“Culture by Design, Not Default”
Since 2008, the agency leadership at The Starr Group has been actively pursuing a workplace culture based on a high standard of ethics and relationships built on transparency. How we treat each other as coworkers and colleagues extends to how we treat our customers, which is why it’s so important to create and maintain a culture focused on excellence.
The unique culture at The Starr Group is the result of years of careful planning and the dedicated implementation of a series of core ethical values that are clearly outlined and continually communicated to all its employees. These values – known as “I-PREACH” – include: Integrity, Passion, Respect, Excellence, Achievement, Communication and Health/Wellbeing.
The acronym itself suggests The Starr Group “walks the talk” in that we clearly practice what we preach. This has been confirmed time and again by the acquisition of several local and national awards, including the Better Business Bureau’s “Torch of Ethics,” the Insurance Journal’s “Best Place to Work in the Midwest”, and the Business Journal’s “Healthiest Employers Hall of Fame”, just to name a few.
Contact The Starr Group today to learn more about our culture and how it can help benefit you and your business.
Family Business Leadership
Family Business Leadership Partners (FBLP) recognizes genuine commitment to preserving family values and enriching the lives of family, employees and the communities we serve.
As a certified FBLP member, we attest:
We are a family run or owned business;
We are committed to creating a legacy for our family;
Values, ethics and faith drive our decisions;
We actively seek growth through learning, sharing and adapting.
As a family business, we are committed to preserving our legacy and values through educational programming, learning and sharing.
2022 Best Local Car Insurance Agency in Milwaukee
Given by Expertise.com, this award is given to Milwaukee Local Car Insurance Agencies scored on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give consumers a hand-picked list of the best.
Availability : Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.
Qualifications : Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.
Reputation : A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.
Experience : Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.
Professionalism: Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.
Wisconsin Better Business Bureau
A+ Rated Accredited Business.
Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America
Top 100 in the nation:
- 15th in the nation in 2022
- 51st in the nation in 2021
- 26th in the nation in 2020
- 14th in the nation in 2019
- 21st in the nation in 2018
- 8th in the nation in 2017
- 10th in the nation in 2016
- 42nd in the nation in 2015
- 12th in the nation in 2014
Healthiest Employers in Wisconsin
Honoring people-first organizations that prioritize the well-being of their employee population. Recognized because of commitment to workplace wellness and exceptional health and benefits offerings.
- 1st Place in 2022
- 1st Place in 2021
- 1st Place in 2020
Healthiest Employers Hall of Fame
Healthiest Employers® is a community of leaders dedicated to cultivating a more proactive approach to employee health benefits and wellbeing.
Better Business Bureau Torch Award
Winner for business ethics and integrity. Winner of Wisconsin’s most ethical business in 2011 and 2017.
MarshBerry Max Performer
MarshBerry member since 2000; one of the first agencies to attain a PhD in Agency Management. MarshBerry is a selective group of the industry’s top performing agencies in the U.S. MarshBerry Max Performer award, 2017.
2020 Well Workplace Platinum Award
Given by WELCOA, this award is given to organizations of ALL sizes. To date, The Starr Group is the only Platinum winner in Wisconsin; 2011-2022.
Wisconsin Best Practices Agency
Wisconsin Best Practices Agency since 2001 and a national Best Practices Agency since 2004. Best Practices is an elite group of insurance agencies recognized for operational excellence based on ability to maintain outstanding performance benchmarks in the areas of customer service, growth, stability, and financial management.
Best & Brightest Companies to Work For - Milwaukee
Milwaukee Winner 2016-2023
Best & Brightest Companies to Work For
National Winner 2018-2023; Top 101 in the Nation 2018-2023
Best & Brightest Companies to Work For
National Award for Wellness: 2018, 2019, 2020.
Milwaukee Business Journal’s Best Places to Work
Best Agencies to Work For
Among the the midwest agencies, named by the Insurance Journal, 2015, 2020.
Focus on the Future-True Colors honoree, awarded by MMAC for maintaining an employee-centric focus by maintaining the health and well-being of their workforce, 2020.
Reader Rankings from The Daily Reporter
1st in the Best Bonding and Insurance Firm category for 2020 through The Daily Reporter which covers Wisconsin Construction News. This is based upon reader rankings.
American Heart Association
Workplace Health Solutions Award Winner Gold 2009-2021.
Well Workplace Award
2011-2019. The Wellness Council of America considers The Starr Group to be among the nation’s leaders in corporate health, with a proven commitment to improving and maintaining the health and wellbeing of our most valuable assets: our employees.
Named one of the Milwaukee Area’s largest independent insurance agencies as submitted by The Business Journal, 1995-2022.
Future 50 list, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) and its Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE), 2014, 2016.
Talk of the Town
Customer Satisfaction Award, 2011-2014.
Wellness Champion, American Diabetes Association, 2015.
Governor’s Worksite Wellness Award
Awarded by Governor Scott Walker, 2015
Spectrum Award, consumer survey award, 2016-2017.
Healthiest Employers in Milwaukee, The Business Journal, 2011-2015.
“Pride in Premises” Award
Southeastern Chamber United in Business as sponsored by the Greenfield Beautification Committee, 1998-2019