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Brightway Insurance Agency Owners open second store in Southwest Florida

Oct 29, 2019

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NAPLES, FLA. — Tyler Smith and Chris Mitchell, the veteran businessmen and Owners of a Brightway Insurance Agency in Fort Myers, opened a new Brightway Insurance Agency in Naples on Monday, Oct. 28. Brightway, The Smith and Mitchell Agency in Naples is the business partners’ second location, making Smith and Mitchell the latest to join Brightway’s growing list of Enterprise Owners.

“This year marks our 10th year as Owners in the Brightway system, and in that time we’ve helped thousands of customers by providing customized policies that protect them and their families,” said Smith. “We’re thrilled to open the doors to our second location and to build new ties with the community here in Naples.”

“Building such an incredible team in Fort Myers has been a rewarding experience, and we’re so proud of the relationship we’ve built with the community there,” added Mitchell. “We’re looking forward to making personal friendships with new customers in Naples with the expert counsel that we are known for.”

Smith and Mitchell opened their first Brightway Agency in 2009. Their Agency is the eighth largest Brightway agency among nearly 200 in 21 states.

“We’ve been fortunate to welcome five new Enterprise Owners to the Brightway system this year,” said Brightway President Talman Howard. “Adding Tyler and Chris, two Brightway veterans and seasoned businessmen, to that growing number is an absolute pleasure. We’re confident they will bring excellent service to the Naples area, and we’re excited to expand our business in the Sunshine State even more.”

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 two-to-one.*

Brightway, The Smith and Mitchell Agency is located at 1205 Piper Blvd, Suite 202, in Naples. The Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, Umbrella, Life and Business policies from numerous insurance brands including Amelia Underwriters, American Integrity, Appalachian Underwriters, Burns and Wilcox, Cypress Property and Casualty, Gulfstream, Mercury, Progressive and more. The Agency’s hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EDT).

About Brightway Insurance

Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $628 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 197 offices across 21 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information about Brightway, The Smith and Mitchell Agency, visit, or call 239-300-9332. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.