About us Hero

About us

Established in 2008, Brightway is one of the largest privately owned property/casualty insurance distribution companies in the U.S. with over 300 franchises in over 35 states.


And we do that by sticking to our values.


Say it, do it.Yes, we do what we say because we’re all about accountability and trust. We want people to count on our agents and our agents to count on Brightway.


Here for each other. We believe in true teamwork and building real relationships. That’s the point of all this: knowing someone is here for you when you need them the most. 


Inspired by insurance. We have the power to help people protect what matters most to them. If that’s not inspiring, we don’t know what is. We actually GET to do this. And that passion goes into everything we do.


Next-level effort. We’re the type of people who always go the extra mile, without hesitation. We’re constantly pushing ourselves to win, and to take ourselves and our industry to a more elevated place.


Embrace, Educate, Evolve. We embrace change and challenges. We stay curious, educating ourselves on new ways to solve problems, and educating the world that insurance is so much more than the cheapest rate. And we’re always evolving, ready for whatever’s next. It’s in our DNA.

Entrepreneur Franchise 500
Franchise Gator 2021
Tech Awards 2021
Top Franchises 2021
Excellence in Customer Service Award 2021
Forbes Best Franchises 2015
Franchise Awards 2021
Hot 100 Insurance Business 2022
Fast and Serious 2022
Franchise top 400
Fast 50

Our Founders

Bright ideas right from the start

Our founders built a people-first company. By creating a culture around a belief in people helping people. A Win-Win-Win operational mandate with three core constituencies: clients, agents and carriers, creating mutually beneficial outcomes for all. The business grew and grew. And the world changed and changed again. And so have we. Our founding values will always guide us, even as we continue to evolve.

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Our History


Miller brothers establish Brightway Insurance in Jacksonville, Florida


100,000th policy is sold


100th franchise location opens


Brightway named the #1 insurance franchise by Entrepreneur magazine


Brightway named the #1 Franchise to Buy in America by Forbes Magazine


Annualized written premium reaches $500 million


Brightway named the #1 Franchise in Entrepreneur magazine for the 2nd time


200th franchise location opens


Annualized written premium reaches $800 million


Annualized premium reaches over $900 million, Brightway named #1 Insurance Franchise by Franchise Times

Meet the Leadership team

See what our franchisees have to say.

Maegan Lunte

Maegan Lunte

Brightway, The Lunte Family Agency Wylie, TX

Ben Rodriguez

Ben Rodriguez

Brightway, The Ben Rodriguez Agency New Orleans, LA and Brightway, The Johnson-Rodriguez Agency Baton Rouge, LA

Mike Hatmaker

Mike Hatmaker

Brightway, Largo South Largo, FL

Bobby Raymond

Bobby Raymond

Brightway, Fort Caroline Jacksonville, FL

Sam Kassar

Sam Kassar

Brightway, The Kassar Agency Naples, FL and Brightway, Bonita Springs Bonita Springs, FL

Quincy Vinson

Quincy Vinson

Brightway, The Vinson Family Agency Stone Mountain, GA

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