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PALM SPRINGS, FLA. — Brightway Insurance, one of the largest Personal Lines independent insurance agencies in the U.S., named Chris Cole, Owner of Brightway, Cole Agency as its 2019 Agency Owner of the Year (Revenue). This is the fourth consecutive year that Cole has won Brightway’s top award. Cole opened his first Brightway location in Palm Springs in 2010 and his second location in Boynton Beach in 2014.
“Chris and his team do phenomenal work, and I look forward to this time each year when we recognize our top Agency Owners and Agents,” said Brightway President and CEO, Michael Miller.
Cole won the award for earning the highest revenue in the Brightway system. Today, there are 203 Brightway agencies across 22 states. Brightway, Cole Agency added another 2,737 policies to its book in 2019, driving the agency’s annualized written premium to $28 million by year-end 2019. Brightway’s Executive Team presented the award to Cole during the company’s annual awards celebration held Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando.
Brightway recognized four other Treasure Coast Agents for top sales Jan. 23.
Joshua Hite, Enterprise Owner of Brightway, The Hite Agency with locations in Boynton Beach and Lake Worth and Brightway, The Dissel Agency in Bluffton, South Carolina, earned the Auto Sales award. The award goes to the Agency Owner whose agency(ies) sold the most Auto policies for the year.
Alexander Cull and Brent McNally from Brightway, Boca North in Boca Raton, and Kim Zanfini from Brightway, The Vincent Zanfini Family Agency in Stuart, earned Brightway’s $1 Million Producer award for selling more than $1 million in written premium in 2019. This is the third year in a row Cull has received the award.
“Congratulations to Chris, Joshua, Alexander, Brent and Kim on their achievements,” Miller added. “We’re thrilled to see our Agency Owners and Agents reach their potential by leveraging the holistic platform of support that is key to the Brightway system.”
Backed by hundreds of insurance professionals who support each aspect necessary to run a high-producing independent agency and armed with partnerships with the most insurance brands, Brightway franchisees become the insurance experts in their communities who offer the most choice.
Brightway’s corporate office provides expertise 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 franchisees to focus on new business sales and provides their customers the personalized service they deserve.
About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $645 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 nearly 900 people in 203 offices across 22 states serving customers in all 50 states.