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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.

R&R Named a 'Best Independent Agency to Work For' by Insurance Journal

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Tue, Nov 07, 2017 @ 10:11 AM

Best Agencies to Work For 2017 Bronze.jpgR&R is excited to be named a 2017 'Best Independent Insurance Agency to Work For' by Insurance Journal.

According to Insurance Journal, Employees of the Best Agencies to Work For in 2017 highlight the importance of competitive salaries, employee benefits, training and education, and other employee perks as drivers of satisfaction in the workplace. But it’s not all about compensation and benefits. Happiness in the workplace has a lot to do with people, relationships and culture.

Many employees are grateful the best agency owners support local charities and the community. Employees are grateful for the opportunities their agencies provide for them to participate in community service, as well. They take pride in working for agencies that are respected and hold strong values and ethics. Employees also appreciate the generosity of their agency owners in sharing revenues in the form of bonuses and trips.

The best agencies also provide ways to help their employees grow — by giving them the tools and technology they need, and supporting them with education, training, annual and performance reviews and, in some cases, mentors.

In addition, the winning agencies score high for overall employee benefits including wellness programs and for working conditions including flex-time. The best agencies to work for also provide employees with a strong sense of work-life balance, and deliver a workplace environment where employees feel supported wholeheartedly by management and their peers. Many of the employees say they feel like family in their agencies.

Click here to read the full article published by Insurance Journal.

Topics: R&R Insurance News, Awards

R&R Named Waukesha County 'Business of the Year'

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Mon, Oct 09, 2017 @ 21:10 PM

r&rbuilding.jpgWaukesha County Executive, Paul Farrow, announced winners of the 2017 Waukesha County Executive Awards and R&R Insurance was proudly named 'Business of the Year.' This award recognizes an organization that ensures Waukesha County’s success through employee and community engagement.

In addition, the Hebron House was named 'Best Large Non-Profit,' Oconomowoc Silver Streak was named 'Small Non-Profit of the Year,' and Your Choice to Live Director Sandi Lybert was named '2017 Champion of the County.'

Congratulations to all those being recognized!

For more information visit: www.waukeshacounty.gov/countyexecutiveawards.

Topics: R&R Insurance News, Awards

R&R Welcomes Michelle Froehlke as Benefits Consultant

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Fri, Jun 30, 2017 @ 11:06 AM

Froehlke, Michelle 1.jpgWaukesha, WI - R&R Insurance Services welcomes Michelle Froehlke as a Benefits Consultant.

With an extensive background in education and five years of experience in the insurance industry, Michelle has a passion for educating employers on the changing landscape surrounding healthcare. In addition, she enjoys finding solutions to fit the visions, goals, and budgets of customers.

“We are thrilled to have Michelle join our Employee Benefit Practice,” states David Lancaster, Executive Vice President of Employee Benefits. “Her knowledge of the industry and her passion for education are an incredible asset to our growing team.”

R&R Insurance Services, Inc. has served the insurance needs of the Midwest 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 Welcomes Mark McNabb and Tony Morgan

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Mon, Jun 12, 2017 @ 13:06 PM

McNabb, Mark3923a.jpgWaukesha, WI - R&R Insurance Services welcomes Mark McNabb as Commercial Account Executive and Tony Morgan as Commercial Sales Executive.

Mark McNabb, J.D., ARM, joins R&R with extensive experience in insurance reconstruction, liability mapping, general liability, workers compensation, complex claims, contract review, and risk management consulting. Mark uses his experience to provide specialized insurance counseling for customers in varying industries. Mark is actively involved in the Waukesha County Business Alliance and previously served on the City of Wauwatosa Recycling Committee for 12 years.

Morgan, Tony4449a.jpgTony Morgan, LUTCF, comes to R&R with over six years of experience in the insurance industry, including management and production. As the former Operations Manager at Liberty Mutual, Tony was a part of the strongest results Liberty Mutual Milwaukee had seen in its history. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Tri-County YMCA.

“We are excited to have Mark and Tony join our growing Commercial Division at R&R Insurance,” states Jack Riesch, Owner & Executive Vice President. “The experience and talent they bring to the table will allow R&R to continue providing value and expanding our services throughout the Midwest.”

R&R Insurance Services, Inc. has served the insurance needs of the Midwest 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.

R&R Insurance Welcomes Shay Sherfinski as Employee Benefits Consultant

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Fri, Mar 10, 2017 @ 13:03 PM

Shay Sherfinski.jpgWaukesha, WI - R&R Insurance Services welcomes Shay Sherfinski as Employee Benefits Consultant.

With a robust and diverse background in business development, Shay has a strong history working with businesses of varying industries and size. Most recently, Shay provided dental care plans to businesses throughout Southeast Wisconsin. Through her passion for education and helping clients navigate the road of employee benefits, Shay provides superior wellness solutions for clients.

“Shay is an exceptional addition to our growing Employee Benefits Practice,” states David Lancaster, Executive Vice President of Employee Benefits. “We are excited to share in Shay’s passion and desire for educating clients, and to continue expanding our reach in Southeast Wisconsin and beyond.”

Topics: R&R Insurance

R&R Insurance Services Accepts Pewaukee Chamber ‘Insight Business of the Year Award’

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Wed, Feb 22, 2017 @ 12:02 PM

Terry Frett_Pewaukee Chamber Insight.jpgPewaukee, WI – On behalf of R&R Insurance Services, Terry Frett was a proud recipient of the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce ‘Insight Business of the Year Award.’


Insight is an innovative education capstone, designed by Pewaukee High School to give students hands-on, real-world experience in a professional setting. As an active volunteer of the program since it began in 2015, Terry has had the opportunity to engage as a professional mentor and support the program’s mission to provide real world business experiences to many of the students.


Industry partners, such as R&R, provide real project work to enhance the students’ knowledge and experience in a career of their interest. Students are mentored by business professionals and complete the program better prepared to be the next generation of workforce.


“Being involved in the Insight program has been a two-way street for me,” states Terry Frett, Sr. Employee Benefits Consultant of R&R. “Not only have I been able to share my experience with the students I have had the privilege to work with but I have also learned from them regarding the future insurance consumer.”

Topics: R&R Insurance News, Awards