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ZACHARY, LA. — Business partners Eric King and Travis Gaspard are adding to the suite of services they provide to clients at Royal Capital Management Group by opening a new Brightway Insurance Agency in Zachary Monday, Dec. 21. Brightway, The King & Gaspard Agency is located at 20103 Old Scenic Highway, Building 7A in Zachary (down the street from Popeyes and next to PJ’s Coffee).
“We were looking to solve the issue of finding excellent Property and Casualty coverage for our financial services clients,” said King. “Opening a Brightway Agency gives us the resources and partnerships with the broad array of top-rated insurance brands we need to provide a true one-stop shop to our clients.”
A Louisiana native and retired U.S. Army Major, King has been helping investors protect, grow and enjoy their assets for more than 25 years. He focuses on a holistic approach to financial well-being and quality of life. King worked for some of the largest companies in the business, with tenures at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Aetna and MassMutual before becoming an Independent Advisor. He is a part of the Dave Ramsey program, a teacher of Financial Peace University, a former SmartVestor Pro and an Expert Local Provider. King earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Marketing from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He and wife, Theresa, of 20 years have three children and two grandchildren. He served as the Youth Director at his church for more than 10 years and still runs a bible study for teens.
Gaspard, who is also an LSU graduate, has a diverse background with 18 years of experience across the financial services, insurance, construction and gaming industries, including two Fortune 500 companies. He has held various positions during his career with an emphasis on risk management and process improvement. Gaspard and his high school sweetheart, Jill, have been married 17 years, and they live in Zachary with their seven children. He also serves as an Associate Pastor at his church and enjoys coaching his son’s baseball team.
“Eric and Travis come to Brightway with a wealth of experience, and we are really happy to see them open their agency in Zachary,” said Brightway President and CEO Michael Miller. “With the holistic business support we provide and relationships we have with many insurance brands, I am confident they will quickly become a trusted source who the community looks to for expert counsel for all their insurance needs.”
Brightway, The King & Gaspard Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle, Life and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Acadian Managers, Bankers, Bristol West, Foremost, Hagerty, Johnson and Johnson, Progressive, Safeco and many more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST) and Saturdays and Sundays by appointment.
Brightway’s corporate office staff provides expertise and support in areas including Customer Service, Accounting, Marketing, Distribution, Business Analytics, Carrier Appointments, Licensing, Onboarding, Training, Hiring and Retaining personnel. The company’s signature after-the-sale service empowers Agency Owners, like King and Gaspard, 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 $735 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 276 offices across 23 states serving customers in all 50 states.