Acuity to hire 100 employees in 2020

Acuity headquarters
Acuity corporate headquarters in Sheboygan.

Last updated on November 7th, 2019 at 12:54 pm

Sheboygan-based Acuity plans to hire 100 employees during 2020 due to strong growth in its business, the company announced today.

The property and casualty insurer will hire staff across all areas of its operations, including processors, underwriters, programmers, technical support staff, analysts, claims professionals, loss control representatives, field staff and maintenance staff, according to a press release.

Adding staff is a response to the company’s pattern of growth as well as a need to invest in the company’s 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 rebuilding shattered lives, propelled by innovation, grounded in relationships,” Salzmann said.

As of June 2019, Acuity had 1,300 employees, about 1,000 of whom are based at the Sheboygan headquarters. The company has increased its staff by nearly 50 percent in seven years.

Acuity has grown throughout its operating territory and has doubled its top-line revenue in the past eight years, according to a press release. Acuity is now ranked the 60th largest property/casualty writer in the nation, according to a 2018 Best’s Review poll.

The company recently completed a $250 million expansion of its Sheboygan headquarters, increasing total building space to over 1.2 million square feet in anticipation of continued staff growth.

In addition, a 250,000-square-foot, 700-plus stall parking structure and a 41,000-square-foot recreation center featuring three multi-purpose courts and an indoor running track are under construction at the company’s headquarters, with completion scheduled for early 2021.

Acuity insures over 100,000 businesses, 300,000 commercial vehicles and nearly a half million homes and private passenger autos across 28 states.

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