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CARLSBAD, CALIF. — Residents in San Diego County, Calif., soon will experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, valuables, vehicles and more. Veteran Insurance Executive and now Brightway Insurance Agency Owner, Brian Crumbaker, will open Brightway, The Crumbaker Agency on Monday, Aug. 13, in Carlsbad. While the brand is still new to California, Crumbaker’s Agency is the company’s fourth agency in the Golden State.
“After working in the insurance industry for 20 years, I’m ecstatic to branch out to introduce a new brand and better experience for consumers through Brightway Insurance,” said Crumbaker. “I’m looking forward to bringing a new level of expert counsel to my community with more choice in insurance brands than you’ll find anywhere else.”
Crumbaker comes to Brightway with 20 years’ property casualty experience at Progressive, Kemper and Travelers. He spent the last eight years as the Chief Executive Officer of a large national direct-to-consumer retailer. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt., a Juris Doctor from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Calif. He and wife, Lorrie, who’ll be joining him at Brightway, have been married 23 years and have three children. The Crumbakers are members of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Carlsbad. In his off-time, Crumbaker enjoys playing golf, walking their golden retriever and other leisure activities. As a Brightway Agency Owner, he looks forward to serving his community and providing peace of mind to consumers.
“Brian Crumbaker brings extensive property casualty experience to Brightway, and we are pleased to partner with him to introduce Brightway to the San Diego market,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard. “We provide a comprehensive suite of support to Brian and other Agency Owners to help them grow their business quickly.”
Brightway Agency Owners enjoy comprehensive business support including customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology. As a result, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other insurance agencies three-to-one.*
Brightway, The Crumbaker Agency is located at 5814 Van Allen Way, Suite 160 in Carlsbad (in the same shopping center as Croutons and Jose’s Taco Shop). The Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, Life and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Bankers, Burns and Wilcox, Dixon Wells, Foremost, National General, Nationwide, Progressive, Safeco, SageSure and Swyfft.
About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent stores throughout the country. With more than $539 million in annualized written premium, the company is one of the largest personal lines agencies in the United States. Brightway provides its franchise owners with access to more insurance companies than any other agency, along with a comprehensive system of support that frees them up to focus on customizing policies that meet their customers’ needs.
Brightway began franchising operations in 2008 and has since grown to more than 800 people in 20 states serving customers in all 50 states. Forbes has recognized the company as America’s No. 1 Franchise to Buy. Additionally, the company was named a top franchise three years in a row by Entrepreneur magazine and one of the fastest-growing private companies in America nine consecutive years by Inc. 5000.