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Up-And-Coming Entrepreneur, KJ VanDerwerken


KJ VanDerwerken was just recognized by Charlotte Agenda as one of 30 leaders, age 30 or younger who are impacting the city they live in, class of 2018. This follows his Elevate Lifestyle 30 under 30 award for future leaders of Charlotte in which he won earlier this year.

As an Insurance consultant, KJ has helped over 3,000 Charlotte (and extended areas) residents in their home buying process – by assessing their insurance needs, educating them on different coverage options and implementing policies to protect, for most of them, the single largest investment they will ever make. In doing so, he's produced and is currently servicing a personal lines (insurance) book of business exceeding $2,500,000.

KJ VanDerwerken

At age 22 he started a real estate holding company, VanDerwerken Properties. His main focus has been investing in long-term residential rental properties. He recently founded a marketing company, geared towards helping small businesses grow their social presence.

He's extremely active in the Charlotte/Carolina sports scene. As a die-hard Panthers football and Tarheel basketball fan you can catch him at almost every game, many time mingling among the athletes.

He has a bright future ahead of him, and I can't wait to see what he does next. You can follow along at


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