What is “Consent of Surety”?

What is “Consent of Surety”?

We often receive phone calls from our clients, with a hesitant, questioning tone to their voice, advising that they've been instructed to gain "Consent of Surety", for one need or another. But what is "Consent of Surety"? Essentially, this is the Obligee "checking in"...

Did you know we write Timber Sale Performance and Payment bonds?

Did you know we write Timber Sale Performance and Payment bonds?

It's true! Timber buyers have to post guarantees that they will, within the prescribed amount of time, harvest only the allowed timber and leave the premises in an acceptable condition. Payment guarantees are required as the timber is actually cut, and the amount can...

Memorial Day Greetings

Memorial Day is almost here, so we just wanted to let you know that Integrity Surety will close early on Friday, May 26th at 2:30pm Pacific, and will be closed on Monday, May 29th, in observance of the holiday paying tribute to those Americans who died while serving...

Success! NASBP/SBA Joint classes a hit!

Success! NASBP/SBA Joint classes a hit!

The National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) jointly presented  "Bonding Awareness Program: Bonding Across America" on May 18th. With "Bonding and Insurance", "Perspective of a Surety Underwriter", "Risk...

Agents – have you downloaded the Little Black Bond Book yet?

Agents – have you downloaded the Little Black Bond Book yet?

Especially for Agents! Our new companion website littleblackbondbook.com is live, serving up digital copies of Kara Skinner’s Surety Handbook for Agents, “The Little Black Bond Book”. Containing sections “What is a Bond?”, “Surety Etiquette”, “Who qualifies for a...

State of Washington – Retainage Bonds on Public Works Jobs

State of Washington – Retainage Bonds on Public Works Jobs

Right now, the State of Washington is backlogged in it's processing of completed Public Works contracts. This is a concern, as the delay holds up the release of Retainage payments to the contractor, thereby reducing the contractor's cash flow. Retainage Bonds can be a...

Regional Small Business Enterprise Training Workshop – 3 sessions

Regional Small Business Enterprise Training Workshop – 3 sessions

Come join Kara for a 3-session Workshop Training including Bonding, Matchmaking with Prime Contractors, Certifications info, Financial Statemetns / Bookkeeping for Construction, and Bid Estimating essentials. These Workshop sessions are in Tacoma March 14, March 28,...