SECURA Insurance Companies

Corporate Headquarters

A corporate headquarters design that prioritizes employee health & well-being. 

SECURA Insurance Companies (SECURA), anchored in Wisconsin, is a national leader in the realm of property and casualty insurance. SECURA's robust presence spanning 13 U.S. states delivers tailored insurance solutions to its diverse clientele. Boasting a legacy dating back to 1900, SECURA has garnered a reputation for its unwavering commitment to excellence, extending unparalleled service to its extensive network of 550 independent insurance agencies and policyholders alike.

Recognized for its financial prowess, SECURA proudly bears an A (Excellent) financial strength rating by A.M. Best, a testament to its steadfast ability to meet policyholder obligations. Notably, SECURA has earned a position among Ward’s Top 50 companies, praised for its exceptional financial performance and consistency over a commendable five-year span. Beyond its operational success, SECURA takes pride in cultivating a workplace culture that fosters growth, collaboration, and employee well-being.

As the organization rapidly grew, the space limitations of SECURA’s existing headquarters in Appleton, WI, became increasingly evident. Despite efforts to address the space constraints by leasing a satellite office, establishing regional locations, and implementing remote working arrangements, these only further fragmented the organization and exacerbated a feeling of disconnection among employees.

AEI provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), fire protection, information technology, audio-visual, and building performance engineering design, as well as Pivotal Lighting Design's architectural lighting services for SECURA's new multi-story 300,000 square-foot office and 200-acre corporate campus.


Neenah, WI


  • C.D. Smith Construction Inc. - General Contractor
  • Eppstein Uhen Architects, Inc. - Architect of Record

Building Size

300,000 square feet


  • 2021 Illumination Awards, Merit Award
  • 2020 Well Workplace Awards, Platinum
  • 2020 Great Place to Work—Certified

The building exterior offers outdoor seating, walking trails, and water features.

With an immediate capacity for 500 employees and a flexible design tailored for future expansion, the headquarters embodies adaptability and scalability, boasting ample space to accommodate 1,000 employees and making it the largest office building in the Village of Fox Crossing.

To cultivate a vibrant workplace culture and maintain its status as an employer of choice, the facility encompasses an array of employee amenities and support spaces, including the following:

  • Outdoor seating, scenic walking trails, and water features
  • Fitness center with a full gymnasium and locker room
  • Onsite medical and wellness clinic
  • Private offices and open workspaces
  • 44 conference rooms
  • Training rooms
  • Fully equipped print and mail center
  • Dining hall
  • Full-service kitchen and a café
  • Entertainment lounge
  • Commons and lounge areas
  • 5,000-square-foot data center
  • Central utility plant, with a mechanical yard, housing cooling towers, generators, and associated MEP equipment

The staircase connecting open workspaces, employee amenities, and support spaces.

energy savings

The 5,000 square foot data center integrating low-voltage solutions.

The dining hall with a full-service kitchen and café.

The headquarters’ design prioritizes employee wellness and places significant emphasis on sustainability and building performance. Demonstrating a commitment to environmental responsibility, SECURA’s new facility integrates green practices into the workspace, exemplified by a 26% reduction in energy over the code baseline model, and a solar panel field adjacent to the office, which is expected to meet over 15 percent of the facility’s energy needs.

of facility’s energy needs are fulfilled by solar panels
reduction in potable water use

With organizational culture and employee well-being at the forefront of SECURA's mind, the new corporate headquarters in Neenah, WI, incorporates numerous WELL Building principles, including the following:

  • Minimizing indoor air pollution
  • Increasing water accessibility and resilience
  • Utilizing natural light to enhance employee experience
  • Encouraging movement in everyday lives
  • Promoting community connectivity and team innovation

The inclusion of these principles enabled the new headquarters to achieve WELL Gold Certification and solidified SECURA as the first insurance company in Wisconsin to earn WELL Certification.

From the project’s inception, AEI conducted building performance assessments, including solar studies and energy modeling to ensure the facility’s design optimized building mass and orientation. Meanwhile, Pivotal Lighting Design leveraged advanced techniques, such as 3D visualizations, illuminance, and luminance calculations, to address daylight management and optimize natural light usage.

The fitness center with a full gymnasium and locker room.

A conference room equipped with presentation lighting, video conferencing capabilities, and dynamic scheduling.

AEI's engineering design encompasses a range of high-performance systems and sustainable features, including water reuse measures reducing potable water consumption by 25 percent via low-flow plumbing fixtures and kitchen equipment and selective landscaping that minimizes irrigation requirements.

Furthermore, AEI's technology services played a pivotal role in identifying and implementing innovative low-voltage solutions tailored for a mission-critical facility like SECURA’s new headquarters.

Technology designs included structured cabling, access control, video surveillance, audio-visual solutions, and various communication systems, ensuring seamless connectivity and security.

The comprehensive audio-visual design encompasses a variety of room types with differing levels of complexity, from huddle spaces to large conference rooms equipped with presentation, lighting control, dynamic scheduling, and video conferencing capabilities, catering to the diverse needs of the modern workplace.

The corridor looks into the dining hall and showcases the open-office design.

The central utility plant with a mechanical yard that houses cooling towers, generators, and associated MEP equipment.

SECURA's new corporate headquarters seamlessly blends corporate functionality, an employee-centric design, and sustainable practices. By placing equal emphasis on these elements, SECURA was rewarded with the WELL Platinum Workplace award by the Wellness Council of America, the Fortune Best Workplace for Millennials recognition, the esteemed Great Place to Work certification, and more – all underscoring SECURA's commitment to creating an exceptional workplace environment.

Explore SECURA's WELL Gold certification.

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