Who We Are

Buska & Buska Insurance is your local agent
working with A++ Carriers. 

Serving You For 3 Generations

Buska & Buska Insurance Agency has been serving Central Wisconsin, including the Rothschild, Weston, Schofield, Mosinee, Kronenwetter, Merrill, and Wausau areas, since 1939. Our dedicated team of professionals takes great pride in being able to provide quality services to you, our valued customer.


  • 1st GENERATION Our grandfather Joseph Buska started the agency in his Mosinee home.
Welcome Joseph

  • 2nd GENERATION Our father Joseph joined the agency
Early 1960s
Agency Relocates

  • Agency relocates to 320 Forest St., Wausau, current site of the Wausau Center Mall.
Joseph Passes

  • Grandfather Joseph passed away
New Office

  • Agency relocates to current site at 903 Grand Ave., Rothschild
Welcome Cindy, Sue & Sandy

  • 3rd GENERATION Sisters Cindy, Sue, & Sandy joined the agency
Mid 1990s
Sue’s Departure

  • Sue started her own financial investment firm

Our Team of Experts

We’re your local insurance experts here to help you navigate your insurance options. 

Sandy Straub


Sandy Straub of Buska & Buska Insurance

Sandy joined the agency in 1988 and is the daughter of Joseph Buska Jr. She started working as a receptionist and later did the accounting for the agency. She continues to do the accounting as well as managing the office administration. She is also a licensed property and casualty agent and works with John in the commercial lines department. She will be happy to help you with your claims, changes, and certificates of insurance. In her spare time Sandy and her husband, Joel treasure the time they spend with their family.  Their two grandsons, Nash and Liam are the apple of their eye!

Cindy Newman


Cindy Newman of Buska & Buska Insurance

You could almost say Cindy was born into the family business. She started cleaning the agency’s offices at age 14 when they were located on Forest Street in Wausau. Shortly after high school she started on the insurance side in 1980 helping with filing, clerical duties and claims. She eventually went into sales, building her book of business over the years. Cindy is licensed in property and casualty, health and life. She took insurance and marketing classes through NTC, company and on-line classes. She primarily works with her current clients and with referrals, customizing policies for each individual’s needs. Cindy’s faith is very important to her. She loves her church home, listening to Christian music and going to concerts, painting and decorating and spending time with her family. She has formed many friendships over the past 35 years and truly cares for her clients. She can attest to the Buska motto of “we don’t sleep soundly at night until you do.” 

John R. Kasmerchak

Commercial Agent

John "Kaz" Kasmerchak of Buska & Buska Insurance

My friends and clients call me “Kaz.” I have been employed by Buska & Buska Insurance since 1990. I primarily work with businesses and farmers to fulfill their insurance needs. I also sell life insurance. I have been married to my wife, Donna, for the past 32 years. We have two children, Sarah and Chase, whom I’m immensely proud of. I’m also a dad to a cat named Lars. I adore my two granddaughters “Sweet Pea” and “Schatzey” and I babysit them every chance I can get. In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering with local civic organizations and watching sports.

Get In Touch

Our customers are priority number one. If you have questions about personal or business insurance we would love to hear from you.

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(715) 359-9401