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- Kropfelder’s all-star team of Agents have 30 years’ industry experience -

BELMONT, N.C. (April 25, 2017) — Gene Kropfelder welcomed friends, customers, business partners and the community to Brightway, The Kropfelder Agency during a ribbon-cutting event held in conjunction with the Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 20. The agency opened for business Sept. 26, 2016, and is located at 3826 South New Hope Road, Suite 3 in Gastonia, N.C. (in the same shopping plaza as Subway and the Jia Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar).

Brightway is the nation’s seventh largest privately held Personal Lines insurance agency and sells through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country. The company provides its agents with access to more insurance companies than any other agency, along with turnkey back-office support that frees up agents to provide personalized insurance counsel to each customer.

“As a Brightway Agency, we have access to more than 45 insurance carriers, such as Nationwide, Progressive, Safeco and Travelers, which means more choice than you’ll find at other independent agencies,” said Kropfelder. “And, with Brightway’s backend support, we’re able to focus on the unique needs of each customer and provide expert counsel to ensure they get the right coverage to protect their financial futures."

Kropfelder and his team of Agents, which includes Cindy Miller and Michael Rozmus, can sell policies for consumers in North Carolina and South Carolina. They offer customized Home, Flood, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Auto, Motorcycle, RV, Boat, Life, Umbrella and Commercial insurance policies.  

About Brightway Insurance

Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country. With more than $453 million in annualized written premium, the company is the nation’s seventh largest privately held Personal Lines independent insurance agency. Brightway provides its Agency Owners with access to more insurance companies than any other agency, along with a comprehensive system of support that frees them up to focus on customizing policies that meet their customers’ needs.

Brightway began franchising operations in 2008 and has since grown to more than 700 people in 13 states serving customers in all 50 states. Forbes has recognized the company as America’s No. 1 Franchise to Buy. Additionally, the company was named a top franchise three years in a row by Entrepreneur magazine and one of the fastest-growing private companies in America nine consecutive years by Inc. 5000.

For more information about Brightway, The Kropfelder Agency, visit BrightwayKropfelder.com or call 704-566-0400. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at BrightwayDifference.com.

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