ROCKLEDGE, FLA. – Local business owner, Steve Trout, was born and raised in Brevard County, and has spent a lifetime building friendships and connections within his community and throughout Brevard County, Fla. Crediting the success of his business to his relationships, Trout hosted an evening at the Brevard Zoo Nyami Nyami River Lodge to show his appreciation on Jan. 17. The event was a hit with more than 200 in attendance. Trout opened his Brightway Insurance Agency in 2011, and has grown it into Brightway’s fifth largest agency in the country.

“We’ve had a phenomenal year and are so grateful for our family, friends, referral partners and those within the community who we’ve been able to work with over the years,” said Trout, who Franchise Business Review named a Rockstar Franchisee. “I also want to thank my amazing team who goes above and beyond to ensure our customers have total protection for their families, and our carrier partners whose sponsorships helped us throw an extraordinary event.”

Brightway, The Steve Trout Agency is located at 1899 Murrell Road, Suite 136 in Rockledge (at the intersection of Murrell Road and Eyster Boulevard). The agency offers consumers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, Umbrella, Life and Business insurance policies from numerous insurance brands, including the event sponsors: Tower Hill, Florida Peninsula, Edison, Gulfstream, UPC, People’s Trust, as well as the giveaway sponsors: Safeco, Progressive, St. Johns, Cypress, Velocity, Universal Property & Casualty, Olympus and Travelers. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. (EST).

About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $565 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 800 people in 178 offices across 21 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information about Brightway, The Steve Trout Agency, visit or call 321-338-4300. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at

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