Making a positive impact on the state’s economy and communities – Church Mutual named a Wisconsin 75 top private company

MERRILL, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Church Mutual Insurance Company has been named to the prestigious
Wisconsin 75 list of top private companies for 2016 by Deloitte US.

The annual Wisconsin 75 ranking and recognition program showcases the
economic contributions of the state’s largest privately and closely held
companies, which provide “a stable foundation during challenging times”
and “an engine for growth and innovation,” according to Deloitte.

Nominees for each year’s Wisconsin 75 awards must be headquartered in
Wisconsin, be privately or closely held and produce at least $50 million
in annual sales. Winners were recognized by Deloitte in a celebration
event held at Discovery World in Milwaukee and attended by some of the
state’s most prominent business leaders.

“Being named a Wisconsin 75 company highlights everything we are doing
right,” said Church Mutual’s President and CEO Rich Poirier. “We are
pleased and proud to be recognized as a company that is growing our
business through product innovation and excellent customer service — and
for having a positive effect on communities in Central Wisconsin and
elsewhere. This is what it means to be committed to the greater good in
every aspect of our business.”

“The focus on revenue highlights the financial impact that private
business has on the state,” said Kevin Root, Church Mutual’s senior vice
president of operations, “but annual sales is only part of the story.
Creating jobs, putting people to work and purchasing goods and services
from other local businesses all increase a company’s net impact. Our
deep involvement in Merrill strengthens the entire area as well as the
state, in multiple direct and indirect ways.”

Church Mutual has been based in Merrill, Wis., since it was founded in
1897. The company employs more than 800 in Wisconsin. Another 250
employees, primarily sales representatives and risk control
professionals, are located elsewhere throughout the country.

Angela Bailey, vice president of human resources for Church Mutual,
said, “All of our employees can be proud of this acknowledgement. We
would not have achieved this honor without their hard work and
commitment to our customers. Our company’s ability to attract and hire
the best talent is due in large part to the exceptional working
environment we have created here and the many amenities provided by the
surrounding community. We are an integral part of Merrill, as well as
the entire state of Wisconsin. We also play an important role in the
many communities across the United States where our employees live and

About Church Mutual Insurance Company

Church Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1897, offers specialized
insurance for religious organizations of all denominations, as well as
schools, camps, denominational offices and senior living facilities.
Church Mutual markets most lines of commercial property and liability
insurance, including multi-peril, workers’ compensation and commercial
auto insurance. Church Mutual holds the following honors:

  • A.M. Best Company “A (Excellent)” rating
  • 2016 Ward’s 50 Top Performing Property and Casualty Insurers
  • BenchmarkPortal Top 10 National Customer Service Center


Church Mutual Insurance Company
Dawn Bernatz
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(715) 539-4574