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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

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.

 

R&R Named Small Business Agency of the Year by Delta Dental of Wisconsin

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Wed, May 09, 2018 @ 08:05 AM

2018 Delta Dental AwardWaukesha, WI – For the 2nd consecutive year, Delta Dental announced R&R Insurance Services as 'Small Business Agency of the Year.' The award is presented annually to the agency partner that places the most new group dental plans, with less than 50 enrolled employees, in a given year.

Both R&R and Delta Dental are mission driven organizations with a passion for building long-term relationships, giving back to those in need, and making a positive impact in the community. 

In conjunction with the award, Delta Dental provided a $2,000 donation to the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation. As a Foundation held close to the hearts of those at R&R, the gift further instills the value of both companies to make a difference in the lives of others.

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. For information about R&R Insurance Services, visit R&R online at www.myknowledgebroker.com.

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R&R Names Mike Payne Vice President of Sales

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Mon, Apr 16, 2018 @ 14:04 PM

Payne,Mike_1843Waukesha, WI – Mike Payne of R&R Insurance Services was recently named Vice President of Sales.

Mike joined R&R in 2012 and has served as a Commercial Account Executive. In his new role, Mike will be strategic in creating partnerships within businesses across the state. In addition, he will continue to help clients manage risk by providing proactive risk management services and bringing new and innovative ideas to the table. Mike's resounding goal is to make clients more efficient and better/more educated buyers of insurance.

“Mike’s innovative approach will be instrumental in the continued growth of R&R’s sales team, as well as the agency as a whole,” states Frank Maurer, Executive Vice President, R&R Insurance. “Mike has been a key asset to R&R and we look forward to the opportunity to expand on his knowledge, experience, and strategic approach to helping businesses.”

Mike earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. In addition, Mike is an active member of the Waukesha County community. He currently holds positions on the Waukesha County Business Alliance Policy Board, the City of Waukesha Plan Commission, the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Small Business Committee, and the Waukesha County Center for Growth Board. Mike is also a past recipient of the Waukesha County Emerging Leader Award.

R&R Receives Exclusive Recognition from Insurance Carriers

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Thu, Mar 29, 2018 @ 14:03 PM

RR_INS_2 Color 323 & 451_LargeAs one of the largest independently owned insurance agencies in the Midwest, R&R represents top rated national and regional insurance carriers.

As a top performer we are granted elite access to markets, products and programs giving us the flexibility to match each client with the best carrier. R&R is incredibly proud of the carriers we partner with and will continue to invest in and maintain strong relationships to better serve our clients.

Below is a list of the exclusive carrier recognition R&R received in 2017:

  • Acuity Insurance -Top Gun Award
  • Accident Fund - Agency of the Territory
  • Chubb Insurance - Cornerstone Agency
  • Cincinnati Insurance - President’s Club
  • C.N.A. - One of Wisconsin's Top Agencies
  • Frankenmuth - Wisconsin Agency of the Year (Loss Ratio) & Preferred Agency Status
  • Hanover Insurance - President’s Club
  • Secura Insurance - Premier Club
  • Selective Insurance - President’s Club
  • Travelers Insurance - TLC
  • West Bend Mutual - President’s Round Table & Largest Agency

 To read more about R&R's accomplishments, click here.

Topics: Awards

Tom Driscoll Named a 2018 HighCap Financial Advisory Board Member

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Wed, Mar 21, 2018 @ 13:03 PM

RRI-EP-TomDriscoll_Feat.jpgWaukesha, WI - Tom Driscoll, Estate and Business Planning at R&R Insurance, was recently named a 2018 HighCap Financial Advisory Board Member.

The HighCap Financial Advisory Board plays a critical role in the success of HighCap Financial. The Advisory Board is comprised of hand-selected individuals who volunteer their time and provide valuable, program-enhancing ideas that are critical to its success.

Specializing in Estate and Business Planning, Tom focuses on advanced planning strategies for high net worth individuals and business clients through life, disability and long-term care insurance, as well as annuities. Tom holds a CLTC designation, has his Series 6 and Series 63 licenses and is in the process of completing his CLU designation.

R&R Insurance Voted #1 Bonding and Insurance Firm by The Daily Reporter Readers

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Wed, Mar 07, 2018 @ 11:03 AM

RR18 honoree #1 bonding_TDR.pngR&R Insurance has been ranked the "Top Bonding and Insurance Firm" by The Daily Reporter readers! 

For the second year, The Daily Reporter has surveyed it's readers on number of questions related to Commercial construction categories (best abatement, best material supplier, best scaffolding company, etc.) as well as general business questions.  Participants wrote in company names for their top votes.  With 27.1% of the votes, R&R Insurance ranked #1 Bonding & Insurance Firm.

See full listing here

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote!

Topics: Awards

R&R Insurance Services Acquires Hanson Benefits, Inc.

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Thu, Feb 08, 2018 @ 08:02 AM

Hanson, Chris 2017.jpgR&R Insurance Services, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of Hanson Benefits Inc., a locally owned and independent insurance broker in Appleton, Wisconsin. The blending of these two well-established agencies allows for a greater breadth of resources to employee benefits clients.

“With this added ‘fire-power’ from a larger agency, our clients will be provided even more value-added benefits and expanded insurance services,” comments Chris Hanson, President of Hanson Benefits. “R&R also shares our passion for customer service and giving back to the communities in which we serve. This has always been, and will continue to be, important to the associates of Hanson Benefits.”

“This is a tremendous opportunity for all involved and we at R&R are lucky to be in this great position. It reinforces our commitment to do business in Wisconsin,” said Ken Riesch, President and Owner of R&R Insurance.

R&R Insurance is celebrating over 40 years of service in southeastern Wisconsin and has been named one of the top 100 Property & Casualty agencies nationally by Insurance Journal.  Locally owned and operated, R&R is committed to personal service, quick claim response, and the highest level of knowledge and expertise.

Topics: R&R Insurance News

R&R Insurance Services Welcomes Sales Executive Tom McInerny

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Tue, Jan 30, 2018 @ 12:01 PM

McInerny, Tom (1).jpgWaukesha, WI - R&R Insurance Services welcomes Tom McInerny as Sales Executive.

Tom comes to R&R with extensive experience in the construction and municipality industries. In particular, Tom has specialized experience in sewer and water. Tom spent the last 10 years working for a top-rated wholesale supplier of commercial and residential plumbing supplies.

“We are very pleased to have Tom join our growing Commercial practice here at R&R Insurance,” states Jack Riesch, Owner and Executive Vice President.  “The experience Tom has within particular segments of the construction industry make him a unique asset to our Construction & Bonding Division.”

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, employee benefits, workers compensation, liability, life, dental and 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

R&R Insurance Welcomes Kami Davidowski as Employee Benefits Consultant

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Fri, Dec 01, 2017 @ 14:12 PM

Kami-Thumbnail.jpgWaukesha, WI - R&R Insurance Services welcomes Kami Davidowski as Employee Benefits Consultant.

With more than 18 years of employee benefit consulting experience, Kami has fulfilled a number of different roles, including financial analysis and account management. Kami has a passion for creating and developing relationships with clients while also understanding their goals and ultimately creating solutions.

“We are proud of the continued growth of our Employee Benefits Practice and the most recent addition of Kami,” states David Lancaster, Executive Vice President of Employee Benefits. “Her employee benefit experience and analytical background are a valued asset to our growing practice.”

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, employee benefits, workers compensation, liability, life, dental and 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.