“Chase excellence, success will follow.”

–Rajkumar Hirani, Director, Screenwriter & Film Editor

The “E” in The Starr Group core values mantra “I-PREACH” stands for “Excellence”. The people within our agency actively pursue excellence on a daily basis and on a number of different levels: continued education, community involvement, charity, and customer service. This drive for professional and personal excellence is evident in the numerous accolades The Starr Group has received throughout the years – and continues to receive. We can talk about excellence, but it is easier shown through our satisfied clients and our dedicated staff.

Browse through our “trophy case” to view the local and national awards bestowed upon The Starr Group. The Starr Group’s success would not be possible without our valued clients and the wonderful staff who serve them.

Trophy Case

A+ Rated Accredited Business by the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau. The BBB has determined that The Starr Group meets accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. The A+ rating represents the BBB’s opinion of how The Starr Group is likely to interact with its customers based on information obtained from public data sources.

2017 and 2011 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for business ethics and integrity; 2010 runner up.  Companies that demonstrate commitment to high ethical standards of behavior in the following categories: Management Practices, Customer/Vendor/Supplier/Shareholder Relations, Marketing/Advertising/Communications/Sales Practices, and Reputation within Industry and Community.

Member of MarshBerry since 2000. The Starr Group was one of the first agencies in the U.S. to attain a PHD in Agency Management. MarshBerry is a selective group comprised of the industry’s top performing agencies from across the United States.
Wisconsin Best Practices Agency since 2001 and IIABA Best Practices Agency since 2004.  Best Practices is an elite group of insurance agencies recognized for operational excellence.  We were chosen to be a Best Practices Agency based on our ability to maintain outstanding performance benchmarks in the areas of customer service, growth, stability, and financial management.
One of five Milwaukee companies chosen for a Well City case study, 2013-2015.  The Starr Group’s successful wellness program was selected as an example for growing the best-practice workplace wellness movement in the city.
One of the Milwaukee Area’s largest independent insurance agencies as submitted by The Business Journal 1995-2016.
2015 Insurance Journal Best Agencies to Work For in the Mid-West The Starr Group was honored for its variety of programs and benefits based on employee needs, community service, agency history, resources, and high employee job satisfaction.
2017, 2016, 2015 Milwaukee Business Journal’s Best Place to Work The Starr Group employees were survey as they rated the agency on 10 core areas of engagement: teamwork, retention, alignment with goals, trust with coworkers, individual contribution, manager effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, job satisfaction and benefits.
2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 First Place winner of The Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers in Milwaukee, 2011 runner up. The Starr Group has been honored for its wellness program because it encourages healthier lifestyles by giving individuals biometric, fitness, nutrition and other health-related educational advice. The Starr Group has an approach to care that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life.
2017 – Gold Level, 2016 – Silver Level; Awarded by the American Heart Association
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 Platinum Level, and 2009 Gold Level Fit-Friendly Company, awarded by the American Heart Association along with being recognized for Worksite and Community Innovation, 2015, 2011, 2010, 2009.
2018, Elite Award: Best of the Best – Small Business by the National Association for Business Resources.

2018, 2017, 2016 Milwaukee Best & Brightest Companies to Work For The Starr Group has been identified and honored as an organization committed to excellence in human resource practices and employee enrichment. The assessment was based on communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.
2015 Governor’s Worksite Wellness Award - Gold To receive this acknowledgement, The Starr Group has met the following criteria: Worksite Wellness Program in place, wellness planning/health education; Health screening, disease prevention and management; physical activity intervention; nutrition intervention; mental health/stress management; tobacco cessation; alcohol and drug policies; safety/injury prevention; and emergency medical response plan.
2017 – 1st Place! Best Comprehensive Wellness Program – Small Business; 2017 – 8th Place! National Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America; 2016 – 10th Place! National Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America; 2015, 2014 – 12th Place. The Starr Group met six critical dimensions of workplace wellness: culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, annual planning, communications and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analysis.
2015 American Diabetes Association Wellness Champion Companies that inspire and champion a culture of wellness and meeting criteria in nutrition and weight management, physical activity, and organizational wellbeing have an opportunity to be recognized by the American Diabetes Association as a Health Champion.
2016, 2014 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) and its Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE), named The Starr Group to its Future 50 list.
2017, 2016; Consumer Survey Award
2017, 2014, 2011 Well Workplace Award Winner by the Wellness Council of America. The Starr Group is considered to be among the nation’s leaders in corporate health along with proven commitment to improving and maintaining the health and wellbeing of one of our most valuable assets; our employees.
2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction award winner. The Starr Group was selected through a fair and balanced rating system that combined data collected from customer reviews, surveys, blogs, social networks, business-rating services, and other honors and accolades to determine the top consumer-rated businesses across the United States and Canada.
2013 and 2012 individual award winner of Milwaukee BizTimes Fittest Exec competition; finalist 2014, 2011, 2010, and 2009. Team winner 2013; finalist 2014, 2012.
2011 Winner of the Milwaukee BizTimes Bravo! Entrepreneur Award. This award is given to bold and dynamic company leaders in southeastern Wisconsin.
2011 Milwaukee BizTimes Corporate Wellness Award winner; finalist 2010 and 2009. Individual top executives were put through a five-part fitness assessment to measure endurance, strength, flexibility and body makeup. Before Team Events were established, participants could nominate their organization for the Corporate Wellness Award.
2011 Business of the Year awarded by the South Suburban Chamber; 2010 runner up.
1998 - 2015 “Pride in Premises” Award winner from the Southeastern Chamber United in Business as sponsored by the Greenfield Beautification Committee.
MetroParent’s Family Friendly Award Winning Company, 2008, 2007, 2006.