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Joseph Janicki opens a Brightway Insurance Agency in Lake Zurich, Illinois

Feb 17, 2021

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LAKE ZURICH, ILL. — Residents in Lake Zurich and surrounding communities can now experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, vehicles and much more as Joseph Janicki opens Brightway, The Janicki Agency Monday, Feb. 22. The agency is located at 160 East Main Street in Lake Zurich (at the intersection of IL-22 and East Main Street).

“We are thrilled to be opening a business in our community that will help our friends and neighbors protect their homes, vehicles and most importantly, their financial futures,” said Janicki. “Above all else, we are dedicated to providing exceptional service to our clients. As a Brightway Agency Owner, I'm armed with more choice of insurance brands than anyone else, so I can shop the market to find a customized package of policies to fit their needs at the most competitive price.”

A Palatine native, Janicki comes to Brightway with more than 15 years of sales and management experience. He understands and embraces the importance of providing exceptional service. He loves spending time with his family and traveling. Janicki and his wife, Erica, have three children: Juliana, Mikala and Caden. They recently moved back to the area and live in Lake Zurich. Janicki and his family are looking forward to becoming more involved in the community and giving back. Being a resident of Lake Zurich, Janicki is looking forward to building a business in this community that serves the people of Lake Zurich and surrounding areas.

“We’re ecstatic to welcome Joseph to Brightway and to partner with him to expand our footprint in the Chicago metropolitan area,” said Brightway President and CEO Michael Miller. “We have hundreds of insurance professionals ready to serve his customers and to provide him with holistic business support so that he can focus on his customers and growing his business.”

Brightway, The Janicki 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, Burns and Wilcox, Foremost, Hagerty, Hippo, Johnson and Johnson, Nationwide, Progressive, Safeco, Tower Hill Specialty and many more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST) and Saturday/Sunday by appointment.

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 Janicki, 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 $760 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 289 offices across 25 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information Brightway, The Janicki Agency, visit or call 847-807-3200. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.