About The Plexus Groupe

The Plexus Groupe is an independent, privately owned national insurance brokerage and consulting firm, headquartered in Deer Park, Illinois and with offices in Chicago, Dallas and Oklahoma City. The company provides risk management consulting, insurance brokerage and value added services to a wide range of commercial enterprises, including multinational corporations. Services include property & casualty insurance, employee benefits, retirement planning, technology solutions, personal lines insurance, as well as mergers & acquisitions.

The Plexus Groupe is committed to providing innovative and creative risk transfer solutions, preeminent service and professional excellence in all of our business relationships. Our mission is to help our clients thrive as they grow and expand their businesses. We enable them to protect their employees and physical assets through efficient and customized risk management programs.

To meet our service objectives, we embrace communication and collaboration with our clients and business partners. We do this in an environment that encourages innovation, initiative and execution as the cornerstones of superior client service.

We take pride in nurturing loyal and lasting relationships that evolve in sync with our clients’ changing aspirations and needs. Our foundation is built upon the principles of providing personalized service and quality solutions to our clients. Our teams of dedicated and talented industry professionals bring these principles to life every day. It is this simple formula that positions The Plexus Groupe as a premiere boutique risk management and insurance brokerage firm today and into the 21st century.

We are proud of who we are and how we’re growing. Here is a quick snapshot of The Plexus Groupe:

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Our Core Values

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Can a team of people working across different offices and in different practice areas band together to pioneer new experiences and transform an industry?

Can one company raise the standard for both its industry and business everywhere?

At The Plexus Groupe, we say YES.

We believe in doing the right thing, the right way, and our core values never lead us astray.

AT THE PLEXUS GROUPE,

WE STAND FOR QUALITY.

WE STAND FOR VALUE.

WE STAND FOR PERFORMANCE.

WE STAND FOR ACCOUNTABLE, HONORABLE, DILIGENT SERVICE.

WE STAND FOR RESULTS.


The Plexus Edge: Groupe Approach

1. PEOPLE FIRST

WE BUILD AND PROTECT RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE MORE VALUABLE THAN REVENUES.

2. VALUE FOCUS

WE SERVE THE CLIENT AND THEIR BUSINESS, NOT SIMPLY THE ACCOUNT.

3. REAL LEADERSHIP

WE ALWAYS PROVIDE STEWARDSHIP, STRATEGY, AND FLAWLESS EXECUTION.

4. TRUE TEAM

WE EMBRACE A TEAM APPROACH THAT OPERATES WITH TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND TOTAL SERVICE.

5. STRAIGHT TALK

WE COMMIT TO DIRECT, PROACTIVE COMMUNICATION AS THE HIGHEST FORM OF CLIENT SERVICE AND RESPECT.


History

Interact with our timeline to see how we’ve grown.


The Plexus Groupe is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Gala since 2016.

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EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The Plexus Groupe is proud to continually be a Platinum Sponsor of this program that makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.


The Plexus Groupe Culture Thrives On Fun

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TEAM BUILDING

Each year, all associates from The Plexus Groupe gather for an annual off-site Team Building event. For two days, we turn away from our computers and turn our attention toward the shared goals our organization has set for the coming year. It is a chance for us to strengthen our bonds with colleagues and to reaffirm our core values.

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In many ways, Team Building is a jumping-off point for the rest of our year. We return to work refreshed and ready to apply everything we have learned.

Team Building is one example of our culture of collaboration.

But other examples are evident daily. Spend a little time at any of our four offices, and you will see and hear what we mean. Walk around our offices and you will see colleagues huddled with one another innovating customized solutions for our clients.

The culture of collaboration shows up in other ways, too. It is the feeling of being comfortable asking your colleague a question — and knowing you will get a quick answer, without judgment. The only wrong questions at The Plexus Groupe are the ones never asked.

The Plexus Groupe’s culture of collaboration is evident when a colleague steps up to help you finish a presentation, or when team members pitch-in to make a tight deadline. Or maybe it will be when you notice a colleague quietly picking up a stray gum wrapper or wiping up a few stray drops of coffee on the counter in our kitchen.

