As a five-year-old child in Miami, one of Angel Sanchez’s most vivid memories took place in a bathtub in August 1992. That’s where he and his mother rode out one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in U.S. History. And now, three decades later, Sanchez will launch a venture to help safeguard those in the path of future natural disasters.

This Monday, the Miami-Dade County businessman unlocks the doors on Brightway, The AGS Agency insurance office. “To think it was more than 30 years ago now when my mother and I truly cradled one another as the roof began to rip away from our home, it’s surreal,” Sanchez recalled. “I can’t think of a better career, a better business, for me to specialize in right here at home.”

Sanchez’s family home was where he was on the morning of August 24, 1992 when South Florida residents braced themselves as Hurricane Andrew and his Category 5 winds roared ashore and changed the lives of millions in a matter of a few hours. Now 36, Sanchez is opening the city’s newest business just a short drive away from where landfall first occurred more than three decades ago.

Since then, Sanchez has done everything from achieving honors as an All-American collegiate wrestler on a national championship team to setting and surpassing goals in his professional years working within the marketing and business development industries. From an early age, Sanchez has been building to the big unveiling next week.

“I’ve been ‘open’ since the day I was born,” Sanchez humorously added. “Helping is what I do. Monday will be a special day for me.”

Sanchez and his wife, Iryna, currently reside in Miami. The new Brightway Insurance franchisee is a 2005 graduate of Miami’s G. Holmes Braddock High School and a 2010 graduate of Lindenwood University (MO) from where he earned a bachelor’s degree in science.

Brightway, The AGS Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle, Umbrella, Commercial and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance companies. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) and Saturday/Sunday by appointment. Visit them at their office at 39 NW 166th Street in Miami, online at or call 305-396-2305.

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 Angel, 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 350 agencies in 35 states and more than $1 billion 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 agency owners 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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