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Nicholas Ward
Nicholas Ward Agency Owner

Born and raised in Gainesville, Nick attended the University of North Florida where he earned his degree in Business Management and Logistics. He joined Brightway in 2010, specializing in Home and Auto insurance, helping to develop plans for coverage that meets our customers’ current and future needs. He enjoys basketball, U.F. sports and spending time with family and friends.

  • Nicholas Ward
    Nicholas Ward Agency Owner

    Born and raised in Gainesville, Nick attended the University of North Florida where he earned his degree in Business Management and Logistics. He joined Brightway in 2010, specializing in Home and Auto insurance, helping to develop plans for coverage that meets our customers’ current and future needs. He enjoys basketball, U.F. sports and spending time with family and friends.

    Nicholas Ward Agency Owner
    Nicholas Ward
    Nicholas Ward Agency Owner

    Born and raised in Gainesville, Nick attended the University of North Florida where he earned his degree in Business Management and Logistics. He joined Brightway in 2010, specializing in Home and Auto insurance, helping to develop plans for coverage that meets our customers’ current and future needs. He enjoys basketball, U.F. sports and spending time with family and friends.

  • Blair Janes
    Blair Janes Insurance Agent

    A Gainesville native, Blair played football in college before following his dream to teach and coach – skills that he has brought to his insurance career. He is a dreamer who cares deeply about people and their well-being. Making people smile and fulfilling their needs are a source of great pride and happiness for Blair. 

    He has been married for 10 years to a “better woman than he deserves” and has three young children. He enjoys golf, fishing, being on the water and everything that about the University of Florida and its athletics programs.

    Blair Janes Insurance Agent
    Blair Janes
    Blair Janes Insurance Agent

    A Gainesville native, Blair played football in college before following his dream to teach and coach – skills that he has brought to his insurance career. He is a dreamer who cares deeply about people and their well-being. Making people smile and fulfilling their needs are a source of great pride and happiness for Blair. 

    He has been married for 10 years to a “better woman than he deserves” and has three young children. He enjoys golf, fishing, being on the water and everything that about the University of Florida and its athletics programs.

  • Hannah  Heyer
    Hannah Heyer Insurance Professional

    Originally from Chesapeake, Virginia, Hannah joined the Brightway team in 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. 

    Hannah gets to know her customers on a personal level and works hard to find them an insurance carrier that will best fit their needs and give them the peace of mind they deserve. 

    She enjoys traveling, going to the beach and spending time with her three dogs, friends, and family.

    Hannah Heyer Insurance Professional
    Hannah  Heyer
    Hannah Heyer Insurance Professional

    Originally from Chesapeake, Virginia, Hannah joined the Brightway team in 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. 

    Hannah gets to know her customers on a personal level and works hard to find them an insurance carrier that will best fit their needs and give them the peace of mind they deserve. 

    She enjoys traveling, going to the beach and spending time with her three dogs, friends, and family.

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  • I have never felt more confident about my insurance than with Nicholas Ward and Brightway, Arbor Greens. They saved me over $2,600 a year on my Home and Auto policies. I give them my highest personal recommendation and urge you to give them a call.

    Constance A.

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352-240-7500
Our Office

805 NW 13th St. Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Hours of Operation

Monday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday: By Appointment Only

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