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Chris Schmidt becomes new owner of Brightway Agency in Pace (1)

Jul 23, 2019

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PACE, FLA. — Chris Schmidt, the veteran businessman and Owner of a Brightway Insurance Agency in Harahan, Louisiana, is the new owner of the Insurance Agency located at 4489 Chumuckla Highway in Pace. The Agency has rebranded as Brightway, The Schmidt Family Agency, and is Schmidt’s second Brightway location, making him Brightway’s newest Enterprise Owner. Twelve percent of Brightway Agencies are owned by Enterprise Owners.

“For three years now I’ve been impressed with Brightway’s system of support, and each day I’m recommitted to making sure that my fellow community members have the coverage they need to protect themselves and their families,” Schmidt said. “Extending the reach of Brightway, The Schmidt Family Agency to Florida has been a dream come true, and I’m looking forward to forging new ties with our friends and neighbors in Pace.”

Schmidt opened his first Brightway Agency in 2016. In January, he received national recognition from Brightway. He is licensed to sell insurance in Alabama, Florida and Louisiana.

“It’s always a wonderful thing to see our Agency Owners expand, and Chris Schmidt is among the 25% of top-producing Agency Owners in the Brightway system,” said Brightway President Talman Howard. “He’s done a remarkable job at his Louisiana location, and we’re excited to watch his growth in the Sunshine State, as well.”

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 Schmidt Family Agency is located at 4489 Chumuckla Highway. The Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, Umbrella and Business policies from numerous insurance brands including Amelia Underwriters, Bankers, Burns and Wilcox, Dixon Wells, Hagerty, Progressive, Travelers and more. The Agency’s hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (CDT).

About Brightway Insurance Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $603 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 nearly 900 people in 190 offices across 21 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information about Brightway, The Schmidt Family Agency, visit, or call 850-289-0500. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.