Member Spotlight: Freddie Johnston of Holmes Murphy & Associates – OE Clayton, MO

The Spotlight’s on Freddie Johnston of Holmes Murphy & Associates in Clayton, MO

Are you a dreamer, risk-taker or doer? 

I consider myself a doer … but a doer with vision. I am hired to solve problems for my clients, but to stay relevant I must always be thinking about that client’s future needs and their solutions.

As fellow entrepreneurs, we would enjoy hearing a bit about your business. 

Holmes Murphy & Associates is a commercial insurance brokerage firm. I am unique in that I am positioned with two other business partners in a “sub pod specialization“ purely focused on the petroleum wholesale and convenience store Industries, stretching from Hawaii to New York and everywhere in between. We do everything from compliance and regulatory issues to insurance and risk management.

Many of our readers may be able to use your service. Can you describe your typical client?  

Our typical client owns C-stores, or works in fuel transportation or distribution, lubricant sales, or liquid petroleum. These are privately held, typically family-perpetuating organizations.

Tell us your top tip for success.

Have a plan everyday… but be flexible enough to roll with the punches.

How has Office Evolution helped your business? 

I love the flexibility and freedom that OE offers. I keep some weird hours with my traveling, yet I know I can always come in and get things accomplished to be ready for my next meeting or trip. I have always appreciated how accommodating the entire team at OE has been for me! That was especially important during COVID as my business had never been crazier and office time was paramount for calls and Zoom meetings.

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