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When it comes to buying insurance, Brightway, The Schmidt Family Agency, is your source for more choice and expert advice. Whether you’re looking for a competitive rate for Homeowners insurance or want to talk through the importance of Flood coverage, you’ll receive personal attention from industry experts committed to your satisfaction. If we can answer any questions about Home, Auto, Umbrella or other types of insurance, stop by or give us a call. 

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Chris Schmidt
Chris Schmidt Agency Owner

Chris and his wife, Sheree, have lived in the area since 2007. In 2015, they bought a new home and a new insurance policy. Shortly after their purchase, they went out of town to celebrate their new home, along with their wedding anniversary.

When they returned, they found in the stack of mail that greets us all after a week away, a notice from their insurance company their policy had been canceled on the day they left town on vacation. They didn’t receive any notification from their agent or from the company, aside from a piece of U.S. Mail that was now weeks old.

Thankfully nothing happened in that period of time, but that didn’t stop the Schmidts from asking “what if?”

“It was that day I knew I would become involved in insurance,” Chris said. “And I vowed my customers would always know what was going on, so they would never have to endure an experience of confusion and uncertainty like we had.”

Chris and his wife are involved with various local organizations, including the Jefferson Performing Arts Society and St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit committed to conquering childhood cancers. They are members of Munholland United Methodist Church and loyal Saints and LSU fans.

Chris understands what peace of mind is—and what it isn’t. For your peace of mind, give him a call. 

  • Chris Schmidt
    Chris Schmidt Agency Owner

    Chris and his wife, Sheree, have lived in the area since 2007. In 2015, they bought a new home and a new insurance policy. Shortly after their purchase, they went out of town to celebrate their new home, along with their wedding anniversary.

    When they returned, they found in the stack of mail that greets us all after a week away, a notice from their insurance company their policy had been canceled on the day they left town on vacation. They didn’t receive any notification from their agent or from the company, aside from a piece of U.S. Mail that was now weeks old.

    Thankfully nothing happened in that period of time, but that didn’t stop the Schmidts from asking “what if?”

    “It was that day I knew I would become involved in insurance,” Chris said. “And I vowed my customers would always know what was going on, so they would never have to endure an experience of confusion and uncertainty like we had.”

    Chris and his wife are involved with various local organizations, including the Jefferson Performing Arts Society and St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit committed to conquering childhood cancers. They are members of Munholland United Methodist Church and loyal Saints and LSU fans.

    Chris understands what peace of mind is—and what it isn’t. For your peace of mind, give him a call. 

    Chris Schmidt Agency Owner
    Chris Schmidt
    Chris Schmidt Agency Owner

    Chris and his wife, Sheree, have lived in the area since 2007. In 2015, they bought a new home and a new insurance policy. Shortly after their purchase, they went out of town to celebrate their new home, along with their wedding anniversary.

    When they returned, they found in the stack of mail that greets us all after a week away, a notice from their insurance company their policy had been canceled on the day they left town on vacation. They didn’t receive any notification from their agent or from the company, aside from a piece of U.S. Mail that was now weeks old.

    Thankfully nothing happened in that period of time, but that didn’t stop the Schmidts from asking “what if?”

    “It was that day I knew I would become involved in insurance,” Chris said. “And I vowed my customers would always know what was going on, so they would never have to endure an experience of confusion and uncertainty like we had.”

    Chris and his wife are involved with various local organizations, including the Jefferson Performing Arts Society and St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit committed to conquering childhood cancers. They are members of Munholland United Methodist Church and loyal Saints and LSU fans.

    Chris understands what peace of mind is—and what it isn’t. For your peace of mind, give him a call. 

  • Carl Duvigneaud
    Carl Duvigneaud Insurance Agent

    Carl comes to Brightway with over ten years of customer service and management experience. Born and raised in Jefferson, Louisiana, he earned his bachelor's degree in music and business from the University of New Orleans. 

    As a Brightway Agent, Carl loves helping families and particularly enjoys assisting first-time homebuyers. His experience in customer service has instilled in him an innate sense of promptness and honesty when interacting with clients. 

    In his spare time, Carl frequents the area's many festivals. He also plays bass with a number of cover bands throughout the state, playing at weddings, fairs and corporate events. 

    Carl Duvigneaud Insurance Agent
    Carl Duvigneaud
    Carl Duvigneaud Insurance Agent

    Carl comes to Brightway with over ten years of customer service and management experience. Born and raised in Jefferson, Louisiana, he earned his bachelor's degree in music and business from the University of New Orleans. 

    As a Brightway Agent, Carl loves helping families and particularly enjoys assisting first-time homebuyers. His experience in customer service has instilled in him an innate sense of promptness and honesty when interacting with clients. 

    In his spare time, Carl frequents the area's many festivals. He also plays bass with a number of cover bands throughout the state, playing at weddings, fairs and corporate events. 

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Harahan, LA 70123

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Monday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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