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Jimmy Thomas introduces Lake Charles to a better way to buy insurance

Oct 21, 2020

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LAKE CHARLES, LA. — Brightway Insurance remains committed to customers and to people who want to build their own business with the holistic support Brightway offers even during these uncertain times. Residents in Lake Charles and surrounding communities can now experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, vehicles and much more as Jimmy Thomas has opened Brightway, The Jimmy Thomas Agency in Lake Charles.

“Hurricanes Laura and Delta served up devastating reminders of how important it is to prepare for a disaster and make sure everything you own is protected physically and financially,” said Thomas. “Like so many in our community, my family was affected by the storms. I’m grateful we made it through safely, but it certainly provided perspective and clarity on why it’s crucial to ensure you make wise decisions about your insurance coverage. Your family’s future depends on it.”

Due to damage sustained to his office location from Hurricane Laura, Thomas is working from home until his new office space is ready. The office location will be announced once operational.

Thomas added, “Hurricane Laura set us back a month, and Delta forced us to evacuate just days before opening, but I’m thrilled to finally be opening my insurance agency to serve my friends and community I love. Brightway is giving me the opportunity to own my own business while pursuing my passion of helping families by providing them with the assurances and security they want to leave for their families and protecting the things they treasure.”

A Louisiana native, Thomas is licensed to sell insurance in Louisiana and Texas. He comes to Brightway with more than 17 years of sales experience and understands the importance of providing phenomenal customer service. He graduated from McNeese State University in Lake Charles with a bachelor's degree in General Studies. Thomas and wife, Romona, of 10 years have two children. He is a Deacon at his church and volunteers as a youth sports coach and mentor. For fun, he loves spending time with his family, travelling and coaching and watching sports. One of the things he looks forward to most as a Brightway Agency Owner is helping families protect what is important to them with an aim to make a difference in his community and the world.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jimmy to the Brightway family and to collaborate with him to bring our brand and services to the Lake Charles market,” said Brightway President and CEO Michael Miller. “With our ‘You sell. We service.’ model, Jimmy will have the support to provide expert counsel to each and every one of his customers, while our team of insurance professionals stands at the ready to provide award-winning customer service.”

Brightway, The Jimmy Thomas Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Flood, Auto, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, Umbrella and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Amelia Underwriters, Bankers, Foremost, Johnson and Johnson, Progressive, Safeco, Tapco and many more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CDT).

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 Thomas, 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 $715 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 250 offices across 22 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information about Brightway, The Jimmy Thomas Agency, visit or call 337-205-0151. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.