As part of our ongoing "Getting to Know Your Local Businesses" series, this week we sat down with Aaron McCready, owner of Brightway Insurance.
Tell us a bit about your business: What does your business offer, and how long have you been around?
Brightway is one of the country’s largest independent insurance agencies. Because of this, we have relationships with more carriers than any other agency. We offer Homeowners, Flood, Auto, RV, Motorcycle, Renter’s, and Umbrella policies just to name a few. Brightway was founded in 2008 and has grown to over 190 locations and I am thrilled to bring Brightway, The McCready Agency to Sugar Land.
How did you decide to get involved in this line of work? How did the business get started?
Previously, I was in Senior Management with a national retailer. It was Hurricane Harvey that brought me to insurance. After Harvey, I heard firsthand heartbreaking stories of families that were uninsured or underinsured. Most of these families lost everything during Hurricane Harvey and did not have the ability to rebuild on their own. I thought that there has to be a better way. I looked into various organizations and business opportunities. However, I saw a great need for better insurance options and expert counsel. This is what led me to Brightway.
Tell us a couple things you are proud of about your business. What are you known for? What separates you from the competition?
I am very proud of the fact that with so many carriers we can tailor a custom policy for each individual. We never “cookie cut” policies. With Brightway, we have NO agency fees, and all quotes are always free. We work for our clients, not the insurance companies. We have an operating mandate of “Smart, Accountable, and Trustworthy”.
What is your favorite part of running this business?
Everyday we get to meet great people! The best part is truly being able to help protect someone during what can be some of the worst times of their lives. We see each client as if they are part of our family. We care about all of our clients and want them to feel as though a family member is looking out for them. We truly care, after all, helping people is why we brought Brightway to Sugar Land.
Who is your ideal customer/client? Who do you serve best?
This is what is so great about Brightway, The McCready Agency, we customize each policy for the individual or family. We can serve everyone best! Everyone needs insurance. Whether it is for your home, auto, on the water, or traveling across the county, we can help protect you.
Can you tell us something about yourself as the business owner? What is your background?
I was born and raised in Southwest Virginia. I am the son of a Methodist Pastor and a Registered Nurse. I grew up knowing how important it is to help whoever you can. I see Brightway as a calling to help people when they need it most. We can’t always control what may happen to us, but we can try our best to be prepared in the event the worst may happen.
Are there any special promotions, annual sales, or special events that you'd like to mention?
We never charge agency fees and all quotes are always free. We truly want what is best for our clients, so why would we charge unnecessary fees? With more carriers than any other agency, it gives us the opportunity to save you money with the same or even better coverage than you may already have now.
Is there any other information you'd like your potential customers/clients to know about your business?
We want to be the ones to help protect you, your family, and what’s most important to you. We welcome anyone to stop by and visit, call, or email us. If you need to schedule an appointment outside of normal business hours, we can do that as well. We are here for the Sugar Land community. Again, we work for our clients and not the insurance carriers. We are available when our clients need us to be.
How do you see your business growing and improving over the next couple of years?
Over the next couple of years, we want to be the trusted source in Sugar Land to help protect what means the most to you. We can even write policies in the entire State of Texas. If you have friends or family that want to be treated like our family let them know!
To learn more about Brightway Insurance, please visit our website
or our profile page on SugarLand.com