An Asheville, NC

Insurance Agency

Located in Weaverville, NC (just a wee bit north of Asheville).

We service all of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia.

Our team is dedicated to helping our clients by offering exceptional service and superior knowledge of a full range of insurance products.

We care about our clients so we have developed a desire to be fast, friendly, and efficient.


We love what we do and would love to help you.

Cat, Lauren & Megan

Serving our customers for over 100 years.


A Little History

Kinda Cool… we think

Founded at the turn of the 20th century, Brank Insurance Agency has been serving the local community for more than 100 years.

The founding vision of the H.B Williams family and Glenn P. Brank has been carried on by the Chakales and Aubry families and is now being seen through by current owner, Cat Chakales.

With the boom of the industrial revolution in the late 1800s, the need for insurance became much greater. Predating the invention of the automobile, fire was one of the most devastating losses people faced. When H.B Williams began the agency, the only policies sold were to protect homes.


When Glenn P. Brank purchased the agency from the Williams Family in 1961,he began to offer a variety of policies to reach a larger number of people. The agency grew as the community and the needs of the community grew.

Since 1998, when Pete and Patty Chakales and Paul Aubry reinvigorated the agency, it has grown by leaps and bounds by remaining true to being a Trusted Choice Independent Agency.

We are proud of our deep roots and use the experience of the past to stay committed to the future.  We look forward to serving you and your family as your friendly, local insurance experts.

Our Team of Experts

With 68 years of combined experience, we know our stuff.  Any one of our agents are happy to help.

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Cat Chakales


Cat is the owner of Brank Insurance Agency and has been with Brank since 2015.

She is a commercial insurance specialist with a strong focus on personal insurance and enjoys helping her clients navigate all of their insurance needs.

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Lauren Ahrendt


Lauren has been with Brank Insurance since 2006.

Lauren provides excellent customer service and is always willing and ready to help with your insurance needs.


Megan Silver


Megan has been with Brank Insurance since 2009.

She specializes in exceptional customer service and personal insurance needs such as home, auto, boat, motorcycle, and RV insurance.

We love the folks at Radius Chiropractic.

In this short interview Erin McEntire from Radius is chatting with our very own Cat Chakales.


Some of the Companies We Work With

Fast, Efficient, Friendly and Fun!

We love what we do & would love to help you!


Local: 828-645-6300
Fax: 828-645-0065

9 Georgia Avenue
PO Box 887
Weaverville, North Carolina 28787

Monday-Friday, 9-5

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