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Father and son, Stephen and Carter Buttram, team up to open a Brightway Insurance Agency in Houston

May 5, 2021

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HOUSTON — More Houstonians can experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, vehicles and much more as father-and-son-team, Stephen and Carter Buttram, open Brightway, The Buttram Family Agency Monday, May 10. The locally owned and operated insurance agency is located at 5023 Washington Avenue, Suite 201 in Houston (at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Roy Street).

“We are excited to open a business that will help our friends and neighbors protect their homes, vehicles and most importantly their financial futures,” said Carter Buttram, who is the Principal Agent who manages the day-to-day operations of the agency. “As a Brightway Agency, we are equipped with more insurance brands than anyone else so we can shop the market to find a customized package of policies to fit their needs at the most competitive price.”

Carter Buttram and his father, Stephen Buttram, come to Brightway with more than 35 years in the real estate and insurance industries, and they understand the importance of providing phenomenal customer service. Carter Buttram is a Texas Tech Red Raider, and Stephen is a Texas Longhorn with a law degree from the University of Houston. Stephen Buttram and his wife, Ansley, have been married for more than 28 years and have four children. As Brightway Agency Owners, the Buttrams look forward to helping families protect what is most important to them.

“Stephen and Carter come to Brightway with a wealth of industry experience, and, as a family based business, we are really happy to see them open their family run agency in Houston,” 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 Buttram Family Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Aegis, Amelia Underwriters, Bankers, Bristol West, Foremost, Hagerty, Lighthouse, SageSure and many more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CDT) 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 the Buttrams, 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 $790 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 300 offices across 25 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information Brightway, The Buttram Family Agency, visit or call 346-355-5355. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.