“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 Business Journal’s “Best Place to Work in the Midwest”, and the Business Journal’s “Healthiest Employer”, 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

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:

  1. We are a family run or owned business;

  2. We are committed to creating a legacy for our family;

  3. Values, ethics and faith drive our decisions;

  4. 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.

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Better Business Bureau Torch Award

Winner for business ethics and integrity. Winner of Wisconsin’s most ethical business in 2011 and 2017.

BBB Accredited Business vert

Wisconsin Better Business Bureau

A+ Rated Accredited Business.

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.

WELCOA Platinum Award

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.

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.

MKE Best and Brightest

Best & Brightest Companies to Work For - Milwaukee

Milwaukee Winner 2016-2021

Best & Brightest Top 101 in the Nation

Best & Brightest Companies to Work For

National Winner 2018-2021; Top 101 in the Nation 2018, 2020, 2021

National Best and Brightest in Wellness

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.

Healthiest Employers in Wisconsin

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 2021
  • 1st Place in 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.

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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.

Healthiest 100 in America

Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America

Top 100 in the nation:

  • 51st in the nation in 2021
  • 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

American Heart Association

Workplace Health Achievement Gold Award; 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

AHA Silver Workplace Health Award

American Heart Association

Workplace Health Achievement Silver Award 2016.

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, 1995-2020.

Future 50 list, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) and its Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE), 2014, 2016.

Spectrum Award, consumer survey award, 2016-2017.

Fit-Friendly Company award, American Heart Association; recognized for Worksite & Community Innovation, 2009-2016.

Wellness Champion, American Diabetes Association, 2015.

Governor’s Worksite Wellness Award

Awarded by Governor Scott Walker, 2015

Healthiest Employers in Milwaukee, The Business Journal, 2011-2015.

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Talk of the Town

Customer Satisfaction Award, 2011-2014.

South Suburban Chamber of Commerce

“Pride in Premises” Award

Southeastern Chamber United in Business as sponsored by the Greenfield Beautification Committee, 1998-2019


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