Brian Walker ~ Leave No Stone Unturned

From the floor to the ceiling rises a wall of awards and accolades, the 2-time Small Business of the...

Brian WalkerFrom the floor to the ceiling rises a wall of awards and accolades, the 2-time Small Business of the Year, 3-time Farmers Insurance Agent of the Year, as well as a signed, personalized photo of George and Laura Bush, behind the desk of his office. Monumental, the wall represents many of the achievements of Brian Walker, a Farmers Insurance Agent based in Menifee, but what it truly represents is that Brian hasn’t found a challenge he couldn’t tackle.

Most people who know Brian wonder how he has time to actually work. Being a Past-President of the Lions Club (which during his tenure the club attained a “Five Star” award), Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce, and subsequently becoming Chairman of the Board, a member of the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce and the Temecula Chamber of Commerce, would be more than enough for most business owners. But Brian seems to have the energy of 6 men, and is a member of the Valley Young Professionals in Temecula, a member of Business Networking International (BNI) and Toastmasters. His position as Chapter Counselor for the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at Cal State San Bernardino, and Treasurer for the Alumni Board are also on his list of obligations, but certainly those that he holds close to his heart for his Alma Mater. “It’s all about scheduling. . .” Brian says as he drifts off with a smile.

Recently, I sat down with Brian. “Hard work pays off. Take care of the beginning, and the end will take care of itself, and I believe it’s all a matter of being organized and efficient. My staff and I are a very good team, and I am very happy to have them, mostly because they keep me on track. When a client calls, I want them to get a call back that day, and we follow up, follow up, follow up until their concerns are met. Servicing our clients needs is the most crucial aspect to our business, and we take that seriously here.”

Jennifer Walker, Brian’s patient wife and TaeKwonDo instructor, teaches at the studio next to Brian’s office. Jennifer picks up their two children from school, Riley age 10, and Adilynn age 6, and takes them to the studio to train after school. TaeKwonDo is a family sport for the Walkers; Jennifer is a 3rd Degree Black Belt, as is Brian, hopefully soon to be a 4th Degree when he tests soon. But the family spends most of their family time engaged in the kid’s hockey. Driving to Riverside three times a week, the family enjoys the drives and the precious time together. But Brian cherishes his time in the mornings driving the children to school, as well as the time he spends playing video games with his son. Brian is looking forward to this summer, when he will be coaching his son’s basketaball team.

Independent by nature, Brian has spent most of his life setting goals and attaining them. “Now, I’m really content in the moment I’m in.” His independent nature leads him to leisure activities such as motorcycling and running, activities he can enjoy in solitary.

Brian has completed 9 marathons, and in a recent 10K came in 2nd in his age category, 10th overall. Being an Independent Contractor for Farmers Insurance is a natural step for him, as his determination and self-motivation are all he needs to be a success. &