Three of Western New York’s top Insurance and Financial agencies have announced a business merge, effective July 1, 2020. Emerling Agency, LLC, Floss Agency, Inc. and M. F. Murphy Insurance, Inc. will now be known as Emerling, Floss, Murphy & Associates, LLC.
This new venture will operate out of two locations. The Barone Building, 9092 Main Street in Clarence, where Emerling Agency, LLC has been operating from since 2016, will be the Corporate Headquarters. This location will be welcoming the employees that formerly operated from Floss Insurance Agency on Transit Road in East Amherst.
There will be a second location at the M.F. Murphy Insurance Agency building, 111 Pine Street in Lockport, NY where Mary Murphy and her staff will continue to operate.
All three agencies have a robust history through their founding members, including Norm and Nancy Emerling from the Emerling Agency, Senator Walter Floss from the Floss Agency, and Matthew J Murphy from Murphy Insurance Agency. All three agencies had continued success through their posterities, which included the late Paul Barone at the Emerling Agency, George Emerling, Scott Medole, and Mark Medole. Joseph Floss took over the reins from Walter and became President of Floss Agency in 1987. Third generation owner of Murphy Insurance, Mary Murphy, is the daughter of the late Donald Murphy.
With the merge of the companies, the next generation of success has come aboard, including Dustin Emerling, Sonny Graff, and Jayce Wallace – all of whom are taking proactive leadership roles with the new company.
“By combining our experience and expertise, this merge gives our clients expanded resources and more competitive insurance products,” says Joe Floss, President of Emerling, Floss, Murphy & Associates. “The merge was part of our efforts to take the service to the next level.”
Mary Murphy, partner and primary operator at the Lockport Branch brings history that dates back to 1925.
“This new company brings a combined total of over 200 years of insurance experience,” says Mary Murphy, Partner at Emerling, Floss, Murphy & Associates. “This is not only great for us, but also for the clients we serve.”
Emerling, Floss, Murphy & Associates are also proud members of the EMS Group, which is an independent insurance agency formed in 1995, expanding resources, and competitive advantages even further. Other members of this group include Stahlka Agency, Inc., and McMahon Agency, Inc.
The merge also brings a powerful force of already very active community leaders – above and beyond the associations in the insurance world.
“Being an active and impactful member of the Western New York Community has been a philosophy for all of us since day one,” says George Emerling, who is particularly active with the Clarence Rotary Club, including Past-President, Treasurer and active member of the Clarence Rotary Foundation. “It gives us a better understanding of the people we serve.”
With that, the partners also share similar philosophies in business – success comes from outstanding service to their clients. EFM&A is here to help their clients see protection and prosperity through quality insurance, reasonable prices, and a partnership that will help you see success.