NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Franchise Association recently named Sam KassarFranchisee of the Year 2018. Kassar owns Brightway Insurance locations in Naples and Bonita Springs, Fla. IFA created the award to recognize outstanding IFA member-company franchise establishment owner-operators.
"Sam joined us in 2011 and has grown his book of business to be in the top 10 percent in the Brightway system, and he recently opened his second location," said Brightway President, Talman Howard. "Fully 10 percent of all Brightway stores are now part of a Multi-unit enterprise, which is thrilling. We are pleased to see Sam join those ranks and for him to receive recognition from the oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide."
"We're thrilled to grow our enterprise with Brightway and to be recognized for our performance, growth and community involvement," said Kassar, who volunteers through the local Boys and Girls Clubs. "It's truly an honor, and I couldn't be more proud of my team for their dedication to our customers and the Agency."
Brightway Agency Owners enjoy comprehensive business support including customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology. As a result of their focus on growing new business, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other insurance agencies three-to-one.*
With locations in Naples and Bonita Springs, Brightway, The Kassar Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV and Umbrella insurance policies from a number of insurance brands including Tower Hill, Olympus, ASI, Progressive, Safeco and The Hartford, just to name a few. Both of Sam's agencies are open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EDT).
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 $547 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 21 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.