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BRIGHTON, Mich. (March 8, 2018) — Brighton residents and those living in nearby communities will experience a better way to buy insurance for their homes, cars, motorcycles, boats and more. Veteran businessman and now Brightway Agency Owner, Razur Rahman, has opened Brightway, The Raylight Agency in Brighton. While Rahman’s agency is Brightway’s fourth location to open in Michigan, Brightway is one of the largest property/casualty agencies in the United States and now has locations in 19 states.

“Through Brightway, we’re able to offer consumers the most choice of insurance brands,” said Rahman. “We have an all-star team led by Ali Yasin, who has been my Agent for 10 years and who I know will ensure our customers get the expert counsel he’s given me over the years.”

A pharmacist by profession, Rahman has owned and operated a number of businesses including an independent pharmacy, a restaurant and a real estate practice.  A native of Detroit, Mich., he graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Science in Biology. Rahman and his wife of eight years, Kausar, have one child. He loves travelling, playing sports and spending time with his family. Rahman is also a board member of, a non-profit that introduces high school scholar athletes to sports business terminology, collegiate sports management programs and sports business careers.  As a Brightway Agency Owner, he looks forward to bringing a better way to buy insurance to the people of Brighton and the Detroit metropolitan communities.

Alinuru “Ali” Yasin comes to Brightway with more than 11 years’ experience as an Insurance Agent, including a decade at Allstate. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and is pursuing a Master of Science in Finance and Financial Management Services from Walsh College in Troy, Mich. A native of Tanzania, Yasin speaks fluent English and Swahili. He’s a member of The Player Detroit and volunteers through Junior Achievement USA and Concours d’Elegance of America. A published author, Yasin enjoys writing poetry. He is passionate about helping his customers get the coverage they need and looks forward to offering more choice as a Brightway Agent.

“We’re pleased to welcome our newest Agency Owner, Razur Rahman, and his Agency Principal, Ali Yasin to Brightway,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard. “With hundreds of licensed insurance professionals supporting them, they can focus on the one thing that’s most important – helping consumers to get the best protection possible.”

Brightway Agency Owners enjoy support in customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology. As a result, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other insurance agencies three-to-one.*

Brightway, The Raylight Agency is located at 8023 Grand River Avenue, Suite 600 in Brighton (near Hertz Car Rental).The agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV, Life and Umbrella insurance policies from numerous insurance brands including Bankers, Foremost, Progressive, State Auto and Universal Property & Casualty.  

About Brightway Insurance

Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country. With more than $506 million in annualized written premium, the company is one of the largest property and casualty 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 700 people in 19 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 Raylight Agency, visit or call 810-360-2559. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at

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