth.
I’ve handed out well over 100 free hats in the last two years, I even met Governor Chris Christie on the boards and handed him a hat.
As you might imagine, handing out free hats gave me the opportunity to meet a lot of good people in Ortley Beach that come from all over New Jersey. Many requested more than one hat, and others asked if there was any additional Ortley Beach related items that I could offer them.
As the CEO of AMBRO Manufacturing, a 30 year old privately held and operated Garment, Textile and Fabric decorating company in central New Jersey, I had access to everything that I needed to create a private line of Ortley Beach gear. That history gave way to the launch of www.OrtleyBeachStore.com.
Welcome, to my site, please feel free to browse around, and drop me a line to let me know that you were here!