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Brightway Insurance Agency Owner, Gretchen Richardson, opens office in downtown Port St. Joe, Florida

Aug 2, 2021

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PORT ST. JOE, FLA. — Gretchen Richardson opened Brightway, The Gretchen Richardson Agency in December 2020, and today announced the opening of her office location at 418 Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe (inside the Tapper & Company Properties Management Group building between Boutique By The Bay and Defender Title and Escrow Agency).

“I’ve been operating out of my home while setting up my office space and am pleased to welcome consumers who prefer to do business in person to my new office in Port St. Joe,” said Richardson. “I’m also happy to do business by telephone at 850-786-3388 and by email at”

Richardson brings more than 12 years of insurance experience to the Agency. She and husband, Patrick, of 12 years have a blended family of seven children and 15 grandchildren. Richardson supports the American Red Cross as a Universal Donor and Platelet Donor to help fight cancer. She enjoys music, beaches, dining, going to church with her family and meeting new people. As a Brightway Agency Owner, she enjoys the freedom to research the best carrier fit for her clients’ needs while operating independently, yet with support.

Brightway, The Gretchen Richardson Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle, Umbrella and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Appalachian Underwriters, Bankers, Bristol West, Foremost, Johnson and Johnson, Mercury, Nationwide, Progressive, Safeco and many more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EDT) and Saturday by appointment.

Brightway’s corporate office staff provides expertise and support in areas including Customer Service, Accounting, Technology, Marketing, Distribution, Business Analytics, Carrier Appointments, Licensing, Training, Hiring and Retaining personnel. The company’s signature after-the-sale service empowers Agency Owners, like Richardson, to focus on new business sales and provides customers the personalized service they deserve.

About Brightway Insurance Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $835 million in annualized written premium, making it one of the largest Personal Lines agencies in the U.S.

Brightway’s focus is on producing Win, Win, Win outcomes for consumers by offering customized insurance solutions and for people wishing to sell insurance by providing business opportunities that span from single Agent to multi-unit enterprises. Regardless of the path taken, Brightway provides the support necessary to consistently outsell other insurance agents.

Brightway got its start in 2008 and has since grown to 1,200 people in 321 offices across 25 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information Brightway, The Gretchen Richardson Agency, visit or call 850-786-3388. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.