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Realtor, Ernest S. Flores, introduces Visalia/Tulare, California, to a better insurance-buying experience

Sep 7, 2021

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TULARE, CALIF. — Residents in and around Visalia/Tulare can experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, vehicles and much more veteran Realtor and now licensed Insurance Agent, Ernest S. Flores, opens Brightway, The Flores Agency today. The Agency is located at 442 North M Street in Tulare (across the street from the Tulare County Library). It is the first Brightway Insurance Agency to open in the market covering Tulare, Kings and Fresno counties.

"I am excited to open my insurance agency and to partner with a winning company,” said Flores. “I look forward to providing a variety of insurance products and services that can protect our community’s most important assets; homes, vehicles, businesses and financial futures, accomplishing all of this with competitive pricing and quality service.”

A lifelong resident of Central California, Flores has resided in the Tulare County area for the past 36 years. He brings a variety of experiences to the insurance industry having spent the past three years in the real estate industry as a Realtor as well as Owner of a promotional and marketing business. Prior to this, he spent 25 years as a professional educator serving as a Teacher, Coach, High School Principal and School District Superintendent. Flores and his wife have raised four wonderful children, and they are now grandparents to five very special grandchildren. Flores enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering his time with non-profit agencies. He loves to travel, read and spend time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

“As a Brightway Agency Owner, I look forward to serving our local community by offering multiple insurance options to my clients and to be able to customize their policies to match each individual or family need at the most competitive prices,” Flores added. “In addition, I look forward to developing programs that can teach our local communities and schools the importance and value of insurance and financial protection so that they can live a healthy financial life by protecting their most important assets.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Ernest to the Brightway family and to collaborate with him to bring our brand and services to the Visalia/Fresno market,” said Brightway President and CEO Michael Miller. “With our ‘You sell. We service.’ model, Ernest will have the support to provide expert counsel to each and every one of his customers, while our team of insurance professionals stands ready to provide award-winning customer service.”

Brightway, The Flores Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle, Umbrella and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Aegis, Bankers, Foremost, Hagerty, National General, Nationwide, Tapco, Wright Flood and many more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PDT) and Saturday/Sunday by appointment.

Brightway’s corporate office staff provides expertise and support in areas including Customer Service, Technology, 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 Flores, to focus on new business sales and provides customers the personalized service they deserve.

About Brightway Insurance Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $850 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 1,200 people in 325 offices across 25 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information about Brightway, The Flores Agency, visit or call 559-298-4500. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.