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Brightway Insurance opened three new stores this week

Jul 25, 2018

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — More consumers now have the opportunity to enjoy a better way to shop for insurance as Brightway Insurance continues to expand across the country. The company opened its second store in New York, as well as new stores in Florida and Louisiana Monday, July 23.

“We’ve partnered with an excellent group of franchisees to grow our footprint in Louisiana and New York, including one of our very own Home Office employees who has branched out to open her own store right here in our home state of Florida,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard.

  • Julio Ramirez opened Brightway, The Ramirez Agency in New Rochelle, N.Y., which is Brightway’s second location in the Empire State. Read the full story.
  • Richard Ingram opened Brightway, The Ingram Agency in Baton Rouge, La. Ingram is a combat-wounded veteran who challenged medical retirement and became the first amputee to earn an Army ROTC commission. Read the full story. Michael Snow joins him as an Agent in the new agency.
  • Ben and Jennie Stephens have partnered with their children, Lauren Mathewson and Jackson Selvidge, to open Brightway, The Coastal Agency in Yulee, Fla. Mathewson has been instrumental in building the Brightway brand nationally for the past four years as the company’s Marketing Manager. Read the full story.

Brightway Agency Owners enjoy comprehensive business support including customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology. As a result, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other insurance agencies three-to-one.*

Brightway franchisees make more than three times the income of individuals who are self-employed in other businesses. For top performers, the gap is six-fold. What’s more, having an insurance background is not a prerequisite to becoming a Franchise Owner with Brightway. In fact, 40 percent of the above-average performing Brightway Franchise Owners did not have prior insurance experience.

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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 $536 million in annualized written premium, the company is one of the largest personal lines agencies in the United States.

Brightway began franchising operations in 2008 and has since grown to more than 800 people in 20 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. People wishing to learn more about franchise ownership with Brightway may visit and find us on LinkedIn. Consumers seeking a better insurance buying experience may visit and find us on Facebook.