KINGWOOD, TEXAS — Residents in Houston, Kingwood and surrounding communities can now experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, vehicles and much more as veteran Insurance Agent and now Brightway Agency Owner, Santos Portillo, opens Brightway, The Portillo Agency Monday, March 1. The agency is located at 1404-A Stonehollow Drive, Suite #3 in Kingwood (in the Stonehollow Place business park).

“I am thrilled to be opening a business in my community that will help my friends and neighbors set up the right protection for their homes, vehicles and most importantly, their family's financial future,” said Portillo. “As a Brightway Agency Owner, I have the luxury of shopping around across multiple insurance brands so I can find you the best coverage for the best price. Most importantly, it means I work for you, not the insurance company. To us you are not just a number; you are family.”

Portillo came to Brightway from State Farm, where he worked for 10 years, six as an Office Manager and four as an Agency Owner. He also brings 18 years of warehouse and financial services management experience to the Agency. With his experience in sales and service, Portillo specializes in building relationships with his customers to ensure they get customized coverage tailored to their individual needs. He speaks fluent English and Spanish. A 2002 Salutatorian graduate of W.T. Hall High School, Portillo was raised in Houston and is happy to stay where he grew up to be an active member in the community by offering jobs and opportunities to protect people from the unexpected. He and wife of 18 years, Lupita, have three daughters and are active church members at Hope City Church in Houston. When they are not in the office, they enjoy spending time together as a family. As a Brightway Agency Owner, Portillo loves being able to assist the community by providing coverage catered to their individual needs at the best price. He is committed to his community, serving at church and taking part in activities where he can give back to others.

“Santos brings extensive industry knowledge and expertise in the Houston insurance landscape to the Agency, and we’re confident he will be extremely successful with the holistic support he receives from Brightway,” said Brightway President and CEO Michael Miller. “We are thrilled to have him join the Brightway family and look forward to our partnership with him to grow our brand in the Houston metropolitan area.”

Brightway, The Portillo Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle, Life and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including American Strategic, Bankers, Burns and Wilcox, Foremost, Hagerty, Johnson and Johnson, Lighthouse Property, Nationwide, Progressive, SageSure, South and Western, Wright Flood and many more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST) and evenings and Saturdays by appointment.

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 Portillo, 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 $760 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 289 offices across 25 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information Brightway, The Portillo Agency, visit BrightwayPortillo.com or call 713-995-9422. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at BrightwayDifference.com.