St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
Brightway Insurance, a leading national independent insurance retailer, recently opened its first Missouri store.
Associate agency owner Gary Silverman opened the 125 Long Rd. Ste. C location in Chesterfield. With his new store, Silverman, 43, will provide consumers with a variety of reliable insurance carrier choices and give local consumer access to Brightway’s unique insurance experience. He and his agents will receive assistance through Brightway’s back office support.
Brightway plans to open 20 Missouri stores in the next five years. Aside from the greater St. Louis area, additional cities in Missouri that Brightway seeks additional expansion include Kansas City and Springfield.
“I am lucky to open Missouri’s first Brightway Insurance store,” said Silverman, a St. Louis native. “There aren’t many people who can say they opened the first store in a state.”
Chesterfield and St. Louis area residents now have more than 100 high-quality insurance carriers available through Brightway’s powerful insurance network.”
Silverman attended the University of Missouri and majored in business administration. He previously owned Insurance Solutions of Missouri for two years before taking this new position with a focus on life and health insurance. He chose to invest in Brightway because of its shared vision on how to operate an efficient property and casualty independent insurance agency with customer-focused service centers.
“Gary is a welcomed addition to Brightway, its emerging growth in Missouri and its overall nationwide expansion,” said Brightway Insurance President Talman Howard.
The company is growing in multiple states: Brightway opened its first stores in North Carolina and Kentucky in fourth-quarter 2013. It plans to earn its licensing in nearly all 50 states by July 2014.
Founded in 2003, Brightway Insurance has quickly 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. Sales grew in 2013 to $276 million. Brightway Insurance is already an Inc. 500|5000 Fastest-Growing Company, making the list for the last six consecutive years. In 2013, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Brightway Insurance the No. 1 insurance agency franchise in the nation in its annual ranking of the top 500 franchises. 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, it also recognized Brightway as one of the top 350 companies in the state, based on revenue. For more information, visit http://www.brightway.com or call 888-254-5014.
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