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Palm Beach County Business Owner receives top awards from Brightway Insurance

Jan 23, 2019

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PALM SPRINGS, FLA. – Brightway Insurance, a national property/casualty insurance distribution company based in Jacksonville, Fla., named Chris Cole, Owner of Brightway, The Cole Agency, as its 2018 Agency Owner of the Year (Revenue). This is the third consecutive year that Cole has won Brightway’s top award.

Cole won the award for earning the highest revenue in the Brightway system. Today, there are 178 Brightway agencies across 21 states. Brightway, The Cole Agency added another 3,401 policies to its book in 2018, driving the agency’s annualized written premium to more than $27 million by year-end 2018. Brightway’s leadership team presented the award to Cole during the company’s annual awards celebration held Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Fla.

“We’re exceptionally proud of Chris Cole and his team and look forward to this time each year when we recognize our top Agents,” said Brightway Co-Founder and CEO, Michael Miller. “Brightway is a proven franchise that provides an unparalleled, comprehensive system of support empowering Agency Owners, like Chris Cole, to outsell the competition three-to-one, grow their business and build an asset for their family.”

Brightway also awarded Cole for the second straight year for selling the most Home Insurance policies in 2018. Cole opened his first Brightway Agency in Palm Springs in 2010 and his second location in Boynton Beach in 2014.

Alexander Cull from Brightway, Boca North in Boca Raton, Fla., and Ben Barnes from Cole’s Palm Springs office each earned Brightway’s $1 Million Producer award for selling more than $1 million in written premium in 2018. This is the second year in a row the two have received the award.

“Congratulations to Chris Cole, Alexander Cull and Ben Barnes on their achievements,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard. “Brightway franchises focus on selling new business, which helps Agents achieve high production. We’re thrilled to see our Agency Owners and Agents reach their potential by leveraging the Brightway system.”

Brightway Agency Owners enjoy comprehensive business support including customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology. As a result, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other insurance agencies three-to-one.*

About Brightway Insurance Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $562 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 800 people in 178 offices across 21 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information about Brightway, visit our franchise page.