At The Plexus Groupe, we are one team and we work together to get it right, right away.


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Culture Club

You name it and The Plexus Groupe’s Culture Clubs are doing it. The firm’s social, philanthropic and wellness committees merged in 2017 to officially become the Culture Club, an associate-run group devoted to a fulfilling workplace culture.

Each office has its own Culture Club and meet regularly to plan fun and meaningful events each month.

Some of our annual Culture Club events include ice cream socials; bowling; sports outings; golf; celebrations for Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco De Mayo; bags tournaments; white elephant holiday gift exchanges; charitable drives for toys, food and books; and even a trip to Feed My Starving Children to pack meals.

The Plexus Groupe’s Deer Park office Bags Tournament winners (from left to right): in second place, Matt Fajnor, Geoff Isaac; champions Mike Mann and Dave Demas; and third place finalists Beth Stockert and Debbie Burke.

The Plexus Groupe’s Deer Park office Bags Tournament winners (from left to right): in second place, Matt Fajnor, Geoff Isaac; champions Mike Mann and Dave Demas; and third place finalists Beth Stockert and Debbie Burke.


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Client Appreciation

Every August, The Plexus Groupe hosts a Client Appreciation event. For the past few years, the event has been held on the Odyssey yacht docked at Navy Pier in downtown Chicago. With Chicago’s iconic skyline in the background, clients, carrier representatives and associates from The Plexus Groupe spend a sunny afternoon on Lake Michigan watching jets practicing for the Air and Water Show overhead. Everyone eats too much, laughs too hard and has enough fun to last them until next year. Below are just a few photos from this year’s Client Appreciation event.


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Groupe™ Gatherings

In addition to our Team Building and Client Appreciation events, The Plexus Groupe hosts many gatherings throughout the year. In February, the firm hosts an annual Oscars party where associates are presented with awards for their hard work and expertise. The Plexus Groupe also hosts a picnic every summer for associates working in Deer Park and Chicago.

Check out the gallery below for this year’s fun picnic photos.


Awards

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Few things make The Plexus Groupe prouder than its long-standing recognition as having the Best Practices and being one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance.

In each of the last eight years, The Plexus Groupe has received this honor from Business Insurance and Best Companies Group.

The Best Places to Work in Insurance award recognizes insurance companies for excellence in employee engagement and satisfaction. To be considered, a firm’s employee benefits are reviewed, as are the results of a voluntary, confidential survey taken by employees on the firm’s corporate culture, with employee satisfaction 50 percent of the judging criteria.

Ultimately, the Best Places to Work in Insurance award is a credit to our associates. This is their workplace, their culture.

And they have made The Plexus Groupe a perennial award-winner. We are proud of who they are, their impeccable service to our clients and their loyalty to The Plexus Groupe, which they make better daily with their spirit of innovation and dedication.

We are also incredibly proud of being named a 2018 IIABA Best Practices Agency and Top 50 Large-Group Employee Benefit Brokerages in the US in 2014. 


Recognition

The Plexus Groupe believes a healthy workplace is a happy workplace. We don’t just value the health of our clients, the health of our associates is never far from our minds.

Our firm offers a multitude of wellness programs like walking initiatives and fitness challenges at each office; fruit, vegetables and nuts served daily; hot and iced tea, water and flavored/sparkling water provided at all offices; health screenings; fit fundraising events; free flu shots; standing desks and even a walking station, and so much more.

And our efforts have paid off.

We are healthier than ever and recently recognized by the American Heart Association for being a healthy workplace.

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The Plexus Groupe believes in giving back to make the world a better place.

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Andrews Serves 19 years on ACS Board

Producer Mitchell Andrews has spent the last 19 years as a board member of the executive committee for the Chicago Select Golf Invitational, an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society.

“Cancer has affected a lot of people in my life and this is my way of helping find a cure,” Andrews said. “I am proud to serve on this ACS board and help raise vital funds for a cure.”

OUr Associates turn their passion to action to fuel philanthropic initiatives at The Plexus Groupe.

Whenever they can, our associates show up with love, support, elbow grease and money to help local charities throughout the year. Here are a few of our favorites: