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Brightway Insurance Agency Owner, Jimmy Thomas, opens office in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sep 21, 2021

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LAKE CHARLES, LA. — Jimmy Thomas had plans to open his new Brightway Insurance Agency in Lake Charles last year, but Hurricane Laura changed all that. Like so many in the area, Thomas’ home and office space sustained damage from Hurricanes Laura and Delta. That didn’t stop him from opening his Brightway Insurance Agency, though. Now, after working from his home for the past year and contributing to the rebuild of Southwest Louisiana region, Thomas is thrilled to be opening his office location at 194 Williamsburg Street in Lake Charles (in the Heritage Square business complex).

“We’ve come together as a community over the past year to rebuild and help out one another. While it has been a challenging year for all of us, I’m so proud to be a part of this community that is #SWLA Strong,” said Thomas.

He added, “I’ve been operating out of my home while setting up my office space and am pleased to welcome consumers who prefer to do business in person to my new office in Lake Charles,” said Thomas. “I’m also happy to do business by telephone at 337-205-0151 and by email at”

A Louisiana native, Thomas is licensed to sell insurance in Louisiana and Texas. He has more than 18 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 11 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 enjoys 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.

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 American Strategic, Bankers, Clearcover, FedNat, GeoVera, Hagerty, Johnson & Johnson, Lighthouse, Progressive, Tapco, Wright Flood 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, Technology, 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 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 $855 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 1,200 people in 328 offices across 26 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.