A leading national independent insurance retailer recently opened its newest store in Brandon, Fla.
Brightway Insurance, with more than 100 stores nationwide, welcomed new agency owner Nick Bates as he opened his Brightway location at 773 West Brandon Blvd. in Brandon. The Humbolt, Tenn. native worked for another insurance agency for 10 years prior to joining the Brightway team.
“Brightway’s superior customer support drew me to the company,” said Bates. “Brightway is able to offer many options to the customer due to the many carriers the company represents, which adds value.”
Bates has served in the U.S. Navy and is a member of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce as well as the Riverview Chamber of Commerce. He is actively involved in the community where he is a member of the executive council of the Public Safety Coordinating Council and serves as a chairman of Alternatives to Incarceration.
A ribbon cutting with the Brandon Chamber of Commerce will take place on December 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Earlier this year, Brightway announced plans to expand into 17 states.
About Brightway Insurance
Founded in 2003, Brightway Insurance has become a leading national independent insurance retailer. The company’s focus on creating the “ideal customer experience” has resulted in an industry-leading customer retention rate of 93 percent and increasing growth. From 2010 to 2011, sales grew from $108 million to $168 million and are expected to reach $240 million by the end of 2012. Brightway Insurance is already an Inc. 500|5000 Fastest Growing Company, making the list for the last five consecutive years. Supporting this growth is the fact that since its founding, more than 90 percent of individual agency owners are still in successful operation to this day. For the previous three years, Florida Trend has ranked Brightway Insurance on its list of the top 100 “Florida’s Best Companies to Work For,” and in 2012, Trend also recognized Brightway as one of the top 350 companies in the state in terms of revenue. For more information, visit www.brightwayinsurance.com or call 888-254-5014.
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