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Scott Harp introduces Bakersfield, California, to a better insurance-buying experience

Oct 11, 2021

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BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. — Residents in and around Bakersfield can experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, vehicles and much more as Scott Harp opens Brightway, The Harp Family Agency. The Agency is located at 6007 Coffee Road, Suite 1 in Bakersfield (in the River Run Plaza).

“I am excited 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 Harp. “As a Brightway Agency Owner, I am 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.”

Born and raised in the Central Valley, Harp comes to Brightway with more than 20 years of sales experience and has a full understanding of the unique needs of the valley. Harp also understands the importance of providing phenomenal customer service and has proven that over the years. Harp has spent the past nine years with his fiancé, Shannon. He also has four wonderful children and two grandchildren. For fun, he loves to travel, camp, fish and spend time with his family. One of the things that he looks forward to most as a Brightway Agency Owner is helping families protect what is important to them with an aim to make a difference in his community and the world.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Scott to the Brightway family and to collaborate with him to bring our brand and services to Bakersfield,” said Brightway President and CEO Michael Miller. “With our ‘You sell. We service.’ model, Scott 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 Harp Family Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle, Life and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Aegis, Bankers, Bristol West, Foremost, Hagerty, Hippo, Nationwide, Tapco 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 Harp, 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 $855 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 26 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information about Brightway, The Harp Family Agency, visit or call 661-526-4300. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.