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Rick Kalscheuer Receives 'Spirit of Service' Award

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Fri, May 03, 2019 @ 15:05 PM

RRI-EP-RickKalscheuer_FeatThe Spirit of Service Award, formerly known as the President’s Award, was established by the YMCA Board of Directors to honor individuals who have significantly impacted the Y, exemplify the Y's mission, and have provided outstanding leadership throughout the community. In the history of any successful organization, select individuals create positive change so that organizations can rise to new levels of service.

R&R's, Rick Kalscheuer, not only benefited from the Y while growing up at West Suburban, he has given his time, talent, and treasure to ensure there is a strong Y presence in the greater Waukesha County area for years to come. Rick started on the YMCA board in Waukesha in 1995, serving on many committees such as finance, fundraising, and board development. Rick was involved in developing the organizational model with the addition of the Mukwonago Y and also provided keen insight in the 2014 Y acquisition process that significantly expanded our community reach. Rick is concluding his two year leadership role as Chief Volunteer Officer and has done a tremendous job of positioning the Y for continued growth and prosperity. He also serves on the YMCA Foundation Board and has been a great Y ambassador in his many community service and board activities.

Rick and Colleen have been married for 39 years and live near Hartland. They have three adult children, Ryan, Andy, and Annie. They are active in the community; Waukesha County Business Alliance, where Rick chairs the education committee and is part of the Manufacturing Alliance Executive Council; Lake Country Rotary (Rick is a past president); and St Charles Catholic Church. Rick loves to golf at Oconomowoc Golf Club (past president) when time and Colleen allow. They can often be seen walking their golden retriever in the Lake Country. Rick celebrated 30 years at R&R this year - leading our Municipality Division and assisting clients in the Manufacturing and Healthcare space.

He has been a significant leader in the history and success of the YMCA. Congratulations to, Rick!

Topics: R&R Insurance News

Jeff Szalacinski Named Vice President of Insurance Operations

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Wed, Mar 20, 2019 @ 13:03 PM

Szalacinski, Jeff 1655R&R Insurance Services welcomes Jeff Szalacinski as Vice President of Insurance Operations.

Jeff has more than 29 years of insurance industry experience leading and managing insurance operations, agency relationships, claims operations and underwriting management.  Most recently, Jeff lead the claim department for a leading insurance carrier and its’ three subsidiary organizations, overseeing claims and litigation in all 50 states. With diverse functional and executive experience, his specialized knowledge includes the education, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, non-profit and real estate industries.

 “Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to R&R,” states Ken Riesch, Owner & President of R&R Insurance Services. “We are incredibly excited to have Jeff assist in strategic development, improving efficiencies, providing value to customers, and strengthening the overall operations of R&R.”

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Wisconsin Whitewater. He holds designations of Associate in Claims (AIC) and Associate in Service (AIS).

R&R Insurance Services, Inc. has served the insurance needs of southeastern Wisconsin since 1975. Today, R&R is Wisconsin’s largest independent, family owned insurance agency offering businesses and individuals a full range of insurance products including property casualty, bonding, employee benefits, workers compensation, liability, life & health, Medicare, home & auto. R&R is also a shareholder with Assurex Global, a worldwide network of leading independent insurance agencies.

Topics: R&R Insurance News

60,000 Square Feet of Opportunity

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Fri, Mar 08, 2019 @ 14:03 PM

IMG_6874We recently held our annual All Employee Meeting, recapping 2018's accomplishments and highlighting our strategy for 2019. As we begin developing our next 5 year strategic plan, we are more optimistic than ever about the future of R&R Insurance Services. Here are a few takeaways from this year's meeting:

  • Extended our footprint in Fox Valley with the acquisition of Hanson Benefits, Inc.
  • Further expanded our service offerings to include 401(k) and financial planning through the acquisition of Jannsen Wealth Management - now R&R Wealth Management
  • Will continue our focus on superior customer service, efficient business operations, and strategic growth
As the largest independent, family owned agency in the Midwest, R&R is proud to have stability in single ownership, dedicated in-house resources for our clients, and a strong commitment to the community. Our private ownership fosters the vision to grow and plan strategically, the agility to act quickly, and a continual investment in talent and resources.

This summer, R&R will relocate to our new corporate headquarters. Our 60,000 square feet facility includes incredible design features and state-of-art technology, allowing R&R to continue providing superior service and assisting in the recruitment of top talent in the industry.

