Who We Are

The Liberty Company is a producer-focused, family-owned, and fiercely independent insurance services firm founded in 1987 by Chairman and CEO Bill Johnson. Licensed to operate in all 50 states, Liberty has grown consistently and, in recent years, exponentially by attracting talented and entrepreneurial people into an energetic and collaborative culture which focuses on our colleague’s happiness, well-being, and growth. Liberty has expanded nationally by partnering with agency owners and experienced producers who fit our culture, are driven by our mission of Promoting Peace of Mind with Great Care and demonstrate our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Caring, Kindness, Fairness, Teamwork, Good Feelings and Fun!

Liberty has consistently been recognized as one of the most dynamic, fastest growing companies as well as one of the best places to work in the insurance industry. Recent recognition includes Agency of the Year by Property Casualty 360 as well as best places to work recognition from Insurance Journal, Insurance Business America, the Los Angeles Business Journal, and others. The Liberty Company was recently recognized as the #1 Fastest Growing Privately Held Insurance Broker in the U.S. by the Hales Report and has been recognized for its rapid growth by Inc., and The Los Angeles Business Journal.

Liberty aims to create value and provide a positive experience for all stakeholders by managing client risks with great care, treating people with kindness, conducting business with integrity, and putting our producers and their customers ahead of short-term profit. As a company, we embrace diversity, change and welcome new voices as the best way to thrive and grow.

Liberty’s Principles

These are the foundational statements that guide our actions and decisions on a daily basis. They are as follows:


  • Culture is a feeling.
  • Remember to do your JOB – JOY OF BEING. Our intention is to create good feelings inside ourselves each day and then share those good feelings with others.
  • We are here to give service to all the members of our Liberty community.
  • We cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit!
  • Remember that in great partnerships, consideration, and generosity are more important than money.


  • Everyone can be a leader at Liberty by simply embodying our Mission, Core Values and Principles every day.
  • We practice Servant Leadership. Have a mentor, be a mentor.
  • Leadership is not given, it’s taken.
  • When you give your best, you get the best.
  • We assist our leaders to climb the five levels of leadership:
  1. Position (being given a title)
  2. Permission (leading by earning peoples respect and affection)
  3. Production (leading a team to achieving challenging goals while still maintaining their respect and affection)
  4. People development (developing other leaders)
  5. The Pinnacle (developing leaders who can develop leaders)

The Process

  • We strive to utilize and maximize each person’s HABU (Highest And Best Use).
  • Foster curiosity – ask the questions that will lead us to greatness.
  • Identify the problem – focus on the solution.
  • Build the organization around goals rather than tasks.
  • Do what you set out to do – don’t lower the bar.
  • We are an idea meritocracy – the best idea wins!
  • Tend your garden every day – with love.

Philosophy and The Journey

  • Practice Gratitude every day.
  • Our practice is built on a goal of EXCELLENCE achieved through DAILY IMPROVEMENT.
  • We challenge limiting beliefs daily – anything is possible!
  • We are passionate about our business – our work is a creative endeavor!
  • Feed your mind to rise up! Read, learn and educate yourself EVERY DAY.
  • Practice Basic Goodness. Utilize Windhorse – achieving success effortlessly through acting virtuously.
  • We do it for the FUN of it! Ring the bell!

Our People

  • Integrity is everything.
  • We strive for Meaningful Work and Meaningful Relationships.
  • Hire people you want to spend your life with – Combining Friendship, Business and Integrity is something to be embraced, not feared.
  • We practice Radical Truth and Radical Transparency – don’t hide your observations about people – but give them with kindness.

A Word From Our CEO

Between 2 Bells (Two)

Liberty Action News Networks long anticipated show Between Two Bells. Starring none other than Liberty’s own Kip Tryon! Take two.

A Few Thoughts on the Current Situation

I wanted to send a note of appreciation to everyone who has been pulling together with such great attitudes and showing our core during this challenging time.

Getting to Joy

I often like to remind people to remember to do their JOB each day, which stands for Joy of Being. But the question remains, how do you get to joy?

Remember to Do Your JOB

Just a quick reminder to do your JOB today! JOB = Joy Of Being. Just follow these three easy steps.


