Eric Barfield, CAIP ARM
He also provides brokerage services for a wide range of clients:
Aircraft Charter & Management Companies
Fixed Base Operators
Prior to joining the firm in 1998, Eric was a general aviation underwriter for USAIG.
- Bachelor of Science - Aviation Business Administration, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Certified Aviation Insurance Professional (CAIP) - GOLD Designation
- Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
- Commercial, Multi-Engine Instrument Pilot
- Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument
- Past Chair, NBAA Safety Committee and SC Aviation Safety Council
- Eagle Society Member & Education Committee Chair, Aviation Insurance Association (AIA)
- Continuing Education (CE) Instructor, SC Department of Insurance
Eric is founder of Anchor 217 Ministries where he leads periodic leadership retreats to Revolutionary War battlefields. He also enjoys reading, running (completing five marathons and the 2017 Palmetto 200), and writing (publishing two books). Happily married since 1990, Eric met his wife, Kathy, at the airport! They are the proud parents of Daniel who currently attends Charleston Southern University.
"I thought someone was speaking ugly of my buddy Stuart Hope in this month's World Aircraft Sales, by calling you a PUNC. Well instead I found you were sharing with the world what you have done for us for a long time. I am glad I have you in my corner to keep Pat and me straight. I do rely on you and I want to say 'Thank You'!"
Bell Aviation, Inc.
"Whew, thank you for the good news, and the super prompt response! You will always have my business. You wouldn't believe the number of calls I get from other outfits trying to solicit my insurance business from you! I have been so well treated by you and your company, though, that they will never have a chance!"
Dr Albert S Lee
"The service provided by Hope Aviation has been the most important factor for us. Whether it is on a difficult claim, reviewing a contract or a normal renewal, Hope has always provided the kind of service and assistance that we needed."
Corporate Risk Manager
"My sincere thanks for your 'Over & Above' efforts of this past Friday evening. I was so excited that there are still individuals that truly know the meaning of customer service. This shows me the level of service at Hope Aviation Insurance is something that is practiced and not just talked about."
Richard Childress Racing
"We couldn't have asked for better service throughout this entire transaction - thank you for everything!"
Amick Equipment Company, Inc.
"The team at Hope Aviation always goes above and beyond the call of duty to meet our ever changing needs."
"As much as I hate to pay for insurance I owe my peace of mind to the crew at Hope Aviation Insurance. They try their best to keep me protected and for this I say thanks. The care given is above the best!"
Sevier County Choppers
"It is very reassuring to know that, whatever the situation, Hope Aviation will quickly and very satisfactorily resolve it."
Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC
"I am a very satisfied customer and wish to express my appreciation for the professionalism, courtesy, and promptness with which you handled my circumstance. You lived up to every expectation that Hope Insurance has assured me of."
Computerway Food Systems
"I am very thankful that I was dealing with quality people and a quality insurance company."
"Hope Aviation makes buying insurance a pleasant experience!"
"You and your entire staff at Hope Aviation have been great to work with. I never worried about anything because I knew you guys had our best interest at heart and, in this day and time, that is an exception and not the rule."
Darrell Waltrip Motorsports
"Thank you so very much. Someone like myself who cares about client relationships and the timeliness of meeting expectations. Outstanding job!"
VP Risk Management
"One of the many pleasures of managing the aircraft has been working alongside Hope Aviation for our insurance needs. It has been a wonderful experience. I will never hesitate to recommend Hope Aviation to all that ask."
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