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Jeff Szalacinski Named Vice President of Insurance Operations

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Wed, Mar 20, 2019 @ 13:03 PM

Szalacinski, Jeff 1655R&R Insurance Services welcomes Jeff Szalacinski as Vice President of Insurance Operations.

Jeff has more than 29 years of insurance industry experience leading and managing insurance operations, agency relationships, claims operations and underwriting management.  Most recently, Jeff lead the claim department for a leading insurance carrier and its’ three subsidiary organizations, overseeing claims and litigation in all 50 states. With diverse functional and executive experience, his specialized knowledge includes the education, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, non-profit and real estate industries.

 “Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to R&R,” states Ken Riesch, Owner & President of R&R Insurance Services. “We are incredibly excited to have Jeff assist in strategic development, improving efficiencies, providing value to customers, and strengthening the overall operations of R&R.”

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Wisconsin Whitewater. He holds designations of Associate in Claims (AIC) and Associate in Service (AIS).

R&R Insurance Services, Inc. has served the insurance needs of southeastern Wisconsin since 1975. Today, R&R is Wisconsin’s largest independent, family 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.

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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!

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Topics: R&R Insurance News, Pewaukee

R&R Insurance Welcomes Sam Veith and David Ripp

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Thu, Feb 28, 2019 @ 14:02 PM

Sam-Veith-FeatureWaukesha, WI - R&R Insurance Services welcomes Sam Veith and David Ripp as Commercial Account Executives.

Sam Veith joins R&R with experience in insurance, sales, and customer service. With a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University Bloomington, Sam will be expanding R&R’s services in Southeast Wisconsin and Illinois.

As an expert in the fitness industry, David Ripp has provided insurance solutions to over 500 fitness facilities nationwide. Specializing in helping his customers increase coverage and reduce their premium, David has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

David-Ripp-FeatureWe’re excited about the addition of Sam and David to our Commercial Division at R&R Insurance,” states Jack Riesch, Owner & Executive Vice President. “Their innovative knowledge and expertise in the insurance industry are unique assets to our expanding team and we look forward to continued growth.”

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.

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R&R Insurance Welcomes Matt Seitz and Jake Witte

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Tue, Sep 25, 2018 @ 15:09 PM

Matt Seitz DirectoryWaukesha, WI - R&R Insurance Services welcomes Matt Seitz and Jake Witte as Commercial Account Executives.

Matt Seitz joins R&R with prior experience in insurance, sales, and customer service. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Matt has extensive knowledge in business and financial analytics.

With over 10 years of experience, Jake Witte comes to R&R with a passion for providing solutions to clients. Specializing in commercial insurance, Jake has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance from Concordia University.

“Matt and Jake are great additions to our Commercial Division at R&R Insurance,” Jake Witte directorystates Jack Riesch, Owner & Executive Vice President. “Their business and insurance knowledge will allow R&R to continue expanding our expertise and services throughout Wisconsin.”

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.

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R&R Celebrates Ribbon Cutting & Open House in Appleton

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Fri, Aug 24, 2018 @ 12:08 PM

R&R proudly celebrated our expanded services in Fox Valley and Green Bay with a Ribbon Cutting & Open House in Appleton, Wisconsin. As an independent, family-owned agency, R&R is dedicated to investing in the communities in which we serve. From community outreach to expanded service offerings for our customers, R&R is excited to continue our involvement in Northeast Wisconsin. As owner, Jack Riesch, states "R&R's goal is to promote a customer focused culture while growing profitably and supporting the communities in which we serve, live and work."

In the same way that the Heart of the Valley Chamber’s mission is to connect people and promote business, this event was a culmination of many year’s worth of involvement in the community. From Hanson Benefits growth as a small, family-owned business, to the merging with R&R Insurance as a large, family-owned agency - we are proud of the past and excited for the future.

With close to 100 in attendance, below are just a few highlights from the event. Thank you to all those who were able to join in the celebration.

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R&R Named a Top 100 Property/Casualty Agency

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Mon, Aug 20, 2018 @ 08:08 AM

Insurance Journal Top 100 P/C AgencyR&R was proudly named a 2018 Top 100 Property/Casualty Agency by Insurance Journal.

The Top 100 List ranks agencies by total P/C revenue from the previous year. R&R is proud to be listed amongst other successful agencies across the country. Congratulations to all those recognized!

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R&R Insurance Services Welcomes Commercial Sales Executive Chad Messner

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Mon, Jul 30, 2018 @ 15:07 PM

Messner, Chad (2)Appleton, WI - R&R Insurance Services welcomes Chad Messner as Commercial Sales Executive.

Chad comes to R&R with over 18 years of experience in the insurance industry. In addition to his extensive background in business insurance and workers’ compensation, Chad specializes in transportation, construction and manufacturing. As an active member in the community, Chad is also a youth basketball and soccer coach, as well as board member for Sales and Marketing Professionals of Northeast Wisconsin. He is also a member of the Fox Valley Round Table.

“We are very pleased to have Chad join R&R Insurance,” states Jack Riesch, Owner and Executive Vice President.  “He brings a tremendous amount of experience and we look forward to expanding our resources and expertise in the Fox Valley and Green Bay communities.”

Chad is a graduate of University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, with a Bachelor of Science double major in Business Administration and Economics.

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.

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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, Pewaukee

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.

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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.

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