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R&R Named Top Workplace 2020

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Fri, Jul 24, 2020 @ 08:07 AM

RR logo TWP_Milwaukee_Portrait_2020_AWWaukesha, WI - R&R Insurance Services has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This annual list showcases 150 businesses who are measured by the excellence they exhibit and impact they have on the community.  Based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey, R&R Insurance garnered a 90% response rate! The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

"We believe we hire the best people in the business and receiving this award showcases that!  We're proud that we can offer employees not just a career, but a way of life." Jack Riesch, Owner & Executive Vice President.  "We are honored to be recognized on the same level as our peer winners."

Between a beautiful new office building in May 2019, a dress-for-your-day policy, an onsite workout facility, continuing education opportunities, and United Way activities, R&R Insurance truly is a ‘Top Workplace’!

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, wealth management, Medicare, home & auto. R&R is also a shareholder with Assurex Global, a worldwide network of leading independent insurance agencies. For more information, visit www.myknowledgebroker.com.

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R&R Insurance Services Welcomes Ryan Nowicki

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Fri, May 22, 2020 @ 14:05 PM

Ryan Nowicki DirectoryWaukesha, WI - R&R Insurance Services welcomes Ryan Nowicki as the Director of Personal Lines.

Ryan comes to R&R with a broad agency background, including over 10 years of insurance industry experience, focusing on both Personal Lines and Commercial Lines. Most recently, Ryan spent time with the Lundstrom Insurance Agency, Inc. rising up from a Sales Account Executive to the Manager of Commercial Line Operations. He is enthusiastic about sharing ideas, thinking outside of the box and serving others. According to Ryan, “there is no task too big or too small; no process that cannot be improved, and no problem that doesn’t deserve a thoughtful and creative solution.”

“We look forward to mutually focusing on our growth objectives and customer innovation strategies for our Personal Lines department and R&R as a whole.” states Michael Franz, Chief Operating Officer.

Click here to learn more about Ryan.

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 more information, visit www.myknowledgebroker.com.

Go Red for American Heart Month

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Tue, Feb 04, 2020 @ 15:02 PM

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Every 40 seconds someone succumbs to heart disease and stroke – that’s 62,640 lives this February.

The American Heart Association is on a mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  R&R Insurance is a proud sponsor of the AHA's 2020 Heart and Stroke Ball taking place on February 15.  Leading the charge as this year's Chairman is R&R Owner, Jack Riesch. It's a personal mission for Jack to honor his late grandfather who passed from a heart attack and other life events proving that life can change in an instant - read more about Jack's mission.  

Wear Red, Tune In, and Donate

New this year, the WTMJ 620AM Community Cares program is highlighting stories of local people the American Heart Association has helped in recent years.  Tune in to hear "Stories of the Heart".

Culminating on February 7, national "Go Red Day", is a radiothon to raise money for the American Heart Association.  Hosted by Gene Mueller and special guest, Jack Riesch. 

The goal: raise $640,000 for research, programming, and services to help save lives and improve patient care.

100% of donations stay local to support those affected by heart disease or stroke.  Join us in giving hope with lifesaving dollars.

Donate Now

Jack Riesch to Chair the 2020 Heart and Stroke Ball

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Mon, Nov 04, 2019 @ 13:11 PM



Every 40 seconds someone succumbs to heart disease and stroke. 


Jack Riesch Directory

While we’ve witnessed major medical and scientific advances, we cannot continue to allow this to be a trend.  Not for ourselves.  Not for our children.

R&R Insurance Owner, Jack Riesch, literally takes this to heart with a grandfather who passed away from a heart attack.  For him, the risk is real.  An accident left a younger brother a quadriplegic; his youngest brother passed away at 29 from esophageal cancer, and his brother-in-law who didn't make it home from Afghanistan. Jack knows all too well that life can change in an instant.  He is now passionate about providing resources for everyone to make improvements today for better tomorrows.

Why the American Heart Association?  "Walking my daughter down the aisle is WHY. Seeing my son get his diploma is WHY. Celebrating my next wedding anniversary is WHY.", reflects Riesch.

Paying closer attention to his own health in recent years with a regular exercise routine and eating a healthy diet, Jack is walking-the-walk already.  And now it's time to pay it forward by advocating for others to change their health outcomes.  Not only helping others to add more years to their life, but more life in their years.

By partnering with the American Heart Association, together we are able to support a culture of health:

  1. Improving quality of life
  2. Ensuring health environments
  3. Strengthening the economy
  4. Elevating care
  5. Changing policy

What is your WHY?  Join Jack in supporting the cause:  click for more information.



February 15, 2020


Michelle Froehlke Named to Board of Directors for Progress Lakeshore

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Tue, Oct 22, 2019 @ 10:10 AM

Michelle FroehlkeWith a unanimous vote, R&R's Michelle Froehlke was voted to a position on Progress Lakeshore's Board of Directors.  "We anticipate [Michelle's] skills and experience will be an asset to our Board", Executive Director Peter Wills.

R&R Insurance continues bringing resources to Northeast Wisconsin.  "The appointment of Michelle speaks to our continued expansion and engagement in the Northeast.  As an active member for many years, we are excited for Michelle to continue making a difference in the local community!", David Lancaster, Executive Vice President - Employee Benefits at R&R Insurance.

Progress Lakeshore is an organization providing technical assistance to existing businesses and entrepreneurs in the area on how to start up, expand and grow; in turn, growing our economy.  For the past 15 years, Progress Lakeshore has been helping businesses navigate unknown territories and come out successful - improving our area's overall economy in the process.




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!


Topics: Waukesha, R&R Insurance News

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

We are thankful for ... our new phone system!

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Thu, Nov 10, 2016 @ 15:11 PM

Thank you to our valued clients for your patience over the past months as we transitioned to a new phone system.  The great news?  We’ve listened to your needs and incorporated the feedback we’ve been receiving to make this system the best in the industry, while maintaining the personal service that is so important to all of you (because it’s important to us, too).

So what can you expect the next time you contact us? In today’s busy world, we know time is of the essence when it comes to managing your insurance program. 

  • First and foremost, our goal is to allow you to reach a live Knowledgebroker at any time during the work day (say goodbye to multiple voicemails and phone tag!).  When you contact our agency with a question or a change, we want that interaction to be quick and easy whenever possible. 
  • Secondly, we want the experience of working with a knowledgeable insurance agent to be enjoyable…maybe even fun!  So we’ve continued our philosophy of hand selecting and training the best in the business, and believe we will be able to use our collective talents to provide a unique and positive interaction every time you call. 

We believe this client-centric approach will continue to foster a life-long relationship with all our clients.  We truly are committed to your success and want to exceed your expectations in every circumstance.  We hope you like our new system as much as we do!

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