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SPOKANE, Wash. (Aug. 9, 2017) — Brightway Insurance will open its first location in Washington next week as veteran business man and now Brightway Agency Owner, Vays Sarwar, opens Brightway, The Sarwar Agency on Monday, Aug. 14, in Spokane.
While new to the Evergreen State, Brightway is one of the largest property/casualty independent insurance agencies in the United States.
“I’m thrilled to be the first person to introduce my community and state to the Brightway Insurance brand,” said Sarwar. “I can shop more than 15 insurance companies to help consumers get the best coverage so they feel peace of mind that everything they have worked so hard for is protected.”
Born in Afghanistan, Sarwar moved to Russia at age 3 then immigrated to the United States when he was 14. A 2005 graduate of John R. Rogers High School in Spokane, he went on to attend Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash., where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management. Sarwar comes to Brightway from the restaurant industry, where he spent the past 10 years in management. He and wife, Sara, of seven years have two sons. Sarwar loves camping, bowling and playing soccer and volleyball. He speaks fluent English, Russian, Pashto and Farsi. He looks forward to putting his management and leadership skills to use as a Brightway Agency Owner and to helping his friends and neighbors find the right insurance to provide total protection of their assets.
“We’re extremely pleased to collaborate with Vays Sarwar to expand our brand into Washington,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard.“Two things consumers should know about what makes buying insurance a better experience with a Brightway Agency is that we offer more choice and expert counsel that you won’t find anywhere else.”
Brightway Agency Owners enjoy support in customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology, which frees up their time to focus on leveraging the broadest possible selection of insurance companies to meet each customer’s unique needs. As a result, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other agencies two-to-one.*
Brightway, The Sarwar Agency is located at 2901 N, Argonne Road, Suite 3, in Spokane (next to Domino’s Pizza at the intersection of North Argonne Road and East Grace Avenue). The Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV and Umbrella policies from more than 15 insurance carriers including Nationwide, Progressive and Safeco.
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country. With more than $470 million in annualized written premium, the company is one of the largest property/casualty independent insurance agencies in the United States. Brightway provides its Agency Owners with access to more insurance companies than any other agency, along with a comprehensive system of support that frees them up to focus on customizing policies that meet their customers’ needs.
Brightway began franchising operations in 2008 and has since grown to more than 700 people in 17 states serving customers in all 50 states. Forbes has recognized the company as America’s No. 1 Franchise to Buy. Additionally, the company was named a top franchise three years in a row by Entrepreneur magazine and one of the fastest-growing private companies in America nine consecutive years by Inc. 5000.