DES PERES, MO. — Veteran Insurance Agent and now Brightway Insurance Agency Owner, Brennen Grone, will open Brightway, The Grone Agency in Des Peres, located on the west side of St. Louis, Monday, April 15.
Grone is no stranger to the Brightway Insurance family, having first worked for Brightway, The Landers Agency in Glendale, Colorado. From there, he went on to work alongside his father in an agency where he was limited to representing only one insurance brand. His experience with Brightway was so formative that it inspired him to return as an Agency Owner.
“Working with Brightway for a short time was the biggest reason I wanted to come back,” said Grone, who is licensed to sell insurance in Missouri and Illinois. “The past three years of trying to meet my customers’ needs with just a single insurance brand has taught me the power of representing multiple insurance companies as a Brightway Agency Owner. Writing a business plan when you don’t offer consumers choice has become increasingly more difficult. As a Brightway Agency Owner, I love the efficiency of the model and the opportunity to do what we do best – help people understand our current insurance market and how we navigate it better than any competitor.”
As a St. Louis native, Grone has deep ties to the local area and understands his hometown market and the needs of the community. He is determined to put his extensive experience to work for customers and employees alike. A former Eagle Scout, Grone now volunteers with Boys Scout Troop 313 in Des Peres. Additionally, he acts as an ambassador to the Northwest Chamber of Commerce. A graduate of the University of Mississippi with a degree in Marketing, Grone brings more than a decade of industry experience to Brightway. He and his wife of four years, Camilla, have a daughter. When he’s not working and volunteering, Grone loves playing basketball, singing in the church men’s choir, camping, woodworking and skiing.
“I truly see a gigantic hole that I can fill in my home marketplace as a leader in my industry,” he added. “I look forward to growing my reputation as a trusted professional in my industry and becoming the employer of choice for insurance professionals looking to develop a healthy career and lifestyle.”
“We are thrilled to welcome back Brennen Grone to the Brightway family,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard. “With his understanding of the market, industry and value he’s able to offer consumers as a Brightway Agent, we expect him to be very successful in growing his business and the Brightway brand in the Show Me State and are here to help him achieve his goals and dreams.”
Brightway Agency Owners enjoy comprehensive business support including customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology. As a result of their focus on growing new business, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other insurance agencies two-to-one.
Brightway, The Grone Agency is located at 11726 Manchester Road in Des Peres (in the plaza neighboring Carrolton Bank). The Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, Boat, RV, Motorcycle, Life and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands, including Appalachian Underwriters, Bankers, Burns and Wilcox, Hagerty, Mercury, Nationwide, Progressive and Tower Hill. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (CDT).
About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $579 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 800 people in 182 offices across 21 states serving customers in all 50 states.