California Contractors State License Bond increases to $15,000 effective 1/1/2016.
Merchants Bonding Company’s exclusive Leaderboard program recognizes our elite contract surety agents and agencies that demonstrate the commitment to grow and the desire for a long-term partnership with Merchants. This unique group of agents is made up of surety savvy professionals from across the United States.
Whatever Eric touches takes flight! He discovered two passions that would guide him successfully throughout his career, business and aviation. Eric entered the surety industry in 1991 and after 3 years in the business as a producer, he felt ready to step out on his own and founded Pinnacle Surety in 1994. In 1995, Mark Richardson joined Pinnacle Surety as a partner and Vice President. He has extensive background in equipment leasing/finance as well as mortgage banking/brokerage and applies this broad set of knowledge at Pinnacle to ensure that the agency never approaches a deal with a one-size-fits-all attitude. Continue reading →
Let’s face it, the owner of a project typically wants more for their money than they budgeted. The architect, engineer and owner don’t want to admit to any mistakes they may have made; poor plans and/or vague specification language (intentional or not). The contractor doesn’t want to admit their mistakes: the job was estimated wrong, falling behind in the schedule and/or short on labor. Add all of this to the old rule of “those who hold the Gold make the rules” and you have the foundation laid for a Change Order (CO) war. Continue reading →
Mark Richardson, Principal with Pinnacle Surety and Jennifer Grenrood, Business Development Director attended the 81st Annual AGC Winter Convention at the Boise Centre on the Grove in Boise, Idaho on December 10th, 2015. Karl Rove, Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor was the special guest speaker for the dinner.
CFMA at Spring Creek is a retreat designed for chapter leaders who want to excel in the workplace, improve their work/life balance, and learn proven chapter management techniques. Jen Grenrood, Director of Business Development with Pinnacle Surety attended the leadership conference in Arizona. Continue reading →
Eric Lowey, Pinnacle Surety, Terry Bricker, Merchants Bonding Company, David Feherty, Broadcaster with CBS Sports and the Golf Channel and Mark Richardson, Pinnacle Surety at the 60th Annual Golden Beavers Awards. David Feherty was the 2015 guest speaker.