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HOUSTON — More residents in Houston soon will experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, vehicles and much more. On Monday, May 13, sisters-in-law and now Brightway Agency Co-Owners, Ana and Maria Villafana, will open the doors to Brightway, The Villafana Agency in Houston.
“I love Brightway’s culture because it is centered around the customer and it focuses on educating them and building relationships that last,” said Ana Villafana. “With Brightway, we have limitless opportunities to help customers and to reach more people.”
Ana is married to Jose Villafana, Maria’s brother. Jose joins his wife and sister as an Agent at Brightway. The trio come to Brightway from State Farm and bring more than 11 years of insurance experience to the agency. With their experience in sales and service, they specialize in building relationships and are licensed to sell Property & Casualty insurance as well as Life insurance.
“I’m so excited to open our family business where we’ll no longer feel the restraint of a captive agency that limited us to one insurance brand,” said Maria Villafana. “With Brightway, we have access to more choice in insurance brands than other agencies, and I can’t wait to help all those people who are currently being turned away from other insurance providers in our area.”
The Villafanas grew up in Houston and speak fluent English and Spanish. They are active parish members at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, and Maria volunteers at Longfellow Elementary in Houston. Together, they look forward to bringing jobs and greater opportunities to the community. When they’re not in the office, they enjoy spending time with family. As Brightway Agency Owners, the Villafanas look forward to being able to assist the community by providing coverage catered to their needs at a reasonable price.
“We are elated to welcome the Villafanas to our rapidly growing brand in Texas,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard. “The Villafanas have a goal-oriented approach and well-rounded experience, and with the help of our team of insurance professionals behind them, I believe they will bring our unparalleled customer experience to even more customers in Houston.
Brightway Agency Owners enjoy comprehensive business support including customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology. As a result of their focus on growing new business, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other insurance agencies two-to-one.
Brightway, The Villafana Agency is located at 4790 W. Bellfort Boulevard in Houston (in the same shopping center as Sherwin-Williams, Randalls and Wells Fargo Bank). The Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, Boat, RV, Motorcycle, Life and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Anchor, Cypress, Foremost, GeoVera and State Auto. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (CDT).
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $584 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 800 people in 185 offices across 21 states serving customers in all 50 states.