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Here at Brightway, The Canty Agency, we’re committed to providing you the best insurance-buying experience possible. With our extensive selection of policies and providers to choose from, along with   unparalleled service after the sale, we make it insurance easy for you and focus on giving you peace of mind. 

Our team has more than 60 years of combined experience in the insurance industry, with more than 30 years of claims expertise. Here, we’re proud to be able to provide a level of guidance and perspective that few agencies can. If we can answer any questions about Home, Auto, Business or other types of insurance, stop by or give us a call.

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Steve Canty, ARM CIC
Steve Canty, ARM CIC Agency Owner

Steve Canty has over 35 years of insurance experience and is a regular speaker on contemporary insurance topics. He has also served 15 years as a senior claims executive for a national carrier. 

Steve is a Certified Insurance Counselor, which is held by only 1% of insurance agents nationwide. He is a graduate of Norwich University and is a U.S. Army veteran.

  • Steve Canty, ARM CIC
    Steve Canty, ARM CIC Agency Owner

    Steve Canty has over 35 years of insurance experience and is a regular speaker on contemporary insurance topics. He has also served 15 years as a senior claims executive for a national carrier. 

    Steve is a Certified Insurance Counselor, which is held by only 1% of insurance agents nationwide. He is a graduate of Norwich University and is a U.S. Army veteran.

    Steve Canty, ARM CIC Agency Owner
    Steve Canty, ARM CIC
    Steve Canty, ARM CIC Agency Owner

    Steve Canty has over 35 years of insurance experience and is a regular speaker on contemporary insurance topics. He has also served 15 years as a senior claims executive for a national carrier. 

    Steve is a Certified Insurance Counselor, which is held by only 1% of insurance agents nationwide. He is a graduate of Norwich University and is a U.S. Army veteran.

  • Rita  Canty, MBA
    Rita Canty, MBA Agency Owner

    Rita Canty is a Licensed General Lines Agent with more than 18 years of experience in financial services at Merrill Lynch and First American. Rita earned her BA from the University of North Carolina and MBA from the University of Phoenix. 

    Rita and Steve have three children and live in Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine.

    Rita Canty, MBA Agency Owner
    Rita  Canty, MBA
    Rita Canty, MBA Agency Owner

    Rita Canty is a Licensed General Lines Agent with more than 18 years of experience in financial services at Merrill Lynch and First American. Rita earned her BA from the University of North Carolina and MBA from the University of Phoenix. 

    Rita and Steve have three children and live in Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine.

  • Erika  Broom
    Erika Broom Lead Insurance Agent

    A life-long resident of North Florida, Erika’s passion for the insurance industry comes from a long family history in property insurance. With more than 12 years of insurance experience, her ability to learn about her customers’ and their needs earns her customers’ admiration, and the respect of her peers and colleagues.

    Since joining Brightway, The Canty Agency in 2013, Erika has been consistently recognized as a Top Producer in Northeast Florida. She has also received Jacksonville Magazine's Five-Star Auto/Home Insurance Professional Award. 

    Erika and her husband William live on Jacksonville's south side. They share a love of family, friends, reading and travel.

    Erika Broom Lead Insurance Agent
    Erika  Broom
    Erika Broom Lead Insurance Agent

    A life-long resident of North Florida, Erika’s passion for the insurance industry comes from a long family history in property insurance. With more than 12 years of insurance experience, her ability to learn about her customers’ and their needs earns her customers’ admiration, and the respect of her peers and colleagues.

    Since joining Brightway, The Canty Agency in 2013, Erika has been consistently recognized as a Top Producer in Northeast Florida. She has also received Jacksonville Magazine's Five-Star Auto/Home Insurance Professional Award. 

    Erika and her husband William live on Jacksonville's south side. They share a love of family, friends, reading and travel.

Yellow Sun Shine Our reputation says it all.


  • I've fostered a valuable relationship with Steve & Rita Canty and their team at Brightway Insurance for the past 7 years. It's easy to refer clients to a group that is knowledgeable about over 200 different Insurance options to help my borrowers. Each year, they've helped hundreds of my clients find the best homeowner's & flood Insurance policies to meet their needs. Their ability to handle the insurance part of the mortgage process makes my job easier, and my business more profitable.

    David, Senior Loan Officer, Jacksonville, FL

  • Steve and his team do a wonderful job with my own personal home insurance, keeping me informed of changes and always being available to answer my policy questions. The Canty Agency also is a valuable partner for my business at Bank of England. They provide exceptional customer service, education and care to our buyers. The Canty Agency has fantastic carriers, great customer service and their responsiveness is top notch.

    Troy S., Jacksonville Golf & Country, Jacksonville, FL

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Our Office

4765 Hodges Blvd Suite 9
Jacksonville, FL 32224

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Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday: By Appointment Only

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