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EDMOND, Okla. (May 10, 2017) — Brightway Insurance will open its second location in Oklahoma next week as veteran business woman and now Brightway Agency Owner, Allison Chaumont, opens Brightway, The Chaumont Agency on Monday, May 15, in Edmond. While new to the Sooner State, Brightway Insurance is the nation’s seventh largest privately held Personal Lines independent insurance agency.
Raised on the east coast of Florida and with horses that she had to get out of harm’s way every time a powerful hurricane threatened, Chaumont understood the importance of insurance at an early age. Her appreciation for proper coverage grew in 2005 when she was living in Louisiana and Hurricane Rita struck and blew the roof off her rental home with rain flooding the entire house and ruining nearly all of her and her husband’s belongings. The Chaumonts, who had married just a month before the powerful storm hit, were fortunate to have renters insurance and used the proceeds to build a new house and their lives together. Now that they live in Oklahoma, she wants to make sure her friends and neighbors have adequate coverage and receive the best support system possible.
“I’m excited to introduce Edmond and surrounding communities to Brightway,” said Chaumont. “The options and one-on-one attention consumers get when they shop insurance through a Brightway Agency is like nothing this area has seen, and I’m excited to be the person to bring this service to my community.”
Chaumont learned about Brightway and its franchise opportunities through another Brightway Agency Owner. She comes to Brightway with 12 years’ experience as a Certified Public Accountant who helped small business owners improve their bottom line through proper budgeting and management. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La., and is a member of the Edmond Chamber of Commerce and Edmond Board of Realtors. She and her husband have been married 12 years and have a son and a dog. She volunteers with the Edmond Women’s Club and is active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Chaumont and her family love spending time together outdoors, hiking, biking and fishing. As a new Brightway Agency Owner, she is eager to help consumers find total protection for their financial assets by making sure they have the best coverage for their homes, cars and much more.
“Our Agency Owners are the face of our brand, so we’re very selective in whom we choose to invest,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard. “We’re extremely pleased to welcome Allison Chaumont as our newest Agency Owner. With the backend support we provide, she will become an excellent source for expert counsel and more choice as consumers look to protect their financial futures through proper insurance coverage.”
Brightway Agency Owners enjoy support 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, The Chaumont Agency is located at 301 N. Bryant Avenue, Suite 200 in Edmond (near the intersection where N. Bryant Avenue, E. Ayers Street and Kickingbird Road meet).The Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV and Umbrella insurance policies from 30insurance carriers including Bankers, Foremost, Mercury, Progressive and Safeco.
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country. With more than $456 million in annualized written premium, 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 14 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.
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