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From enjoying Texas BBQ to cheering for college football, Celina resident Carlos Taylor is a true “Texan.” And next week, the Ghanian-born businessman will see his American Dream come true as he launches Brightway, The Taylor Family Agency in Prosper.
Taylor was only 22 years old when he first made the move from the other side of the globe to put down roots with his two brothers and his parents stateside. Now, 17 years later, the Lone Star State entrepreneur is opening his new office Monday.
More than two decades ago, Carlos’ parents made their way to the United States from their West African homeland. They originally made the trek to America to care for an older brother who had received a cancer diagnosis.
Taylor, 39, who would eventually join his family in the U.S. in 2005, is now one of more than 200,000 American citizens born in Ghana. “This is a long-awaited goal I’ve had for me and my family,” Taylor said of the opening of his Collin County business.
“Being able to hand this dream over to my family, my children, one day is a big factor in my decision to open our location,” Taylor added.
“It’s never too early to get them dreaming. Right now, Austin, 8, wants to be a chef and Leslie, 5, says she wants to be a gymnast. When I asked her why she said it was because she wanted to appear on Google.”
Searching for those big dreams has inspired Taylor since his school days back in Ghana when he once dreamt of being a soccer player. “And it’s not called football,” Taylor stated. “Football is what we play in Texas.” Taylor and his wife, Veronica (Oduro) Taylor, have worked in the insurance industry since 2014.
Brightway, The Taylor Family 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. (CST) and Saturday/Sunday by appointment. Visit them at their office at 130 North Preston Road, Suite 222 in Prosper, online at BrightwayTaylorFamily.com or call 469-697-0030.
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 Carlos, 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.