Aug 17, 2023
A hope to live free in the United States has led to a true American Dream becoming a reality next week in Naples. South Florida business pro Leyanis Gaspar will open the doors on her brand new Brightway, The Gaspar Family Agency insurance office on Monday.
It was just two decades ago when a 22-year-old newlywed and her husband made their way stateside from the shores of Havana, Cuba. After starting their family, it would be a friend from Cuba who would turn Gaspar to the career that has changed her life and thousands of others.
“He told me that I would love doing this for a living, that it was a calling to help people protect what was important to them,” Gaspar said.
After landing her first position in an insurance office 18 years ago, Gaspar never looked back. And, in just a few days, she’ll unveil a venture few back in Cuba could ever dream of. “Being free to do anything, especially business, has truly changed our lives.”
After gathering nearly two decades of insurance expertise in the Sunshine State, Gaspar knows the importance of seeing the newest venture on the Paradise Coast open its doors. “Helping these folks who went through so much last year with Ian is truly important work to me,” Gaspar said. It was almost one year ago when Hurricane Ian made landfall near Naples. The deadliest storm to strike Florida in nearly a century ultimately claimed 161 lives and racked up more than $113 billion in damages.
One year later, Gaspar and her new agency will be helping others prepare for the next Ian. Today, the 43-year-old business owner and her husband, Amaury, reside in Naples with their two children.
Brightway, The Gaspar Family Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle, Umbrella, Commercial and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance companies. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT) and Saturday/Sunday by appointment. Visit them at their office at 5664 Strand Court, Suite A-1, in Naples, online at BrightwayGaspar.com or call 239-351-1511.
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 Leyanis, 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 more than 300 franchises in 38 states and more than $1 billion in annual premiums. 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 businesses.