Long-time insurance agent assumes ownership of Brightway, Lake Worth Agency
Agency Owner Retires; a Lifelong Dream is Fulfilled
March 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Dreams do come true. They did for insurance agent Wendi Seelin, as Jeff Dombeck, the former owner of the Brightway, Lake Worth, Florida office retires and she purchases the agency from him.
Seelin first became an independent agent in 1983.In 2011, she joined Brightway, Lake Worth as a producer and has been a top performer in the agency. When Dombeck shared that he wanted to retire, Seelin saw her next move - agency owner.
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country.
“I am thrilled to help Jeff find his dreams in retirement, and I’m delighted to realize one of my dreams as I become a Brightway agency owner,” Seelin said. “The team in the office is terrific, our customers are wonderful, and we look forward to serving the Lake Worth area for many years to come.”
The agency staff is made up of insurance agents Chana Pfeffer and Raven Cohen and it’s located at 6616 Hypoluxo Road in Lake Worth in the Charleston Square Shopping Center on the corner of Jog Road and Hypoluxo Road. The agency has access to nearly 100 insurance companies selling Home, Flood, Auto, Umbrella, Motorcycle, Boat, RV and Life insurance policies.
“As a Brightway agent, my job is to listen to your needs and wants, then match you up with a company that has the coverages you need at prices you want,” said Seelin. “At the end of the day, I sell peace of mind.”
“Wendi is a real role model for Brightway as we look to some of our more successful agents in the system to become agency owners,” said President Talman Howard. “Our model lets agents focus on sales while we handle service centrally. Because of that, Brightway is a great career choice for superstar sales people like Wendi.”
Brightway operates more than 110 franchise locations in nine states. In 2014, the company was named a Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for the second year in a row, and the 9th Best Franchise with Less Than $150,000 in Entry Costs by Forbes. The company has also been named One of the Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the Country by Inc. Magazine seven year in a row. For more information, go to brightway.com