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Meet Your Brokers

Only about 100 people worldwide have earned the prestigious Certified Aviation Insurance Professional certification. Five of them are Hope Aviation brokers, two have earned CAIP Gold status.

Our goal is to develop a long-term relationship with you built on trust, excellent service and enjoyable interactions. You’ll notice it right away when you see how quickly we return phone calls, how thoroughly we review your aviation exposure, and how attentive we are to your needs and priorities. Hope Aviation has five highly qualified brokers backed by the best support team in the business. Feel free to get to know your brokers here... we think you'll find us to be a friendly and interesting group!


"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'!"

Don Bell
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
Peregrine Aviation

"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."

Larry Whatley
Corporate Risk Manager
Southern Company

"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."

Webster Swicegood
Richard Childress Racing

"We couldn't have asked for better service throughout this entire transaction - thank you for everything!"

Bill Amick
Amick Equipment Company, Inc.

"The team at Hope Aviation always goes above and beyond the call of duty to meet our ever changing needs."

John Mellette
Corporate Insurance
SCANA Corporation

"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!"

Jim Garst
Sevier County Choppers

"It is very reassuring to know that, whatever the situation, Hope Aviation will quickly and very satisfactorily resolve it."

Curt Dockter
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."

Bill Altenpohl
Computerway Food Systems

"I am very thankful that I was dealing with quality people and a quality insurance company."

Dave Ames
Airpict, Inc.

"Hope Aviation makes buying insurance a pleasant experience!"

John Mason
Valcom, Inc.

"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."

Carolyn Waltrip
Darrell Waltrip Motorsports

"Thank you so very much. Someone like myself who cares about client relationships and the timeliness of meeting expectations. Outstanding job!"

Ron Adams
VP Risk Management
Baker Roofing

"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."

Trim Loud
Lear 60 Operator


Stuart Hope, CPCU CAIP
Stuart earned a BS degree in Insurance and Economic Security from the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business. He is a frequent speaker and author on insurance and risk ... Read more


Marion Hope, CAIP
Marion graduated Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina with BS degrees in both Accounting and Insurance. He is a nationally known aviation insurance speaker and author ... Read more


Kathy Kenyon, CAIP CIC
A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Kathy has worked with the firm since 1980. Kathy has achieved the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and the Certified Aviation... Read more


Eric Barfield, CAIP ARM
In addition, Eric is Director of Operations responsible for a variety of company functions to include administration, strategic planning, continuing education, and flight operations safety... Read more