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GREENACRES, FLA. — More residents in Greenacres and surrounding communities can now experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, vehicles and much more as business woman and now Brightway Agency Owner, Leslie Funes, has opened Brightway, The Sunseeker Agency. Funes is operating the business from her home in Greenacres but will open an office location in the coming months. That location will be announced once the office is operational.
“I have always loved helping others and found a real passion for serving my community by assisting families in protecting their needs and futures through insurance,” said Funes. “I am ecstatic to partner with Brightway Insurance to open a business where I get to do just that.”
She added, “Having worked for a captive agency, I’m so excited that I’ll be able to offer my customers more choice of top-rated insurance brands as a Brightway Agency Owner to ensure they get the coverage they need at the best price on the market.”
A 2013 graduate of Santaluces Community High School in nearby Lantana, Funes went to work for State Farm right after graduation. She brings seven years of insurance and sales experience to Brightway and speaks fluent English and Spanish. Funes recently married husband, Yamil.
“Due to pandemic, we eloped and traded the big wedding for a business opportunity with Brightway!” she exclaimed.
As a Brightway Agency Owner, Funes looks forward to being able to educate those in her community on the importance of insurance.
“Everyone knows we need insurance, but few know the importance behind why it is needed. I want to become the trusted advisor who helps consumers gain that understanding,” she said.
“Leslie brings extensive industry knowledge and expertise in the South Florida insurance landscape to the Agency, and we’re confident she will be extremely successful with the holistic support she receives from Brightway,” said Brightway President and CEO Michael Miller. “We are thrilled to have her join the Brightway family and look forward to our partnership with her to grow our brand in our home state of Florida.”
Brightway, The Sunseeker Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Appalachian Underwriters, Bankers, Foremost, Hagerty, Johnson and Johnson, Mercury, Nationwide, Progressive, Safeco and many more. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST).
Brightway’s corporate office staff provides expertise and support in areas including Customer Service, Accounting, Marketing, Distribution, Business Analytics, Carrier Appointments, Licensing, Onboarding, Training, Hiring and Retaining personnel. The company’s signature after-the-sale service empowers Agency Owners, like Funes, to focus on new business sales and provides customers the personalized service they deserve.
About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $745 million in annualized written premium, making it one of the largest Personal Lines agencies in the U.S.
Brightway’s focus is on producing Win, Win, Win outcomes for consumers by offering customized insurance solutions and for people wishing to sell insurance by providing business opportunities that span from single Agent to multi-unit enterprises. Regardless of the path taken, Brightway provides the support necessary to consistently outsell other insurance agents.
Brightway got its start in 2008 and has since grown to more than 900 people in 283 offices across 24 states serving customers in all 50 states.