CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charlestonians soon will enjoy a better experience when buying insurance for their homes, cars, motorcycles, boats and more. Veteran businessman and now Brightway Agency Owner, Jeff Howard, will open the doors to Brightway, The Howard Agency in Charleston on Monday, April 23. Brightway opened its first location in the Palmetto State last year, and Howard’s agency is the third to open in the state.

“Having the right insurance to protect your family is important, but when you live in a coastal area like we do, it’s paramount to make sure everything you’ve worked so hard to earn is covered in the event of a disaster,” said Howard. “As a Brightway Insurance Agency Owner, I have access to more choice in insurance brands than other agents and can help homeowners and drivers find customized coverage for their homes, cars and much more.”  

Howard comes to Brightway with more than 20 years’ experience in sales, finance and corporate real estate. He and wife, Carla, have two children, and he is heavily involved as a volunteer with International Justice Mission, working directly with Congressional Representatives to end human trafficking around the world. Howard also enjoys volunteering through his church, City Life Charleston. When he’s not working or volunteering, he enjoys spending time with his family. Howard looks forward to earning consumers’ trust as the go-to for expert counsel and more choice than you’ll find anywhere else.

“Our brand is still new to South Carolina, so having someone of Jeff Howard’s caliber to expand our brand there is imperative. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Brightway family,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard. “As a Brightway Agency Owner, he has an army of insurance professionals behind him to help him grow his business and ensure his customers receive world class service."

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

Brightway, The Howard Agency is located at 672 Marina Drive, Unit 104 in Charleston (near the intersection of Interstate-526 and Clements Ferry Road). The agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV, Life and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Appalachian Underwriters, Bankers, Foremost, Progressive, Safeco and Universal Property & Casualty.

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 $515 million in annualized written premium, the company is one of the largest property and casualty 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 700 people in 19 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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