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Raj Bhandari opens a Brightway Insurance Agency in San Carlos, California

Mar 23, 2021

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SAN CARLOS, CALIF. — Residents in the Bay area can now experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, vehicles and much more as Raj Bhandari opens Brightway, The Sherpa Agency.

“I’m thrilled to be opening a business in my community that will help my friends and neighbors protect their homes, vehicles and most importantly, their financial futures,” said Bhandari. “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.”

Bhandari has lived in the Bay area for 22 years and considers it his hometown. He comes to Brightway with 20 years’ experience in the finance and real estate industries, so he understands the needs of local homebuyers and homeowners, as well as those in the professions who provide related services. Bhandari earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in San Francisco and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska. Born in Nepal, he speaks fluent English, Nepali and Hindi. Bhandari is President of the Fremont Lions Club. He and wife, Kranti, have been married 19 years and have a daughter. For fun he enjoys hiking, biking and spending time with his with family. As a Brightway Agency Owner, Bhandari looks forward to providing options from top-rated insurance brands to his community.

“We’re ecstatic to welcome Raj to Brightway and to partner with him to expand our footprint in the Bay 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 Sherpa Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Flood, Personal Articles, Auto, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, Life and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Bankers, Bristol West, Foremost, Hagerty, Hippo, Johnson and Johnson, Nationwide, SageSure, Tapco and many more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PDT).

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 Bhandari, 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 $770 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 297 offices across 23 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information about Brightway, The Sherpa Agency, visit or call 650-316-8020. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.