WICHITA, KAN. — Consumers in Kansas will soon experience a better way to shop for insurance for their homes, cars and much more. On Friday, June 29, Kayla Schabel will be the first person to open a Brightway Insurance Agency in the Sunflower State when she opens the doors to Brightway, The Schabel Agency.
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent stores throughout the country.
“I’m ecstatic to bring a better way to shop for insurance to Kansas,” said Schabel. “As a Brightway Agency Owner, I’m able to offer consumers more choice in insurance brands than they’ll find anywhere else. And, with Brightway’s backend support, I’m able to focus on helping consumers find the best coverage to protect their financial futures.”
Born and raised in Independence, Kan., Schabel earned a law degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. She comes to Brightway with five years of legal and management experience. Most recently, she served as a Project Manager for the City of Independence Housing Authority. Schabel has a dog, Boomer, and for leisure, she enjoys playing tennis, spending time with friends and family, reading and writing. As a Brightway Agency Owner, Schabel looks forward to earning consumers’ trust as the number one source for expert counsel regarding all your insurance needs.
Joining Schabel at Brightway is Wichita native, Melissa Winters, who brings three years’ insurance experience to the agency. Winters comes to Brightway from Allstate. She studied Business Management at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kans. She looks forward to being able to offer more choice to consumers as a Brightway Agent.
Brightway Agency Owners enjoy comprehensive business support including customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology. As a result, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other insurance agencies three-to-one.*
“We’re thrilled to partner with Kayla Schabel to expand our footprint into Kansas, which is a new state for Brightway,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard. “With the opening of this location, Brightway is now in 20 states, and we look forward to continuing to grow our brand nationally by offering world-class customer service and a comprehensive suite of support to Agency Owners, like Kayla.”
Brightway, The Schabel Agency is located at 9747 E 21st Street North, Suite 147 in Wichita (next to Deano’s Grill & Tapworks). The agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV, Umbrella and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Bankers, Gulfstream, Hagerty, Foremost, Nationwide, Progressive and Safeco. The agency’s hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (CDT) and Saturday by appointment.
About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent stores throughout the country. With more than $531 million in annualized written premium, the company is one of the largest property and casualty agencies in the United States. Brightway provides its franchise 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 800 people in 20 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.