GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Brightway is pleased to announce that veteran Brightway Agent, Nick Ward, is the new owner of the Brightway agency located at 805 NW 13th Street, Suite A in Gainesville (at the corner of NW 13th Street and NW 8th Avenue).

“I’ve been with the Agency for 10 years, so when I had the opportunity to take over as the new owner of the business, I jumped at it,” said Ward. “I grew up here in Gainesville, so helping my friends and neighbors protect everything they have ever earned and everything they will ever earn is extremely important to me. As the new Owner, I’m committed to making sure you receive the expert counsel you deserve.”

Born and raised in Gainesville, Ward attended the University of North Florida where he earned his degree in Business Management and Logistics. He joined Brightway in 2010, specializing in Home and Auto insurance, helping to develop plans for coverage that meets his customers’ current and future needs.

“Brightway provides phenomenal support, which allows me to focus on each and every client’s personal needs and situation,” said Ward. “And, because of our relationships within the insurance industry, I’m able to offer more choice in insurance brands than anyone else and can find you the best coverage at the right price.”

Brightway, The Nick Ward Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Flood, Auto, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, Umbrella and Commercial insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Bankers, Burns and Wilcox, Cypress, Edison, Foremost, National General, Nationwide, Olympus, Progressive, Safeco, SageSure, Tower Hill, Travelers and many more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EDT) and Saturday and Sunday by appointment.

“Nick Ward has been an outstanding Agent, and we’re thrilled to see him become an Agency Owner with Brightway,” said Brightway President and CEO, Michael Miller. “We focus on helping our Agents achieve their dreams which, for many, means owning their own Agency.”

About Brightway Insurance

Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $675 million in annualized written premium, making it one of the largest Personal Lines agencies in the U.S.

Brightway’s focus is on producing Win, Win, Win outcomes for consumers by offering customized insurance solutions and for people wishing to sell insurance by providing business opportunities that span from single Agent to multi-unit enterprises. Regardless of the path taken, Brightway provides the support necessary to consistently outsell other insurance agents.

Brightway got its start in 2008 and has since grown to more than 900 people in 207 offices across 22 states serving customers in all 50 states.

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