"R&R has always been, and will continue to be, committed to growth, service, and supporting the communities in which we serve. We look forward to protecting businesses and families - today, tomorrow, and in the years to come." - Ken Riesch, President and Owner of R&R.

To view the renovation progress of our new corporate headquarters, click on the video below!

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Topics: R&R Insurance News, Pewaukee

R&R Insurance Welcomes Sam Veith and David Ripp

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Thu, Feb 28, 2019 @ 14:02 PM

Sam-Veith-FeatureWaukesha, WI - R&R Insurance Services welcomes Sam Veith and David Ripp as Commercial Account Executives.

Sam Veith joins R&R with experience in insurance, sales, and customer service. With a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University Bloomington, Sam will be expanding R&R’s services in Southeast Wisconsin and Illinois.

As an expert in the fitness industry, David Ripp has provided insurance solutions to over 500 fitness facilities nationwide. Specializing in helping his customers increase coverage and reduce their premium, David has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

David-Ripp-FeatureWe’re excited about the addition of Sam and David to our Commercial Division at R&R Insurance,” states Jack Riesch, Owner & Executive Vice President. “Their innovative knowledge and expertise in the insurance industry are unique assets to our expanding team and we look forward to continued growth.”

R&R Insurance Services, Inc. has served the insurance needs of southeastern Wisconsin since 1975. Today, R&R is Wisconsin’s largest singly owned independent insurance agency offering businesses and individuals a full range of insurance products including property casualty, bonding, employee benefits, workers compensation, liability, life & health, Medicare, home & auto. R&R is also a shareholder with Assurex Global, a worldwide network of leading independent insurance agencies.

Topics: R&R Insurance News

R&R Insurance Welcomes Matt Seitz and Jake Witte

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Tue, Sep 25, 2018 @ 15:09 PM

Matt Seitz DirectoryWaukesha, WI - R&R Insurance Services welcomes Matt Seitz and Jake Witte as Commercial Account Executives.

Matt Seitz joins R&R with prior experience in insurance, sales, and customer service. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Matt has extensive knowledge in business and financial analytics.

With over 10 years of experience, Jake Witte comes to R&R with a passion for providing solutions to clients. Specializing in commercial insurance, Jake has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance from Concordia University.

“Matt and Jake are great additions to our Commercial Division at R&R Insurance,” Jake Witte directorystates Jack Riesch, Owner & Executive Vice President. “Their business and insurance knowledge will allow R&R to continue expanding our expertise and services throughout Wisconsin.”

R&R Insurance Services, Inc. has served the insurance needs of southeastern Wisconsin since 1975. Today, R&R is Wisconsin’s largest singly owned independent insurance agency offering businesses and individuals a full range of insurance products including property casualty, bonding, employee benefits, workers compensation, liability, life & health, Medicare, home & auto. R&R is also a shareholder with Assurex Global, a worldwide network of leading independent insurance agencies.

Topics: R&R Insurance News

R&R Celebrates Ribbon Cutting & Open House in Appleton

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Fri, Aug 24, 2018 @ 12:08 PM

R&R proudly celebrated our expanded services in Fox Valley and Green Bay with a Ribbon Cutting & Open House in Appleton, Wisconsin. As an independent, family-owned agency, R&R is dedicated to investing in the communities in which we serve. From community outreach to expanded service offerings for our customers, R&R is excited to continue our involvement in Northeast Wisconsin. As owner, Jack Riesch, states "R&R's goal is to promote a customer focused culture while growing profitably and supporting the communities in which we serve, live and work."

In the same way that the Heart of the Valley Chamber’s mission is to connect people and promote business, this event was a culmination of many year’s worth of involvement in the community. From Hanson Benefits growth as a small, family-owned business, to the merging with R&R Insurance as a large, family-owned agency - we are proud of the past and excited for the future.

With close to 100 in attendance, below are just a few highlights from the event. Thank you to all those who were able to join in the celebration.

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Topics: R&R Insurance News

R&R Named a Top 100 Property/Casualty Agency

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Mon, Aug 20, 2018 @ 08:08 AM

Insurance Journal Top 100 P/C AgencyR&R was proudly named a 2018 Top 100 Property/Casualty Agency by Insurance Journal.

The Top 100 List ranks agencies by total P/C revenue from the previous year. R&R is proud to be listed amongst other successful agencies across the country. Congratulations to all those recognized!

