company logo
Log In

    Survey says: Brightway franchisees are happy, satisfied business owners

    Oct 2, 2017

    Article image

    If you follow Brightway on Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn, you may have seen photos of employees celebrating Home Office events, furry friends helping out Agency Owners in the office, and franchisees giving back to local and international communities. These photos are a glimpse of what it means to be #BrightwayHappy, and happiness is something that our franchisees have sought, and found, with Brightway.

    In our annual Agency Owner survey, 9 out of 10 of our franchisees said that they are happy to extremely happy as Brightway Agency Owners. Some define happiness as feeling satisfied with their business success, achievement of a desired lifestyle or their ability to leave a legacy to their children.

    “It has been a very exciting, liberating, and wonderful experience thus far,” said Mike Milano, Agency Owner of Brightway, The Milano Agency in Tarrytown, N.Y. “I couldn't be happier with my decision to join the Brightway system.”

    Alicia Katz, Agency Owner of Brightway, The Katz Agency in Sherman Oaks, Calif. said she chose the Brightway opportunity to achieve the lifestyle she imagined.

    “I feel like I have control over my future success and how I spend my day,” said Katz. “These were important reasons I chose to take this path.”

    And, our most seasoned franchisees share similar sentiments.

    “Almost 10 years as an Agency Owner and I’m so glad that I chose to join Brightway,” Said Susan Bashant, Agency Owner of Brightway, The Susan Bashant Agency in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

    Jay Kaiser, Agency Owner of Brightway, Miramar in Fla. says it best: “Brightway has an innovative value proposition. I am very happy with the business and the quality of the leadership.”

    Other comments

    “We enjoy our affiliation with Brightway. The support is much better than anything we could do on our own. The brand, while young, is growing and expanding and that is exciting for all of us!”

    “I enjoy being involved in a business where I can help so many people. I appreciate the broad choices of carriers that we can offer to customers the service center support.”

    “Brightway is an organization I'm proud to be a part of, from top to bottom. In terms of happiness as a Brightway Agency Owner, the empowerment to be my own boss ranks near the top, equaled by my desire for business success.”

    “As a rookie agency, we are very much excited about the future and how much potential we have to grow and serve our community through choice in carriers. We have been consistently impressed by the team in Jacksonville and would be quick to recommend Brightway to others for any number of reasons.”

    “We are proud to be a part of an organization that does not have a ‘corporate’ feel and that really supports their agencies - it gives us confidence when writing business that our clients really are moving into a better option and will be well taken care of.”

    “Coming from a captive company, I couldn’t be any happier being a Brightway Agency Owner. The ability to own multiple agencies provides the potential that I am looking for.”

    About Brightway Insurance Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent stores throughout the country. With more than $479 million in annualized written premium, the company is one of the largest property and casualty agencies in the United States.

    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. People wishing to learn more about franchise ownership with Brightway may visit our franchise page and find us on LinkedIn. Consumers seeking a better insurance buying experience may visit and find us on Facebook.