Vizance Adds Green Bay-based Hornick Insurance Services
Vizance recently announced that Green Bay-based Hornick Insurance Services, Inc. joined Vizance on January 1, 2020.
Founded in 1969, Hornick Insurance Services offers business insurance, home and auto insurance, farm insurance, and health insurance. Hornick Insurance Services will continue to operate under that name from its office location in Green Bay. The organization will offer its clients the same trusted advice and excellent service for which it has always been known, now backed by the broad resources of Vizance. Founder and owner Ken Hornick, along with other Hornick family members, will continue with the organization.
"We are excited to join one of the fastest-growing insurance agencies in the state, and to be able to provide additional tools and resources that are available with Vizance," said Ken Hornick, owner of Hornick Insurance Services. His daughter Luanna Hornick, who has been with Hornick Insurance Services for nearly 24 years and will continue to hold a significant role within the agency, added, "For over 50 years, we have been helping our clients manage risk with an extremely high level of service. By joining Vizance, we are pleased to be able to maintain this unprecedented level of customer service while increasing our service offerings."
Vizance, founded in 1978 and based in Hartland, Wisconsin, is a privately-held independent agency offering a broad portfolio of insurance, risk management, employee benefits, and financial service solutions for b
Brandy Enger Joins Vizance as Director of Personal Lines
We are pleased to announce that Brandy Enger has joined Vizance as Director of Personal Lines.
Since 1999, Enger has been employed with R&R Insurance Services, Inc., holding multiple leadership roles in their Personal Lines Division including Client Service Director and Private Client Executive. During her tenure, Brandy successfully executed multiple initiatives leading to increased revenue and improved profitability, while maintaining an intense focus on relationship building and growth. Brandy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and currently sits on WCTC's Business Management Advisory Board.
"I am excited to join a firm whose vision and values are so closely aligned with my own," said Enger. "Always looking forward, Vizance has positioned itself well for both short-term and long-term growth, while not losing sight of its vision to put its Associates first, and its clients permanently top of mind. I look forward to using my passion and experience to help expand that vision, while leading an immensely talented team of professionals in the personal insurance space."
Vizance Takes 2nd Place in “Best Places to Work” List
The Milwaukee Business Journal recently published their annual list of the “Best Places to Work”, and Vizance took 2nd place in the Medium Category. Thank you to our associates and clients who make Vizance a great place to work!
New Offices Open in Milwaukee and Oshkosh
Vizance opened two new locations this month.
The Milwaukee location is now open at 322 N. Broadway, on the 5th floor. This location in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward combines a historical building with brand-new construction on the top floor. The office is situated among a variety of shops and restaurants.
In Oshkosh, you can find us at 2935 Universal Court. This renovated office combines two previous locations into one bigger space. Located just a few minutes from I-41, we look forward to serving the Oshkosh community.
Fastest Growing Firms List Released
The Milwaukee Business Journal released its 2019 list of Fastest Growing Firms this week, and Vizance was honored to be included at #5. Read more at Vizance - Fastest Growing Firms 2019
Vizance Takes 1st Place in Top Workplaces Program
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel released its annual ranked list of Top Workplaces, based on surveys of employees of area businesses, and Vizance took 1st place in the category of employers with 50 - 150 associates. The list included 75 businesses in a variety of industries, and can be viewed here.
Vizance to Open New Location in Milwaukee’s Third Ward
Vizance recently announced that they will be opening a location in Milwaukee later this summer. They will occupy the fifth floor penthouse in the former Jennaro Bros. building at 322 N. Broadway in the Third Ward. The building has undergone extensive renovations.
“The Third Ward is an incredibly vibrant area, and we are excited to be part of the neighborhood,” said Vizance President Jeff Cardenas. “We believe that our company culture will be a natural fit in the area.”
Vizance has experienced exceptionally rapid growth over the past several years, and the Broadway location is projected to allow for continued future growth. “We intend to hire 30 people for the Third Ward location over the next three years,” said Cardenas. “Our strategic plan includes expansion through both organic growth and M&A activities, and we’re optimistic that this location will be a great fit for our organic growth goals.”
Vizance Adds Ripon Agency
Vizance is proud to announce that The Diedrich Agency is joining Vizance on January 1, 2019. The Diedrich Agency was founded in 1923, and specializes in business insurance, farm and crop insurance, home and auto insurance, employee benefits, and individual health insurance, including Medicare. The Diedrich Agency will continue to operate under the Diedrich name from its office locations in Ripon, Berlin, Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, and Green Lake. Agency Principals J. Drew Diedrich and Tobin Storzer will continue with the organization as owners of the new entity.
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Vizance Continues Its Growth with Addition of Kenosha Insurance Agency
Vizance has announced that Sparks Insurance has joined its agency. The combined organization will serve a geographic market stretching from Northern Illinois up through Northeastern Wisconsin.
Vizance, founded in 1978 and based in Hartland, is a privately-held independent agency offering a broad portfolio of insurance, risk management, employee benefits and financial service solutions for businesses and individuals. The agency has been named to the "Future 50" list three times, earning the "Master Mettle" recognition.
Founded in 1960, Sparks Insurance specializes in home, auto, life, health, and business insurance. Sparks Insurance will continue to operate under that name from its office location in Kenosha. The agency serves Kenosha, Racine, and Northern Illinois. Sparks Insurance President Lon Knoedler and Secretary/Treasurer Bonnie Knoedler, who have been the principals of the agency, will continue with the organization.
“We found a partner that meshes seamlessly with our philosophies, culture, and way of doing business. It's a win-win-win for our staff, our clients, and our company partners,” said Lon Knoedler.
Sparks Insurance will leverage the significant resources at Vizance to bring additional services such as safety, claims, risk management, and compliance services to its business clients.
We have been actively seeking to expand our services in the Racine and Kenosha areas, and we are pleased to partner with Sparks Insurance," said Vizance Presiden
Vizance Named to Fastest Growing Firms and Future 50 Lists
Vizance recently earned a place on the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Firms list for the fourth time. This year’s list was comprised of 21 companies that have shown high levels of growth over the previous three years.
Vizance also received the Future 50 Award from the MMAC (Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce). Companies receiving this award have demonstrated strong growth in revenue and employment and can win the award up to three times. This was Vizance’s third and final time winning the award.