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Stephanie Riesch-Knapp Recognized as a Notable Woman in Insurance by BizTimes

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Thu, Oct 28, 2021 @ 15:10 PM

SRK_AMBizTimes Milwaukee presents its inaugural showcase of Notable Women in Insurance, spotlighting accomplished female professionals throughout the insurance industry in southeastern Wisconsin. We are excited to announce that our very own Stephanie Riesch-Knapp was one of the 15 women recognized!

As a third-generation owner and senior employee benefits consultant, Stephanie knows what it takes to make the agency and her clients successfulwith her knowledge in the healthcare industry, non-stop energy and a tenacious drive to succeed, Stephanie's a natural choice for anyone's benefit needs.

Stephanie also has experience in the property & casualty area which helps to support the agency's core objective to deliver Employee Benefits and Workers Compensation total risk solutions.

Alongside her father, Ken Riesch, and brothers Jack and Bryon, she's credited with leading the firm's vision of employing top talent in the industry, investing in technology, providing employees with development opportunities and supporting the communities in which the agency serves. With 200 insurance professionals, R&R has become one of the largest family-owned independent agencies in the Midwest.

The entire R&R family congratulates Stephanie on this recognition and her accomplishments!

Click here for the full article by BizTimes.

Topics: News, Awards

Millennials in the Workplace

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Tue, Jun 02, 2015 @ 15:06 PM

Jenna_and_Dab_Freeman_Article_2015Waukesha - Working with several employees of the millennial generation has had more ups than downs, said Dan Wolfgram of R&R Insurance. As the executive vice president of personal lines, marketing and communications for the family owned Waukesha insurance company, Wolfgram said millennials are quick to adapt and learn.

"They have the ability to to multi-task," he said. "They are not looking to do a traditional job."

Click here to read the full article from the Waukesha Freeman.

Topics: R&R Insurance Services, News

Jeff Thiel of R&R Insurance Named IIAW Committee Chairman of the Year

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Tue, May 26, 2015 @ 16:05 PM

Jeff-Thiel1Jeff Thiel, Commercial Account Executive at R&R Insurance Services, was named the Committee Chairman of the Year at the Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (IIAW) state convention in Wisconsin Dells. Jeff chairs the IIAW’s Marketing & Membership Development Committee.

“Jeff consistently demonstrates an exemplary commitment to our Association, his business, and most importantly, his community,” said Matt Banaszynski, IIAW Executive Vice President. “This award recognizes his work to serve in the public’s best interest by holding himself to the highest ethical standards while working to insure the American Dream.”

The IIAW is one of the largest trade association’s in the state with over 5,000 independent insurance agents selling property, casualty, life and health insurance.

Click here to learn more about Jeff. 

Topics: R&R Insurance Services, News, Awards

R&R Insurance Appointed to The Hanover's President's Club

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Mon, May 18, 2015 @ 16:05 PM

Hanover-LogoThe Hanover Insurance Group, a leading provider of property and casualty insurance products and services nationwide, recently honored R&R Insurance Services with an appointment to its President’s Club, an elite group of independent insurance agencies from across the country.

President’s Club agencies meet the highest level of standards with regard to the agency’s ability to deliver value to customers through strong insurance expertise and responsive service.

The Hanover partners with only 2,200 out of a total of 35,000 total independent agents in the country. Across The Hanover’s agents, an elite group of only 125 are honored in its President’s Club each year as the company’s top performers.

“The Hanover has always partnered with the best independent agents in the country who provide real value and outstanding service for their customers,” said Frederick H. Eppinger, president and chief executive officer of The Hanover. "R&R Insurance Services exemplifies what it means to be a truly professional independent agent, providing expert insurance advice, dedicated service and a broad range of products to meet the needs of its customers.”

The agency will be formally recognized for its President’s Club achievement at a national business conference sponsored by The Hanover.


About R&R Insurance:

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.


The Hanover – At a Glance:

  • One of the largest and fastest growing property and casualty insurers in the U.S.
  • Specialized products that meet the needs of families, individuals and businesses
  • Since 1852, distributing products through the best independent agents in the U.S.


