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    Rick Maher introduces Long Island to a better insurance-buying experience

    Apr 29, 2022

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    Residents in and around Long Island now can experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, vehicles and much more as Rick Maher opens Brightway, The Sound Agency. The Agency opens on Monday, May 2 and is located at 18 Crescent Drive, Unit 2C in Port Jefferson Station.

    “We are thrilled to open our Brightway agency and be part of a system dedicated to our customers and our success as insurance agents,” said Maher. “There are endless possibilities when there is marriage between people, process and procedure, and we look forward to all we will do in the community with Brightway.”

    Maher describes himself as a serial entrepreneur, and also owns a business complementary to insurance, Turning Point Human Capital Management, a fractional Human Resources firm. His access to more choice in insurance companies will enable him to offer a well-rounded package of products to new and existing customers.

    Maher graduated from Ithaca College in 1993 and married his high school sweetheart, Tara. They have three sons and are avid boaters on the Long Island Sound.

    Brightway, The Sound Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance companies. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) and Saturday/Sunday by appointment.

    Brightway’s corporate office staff provides expertise and support in areas including customer service, technology, accounting, marketing, distribution and business analytics. In addition, Brightway handles carrier relations and appointments, as well as support with personnel hiring, licensing, onboarding, training and retention. The company’s signature after-the-sale service empowers Agency Owners, like Maher, to focus on new business sales and provide customers the personalized service they deserve.

    About Brightway Insurance

    Established in 2008, Brightway grew to become one of the largest privately owned property/casualty insurance distribution companies in the U.S. with over 300 franchises in 32 states and over $900 million in annual premium. Recently, Brightway’s success led to a private equity investment that has infused the company with financial and human capital, and data and analytics access, to accelerate growth and deliver new and exciting market opportunities.

    Brightway produces winning outcomes for franchisees and their customers by offering access to customized coverage solutions from a range of insurers paired with full back office and marketing support. This winning model allows agents and producers to focus on addressing the needs of their customers to become trusted advisors and grow their business.

    For more information about Brightway, The Sound Agency, visit Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.