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James Owens opens a Brightway Insurance Agency in Maitland

Dec 15, 2020

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MAITLAND, FLA. — More residents in Maitland and Central Florida can experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, vehicles and much more as veteran Insurance Agent and now Brightway Agency Owner, James Owens, will open Brightway, The J. Owens Agency Monday, Dec. 21. Owens is currently operating the agency from his home in Maitland. He will open an office location in the coming months, and that location will be announced once operational.

“I am ecstatic to open my own business where I will be able to leverage my experience and knowledge of the local insurance market to help my friends and neighbors,” said Owens. “As a Brightway Agency Owner, I’m able to offer more choice of top-rated insurance brands than other Agents. And, because of the comprehensive support Brightway provides, my focus is on finding a customized package of policies to ensure the right coverage at the best price for every customer.”

A Florida native, Owens comes to Brightway with six years of experience in the Property and Casualty field. Most recently, he worked for Insurance Office of America where he was a Sales Representative and Team Lead for the past year and a half. Owens married wife, Chelsea, earlier this year, and the two have a dog. Owens is active in his church and volunteers through a local mission periodically. For fun, he loves to fish, travel with his wife and read. As a Brightway Agency Owner, Owens looks forward to earning the community’s trust as the local, insurance expert who you can count on to provide a one-stop shop for your insurance needs.

“James brings extensive industry knowledge and expertise in the Central Florida insurance landscape to the Agency, and we’re confident he will be extremely successful with the holistic support he receives from Brightway,” said Brightway President and CEO Michael Miller. “We are thrilled to have him join the Brightway family and look forward to our partnership with him to grow our brand in the region.”

Brightway, The J. Owens Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including American Integrity, Bankers, Edison, Foremost, Hagerty, Nationwide, Progressive, Safeco, SageSure and many more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Brightway’s corporate office staff provides expertise and support in areas including Customer Service, Accounting, Marketing, Distribution, Business Analytics, Carrier Appointments, Licensing, Onboarding, Training, Hiring and Retaining personnel. The company’s signature after-the-sale service empowers Agency Owners, like Owens, 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 $735 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 276 offices across 23 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information Brightway, The J. Owens Agency, visit or call 407-289-1090. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.