JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Closing out a record year, Brightway Insurance celebrated the opening of seven new franchise locations. With the opening of the new stores in December, more consumers in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana and Texas now have access to more choice and expert counsel when shopping for insurance. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing disruption to many businesses across the country, Brightway saw significant growth with the signing of a record 78 new franchisees in 2020.
- Gretchen Richardson opened Brightway, The Gretchen Richardson Agency in Port St. Joe, Fla.
- Katy Daniel opened Brightway, The Daniel Family Agency in Gurnee, Ill.
- Vinod George opened Brightway, The Avant Agency in Plano, Texas
- James Owens opened Brightway, The J. Owens Agency in Maitland, Fla.
- Charlie Hebert opened Brightway, The Hebert Agency in Katy, Texas
- Alonzo Anderson opened Brightway, The Alonzo Anderson Agency in Peachtree City, Ga.
- Eric King and Travis Gaspard opened Brightway, The King & Gaspard Agency in Zachary, La.
“We are pleased to welcome Gretchen, Katy, Vinod, James, Charlie, Alonzo, Eric and Travis to the Brightway family,” said Brightway President and CEO, Michael Miller. “We provide Agency Owners with holistic business support to help them grow their business and look forward to seeing each of them thrive with Brightway.”
In June, the company announced a lower investment, $5,000 franchise offering that empowers people seeking the American dream of business ownership the opportunity to grow at their own pace. It also provides a second location at no additional cost.
“We had a tremendous response to the new franchise option, which led to a record year for our franchise sales. We added 78 new franchises to the system in 2020 and grew our book of business by more than $105 million in Annualized Written Premium. While it was an unparalleled year, Brightway experienced unprecedented growth and worked together to continue to help families and friends ensure their assets were protected,” Miller added.
Brightway is a recession-proof company, and its low-risk, high-reward business opportunities allow people from a wide variety of backgrounds to prosper.
About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $740 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 279 offices across 23 states serving customers in all 50 states.