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Brian Barham introduces Virginians to a better insurance-buying experience, opens the first Brightway Insurance Agency in the Commonwealth

Mar 16, 2021

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CHESAPEAKE, VA. — Virginians can experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, vehicles and much more as veteran businessman and now Brightway Agency Owner, Brian Barham, opens Brightway, The CRP Family Agency Monday, March 22, in Chesapeake.

Barham is thrilled to be adding insurance services to the portfolio of products he provides in conjunction with his home inspection business, VA Home Solutions.

“Brightway, The CRP Family Agency is excited to join the Brightway family and deliver the broadest array of insurance products combined with the highest level of expertise, all focused on the financial security of our clients,” said Barham.

Barham began his post-college career as a Manager, and subsequently, standing up new facilities nationwide for a publicly traded hospitality organization. Exploring his entrepreneurial calling, Barham established ongoing successful businesses serving various aspects of real estate services as well as a lifesaving and safety instruction enterprise. A common thread is the long-term, mutually respectful and beneficial relationship between Barham and his clients. When not working on behalf of his clients, Barham coaches his three daughters in their respective sports and with his wife, Samantha, tries to maximize his time with them in the outdoors. As a Brightway Agency Owner, he looks forward to offering a full suite of services to homebuyers and homeowners.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Brian to the Brightway family and to collaborate with him to bring our brand and services to Virginia,” said Brightway President and CEO Michael Miller. “With our ‘You sell. We service.’ model, Brian will have the support to provide expert counsel to each and every one of his customers, while our team of insurance professionals stands ready to provide award-winning customer service.”

Brightway, The CRP Family Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including American Strategic, Bankers, Foremost, Hagerty, Hippo, Johnson and Johnson, Nationwide, Progressive, SageSure and many more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT) and Saturday/Sunday by appointment.

Brightway’s corporate office staff provides expertise and support in areas including Customer Service, Accounting, Marketing, Distribution, Business Analytics, Carrier Appointments, Licensing, Training, Hiring and Retaining personnel. The company’s signature after-the-sale service empowers Agency Owners, like Barham, 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 $770 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 more than 900 people in 297 offices across 23 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information Brightway, The CRP Family Agency, visit or call 757-916-5566. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.