Phone · 630-778-7000

WAUKESHA, WI · 262-737-8990

About Us

Since 1990, Benchmark Management Group has been committed to providing timely and professional service in the handling of your specialty and surplus lines needs. As a managing general agent and wholesale broker we believe we have the solutions that fit the smallest commercial and/or personal lines account to the largest commercial enterprises.

We have binding facilities with authorization to quote, bind and issue policies for Property and General Liability. Companies we represent are "A-" rated or better by A.M. Best Company. We also have access to a wide variety of other markets that provide a basis for meeting the needs of the independent agent. Please refer to Markets for a listing of insurance carriers with whom we trade and place coverage.

Back in January 2008, Benchmark Management Group purchased Specialty Lines Underwriters and we felt strongly that the names of both companies should remain intact. While the majority of our clients had always known us as Benchmark Management Group, some clearly identified with Specialty Lines Underwriters. We have always worked as one company and one team serving our retail partners' E&S and Specialty needs.

After 10 years, and all the dramatic changes in how our industry conducts business, we rededicated ourselves to the name that we chose over 25 years ago. Our goal has always been to be THE benchmark and to set the standard for excellence when it comes to your E&S wholesale and Managing General Agent needs, and in today's marketplace that means faster, easier, uncomplicated and cleaner is better. In conjunction with this, we are aligning our focus and core values, once again, under the Benchmark Management Group banner.

Our core values have always been:

  • Clients first
  • Relationships matter
  • Be open, honest and constructive
  • Accountability: demand excellence of ourselves and each other
  • Act like owners

So, what is a benchmark? A benchmark is a standard, or a set of standards, used as a point of reference for evaluating performance or level of quality. Benchmarks may be drawn from a firm's own experience, or from the experience of other firms in an industry.

We accept submissions on Acord applications. Specialty or supplemental applications can be provided upon request, or are available on our Applications page. Miscellaneous Professional, EPLI, and D&O generally require their own specialty application. We can work from another carrier's application, provided it is not a short form renewal application.

With diverse backgrounds and experience, our staff is ready to serve your agency. We remain committed to your success. We want to earn your business and remain your wholesaler of choice! We look forward to working with you. Thank you for choosing Benchmark Management Group.

Tim Makowski, President

Shawn Makowski, Vice President