MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — Residents in Morristown soon will enjoy a better way to shop for insurance when insuring their homes, cars, motorcycles, boats and more. Veteran Insurance Agent and now Brightway Agency Owner, Timothy Walters, will open the doors to Brightway, The Walters Agency in Morristown on Monday, May 21. Brightway opened its first location in Tennessee last year, and Walters’ agency is the second to open in the Volunteer State.

“My Papaw (Mervin Testerman) ran TES Furniture in Morristown for decades, and he believed in working hard, being honest and doing what needed to be done to make people satisfied with their purchases, happy with the service and glad to come back. You might say he was doing the Win-Win-Win years before I was born,” said Walters. “When I learned Brightway’s model is built around Win-Win-Win outcomes for customers, Agency Owners and the company, I knew it was the right business to open in Morristown.” 

Walters comes to Brightway with six years’ experience at State Farm. Born and raised in Tennessee, he earned a Bachelor of Science in History from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. During his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with family, hiking, reading, gardening, practicing marksmanship and learning new skills. As a Brightway Agent, he is eager to become the first choice for expert counsel in insurance in Hamblen and Jefferson counties.

“Coming from a captive agency where I could sell only one brand of insurance, what I’m looking forward to most with Brightway is being able to offer consumers more choice in insurance brands than they’ll find anywhere else, which means better options to make sure they have coverage for what matters most,” Walters added.
“Timothy Walters has built a solid track record with his friends and neighbors in Morristown and surrounding communities, and we are pleased to welcome him to the Brightway family,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard. “As a Brightway Agent, he’ll enjoy a suite of support that allows him to focus on his customers’ needs and growing his business.”

Brightway Agency Owners enjoy comprehensive business support including customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology. As a result, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other insurance agencies three-to-one.*

Brightway, The Walters Agency is located at 2412 W Andrew Johnson Highway in Morristown (between UPS and St. Patrick Catholic Church and across the street from Sonic Drive-In). The agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV, Life and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Appalachian Underwriters, Bankers, Burns and Wilcox, Foremost and Progressive.

About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent stores throughout the country. With more than $521 million in annualized written premium, the company is one of the largest personal lines agencies in the United States. Brightway provides its franchise 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 800 people in 19 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.

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