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Brightway Insurance opens five new franchise locations in July

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (JULY 29, 2021) — Six people are realizing their dreams of business ownership through Brightway Insurance with the opening of five new franchise locations in July.

  • Joli` Burrell opened Brightway, The Burrell Agency in New Orleans, La.
  • Cary and Lisa Hafer opened Brightway, The Hafer Agency in Missouri City, Texas
  • Wendy Marmol opened Brightway, The Wendy Marmol Agency in Miami
  • John Lee Peterson Jr. opened Brightway, The Peterson Family Agency in Conyers, Ga.
  • Marsha Durham opened Brightway, The Marsha Durham Agency in Granville, Ohio

The company’s newest franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds, from real estate to education.

Brightway’s unique independent agency franchise model offers a low-cost, turnkey solution to starting a business. Our award-winning customer service and back-office support empower people from a wide variety of backgrounds to build a profitable business. In traditional agencies, countless hours are spent servicing accounts for existing customers. At Brightway, we handle that work on our agents’ behalf, freeing them up to focus on new sales all while building a residual income stream when policies renew.

“We are thrilled to expand and to welcome Joli`, Cary, Lisa, Wendy, John and Marsha to the Brightway family,” said Brightway President and CEO, Michael Miller. “We look forward to seeing each of them thrive with Brightway.”

Brightway’s team of experts helps new franchise owners build their business from day one. More than 400 insurance professionals stand ready to provide initial training and ongoing support in areas including Customer Service, Technology, Accounting, Marketing, Distribution, Business Analytics, Carrier Relations and Appointments, Licensing, Recruiting and Hiring.

Brightway introduced lower-investment franchise opportunities last year and welcomed more franchisees than ever before in the company’s history.

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About Brightway Insurance

Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $830 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 1,200 people in 320 offices across 25 states serving customers in all 50 states.

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