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. Pinnacle Surety has grown substantially since the company’s founding and currently has 14 employees, including 6 producers. As a surety bond specialist, Pinnacle helps clients meet their goals by aligning them with the appropriate surety or joint venture partner. Pinnacle prides itself on establishing professional relationships with attorneys, bankers, CPA’s and tax and financial planners that specialize in the construction industry. The agency is known for its stellar team that approaches each transaction individually. With an emphasis on fostering relationships, Pinnacle Surety has a remarkable record for sustaining clients. Pinnacle is an active member with SCCA and continues to support the association with resources that impact the industry as a whole.