Brightway Insurance Celebrates Two Growth Milestones
June 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - As
Brightway Insurance nears its 8th anniversary in business,
Brightway has achieved two growth milestones, the company
Brightway, in business since 2008, is the nation's seventh
largest Personal Lines independent agency retailer selling through
a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the
As of June 1, the company has sold 250,000 policies and one of
its agencies has now written more than 10,000 policies.
Chairman and Founder David Miller said: "We've come a long way
from 3 people and about 2,000 policies when we started. Today there
are 680 people in the Brightway system in 117 offices in 10 states
and in the Jacksonville headquarters. From the start, we built the
business ensuring everything we did would be a win for our
employees, a win for our agents and a win for our customers. That
philosophy has served all of our stakeholders well and, while we're
thrilled with our results so far, we've only just begun."
The 250,000 policies were purchased through Brightway agencies
since 2008. All Brightway customers enjoy the local, expert counsel
their agent provides, along with the broadest possible choice of
insurance companies. Brightway customers also enjoy expert service
provided by a centralized Service Center. Miller said, "The
Brightway system lets our agents focus on selling while our Service
Center fulfills all back office functions, meeting customers'
day-to-day service needs."
Brightway's Ponte Vedra, Fla. Office, owned by Territory Owner
and Agency Owner Billy Wagner, is the first in the Brightway family
to hit the 10,000 policy milestone. Opened in 2008, Wagner's office
also boasts a Brightway Million Dollar Producer, Chris
"I love this business," said Wagner. "Some people say they sell
insurance. Everyone in my office sells peace of mind. Our customers
can sleep at night knowing that their assets are protected, and if
something should happen to them, their families' futures are
In 2015, Brightway was named a Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur
magazine for the second year in a row. The company has also been
named the 9th Best Franchise with Less Than $150,000 in Entry Costs
by Forbes, and, in 2014, was named to Florida's Fast 100 by Florida
Business Journals for the second year in a row. The company is the
117th largest privately held company in Florida.
For more information about Brightway, go to brightway.com.