SUNRISE, FLA. — Residents in Sunrise, Fla., and surrounding communities soon will experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, valuables, vehicles and more. Insurance industry veteran and now Brightway Insurance Agency Owner, Ryan Collins, will open Brightway, The Ryan Collins Agency Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Sunrise.

“After 15 years of working for insurance companies, I wanted to pair my deep industry knowledge with the ability to connect with my local community. I chose to open a Brightway Agency in my community because it provides the best option for me to do this,” said Collins.

Collins comes to Brightway with 15 years of industry experience at Progressive, Liberty Mutual, Safeco and Windhaven, where he rose through the ranks and most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kans., and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass. Collins and wife, Emily, have been married 13 years and have two daughters. They attend St. Paul Lutheran Church in Weston, Fla. To unwind, Collins enjoys running, spending time outdoors and cheering on his children who are involved in competitive sports. He belongs to the Weston Running Club, Sunrise Soccer Club and Weston FC Soccer Club. As a Brightway Agency Owner, he looks forward to helping others achieve their goals and deepening his roots in the Sunrise and Weston community. 

“Ryan Collins has a wealth of experience in the industry and a real passion for helping his community,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard. “We are thrilled to partner with him and to empower him to achieve his dream of business ownership and growing his own Brightway enterprise.”  

Brightway Agency Owners enjoy comprehensive business support including customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology. As a result of their focus on growing new business, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other insurance agencies three-to-one.*

Brightway, The Ryan Collins Agency is located at 171 NW 136th Ave in Sunrise (next to Giovanni's Coal Fire Pizza). The Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including American Colonial, Bankers, Burns and Wilcox, Foremost, Progressive, Safeco, SageSure and Weston.

About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent stores throughout the country. With more than $547 million in annualized written premium, the company is one of the largest personal lines agencies in the United States. Brightway provides its franchise 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 800 people in 21 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.

For more information about Brightway, The Ryan Collins Agency, visit or call 954-743-5960. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at

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