If you were going to climb Mount Everest, you would want the most experienced guides who are organized, thorough, plan a detailed route, anticipate bad conditions, and have relationships with the best Sherpas. In many ways, our role as bonding agents is similar to these guides (without the danger), and in a lot of respects, the guidance part of our job is more important than simply getting our customers bonds. After all, there’s no point in getting to the top (getting the bond), if you don’t make it down the mountain to tell your story (being profitable and staying in business).
That’s why we use our 200 years of combined surety experience working with over 300 contractors to help our customers in a wide variety of areas so that they can become the best contractor they can be. This includes things like evaluating bank line of credit covenants, helping our customers understand their financial ratios, assisting with accounting personnel, continuity planning (key employees, family members and ESOP’s), mergers and acquisitions, contract review, subcontractor prequalification, and any other area where we have experience.
We do all of this in a variety of ways ranging from one-on-one consultation with our clients, newsletters we write throughout the year, an annual report we provide on state of the construction and surety industries, and educational conferences and seminars we put on exclusively for our clients.
At the end of the day, we believe our true value comes from helping our clients become the best version of their business they can be, and it’s always easier to use a guide on an existing route than go it alone to discover the trail yourself.