Huntersville, N.C. (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 - A leading national independent insurance retailer recently opened its first store in the state of North Carolina.
The Brightway Insurance location was opened by new agency owner Dimitri Apostle at 9832 Gilead Road in Huntersville. Apostle opened the store with his father, Peter, and the two plan to open a second store in the region within the next six months.
"I’m extremely honored to head the first Brightway Insurance location in North Carolina," said Apostle, a Norton Shores, Mich. native. "I’ll be able to give my customers peace of mind with the extensive range of insurance carriers Brightway provides."
Apostle attended Valparaiso University and majored in economics. He has 10 years of insurance experience and previously worked for Anchor Insurance Group. He was drawn to Brightway by its state-of-the-art service, made possible by its industry-leading service center.
"Dimitri is a great addition to our team and Brightway’s continued growth in North Carolina and expansion across the country," said Brightway Insurance President Talman Howard.
Brightway plans to open 50 stores over the next five years in North Carolina. The company is expanding in multiple states, having just opened its first store in Kentucky in September.
Founded in 2003, Brightway Insurance has become a leading national independent insurance retailer. The company’s focus on creating the "ideal customer experience" has resulted in an industry-leading customer retention rate of 93 percent and increasing growth. From 2010 to 2011, sales grew from $108 million to $168 million, and rose sharply to $257 million in 2012. Brightway Insurance is already an Inc. 500|5000 Fastest-Growing Company, making the list for the last six consecutive years. In 2012, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Brightway Insurance the No. 1 insurance agency franchise in the nation in its annual ranking of the top 500 franchises. Franchise Business Review recognized Brightway as one of the Top 50 Franchises in the Nation for franchisee satisfaction in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, Florida Trend also recognized Brightway as the 102nd-largest private company in the state in terms of revenue. For more information, visit http://www.brightway.com or call 888-254-5014.
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