LARGO, Fla. — Rich Saltzman, Owner of Brightway, The Saltzman Agency in Tampa, Fla., is about to realize the revenue-growing benefits of being a Multi-Unit Owner with Brightway Insurance. With the purchase of the Brightway store located at 1601 East Bay Drive, Suite 3 in Largo, Fla. (near the intersection of Country Club Drive), Saltzman makes the eighth Owner in the Brightway system to own more than one store. The store in Largo has been rebranded to Brightway, The Saltzman Agencies.
“A large part of our company’s success is finding exceptional business partners, such as Rich Saltzman, who has combined his more than 25 years of industry experience with the suite of support Brightway provides to grow his business and expand into a new location,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard.
Saltzman’s first agency at 13909 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 104 in Tampa (near the Handy Road intersection), opened in June 2016.
He joins these Brightway Multi-Unit Owners:
- Kandie Landers - Brightway, The Landers Agency in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Glendale, Colo.
- Josh Hite - Brightway, The Hite Agency in Boynton Beach, Fla., and Brightway, The Dissel Agency in Bluffton, S.C.
- Dimitri Apostle - Brightway, The Dimitri J. Apostle Agency in Charlotte, N.C., and Rockford, Mich.
- Ken Toney - Brightway, The Toney Agency in Longwood, Fla., and Altamonte Springs, Fla.
- Jim Pihl - Brightway, Mandarin in Jacksonville, Fla., and Brightway, Julington Creek in St. Johns, Fla.
- Billy Wagner - Brightway, Ponte Vedra Beach in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Brightway, Deland in Deland, Fla.
- Chris Cole - Brightway, The Cole Agency in Boynton Beach, Fla. and Palm Springs, Fla.
“With Brightway, I’m able to offer more choice in insurance brands than other independent agents. And, because of the support I receive, I have the capacity to give each customer the attention and expert counsel they deserve,” said Saltzman. “Selecting the right insurance for your home, car and more is a very important decision, and I’m thrilled that now I’ll be able to provide this service at more than one location in the Tampa Bay area.”
Brightway Store Owners enjoy support from hundreds of insurance professionals in customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology, which frees up their time to focus on leveraging the broadest possible selection of insurance companies to meet each customer’s unique needs. As a result, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other agencies three-to-one.*
Brightway, The Saltzman Agencies offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV and Umbrella policies from numerous insurance brands including Nationwide, Progressive and Safeco.
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 $484 million in annualized written premium, the company is one of the largest property and casualty agencies in the United States.
Brightway began franchising operations in 2008 and has since grown to more than 700 people in 17 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. People wishing to learn more about franchise ownership with Brightway may visit BrightwayDifference.com and find us on LinkedIn. Consumers seeking a better insurance buying experience may visit Brightway.com and find us on Facebook.