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COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — Residents in Colorado Springs, Colo., and nearby communities now can experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, vehicles and more. Husband and wife team and now Brightway Agency Owners, Brandon and Jenn Kolk, opened Brightway, The Kolk Agency in Colorado Springs, today.
The Kolks come to Brightway with 30 years’ of combined industry experience to the Agency.
“Being a Captive Agent, I could see that offering only one option to my customers was not serving them well,” said Brandon. “It was an easy decision to move to Brightway to better serve my customers and to offer them more solutions to fit their personal and family needs.”
“Brandon and I are thrilled to team up and build a business together that helps our friends and neighbors gain peace of mind knowing their homes and everything else they’ve worked so hard to earn are protected in the event of a loss,” added Jenn.
Brandon started his insurance career in catastrophe claims as an Adjuster and Trainer. In 2012, he branched out to open his own Agency and garnered numerous awards as one of the top Agents in the nation. He graduated from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in Shippensburg, Penn., with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Jenn also worked catastrophe claims and spent 17 years working on the corporate side of insurance. She graduated from Illinois State University in Normal, Ill., with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Business and Industrial Organization. The Kolks have been married seven years and have a son, Greyson, who just celebrated his first birthday. Perhaps the most famous member of the Kolk family, is Hudson, their cocker spaniel who is a competitive dock diver. In addition to training and competing with Hudson, the Kolks enjoy traveling, snowboarding and volunteering in their community, such as walking dogs at the local Humane Society and cleaning up trails and streams after heavy rains.
“We look forward to focusing on interacting with and educating customers to help them choose the best coverage for them and their families,” said Brandon. “When a company like Brightway can offer such a seamless approach to choosing insurance, it’s hard not be excited!”
“The Kolks bring a tremendous amount of energy and industry knowledge to Brightway, and we are thrilled to partner with them to bring the Brightway brand and experience to Colorado Springs,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard. “We have hundreds of insurance professionals committed to the Kolks’ success and providing world-class service to their customers.”
Brightway Agency Owners enjoy comprehensive business support including customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology. As a result of their focus on growing new business, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other insurance agencies three-to-one.*
Brightway, The Kolk Agency is located at 12229 Voyager Parkway, Suite 100 in Colorado Springs (near Mary Kyer Park in the same shopping plaza as Duca’s Neapolitan Pizza). The Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, Life, Business and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including American Strategic, Bankers, Dairyland, Encompass, Foremost, Nationwide, Progressive, Safeco and State Auto. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent stores throughout the country. With more than $559 million in annualized written premium, the company is one of the largest personal lines agencies in the United States. Brightway provides its franchise owners with access to more insurance companies than any other agency, along with a comprehensive system of support that frees them up to focus on customizing policies that meet their customers’ needs.
Brightway began franchising operations in 2008 and has since grown to more than 800 people in 21 states serving customers in all 50 states. Forbes has recognized the company as America’s No. 1 Franchise to Buy. Additionally, the company was named a top franchise three years in a row by Entrepreneur magazine and one of the fastest-growing private companies in America nine consecutive years by Inc. 5000.