Will Surety Bonds Change With the Construction Industry?

Construction is set to get a whole lot… weirder in the future years ahead. Already, we have robot masons, Elon Musk digging up L.A. and plans for “forest cities” straight out of a sci-fi novel. The question is: will surety bonding change alongside the construction industry? While “almost cer...

Trump Administration Wants to Put $1 Trillion Into Infrastructure Projects

Echoing a campaign promise both sides of the aisle have gotten behind, President Trump reminded Congress of his plans to restore our nation’s infrastructure during his address a few weeks back. “Crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and railways gle...

Advantages of Working With Surety Experts Instead of Insurance Agents

Many contractors and construction firm owners go through their insurance agent to find surety bonding because they are not aware of the benefits of looking to a surety specialist. In fact, some may not even be aware that there are other options since many insurers act like they are the sole gatekeep...

Preparing Your Company for the End of the Federal Fiscal Year

The federal fiscal year ends in September, which means that federal agencies have until then to spend the remaining money allocated in their budget — or face losing it forever. Worse, any money they don’t spend ends up reducing their budget for next year, strongly incentivizing government entiti...

Business Continuity Plans Should Be an Essential Part of Estate Planning

Many people are familiar with estate planning and how it can help their family in the event of their untimely death. What these people may not know is that estate planning alone cannot help reduce the your company’s odds of failure if you happen to pass. To ensure that your company can survive lon...

Why Work with a Surety Agent Instead of a General Lines Insurance Agent?

Lots of confusion surrounds surety bonding, including the fact that surety bonding services appear similar to general lines insurance. Because of this confusion, some contractors may wonder “Why can’t I just get insurance instead of surety bonding?” The truth is that contractors likely needs b...

The Difference Between Performance, Payment, and Bid Bonds

Surety bonding products reduce project owners’ risk when they are trying to award contracts to construction companies. When talking about construction projects, three types of surety bonds get discussed most often: performance bonds, payment bonds, and bid bonds. All three can be critically import...

Surety Bonds and Getting Your Startup Construction Company Off the Ground

Starting your very own construction company can be a lucrative venture right off the bat as long as your business has been structured well and it secures the needed financial backing. When it comes to financial backing, surety bonding will be one of the most essential to helping your company secure ...

Qualifications and Contract Sizes: Preparing for Your Next Project

We have already begun to cover the Miller Act’s contractual obligations construction companies face when trying to bid on publicly funded projects. While this information is important for construction companies, they face another problem when trying to comply with bonding requirements: how to incr...