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Influencing (and Increasing) Your Bonding Capacity Construction bond capacity matters — sometimes more than firms may realize. Simply put, bond capacity can either hold you back from the growth you’ve envisioned ...
Release of Retainage Bonds: A Tool That Can Provide A Benefit To The Contractor I was holding an annual surety account meeting out on the golf course one day with the agent and the contractor. This contractor works primarily as a ...
Can You Explain Your Bid Spread? If you were to ask contractors what they like most about construction, they probably wouldn’t say, “I love preparing bids.” Most contractors love being on the job ...
Face-to-Face Meetings with Contractors Are Key “Your word is your bond.” In no other line of work does this age-old phrase ring as true as in the surety business. We often talk about “the three c’s of credit” ...
Letter of Bondability – It Is Not The Prequalification Some Think It Is You may refer to them as Good Guy Letters, Sunshine Letters or just a Contractor Letter of Bondability.  These letters have been around a long time, and their ...
10 Smarketing Hacks For Bond Producers Smarketing is a term used to describe the synergy between sales and marketing that is aligned around common goals focused on increasing revenue. With smarketing ...
Creating the World Around Us: Behind-the-Scenes Exclusive with Contract Underwriter - Ben Workman From bass player to bond underwriter, Ben plays many parts - and he rocks them all! Ben’s job as a contract underwriter gives him the power to spin remarkable ...

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