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Insurance veteran, Joel Daria, introduces the greater Columbus, Ohio, area to a better insurance-buying experience

Apr 26, 2021

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COLUMBUS, OHIO — Residents in and around Columbus now can experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, vehicles and much more as insurance industry veteran, Joel Daria, opens Brightway, The Joel Daria Agency Monday, April 26. Daria’s Agency is the only Brightway location in the Columbus metropolitan area and one of only two Brightway locations open in the Buckeye State.

“I am excited to be opening a business in the Columbus community,” said Daria. “As a Brightway Agency Owner, I am armed with a larger choice of insurance brands than other agents. I can shop the market to find customized policy solutions that fit the needs of my clients at the most competitive prices.”

Born and raised in Ohio, Daria comes to Brightway with 18 years of insurance and retirement planning experience. He graduated from Capital University in Columbus, with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Daria and wife, Sherri, of four years have one daughter. For fun, he likes spending time with his family, playing and watching sports and hiking. As a Brightway Agency Owner, he looks forward to helping clients protect what is important to them with a focus on customized protection at an economical price.

“Joel knows the central Ohio market and his community, and we are ecstatic to partner with him to expand our brand into the Columbus market,” said Brightway President and CEO Michael Miller. “Brightway provides Agency Owners, like Joel, with holistic business support that frees up their time to focus on helping their customers and growing their business.”

Brightway, The Joel Daria Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle, Life and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Appalachian Underwriters, Bankers, Hagerty, Hippo, Johnson and Johnson, Nationwide, Progressive and many more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT).

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 Daria, 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 $785 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 24 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information Brightway, The Joel Daria Agency, visit or call 614-468-8180. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.