Johnson Insurance Services, the insurance branch of Johnson Financial Group, will open a new regional service center near Highway 20 and Interstate 94 in Racine in July. Johnson Insurance already has four regional Wisconsin service centers in Green Bay, Madison, Eau Claire and Janesville. The regional service centers offer commercial, casualty and property, and employee benefits services.
The new 10,500-square-foot facility will house 50 employees and also will have a large training and development center for the company’s associates, said Chris Lie, president and CEO. The new location will serve as a processing and service center for Johnson Insurance Services’ commercial property and casualty lines and employee benefits staff. "This location gives us access to the highway – we want our agents to be able to find one central spot to meet with their service reps," Lie said. "And our service people occasionally meet with clients."
Five to six of the 50 employees who will work in the new Racine service center will be new hires, Lie said. The remaining staff will be brought in from the company’s other centers in downtown Milwaukee and downtown Racine.