VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (July 12, 2017) — Brightway Insurance will open its first location in Alabama next week as veteran business man and now Brightway Agency Owner, Chip Vance, opens Brightway, The Chip Vance Agency on Monday, July 17, in Vestavia Hills, on the south side of Birmingham, Ala.

While new to the Yellowhammer State, Brightway is one of the largest property/casualty independent insurance agencies in the United States.

“I’m excited to be the first Agent to bring a new experience for shopping insurance to Alabama,” said Vance. “As a Brightway Agency Owner, I have access to more than 25 insurance companies and can find the best coverage to protect your home, car, boat, all-terrain vehicle and much more.”

Vance comes to Brightway from Enterprise Holdings, where he worked for 24 years, the last 12 as Vice President and General Manager in Jacksonville, Fla. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss. Vance and wife, Susanna, of 28 years, have three children and two dogs. For fun, he loves golfing and rooting on the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Community improvement is important to Vance, who has served as Chairman of the United Way Board of Directors and chaired the United Way Campaign. As a Brightway Agency Owner, Vance looks forward to making shopping for insurance easy for consumers in Birmingham and surrounding communities. 

“I have lived in Birmingham twice before so it was an easy decision to come back to Birmingham to bring the Brightway experience to our friends here,” Vance added.
“We are highly selective with whom we partner and are thrilled to welcome Chip Vance as our newest Agency Owner, opening our first Agency in Alabama,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard.“Brightway provides a full suite of support to our Agencies, so they can focus on finding the right coverage to protect the financial future of each and every customer.”

Brightway Agency Owners enjoy support in customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology, which frees up their time to focus on leveraging the broadest possible selection of insurance companies to meet each customer’s unique needs. As a result, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other agencies two-to-one.*

Brightway, The Chip Vance Agency is located at 1401 Montgomery Highway, Suite 121, in Vestavia Hills (in the Park South Shopping Center).The Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV and Umbrella insurance policies from more than 25 insurance carriers including Bankers, Foremost, National General, Progressive and Safeco.  

About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country. With more than $465 million in annualized written premium, the company is one of the largest property/casualty independent insurance agencies in the United States. Brightway provides its Agency Owners with access to more insurance companies than any other agency, along with a comprehensive system of support that frees them up to focus on customizing policies that meet their customers’ needs.

Brightway began franchising operations in 2008 and has since grown to more than 700 people in 16 states serving customers in all 50 states. Forbes has recognized the company as America’s No. 1 Franchise to Buy. Additionally, the company was named a top franchise three years in a row by Entrepreneur magazine and one of the fastest-growing private companies in America nine consecutive years by Inc. 5000.

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