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Vipul Hapani of Brightway Insurance opens a new Agency in Charlotte

Aug 25, 2020

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While the country’s response to the Coronavirus has caused many business operations to pause, Brightway Insurance remains committed to consumers and to people who want to build their own business with the holistic support Brightway offers. More residents in North Carolina and South Carolina can experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, vehicles and much more as Vipul Hapani has opened Brightway, The Ballantyne Agency in Charlotte. While Hapani is currently working from home, he will open an office in the coming months, and the location will be announced once operational.

“I’ve co-owned and operated a Brightway Agency in Michigan for more than two years, so when my wife and I decided to move our family to the Charlotte area, it just made sense to expand and open an Agency here so that we can provide our new friends and neighbors the same level of expert counsel our customers in Michigan have come to expect from us,” said Hapani, who is licensed to sell insurance in North Carolina, South Carolina and Michigan. “As a Brightway Agency, we offer a broad selection of insurance brands and do the shopping for you to ensure you get the coverage you need for your home, vehicles and much more at the price you want.”

Hapani and his business partner opened Brightway, The Blue Water Agency, located in Shelby Township, Michigan, more than two years ago. Hapani earned a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. He speaks fluent English, Punjabi and Hindi. As a Brightway Agency Owner, he looks forward to offering more choice in insurance brands and making shopping for insurance easy for consumers in and around Charlotte.

“We’re ecstatic to partner once again with Vipul to expand the brand in Charlotte and are committed to his success,” said Brightway President and CEO, Michael Miller. “We have hundreds of insurance professionals dedicated to providing him with comprehensive business support that allows him to focus on his customers’ needs and finding the right package of policies to protect their financial futures.”

Brightway, The Ballantyne Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Flood, Auto, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, Life and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Amelia Underwriters, Appalachian Underwriters, Bankers, Kemper Personal, Progressive, Safeco, SageSure, Stillwater and many more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT).

Brightway’s corporate office staff provides expertise and support in areas including Customer Service, Accounting, Marketing, Distribution, Business Analytics, Carrier Appointments, Licensing, Onboarding, Training, Hiring and Retaining personnel. The company’s signature after-the-sale service empowers Agency Owners to focus on new business sales and provides their customers the personalized service they deserve.

About Brightway Insurance Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $695 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 230 offices across 22 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information about Brightway, The Ballantyne Agency, visit or call 586-321-1064. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at our franchise page.