As a young girl growing up among the Magnolia Trees of Montgomery County, Jenifer Books had her future mapped out at an early age. And now her dreams of being a teacher when she grew up are finally coming true, but not in a traditional classroom.
Beginning July 5, Jenifer Books will be opening Brightway, The Books Agency’s insurance office in the middle of her hometown of Magnolia. The 47-year-old Magnolian has worked in the insurance business for more than 20 years. However, it is the passion she has had for more than 40 years that has led to this Books’ newest chapter.
“When I was a child, I loved to play school in my room. I would pretend the closet door was my chalkboard and I would line up my dolls on my bed so I could teach them lessons,” Books said.
“Now my career path ended up leading me to my agency, not a school. But with my experience in the insurance industry, I will be able to teach my customers lessons about my favorite subject knowing it will help protect everything important to them.”
Working in the insurance industry throughout her life, Books learned early on that helping customers allowed her to stay true to herself. “Insurance isn’t something most people easily understand. I enjoy getting to educate my friends, family and neighbors on how it all works and design a plan that will work best for them,” Books said.
As for Books’ family, they also know what it takes to serve and protect the more than half of a million people who call Montgomery County home. Her husband, Kevin, served for five years in the United States Marine Corps. Her son, Brandon, has been a firefighter for the past five years. Books hopes he will one day have a burning passion for the business and continue her legacy.
Although she never taught at her Alma Mater, Magnolia High School (’94), Books will be educating and advising customers at the new Brightway, The Books Agency office located at 33130 Magnolia Circle in Magnolia.
Brightway, The Books Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle, Umbrella, and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance companies. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CDT) and Saturday/Sunday by appointment. Visit them online at BrightwayBooksAgency.com or call 281-872-6304.
Brightway’s corporate office staff provides expertise and support in areas including customer service, technology, accounting, marketing, distribution and business analytics. In addition, Brightway handles carrier relations and appointments, as well as support with personnel hiring, licensing, onboarding, training and retention. The company’s signature after-the-sale service empowers Agency Owners, like Books, to focus on new business sales and provide customers the personalized service they deserve.
About Brightway Insurance
Established in 2008, Brightway grew to become one of the largest privately-owned property/casualty insurance distribution companies in the U.S. with over 300 franchises in 30 states and over $900 million in annual premiums. Recently, Brightway’s success led to a private equity investment that has infused the company with financial and human capital, and data and analytics access, to accelerate growth and deliver new and exciting market opportunities.
Brightway produces winning outcomes for franchisees and their customers by offering access to customized coverage solutions from a range of insurers paired with full back office and marketing support. This winning model allows agents and producers to focus on addressing the needs of their customers to become trusted advisors and grow their businesses.