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OneDigital Welcomes Leap Carpenter Kemps in California

Firm Continues Rapid Expansion with the Largest California P&C Acquisition in the West Region

ATLANTA, GA – June 20, 2023 – OneDigital, the nation’s leading insurance brokerage, financial services and HR consulting firm, has acquired Leap Carpenter Kemps (“LCK”) in Merced, CA.

Founded in 1947 by Ed Leap, LCK grew and established itself as Merced County’s largest independent insurance agency. LCK, currently led by Michael J. Carpenter, will join forces with the existing California team to provide business risk management, personal insurance services, group captive insurance, employee benefits, and life and health insurance. LCK’s over 4,000 business and personal clients will join more than 100,000 employers and millions of individuals who rely on the OneDigital team for counsel and access to fully integrated worksite products and services.

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Mike Carpenter and many of the incredible people at Leap Carpenter Kemps for almost ten years and I’m so excited to welcome this team to the OneDigital family. This represents our first large-scale commercial insurance broker presence in California as well as our expansion into the Central Valley. We're looking forward to doing great things with their team!
Jeff Fallick, Regional Managing Principal, West Region - OneDigital

We’re proud of the successes we have accomplished in reducing the risks and costs to our valued clients. OneDigital shares our personal-touch approach in how we support our clients and employees and we’re excited to join forces to deliver on our mutual mission to everyone we serve.”
— Michael J. Carpenter, President – Leap Carpenter Kemps

With LCK as a part of the OneDigital platform, it provides the firm with a targeted opportunity to integrate property & casualty services into the suite of offerings for thousands of businesses. Similarly, the partnership with OneDigital will increase LCK’s access to national P&C resources while enhancing its workforce solutions to include HR, financial services, and employee benefit solutions to better serve its current and future clients.

About OneDigital

OneDigital’s team of fierce advocates helps businesses and individuals achieve their aspirations of health, success and financial security. Our insurance, financial services and HR platform provides personalized, tech-enabled solutions for a contemporary work-life experience. Nationally recognized for our culture of caring, OneDigital’s teams enable employers and individuals to do their best work and live their best lives. More than 75,000 employers and millions of individuals rely on our teams for counsel and access to fully integrated worksite products and services and the retirement and wealth management advice provided through OneDigital Investment Advisors. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Atlanta, OneDigital maintains offices in most major markets across the nation. For more information, visit

About Leap Carpenter Kemps

Leap Carpenter Kemps was established in 1947 by Ed Leap. Throughout the years, partners Bob Carpenter and Mike Kemps have continued the tradition of personal customer service and integrity that was established over a half century ago. The team is comprised of industry experts with years of experience developing comprehensive risk management plans that protect their clients’ interests. To learn more, visit