JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Brightway Insurance announced today more people are realizing their dreams of business ownership through Brightway with the opening of new franchise locations in California, Florida, Iowa, Oklahoma and Texas this month. The company’s newest franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds, from real estate to nursing.
- Kurt Lease and Gary Simatovich opened Brightway, The River Bend Agency in Bettendorf, Iowa
- Ernest S. Flores opened Brightway, The Flores Agency in Tulare, Calif.
- Miquel Siller and Ernie Siller opened Brightway, The Siller Agency in Pasadena, Texas
- George Collins opened Brightway, The George Collins Agency in Muskogee, Okla.
- Jasmine Pertile and Chris White opened Brightway, The Jasmine Pertile Agency in Jacksonville, Fla.
Brightway’s unique independent agency franchise model offers a low-cost, turnkey solution to starting a business. Our award-winning customer service and back-office support empower people from a wide variety of backgrounds to build a profitable business. In traditional agencies, countless hours are spent servicing accounts for existing customers. At Brightway, we handle that work on our agents’ behalf, freeing them up to focus on new sales all while building a residual income stream when policies renew.
“We are thrilled to expand and to welcome Kurt, Gary, Ernest, Miguel, Ernie, George, Jasmine and Chris to the Brightway family,” said Brightway President and CEO, Michael Miller. “We look forward to seeing each of them thrive with Brightway.”
Brightway’s team of experts helps new franchise owners build their business from day one. Nearly 500 insurance professionals stand ready to provide initial training and ongoing support in areas including Customer Service, Technology, Accounting, Marketing, Distribution, Business Analytics, Carrier Relations and Appointments, Licensing, Recruiting and Hiring.
Brightway introduced lower-investment franchise opportunities last year and welcomed more franchisees than ever before in the company’s history.
About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $860 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 1,200 people in 329 offices across 26 states serving customers in all 50 states.
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