Acuity surpasses 1,000 employees

Sheboygan-based property and casualty insurer Acuity now has more than 1,000 employees for the first time in the company’s 90 year history.

The company has 1,000 independent agencies and operates in 22 states. It has $1 billion in annual revenue and manages more than $3 billion in assets.

“Because of ACUITY’s continued expansion, we have been able to provide rewarding jobs for more and more people across our 22-state operating territory,” said Joan Ravanelli Miller, general counsel/vice President – Human Resources. “From high school or college graduates seeking entry-level opportunity to experienced professionals looking to take on new challenges, ACUITY is an employer of choice in the insurance industry.”

More than 100 of those new employees were hired in the past 12 months. Acuity grew 14.4 percent in written premium revenue in 2013, making it the 65th largest property-casualty insurance firm in the country.

Acuity is in the process of building a $130 million, 240,000-square-foot expansion at its corporate headquarters in Sheboygan. It continues to hire staff across its operations.

“We are increasing our staff and expanding our headquarters not just to respond to our strong growth, but as an investment in our future,” said Ben Salzmann, Acuity president and chief executive officer. “We need to have all the resources in place to serve a growing customer base and to fulfill our mission of helping people rebuild shattered lives.”

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