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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’ Brandy Enger Named Private Client Executive

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 08:02 AM

Brandy-Enger-Private-Client-Executive-670755-edited.pngWaukesha, WI – Brandy Enger of R&R Insurance Services was recently named Private Client Executive.

As a Private Client Executive, Brandy excels at providing customized, holistic solutions for high-net worth individuals and families. From home and auto insurance to coverage for families’ most valued assets, her extensive knowledge of the risks that affluent individuals face provides solutions for how to mitigate their potential impact.

Brandy’s expertise includes contracts with exclusive carriers that close coverage gaps, proactive claims advocacy for complex claim situations, and unbiased advice on both domestic and international issues. In addition, Brandy specializes in developing relationships with clients' trusted advisors - from wealth managers and financial planners to attorneys and accountants - to form a cohesive team that works together to create a holistic approach to asset management.

“Brandy is an incredible asset to our qualified team of insurance professionals,” states Dan Wolfgram, Executive VP Personal Lines. “R&R is proud to insure successful families throughout Wisconsin and we look forward to the new opportunities Brandy brings to our team.”

Brandy earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management and Services from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She joined R&R’s team in 1999 as a Personal Lines Customer Service Agent and has held the role of Director of Personal Lines for the last 18 years. Actively involved in the Oconomowoc Chamber, Brandy also sits on WCTC’s Business Management Advisory Board.

Click here for more information on Brandy Enger.

Topics: R&R Insurance, R&R Insurance Services, Personal Lines, R&R Insurance News

R&R Insurance Services Acquires Frett Barrington Ltd.

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Fri, Jun 03, 2016 @ 08:06 AM

RRInsurance_Wauk-Bldg_2016.jpgWaukesha, WI – R&R Insurance Services, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of Frett Barrington Ltd, a locally owned and independent insurance broker in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. The blending of these two well-established agencies in Waukesha County allows for a greater breadth of resources to employee benefits clients.

“We are excited about the partnership with R&R Insurance, and look forward to the additional resources we will have by combining our business practices,” comments Terry Frett, President of Frett Barrington. “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 Frett Barrington.”

“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 southeastern 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.

Click on the following links to read announcement letters from owners Ken Riesch and Terry Frett.

Topics: R&R Insurance, R&R Insurance News, R&R

R&R's Mike Payne Announced as Winner of Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County Awards Program

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Thu, Mar 31, 2016 @ 09:03 AM

EmergingLeaders.jpgWaukesha, WI - The Waukesha County Business Alliance recently announced the five winners of its inaugural Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County awards program. Celebrating young professionals who have shown personal initiative, determination, and commitment to their careers and their community, R&R is honored to announce Commercial Account Executive, Mike Payne, as a winner.


The Alliance states they received numerous nominations for the awards, and an independent judging panel reviewed nominees based on six criteria: community service involvement, achievement of professional goals, having a team mindset, continual self-improvement, possessing leadership traits, and seeking ways to advance.


Published in an announcement from the Alliance, Mike is described as exceeding his professional goals at R&R despite being new to the insurance industry, being actively involved in the community including various chair and board member positions, and ran for the Waukesha County Board in District 19.


To read more about the awards program and the five winners, click here to view the complete article.

Topics: R&R Insurance, Awards

R&R Insurance Services Earns Leadership Circle Status with Integrity Insurance

Posted by Steph Schreiber

Wed, Feb 18, 2015 @ 09:02 AM

Integrity resized 600Integrity Insurance, a property and casualty carrier, is proud to announce R&R Insurance Services has earned the Leadership Circle status, the highest designation at Integrity, for their partnership in 2014. The Leadership Circle status is awarded to agencies that meet special criteria and demonstrate Integrity’s values, consistently performing at a high level for policyholders and the partnership.

“We love working with the incredible team at R&R Insurance Services and are thrilled to have them be a part of the elite Leadership Circle,” said Integrity Insurance President Jill Wagner. “R&R Insurance Services is a major contributor to our success providing top-notch service and expertise to our policyholders. We are grateful for their commitment and partnership.”

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.

About Integrity Insurance:

Integrity Insurance established in 1933 is based in Appleton, Wisconsin. Integrity offers auto, home and business insurance through a network of independent agents throughout Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. With an affiliate partner Grange Insurance based in Columbus, Ohio — the enterprise has $2 billion in assets and $1 billion in annual revenue and holds an AM Best rating of “A” Excellent. For more information, visit integrityinsurance.com.

Topics: R&R Insurance, Integrity Insurance, 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

Year End Facebook Contest-Help Us Get To 2013 Fans!

Posted by Resource Center

Fri, Dec 07, 2012 @ 08:12 AM

Become an R&R Insurance Facebook fan to win $500 and $500 for the charity of your choice!

Help us roll into 2013 with 2013 Facebook fans!

R&R Insurance has a new contest through the very last minute of 2012. If R&R Insurance gets to 2013 Facebook fans by 11:59:59 pm on December 31, 2012, one lucky fan of R&R’s Facebook page will be randomly selected and WIN $500 for themselves + a $500 donation to the charity of their choice! 

(There will only be a winner if we reach 2013 fans or more. No winner will be selected if we don’t reach our goal of at least 2013 Facebook fans…but we can do it!) 

Just ask your friends and family to “like” R&R’s Facebook page. We have tons of new contests and giveaways for 2013 – only for our Facebook fans.

"Like" our page to have a chance to win and pay it forward as well! 

R&R Insurance Facebook page


Topics: Customer Service, R&R Insurance, $500, win $500, facebook contest, Ken Reisch

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