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Former Metro Firefighter and Realtor Serving Public through New Business - Clawson Opening Brightway, The Clawson Agency Monday

Jan 16, 2023

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With more than three decades of service in the South Sound, you have likely come across Robert Clawson in one way or another. From fighting fires in Northwest Washington to helping homebuyers in the Seattle Metro close on their homes, Clawson has become synonymous with helping the Puget Sound. On Monday, the military vet from Gig Harbor will expand his entrepreneurial footprint with the opening of Brightway, The Clawson Agency insurance office in University Place.

From 20-plus years in both firefighting and real estate, Clawson launching his career in insurance was a logical step. “I always wanted to serve in that way,” Clawson said. “With that world being very time-consuming and the fact I had a young family, my world moved to real estate and home inspections. I learned that with the insurance issues that arise from that line of work, it was just a natural fit to open our new office.” The 1984 Lindbergh High School (Renton, WA) alum is launching the agency along with his wife, Lusi.

The former U.S. Army E-4 Specialist will be focusing some of his efforts in working with the Asian-American communities. “My wife moved here from Indonesia two years ago with a background in marketing and advertising,” Clawson added.

“So many who have made the move to Washington State from Asia are working hard to acclimate themselves and make a new life for their family in the U.S. Given Lusi and I face so many of the same issues first-hand, we feel like this is a much-needed service we can provide them.”

The Clawson’s will focus on serving customers in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metropolitan Area. Brightway, The Clawson Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle, Umbrella, and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance companies. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST) and Saturday/Sunday by appointment. Visit them at their office at 7406 27th Street West, Suite 9 in University Place, online at or call 252-642-5060.

Brightway’s corporate office staff provides expertise and support in areas including customer service, technology, accounting, marketing, distribution and business analytics. In addition, Brightway handles carrier relations and appointments, as well as support with personnel hiring, licensing, onboarding, training and retention. The company’s signature after-the-sale service empowers Agency Owners, like Robert, to focus on new business sales and provide customers the personalized service they deserve.

About Brightway Insurance

Established in 2008, Brightway grew to become one of the largest privately-owned property/casualty insurance distribution companies in the U.S. with more than 300 franchises in 34 states and over $900 million in annual premiums. Recently, Brightway’s success led to a private equity investment that has infused the company with financial and human capital, and data and analytics access, to accelerate growth and deliver new and exciting market opportunities.

Brightway produces winning outcomes for franchisees and their customers by offering access to customized coverage solutions from a range of insurers paired with full back office and marketing support. This winning model allows agents and producers to focus on addressing the needs of their customers to become trusted advisors and grow their businesses.