COCOA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2017) — The Space Coast Association of REALTORS® recently named Steve Trout 2016 Business Partner of the Year. Trout is Owner of Brightway, The Steve Trout Agency in Rockledge, Fla. Created to recognize outstanding business partners who donate time and resources to their profession, the community and the Association, the Association presented the award to Trout at its 2017 Instillation Banquet, held Jan. 13, at the Double Tree Hotel in Cocoa Beach.

Brightway is the nation’s seventh largest privately held Personal Lines independent insurance agency.

“Steve Trout has been a valuable part of our organization, and we are pleased to name him as the Space Coast Association of REALTORS® 2016 Business Partner of the Year,” said the Association’s 2016 President, Lynnette Hendricks, who presented the award to Trout.

Trout has worked very closely with the Association throughout the years and has served as the co-chair and now chair of the Association’s Business Partner Committee. He sponsored the Association’s Realtor Political Action Committee Auction as well as the Cinco de Mayo, Brevard Children in Need and Realtor appreciation events. As a former athlete of Merritt Island Little League and Merritt Island High School, Trout remains involved with athletics in his local community and helps by sponsoring events for these organizations.

Brightway Agency Owners have a cadre of support providing customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology, which frees up their time to focus on leveraging the broadest possible selection of insurance companies to meet each customer’s unique needs. As a result, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other agencies two to one.

Trout opened Brightway, The Steve Trout Agency in 2011. The 10th largest Agency in the Brightway system, a team of nine all-star Agents stands ready to work one-on-one with customers to ensure they have the right coverage to protect their assets. The Agency is located at 1899 Murrell Road, Suite 136 in Rockledge (at the intersection of Murrell Road and Eyster Boulevard intersection). They offer customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV, Business, Umbrella and Life insurance policies from more than 50 insurance carriers including American Colonial, Nationwide, Progressive and Universal Property & Casualty.

About Brightway Insurance

Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country. With more than $442 million in annualized written premium, the company is the nation’s seventh largest privately held Personal Lines independent insurance agency. Brightway provides its Agency 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 12 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 Steve Trout Agency, visit or call 321-338-4300. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at

About Space Coast Association of REALTORS®

Since 1959, the Space Coast Association of REALTORS® has been a professional trade association that provides services to our local REALTOR® community. Our membership base is comprised of more than 3,900 REALTORS® and Business Partner Members that service Brevard County and adhere to a strict Code of Ethics when working with one another and the general public. The Space Coast Association of REALTORS® takes an active part in community programs and pursues projects our members support to further real estate interests. The protection of private property rights is always our top priority.

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