Topics: R&R Insurance News, Awards

R&R Insurance Services Welcomes Commercial Sales Executive Chad Messner

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Mon, Jul 30, 2018 @ 15:07 PM

Messner, Chad (2)Appleton, WI - R&R Insurance Services welcomes Chad Messner as Commercial Sales Executive.

Chad comes to R&R with over 18 years of experience in the insurance industry. In addition to his extensive background in business insurance and workers’ compensation, Chad specializes in transportation, construction and manufacturing. As an active member in the community, Chad is also a youth basketball and soccer coach, as well as board member for Sales and Marketing Professionals of Northeast Wisconsin. He is also a member of the Fox Valley Round Table.

“We are very pleased to have Chad join R&R Insurance,” states Jack Riesch, Owner and Executive Vice President.  “He brings a tremendous amount of experience and we look forward to expanding our resources and expertise in the Fox Valley and Green Bay communities.”

Chad is a graduate of University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, with a Bachelor of Science double major in Business Administration and Economics.

R&R Insurance Services, Inc. has served the insurance needs of southeastern Wisconsin since 1975. Today, R&R is Wisconsin’s largest singly owned independent insurance agency offering businesses and individuals a full range of insurance products including property casualty, bonding, employee benefits, workers compensation, liability, life & health, Medicare, home & auto. R&R is also a shareholder with Assurex Global, a worldwide network of leading independent insurance agencies.

Topics: R&R Insurance News

R&R Insurance Services | Building For the Future

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Wed, May 16, 2018 @ 15:05 PM

DSC02570-812997-editedAfter over 40 years in business, we are excited to announce the location for our new corporate headquarters! As a long-standing business in Waukesha County, our new home (on Stone Ridge Drive in the city of Pewaukee) further establishes the perpetuation plans and continued commitment to the future of the organization.

R&R has partnered with Creative Business Interiors and will begin the renovation this summer. This multi-million dollar project will include incredible design features, such as a plethora of glass to enhance the open-space work environment, collaboration areas, a training facility, a café, a fitness center, and more. In addition, the new corporate headquarters will contain state-of-art technology, allowing R&R to continue providing superior service and enhanced communication with customers, and assisting in the recruitment of top talent within the industry.

“This is an incredibly exciting time for R&R,” states Ken Riesch, President & Owner of R&R Insurance Services, Inc. “We have always been, and will continue to be, committed to growth, service, and supporting the communities in which we serve. We look forward to our future in Waukesha County, and will continue to remain actively involved throughout Southeast Wisconsin and beyond.”

Previously owned by ProHealth Care/Medical Associates, the 60,000 square foot facility will become the new corporate headquarters for R&R employees. The current offices in Waukesha, Oconomowoc, and Menomonee Falls will be consolidated to the new location, providing enhanced collaboration among employees and further supporting R&R’s already high quality standards of service.

R&R Insurance Services, Inc. has served the insurance needs of southeastern Wisconsin since 1975. Today, R&R is Wisconsin’s largest idependently owned insurance agency offering businesses and individuals a full range of insurance products including property casualty, bonding, employee benefits, workers compensation, liability, life & health, Medicare, home & auto. R&R is also a shareholder with Assurex Global, a worldwide network of leading independent insurance agencies. For information about R&R Insurance Services, visit R&R online at www.myknowledgebroker.com.

Topics: R&R Insurance News, Pewaukee

Governor Declares May 9, 2018 as Wisconsin’s Independent Insurance Agents Day

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Wed, May 09, 2018 @ 11:05 AM

Independent Insurance Agent Day 2018Governor Scott Walker has declared May 9, 2018 as Independent Insurance Agents Day in Wisconsin in recognition of the vital role independent agents play in the community and the strategic importance to the Wisconsin economy. 

The Governor’s proclamation joins with the Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (IIAW) to applaud the entrepreneurial spirit of Wisconsin’s independent insurance agents who are small, medium and large businesses working to make a difference in every community throughout the state.

R&R Insurance Services is proud to be an integral part of an industry whose collective economic activity directly contributes more than $15.5 billion to the Wisconsin economy. The occupation of an independent insurance agent/broker has been identified as one of Wisconsin’s best in-demand, high-wage careers.

An an independent agent, R&R provides insurance from multiple carriers and offers a wide range of insurance solutions to help protect individuals, families and businesses. As a top performer, R&R is granted elite access to markets, products and programs giving us the flexibility to match each client with the best carrier. In addition, R&R also assists businesses in saving money, mitigating risk, preventing loss and protecting the lives of our community.