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Contractor Materials Shortages and Materials Price Inflation We all know well that the availability and prices of many of the materials used by construction contractors have been affected dramatically since the start of the ...
It’s Not Just About Rates. It’s About Valuable Service In today’s world, we are surrounded by advertisements. And whatever the product is, advertising consistently drives price to hook new customers. But is that the ...
How the Cost of a Contract Bond Is Determined What goes into determining the cost of a contract bond? Here is a basic introduction.
Translating the Top 5 Most Cringe Worthy Surety Conversations As bond managers, we always look for ways to help our agents, contractors and project owners better understand surety. It can be a pretty arcane subject, and not ...
Old Republic Surety Goes Beyond the Numbers to Write an $18 Million Bond Not every surety decision is strictly by the numbers. CCABH Ebensburg is the story of a dedicated owner who wanted the best construction company for the job and a ...
Do I Need to Increase My Bank Line of Credit? You’re bidding on a new project, and the surety company says you need to increase your bank line of credit. Why, you may ask, do I need so much credit when I’ve ...
How to Get Your First Bond, Part 2 Are you ready for your first surety bond? In Part 2 of this two-part blog, Mueller provides additional advice. Be sure to read Part 1 here. In my first blog on ...
How to Get Your First Bond, Part 1 This is Part 1 of a two-part article on acquiring your first bond.  Be sure to read Part 2 of Mueller’s advice for acquiring your first bond. Are you ready for ...
Advantages of Working with an Independent Agent Right now, more than ever, we’re living and working in a highly automated, self-service world. Sometimes automation is welcomed — it can be efficient and a great ...
The Relationship between You, Your Agent, and Your Surety No matter what business you are in, you may need a surety bond at some point in time. This could range from a simple business services bond to a ...

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