Breaking the sound barrier thousands of feet up in the sky is where one Washoe County businessman first dreamt his life would end up. Although his Top Gun dreams never came true, Zach Semenza will be launching a mission of his own thousands of feet above sea level in Northern Nevada next week.

Located near the Riverwalk, Semenza will be opening Brightway, The Semenza Agency insurance office in Reno this coming Monday.

The Silver State native has spent nearly two decades working in the insurance industry. Now, in 2023, the 41-year-old protection pro will add his own streak to the lights of the world’s “Biggest Little City” with his new addition to the Reno-Sparks Metro business scene on Keystone Avenue.

The 1999 alum of Las Vegas’ Durango High School would work his way through the University of Nevada – Las Vegas where he’d earn a bachelor’s degree in business finance in 2004.

“After learning the ins and outs of customer service while working in service industry outlets during college, I found Northern Nevada as the best place for my family and my business to grow and thrive.”

His more than 16 years of experience in insurance have helped make him the safe bet with Northern Nevada policyholders.

Married for 14 years, Zach and his wife, Mel, and their two children call Reno their home.

Brightway, The Semenza Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle, Umbrella, and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance companies. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST) and Saturday/Sunday by appointment. Visit them at their office at 63 Keystone Avenue, Suite 107 in Reno, online at or call 775-567-3333.

Brightway’s corporate office staff provides expertise and support in areas including customer service, technology, accounting, marketing, distribution and business analytics. In addition, Brightway handles carrier relations and appointments, as well as support with personnel hiring, licensing, onboarding, training and retention. The company’s signature after-the-sale service empowers Agency Owners, like Zach, to focus on new business sales and provide customers the personalized service they deserve.

About Brightway Insurance

Established in 2008, Brightway grew to become one of the largest privately-owned property/casualty insurance distribution companies in the U.S. with more than 300 franchises in 34 states and over $900 million in annual premiums. Recently, Brightway’s success led to a private equity investment that has infused the company with financial and human capital, and data and analytics access, to accelerate growth and deliver new and exciting market opportunities.

Brightway produces winning outcomes for franchisees and their customers by offering access to customized coverage solutions from a range of insurers paired with full back office and marketing support.  This winning model allows agents and producers to focus on addressing the needs of their customers to become trusted advisors and grow their businesses.

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