Topics: R&R Insurance Services, News, Awards

Meet R&R's Dedicated Life Insurance Team

Posted by Stephanie Katzfey

Thu, May 09, 2013 @ 16:05 PM

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With only 44% of US households holding life insurance policies, the decrease in coverage comes at a time when premiums for term life insurance are significantly lower than a decade ago.  Approximately 11 million households with children under the age of 18 are living without this safety net.

Unlike home and auto insurance, life insurance is voluntary.  Too often this leads to procrastination in purchasing.  Many people overlook the need for life insurance until it is too late; if a health condition is uncovered without insurance, the life insurance premiums are significantly higher.  And many times prices are out of reach at that point.

R&R has put together a team of life insurance experts with over 200 years of experience to better serve our clients.  This team will have an increased focus on our wide range of life insurance products to best suit your needs. 

Stop procrastinating and contact one of our knowledgebrokers today!

From left to right (front row): Brooke Wodsedalek, Brandy Enger, Carol Nicholson, Tammy Cross, Jeff Wolfgram
From left to right (back row): Don Levings, Kori Cumley, Dan Wolfgram, Christine Rogers, Patrick Jaskolski, Bill Weston.

Topics: R&R Insurance, R&R Insurance Services, News, Life Insurance, Personal Insurance, Insurance Policies

R&R Insurance's Nora Hauser a Finalist for "Fittest Exec"

Posted by Stephanie Katzfey

Thu, Sep 13, 2012 @ 15:09 PM

Nora Hauser, R&R InsuranceCongratulations to our very own HR Director, Nora Hauser, for being a finalist in the BizTimes "Fittest Exec" challenge!  The "Fittest Exec" initiative works to exemplify the many ways that companies can achieve lower health care costs and higher productivity.

Of the 140 local executives, winners were determined based on the best overall scores in the following areas:

  • Biometric screening
  • Executive management questionnaire
  • Fitness test

Nora's workout regime: "daily exercise either on an elliptical or treadmill, exercise videos, or walking in the neighborhood or wherever I am with my children's events".

More and more in today’s world, companies are recognizing the benefits of improving the overall health of their workforce. Recognizing the opportunity to implement change at a personal level and improve the expenses of your group health plan can pay great dividends in the long run. It can also work as an additional employee benefit. R&R Insurance has extensive experience in implementing wellness programs across numerous employment fields.

Nora is a great example of the personal commitment to health and wellness!  Congratulations, Nora!

Topics: R&R Insurance, News, Employee Benefits, Health Insurance

Decades Day for United Way

Posted by Stephanie Katzfey

Mon, Aug 13, 2012 @ 12:08 PM

Our very own Lainey Gullickson & Sam Peebles made the Waukesha Freeman as part of "Decades Day" supporting the United Way.  Employees were encouraged to dress from their favorite decade to raise money for the United Way. 

In her "rad" 1980's outfit, Sam was our lucky winner and received a $10 gift card to QuickTrip!  Congratulations, Sam!


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In the words of Ken Riesch, "Success is shared". From United Way to local sports and charities in Waukesha, West Bend, Menomonee Falls and Beaver Dam and communities all throughout Wisconsin, we take great pride in our community support. Management emphasizes the importance of community involvement by encouraging volunteerism amongst our employees and offering a flexible workplace environment to do so. This loyalty to people, families, friends and business associates is key to our success.

Topics: R&R Insurance, News, United Way, Community Involvement

R&R Recognized as a 'Powerful Website'

Posted by Stephanie Katzfey

Thu, Aug 02, 2012 @ 09:08 AM

In early 2012, the R&R Insurance website had undergone revisions to make it more user friendly, to be a resource for customers, and a place to get to know the great personalities of R&R employees.  These changes have been recognized by www.propertycasualty360.com as an example of a "Powerful Agency Website" (click for full article).  We are 1 of 7 agencies across the country with this recognition!

Through the R&R website, you can visit Producer microsites to learn more about their personal interests (they are people too!).  You can request a quote for your personal insurance or download a variety free informational resources. Customers and prospects can connect with R&R through LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.  And you can see why R&R is such a great place to work!

The website is also linked to the R&R blog that is updated regularly to serve as source of the latest information ranging from workers compensation to personal insurance to general market conditions.

Kudos to everyone who has helped enhance the R&R website and truly showcase the knowledgebroker in all of us!

Topics: R&R Insurance, News, Marketing