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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — Residents in New York City and the greater metropolitan area soon will experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, valuables, vehicles and more. Veteran Insurance Agent and now Brightway Insurance Agency Owner, Julio Ramirez, will open Brightway, The Ramirez Agency on Monday, July 23, in New Rochelle. The agency will be Brightway’s second store in the state.

“As a Brightway Agency Owner, I have direct access to a wide variety of highly rated insurance brands, so I’m able to offer consumers more choice than they’ll find anywhere else,” said Ramirez. “I’m ecstatic to bring a better insurance-buying experience to my community and am eager to earn consumers’ trust as the No. 1 source for expert counsel for insuring your home, cars and everything else you’ve worked so hard to earn.”

Born and raised in New York, Ramirez earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y. With 12 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Ramirez has been an Agent for some of the top insurance agencies in the New York City metropolitan area, specializing in Home, Auto, Life and Small Business policies. He speaks fluent English and Spanish. Ramirez and wife, Colleen, have been married more than a year and have a dog. Ramirez is a fitness guru and marathon runner who loves playing golf, basketball, traveling and spending time with friends and family. As a Brightway Agency Owner, he looks forward to helping individuals prepare for the unknown and making a positive presence on communities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

“Julio Ramirez has a strong track record as an Insurance Agent, and we expect his success to soar with the support he’ll receive from Brightway,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard. “We opened our first location in New York last year and are pleased to partner with Julio to grow our brand in the Empire State.”  

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 Ramirez Agency is located at 405 North Avenue in New Rochelle (near the intersections of The Boulevard and Memorial Highway). The agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, Life and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including American Strategic, Bankers, Burns and Wilcox, Dixon Wells, Foremost, Johnson & Johnson, National General, Progressive, Safeco and SageSure.

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 $535 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 20 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.

For more information about Brightway, The Ramirez Agency, visit or call 914-919-9332. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at


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