Growing something special with precision and care is in Ken Tang’s DNA. His strong Vietnamese roots and family-centric culture play a key role in what is making his American Dream become a reality next week in South County.

The son of a gardener and furniture manufacturer, Tang will open Brightway, The Tang Family Agency insurance office this Monday. With more than a dozen years dedicated to learning both sides of the insurance industry, Tang’s Lin Ferry Drive business will be dedicated to serving the communities across St. Louis County.

Tang and his family moved to the United States from Vietnam when he was 14 years old. Now, 20 years later, the 34-year-old St. Louis resident has built a career making sure the insurance industry stayed up to code in the Show Me State. Now, the former Department of Commerce and Insurance Financial Examiner is launching his own insurance franchise here in the Gateway City.

“The insurance industry in our communities really needed a good option when comes to protection,” Tang said. “With experience on both the regulatory side and the customer service side of the business, I know my experience can be something that will truly help those interested in coverage.”

Holding an MBA in Business Administration and Management from Illinois State University, as well as a Bachlelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri at St. Louis, Tang is an active member of the St. Louis Vietnamese Community Organization. “This is our home. Our neighborhoods need a dependable option when it comes to insuring what’s important to them,” Tang said.

Tang and his wife, Phuong, have a one-year-old, Karson. Tang, the son of Hoang Tang and Muoi Ma is a graduate of Gateway City High School.

Brightway, The Tang Family 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. (CST) and Saturday/Sunday by appointment. Visit them at their office at 9962 Lin Ferry Drive, Suite 203 in St. Louis, online at or call 314-798-9098.

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 Ken, 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 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 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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