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R&R Insurance Named Waukesha County Business of the Year

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Fri, Jun 14, 2019 @ 10:06 AM

R&R Insurance is incredibly proud to be named Waukesha County Business of the Year!

Winners were announced (in small, medium, large, and non-profit categories) at an Awards Gala, hosted by the Waukesha County Business Alliance, Waukesha County, and the Waukesha County Center for Growth.

What sets Waukesha County apart is the way businesses, government, non-profits and educational institutions all work together to make our community stronger. The Alliance, the County, and the Center for Growth work together to honor top-performing businesses and nonprofits that have a significant presence and are making the community a great place to live, work, and play.

Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners! R&R is proud to be recognized alongside these outstanding organizations.

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R&R Wins Chubb Charity Challenge Golf Outing to Support Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Tue, Jun 11, 2019 @ 12:06 PM

Chubb Charity Outing 2019R&R's foursome (Tom McInerny, Mike Payne, Dan Maurer and Mike Harrison) won the Chubb Charity Challenge Golf Outing and will advance to the finals in support of the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation. The foursome competed against teams from across the area as part of the 20th annual charity golf tournament.

Launched in 1996, the Chubb Charity Challenge invites agents, brokers and clients to golf in regional tournaments hosted by local Chubb branches. Competing on behalf of their selected charities, the winning foursome from each regional tournament advances to the finals tournament which will be held this September 22-25 at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin, where dozens of teams from across North America will compete for their portion of a nearly $1 million purse for their charity of choice.

Between 2000 and 2018, more than 5,200 teams have participated in the Chubb Charity Challenge, raising nearly $16 million for charity collectively, including more than $900,000 in 2018.

“Celebrating our 20th year, the Chubb Charity Challenge remains committed to playing golf with a purpose. Participants play for causes dear to our hearts within the communities where we work and serve,” said Chris Maleno, Division President, Chubb North America Field Operations. “Together with our network of brokers and agents throughout North America, we continue to build stronger connections within our communities, and becoming better neighbors.”

Visit https://www.chubb.com/CharityChallenge for more information about this year’s tournament, including regional winners and the charities that have benefitted from this initiative.

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Built for the Future | R&R Moves to New Corporate Headquarters

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Fri, May 31, 2019 @ 10:05 AM

Reception AreaThe doors are officially open at R&R Insurance Services new corporate headquarters on Stone Ridge Drive in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

After an extensive renovation, we’ve transformed a medical facility into 60,000 square feet of opportunity for employees, customers, business partners, and the community - further establishing our commitment to the future of R&R.

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.

"Our new headquarters is just one of the many ways in which we’re deeply rooted in the community and built for the future. We look forward to protecting businesses and families today, tomorrow, and in the years to come." - Ken Riesch, President and Owner of R&R.

See additional images below or click here for more information on the new headquarters.

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Rick Kalscheuer Receives 'Spirit of Service' Award

Posted by Molly Niklasch

Fri, May 03, 2019 @ 15:05 PM

RRI-EP-RickKalscheuer_FeatThe Spirit of Service Award, formerly known as the President’s Award, was established by the YMCA Board of Directors to honor individuals who have significantly impacted the Y, exemplify the Y's mission, and have provided outstanding leadership throughout the community. In the history of any successful organization, select individuals create positive change so that organizations can rise to new levels of service.

R&R's, Rick Kalscheuer, not only benefited from the Y while growing up at West Suburban, he has given his time, talent, and treasure to ensure there is a strong Y presence in the greater Waukesha County area for years to come. Rick started on the YMCA board in Waukesha in 1995, serving on many committees such as finance, fundraising, and board development. Rick was involved in developing the organizational model with the addition of the Mukwonago Y and also provided keen insight in the 2014 Y acquisition process that significantly expanded our community reach. Rick is concluding his two year leadership role as Chief Volunteer Officer and has done a tremendous job of positioning the Y for continued growth and prosperity. He also serves on the YMCA Foundation Board and has been a great Y ambassador in his many community service and board activities.

Rick and Colleen have been married for 39 years and live near Hartland. They have three adult children, Ryan, Andy, and Annie. They are active in the community; Waukesha County Business Alliance, where Rick chairs the education committee and is part of the Manufacturing Alliance Executive Council; Lake Country Rotary (Rick is a past president); and St Charles Catholic Church. Rick loves to golf at Oconomowoc Golf Club (past president) when time and Colleen allow. They can often be seen walking their golden retriever in the Lake Country. Rick celebrated 30 years at R&R this year - leading our Municipality Division and assisting clients in the Manufacturing and Healthcare space.

He has been a significant leader in the history and success of the YMCA. Congratulations to, Rick!

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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: Waukesha, R&R Insurance News

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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