ORLANDO, FLA. — Brightway Insurance, one of the largest Personal Lines independent insurance agencies in the U.S., today celebrated its 200th store opening at the company’s annual conference for franchisees held in Orlando. The company began franchising in 2008 and finished that year with 38 locations. The announcement comes on the heels of the company making Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® list for the seventh time.
“When my brother, David, and I started franchising in 2008, we knew we had a great concept, but we had no idea how quickly we’d grow,” said Brightway President and CEO, Michael Miller. “Our success speaks to our alignment with all of our partners and with whom we are thrilled to celebrate this milestone. Thanks to the great work of our franchisees, their teams and our employees and to our loyal customers, the sky’s the limit.”
“Not only are our franchisees realizing their dreams of business ownership through Brightway, but we’ve also created hundreds of jobs and are always looking for talented individuals to start their insurance careers with us,” Miller added.
Today, the company employs about 240 people in its Jacksonville-based corporate office. The corporate office provides expertise 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 franchisees to focus on new business sales and provides their customers the personalized service they deserve.
In addition to achieving the 200-store milestone, other 2019 year-end indicators of the company’s growth and success are:
- Locations in 22 states, up from one in 2008
- $636 million in annualized written premium, up from $36 million at year-end 2008
- 290,000 customers, up from 19,000 in 2008
Those interested in learning more about Brightway as a business opportunity should visit BrightwayDifference.com to learn more.
About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $640 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 203 offices across 22 states serving customers in all 50 states.