The daughter of South American immigrants, Palm Beach County businesswoman Stephanie Canas has opened her own tribute to the American dream. The South Florida native recently unveiled the new Brightway, The Canas Agency insurance office.
After nearly two decades of working within the insurance, real estate and customer service industries, Canas decided that helping protect her community through the world of insurance was something that was very important to not only the customers, but to herself. “Being the person standing up for them and helping them protect what they have worked so hard for means so much to me,” Canas said.
Canas’ parents moved from Argentina to South Florida in the early 1980s in search of a better life. That’s when the family placed roots in Palm Beach County, where Canas was born and raised. “My parents were always the foundation of my journey. It was their hard work and sacrifice that fueled my ambition and drive to become a business owner,” Canas said. “They taught me to always be an advocate for my community. So, this is truly a tribute to our family legacy.”
The daughter of a retired lifelong machinist and a professional housekeeper, the 36-year-old South Florida business pro is quick to share that it’s family that makes it all possible. “They work so hard and have always helped set the tone for me in doing business here at home,” she explained.
For the past two years, Canas and her father have also worked successfully in the South Florida real estate industry.
Canas and her daughter currently reside in Royal Palm Beach. She holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Florida Atlantic University and is an alum of Palm Beach Central High School’s first-ever graduating class in 2005.
Brightway, The Canas Agency offers customized home, flood, auto, boat, condo, renters, personal articles, RV, motorcycle, umbrella, commercial and life insurance policies from numerous insurance companies. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday by appointment. Visit the new office at 1035 S. State Road 7, Suite 315-29, in Wellington, online at www.brightwaycanas.com or call (561) 593-4747.
Brightway’s corporate office staff provides expertise and support in areas including customer service, technology, accounting, marketing, distribution and business analytics. In addition, Brightway handles carrier relations and appointments, as well as support with personnel hiring, licensing, onboarding, training and retention. The company’s signature after-the-sale service empowers agency owners to focus on new business sales and provide customers the personalized service they deserve.
Established in 2008, Brightway has grown to become one of the largest privately owned property/casualty insurance distribution companies in the U.S. with more than 300 franchises in 35 states and more than $1 billion in annual premiums. Recently, Brightway’s success led to a private equity investment that has infused the company with financial and human capital, and data and analytics access, to accelerate growth and deliver new and exciting market opportunities. Brightway produces winning outcomes for franchisees and their customers by offering access to customized coverage solutions from a range of insurers paired with full back office and marketing support.