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Friday, Aug 21, 2015


Brightway Celebrates Seventh Anniversary

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JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (August 20, 2015) – Brightway Insurance, the country’s seventh largest privately held personal lines independent insurance agency, celebrates its seventh year in business today, Thursday, August 20, 2015, the company announced.

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Brightway is a national property/casualty insurance agency selling through a network of franchised locations. The company started in 2008 and has grown to 117 locations in 10 states.

In mid-August, the company was named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for the seventh consecutive year, in part due to the following average year-over-year growth:

Number of franchise locations

21%

Number of Agency Owners and staff

26%

Brightway employees

33%

Year-end policies in force

47%

Written premium

49%

To celebrate Brightway’ s accomplishments, Founder and Chairman David Miller, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman Michael Miller, and President Talman Howard will host a celebration today for the company’s 200 Jacksonville-based employees.

The Brightway model enables agents to focus on selling, while service is handled centrally at the company’s Home Office. As a result, Brightway agents consistently outsell “traditional” independent agents.  Consumers also enjoy the broadest choice among insurance companies as Brightway agents have access to more than twice as many insurance companies than the average independent agent.

“We owe our success to our people,” said David Miller. “Their dedication to our vision of being consumers’ No. 1 choice for their personal insurance needs helps us grow at phenomenal rates, helps customers enjoy peace of mind knowing their insurance needs are being met, and helps our Agency Owners be as successful as possible.”

In 2015, Brightway was also recognized as America’s No. 1 Franchise to Buy by Forbes magazine in the under $150k category, and named a Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for the second year in a row.