Mr. Stong is a graduate from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in small business management. Mr. Stong started his surety career in 1979 working for Chubb Insurance Company in Los Angeles. He attained Senior Underwriter status before leaving the company to join Friis & Company in 1984 as a Producer. In 1986, Mr. Stong started his own surety only agency in Riverside, Stong Surety. Stong Surety gained a strong reputation for integrity in the surety industry and being a value-added agency for contractors seeking to maximize their surety relationship. This was accomplished by providing guidance and options to his clients on any aspect of their business, as well as maintaining a high level of trust and cooperation with his sureties. As a result of his approach, Mr. Stong enjoys many client relationships that have spanned over 25+ years. In 2020 Mr. Stong joined the team at CSBA bringing his staff and adding his office location in Riverside to continue his services to his clients and sureties, as well as continuing to grow his surety business.
Mr. Stong is actively involved in outside organizations. He is a member of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers, where he served as Regional Vice President of Region 2 (CA, AZ, NV and HI). He is also a member of the Surety Underwriting Association. He currently serves on a number of committees for the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce, recently serving as the President for the Magnolia Business council. Additionally, Mr. Stong is active in the Kiwanis Club of Uptown Riverside where he serves on the Board of Directors and is a past President.