Kindness is a lifestyle. It’s a very good thing to make another person feel good. But being kind is also very good for you.

Leading with Love

When it comes to leadership, I believe that love is typically a underutilized virtue but also potentially its most powerful.

Magical Alchemy

You may not realize it but you are an Alchemist – everyone is. Each of us finds ourselves having a certain set of circumstances in life…

Opening the Heart

A few things to remember on this day: life is beautiful, your existence is a miracle, and we are all swimming in blessings.

The Stories We Tell

I wanted to share a few thoughts which have come about as a result of some conversations I’ve had with people from different corners of my life…

Our Culture In Action

Between 2 Bells (Two)

Liberty Action News Networks long anticipated show Between Two Bells. Starring none other than Liberty’s own Kip Tryon! Take two.

2020 Holiday Party (Video)

The greatest company holiday party in the world.

Pickett on Piano, Again (Video)

Let our Vice Chairman, Jerry Pickett, serenade you with his piano. Again.

Good Morning Liberty (Video)

A compilation video of our Chairman, Bill Johnson’s, morning routine.

Pickett on Piano (Video)

Let our Vice Chairman, Jerry Pickett, serenade you with his piano.

Between 2 Bells (One)

Meet the man, the myth, the legend! Bill Johnson is the first guest on Liberty Action News Networks long anticipated show Between Two Bells. Starring none other than Liberty’s own Kip Tryon!

#1 Fastest Growing Privately-Held Insurance Brokerage in the U.S.

- The Hales Report Top 100, 2022


Awards & Accolades

Here are some of our recent awards and accolades:

2023Southeast List of The Fastest-Growing Private Companies in AmericaInc. Regionals
2022, 2021, 2020, 2019#1 Fastest Growing Privately-Held Insurance Brokerage in the U.S.The Hales Report
2022, 2021, 2020Fastest Growing Private Companies ListSan Fernando Business Journal
2022Top 50 Personal Lines Retail Agencies Insurance Journal
2022Power Partner AwardsInc.
2022, 2021, 2020Best Agency to Work For - West Award Insurance Journal
20225-Star Brokerages in California Insurance Business America
2022, 2021, 2020Top Insurance EmployerInsurance Business America
2022, 2021, 2020America's Fastest Growing Private Companies Inc. 5000
2022, 2021, 2020Top 100 Brokers of U.S. Business Business Insurance
2022Exceptional Customer Service Hanover's President Club
2022Elite Producer Designation for both Personal and Commercial InsuranceChubb Cornerstone
2022Fast Brokerage Insurance Business America
2022, 2021, 2020, 2019100 Fastest Growing Private Companies Los Angeles Business Journal
2021, 2020, 2019, 2018Best Places to WorkLos Angeles Business Journal
2021Top 250 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in California Inc. 5000 Regionals
2021, 2020Top 100 P/C Agency Insurance Journal
202130 Great Places to WorkCIO Bulletin
2021Agency of The Year Vertafore
2021Best in Business Inc.
2021, 2020Best Work Places Inc.
2021Best Companies of the Year The CXO Fortune
20215-Star Brokerages Insurance Business America
2021, 2020Best Places to Work Business Insurance
2021, 2020Fastest Growing Private CompaniesBusiness Insurance
2021America's Fastest Growing Companies Financial Times
2021, 2020Top Insurance Brokerage Firms Los Angeles Business Journal
2021Largest Private Companies Los Angeles Business Journal
2021, 2020Best Places to Work Orange County Business Journal
2021Best P&C Insurance Workplaces PropertyCasualty360
2021, 2020Agency of the Year Award PropertyCasualty360
2021Top Insurance Brokerage Firms San Fernando Valley Business Journal
2021Top 50 Most Admired Companies to Watch The CEO Views
2021, 2020Best Places to Work (Bay Area) San Francisco Business Times
2021, 2020U.S. Insurance Broker Team of the Year Business Insurance
2021, 2020Break Out AwardsBusiness Insurance
202050 Best Places to Work The Silicon Review
2020Fastest Growing Brokers List Business Insurance
2020Top Global Awards Insurance Business America

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