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The Experts in the Hispanic Insurance Industry are Looking for Franchise Owners Like You.

Amado Sanchez, Multi-Unit Franchise Owner

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2019 BEST IN INSURANCE AGENCIES BY FRANCOMPARE

Grab this Franchise Opportunity, Pronto!

As a Pronto Insurance Franchise Owner, you are partnering with the undisputed leader in non-standard insurance serving a Hispanic community that is poised for growth. Consider these facts:

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Hispanic Americans represent the fastest-growing demographic in the U.S., with 56% of the population living in California, Texas, and Florida.

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We currently have nearly 300 retail locations in the U.S.

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The non-standard insurance market is a $40 billion industry in the U.S.

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Hispanic purchasing power in the U.S. has quadrupled over the last 20 years, with $2.5 trillion spent in 2018.

Our Strength, Backed by an Insurance Leader.

Pronto’s new parent company, RPS/Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., has been in business for over 100 years and is one of the largest insurance brokers in the world. They chose Pronto as the only Hispanic-focused brand in their portfolio because they saw how we are poised for growth with our ability to authentically tap into the spending power of the Hispanic community. Hear more about this partnership from VP of Sales and Franchising, Sidney Williams.

A Unique Model

By tailoring our service to the Hispanic community, we’ve created our own unique model different from other insurance companies. Our customer-friendly service include:

Hours convenient to our loyal customer base

Icon: car Drive-thru windows for payment drop-offs and quick answers

Icon: Group of peopleGenuine community engagement with the neighborhoods and communities we serve

Sustained Growth Potential

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5 consecutive years of double digit-sales growth*

With our residual-based revenue model, Pronto Insurance Franchise Owners experience a 192% increase in average annual insurance premium revenue from year 1 to year 5.

*This information was obtained from Table 19.2 Average Annual Insurance Premium Revenue for Auto and RSA on page 50 of our 2019 Franchise Disclosure Document. Your results may vary. There is no assurance you will earn this much.

Industry Recognition

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Top 25 Franchises for Hispanics

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Top 50 Franchise for Minorities

Franchise Times Top 200

Ranked #257 in 2018
 

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Top 500 Franchises for 2019

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Ranked in Franchise 500 last four years

 

Have What it Takes?

All Pronto Insurance Franchise Owners must meet the following criteria:

  • Aptitude for sales, customer service, and community involvement (insurance experience is not required – we will train you)
  • Minimum net worth: $300K
  • Liquid assets: $100K
  • Total investment: $53K-$121K

Our 7-Step Process

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Call the Pronto franchise development team to initiate the process.

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Review the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and Proforma tool.

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Have a second call with the franchise development team to get all of your questions answered.

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Have a face-to-face meeting to meet the team.

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Tour existing Pronto locations and talk with Franchise Owners for validations.

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Sign Franchise Agreement at our corporate office in Brownsville, Texas.

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Complete retail location build-out, training, and open for business.

Have What it Takes?

All Pronto Insurance Franchise Owners must meet the following criteria:

  • Aptitude for sales, customer service, and community involvement (insurance experience is not required – we will train you)
  • Minimum net worth: $300K
  • Liquid assets: $100K
  • Total investment: $53K-$95K

Our 7-Step Process

1

Call the Pronto franchise development team to initiate the process.

2

Review the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and Proforma tool.

3

Have a second call with the franchise development team to get all of your questions answered.

4

Have a face-to-face meeting to meet the team.

5

Tour existing Pronto locations and talk with Franchise Owners for validations.

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Sign Franchise Agreement at our corporate office in Brownsville, Texas.

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Complete retail location build-out, training, and open for business.

The Opportunity is Yours for the Taking.

We currently have nearly 300 retail locations across Texas, Florida, and California, the three states where more than half of the U.S. Hispanic population resides—with plenty of room to grow! Where do you want your location?

Icon: buildingMost Pronto retail locations include an 800-1,200 sq. ft. building with a drive-thru service window.

Icon: personOwner-operator/Manager-run location opportunities are available.

We Set Up Our Franchise Owners to Succeed.

When you franchise with Pronto, here are some things you can expect from us:

  • A full suite of insurance products, with auto, home, commercial, and more — including proprietary insurance products
  • Competitive pricing
  • Low-cost retail locations that can be built quickly
  • Strong brand awareness with marketing materials that are laser-focused on the Hispanic market
  • Committed support from a team of insurance and franchise leaders
  • An extensive training program that includes classroom and on-the-job training at our corporate headquarters in Brownsville, Texas
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A History of Excellence

1997

Pronto Insurance is founded by the Varela family.

2009

Pronto begins franchising; grows to 140+ locations throughout Texas over the next 6 years.

2017

Pronto Insurance expands into California through a company acquisition; grows to 200+ locations.

2018

Franchise opportunity expands into Florida.

Pronto Insurance is acquired by RPS/Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., one of the largest insurance brokers in the world.
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2019

Nearly 300 locations open and more under development.

Meet our Leadership Team

Pronto Insurance is dedicated to the Hispanic community because we are part of the Hispanic community, from the top down.

JORGE BARCENA

JORGE BARCENA

CEO & President

Mr. Barcena has been our President since 2010 and also serves as President of our affiliates, including Pronto General Agency, Ltd. Before joining Pronto, he occupied several executive positions in two multinational companies in the manufacturing industry.

WENDY KNIGHT

WENDY KNIGHT

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Knight has been the COO of Pronto since June 2017. Prior to joining Pronto, she was the Vice President of Claims at Kemper Insurance. Previous titles at Kemper include Assistant VP of Auto Material Damage, and Director of Claim Shared Services.

CLEMENTE RENDON

CLEMENTE RENDON

Executive VP of Pricing and Carrier Relations

Mr. Rendon started with Pronto Insurance during January of 2004, managing two retail stores in Laredo, TX. When Pronto MGA was formed in 2005, Mr. Rendon was a partner and oversaw the operation as General Manager. As Pronto continued to expand, it required a granular pricing structure and a diverse carrier and reinsurance panel. Since 2011, Mr. Rendon has focused on Pricing and Carrier Relations.

SIDNEY WILLIAMS

SIDNEY WILLIAMS

VP of Sales and Franchising

Mr. Williams has been Vice President of Sales and Franchising since April 2016. He previously served as our Director of Franchising. Prior to joining Pronto, he was VP of Retail Operations with Tully’s Coffee Corporation in Seattle, Washington. Previous titles include VP and Partner at Alternative Sports, and Director of Operations and Franchise Management for Arby’s Restaurant Group, both in Seattle.

JORGE SANTOY

JORGE SANTOY

Director of Franchise Operations

Mr. Santoy has been with Pronto Insurance since 2005, and has held several sales leadership roles during his tenure at Pronto. He has served as Director of Franchise Operations since 2013.

CARLOS ARMANDO VARELA

CARLOS ARMANDO VARELA

Franchise Development Manager

Mr. Varela has been integral to the growth of Pronto Insurance since 2008, and has been the Franchise Sales and Development Manager since 2012.

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