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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2017) — Opening mid-year didn’t stop Kandie Landers from having a stellar first year as a new Agency Owner with Brightway Insurance. Brightway Leadership named Landers, Agency Owner of Brightway, The Landers Agency in Glendale, Colo., its 2016 Rookie of the Year during the company’s annual Awards Celebration held Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Fla. The Rookie of the Year award recognizes the highest-producing Agency Owner who opened an agency in 2016, based on total Brightway Commission.
Brightway is the nation’s seventh largest privately held Personal Lines independent insurance agency.
“Kandie Landers quickly put the Brightway model to work for her and already is seeing really positive results. We’re thrilled to have her representing Brightway, especially in a state like Colorado where our brand is still new,” said Brightway Founder and Chairman, David Miller. “We’ll continue to do everything we can to support her so that she and her team have everything they need to focus on providing customers with more choice and expert counsel.”
“We’re extremely proud of Kandie Landers’ achievements as one of our newest Agency Owners and are pleased to name her the 2016 Rookie of the Year,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard. “It’s because of Agency Owners like her that the company had a phenomenal year of growth and success in 2016, reaching $436 million in annualized written premium. Our goal is to be consumers’ No. 1 choice for their personal insurance needs, and partnering with overachievers like Kandie will help us achieve our goal.”
Landers and other Brightway Agency Owners enjoy support from a team of more than 220 insurance professionals in customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology, which frees up their time to focus on leveraging the broadest possible selection of insurance companies to meet each customer’s unique needs. As a result, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other agencies two to one.
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country. With more than $441 million in annualized premium written, the company is the nation’s seventh largest privately held Personal Lines independent insurance agency. Brightway provides its Agency Owners with access to more insurance companies than any other agency, along with a comprehensive system of support that frees them up to focus on customizing policies that meet their customers’ needs.
Brightway began franchising operations in 2008 and has since grown to more than 700 people in 12 states serving customers in all 50 states. Forbes has recognized the company as America’s No. 1 Franchise to Buy. Additionally, the company was named a top franchise three years in a row by Entrepreneur magazine and one of the fastest-growing private companies in America nine consecutive years by Inc. 5000.