After spending more than twenty years in sales and real estate, as well as more than a decade working in international industry, Greenville resident Kevin Walsh is launching a business that will put his global experience to work as he helps his neighbors right here at home in the Upstate.
After volunteering throughout his career with everything from Meals on Wheels in Greenville to Habitat for Humanity in Orlando, Florida, Walsh is now opening a new venture that will put his passion for service to work full-time in the Palmetto State.
Walsh will open the doors of “Brightway, The Walsh Agency” Insurance June 13. Services provided out of the 1200 Woodruff Road storefront in Greenville will include customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle, Umbrella, and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance companies.
“Customer service has been at the heart of my career. And now, I get to put it to work right here in the Upstate,” Walsh said. A native of South Florida, Walsh, and his family first moved to Greenville in 2015. Walsh and his wife, Apryl, have five adult children and are proud to call Greenville their home.
“When we decided to move here, it was a family decision. Even my youngest, who just graduated from East Side High School last week, was onboard,” Walsh added. “With my wife working within the Greenville County Schools and my children all living close by, opening ‘Brightway, The Walsh Agency’ here was a perfect fit.”
Walsh previously worked remotely for AVI International, a French-travel insurance company, providing coverage for families of exchange students studying around the world. The Grand Canyon University graduate holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.
“With Brightway, I’m excited about being able to provide my neighbors with what they want and what they need when it comes to coverage,” Walsh said. “It’s a privilege to find new ways to serve them through business and beyond.” Brightway, The Walsh Agency Insurance will directly serve the Upstate and areas in Western North Carolina, and can write business throughout both states
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 Walsh, to focus on new business sales and provide customers with the personalized service they deserve.
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST) and Saturday/Sunday by appointment. Visit them online at BrightwayWalsh.com or call 864-686-7050.
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 over 300 franchises in 30 states and over $900 million 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 business.