Goldleaf Surety to Attend Wisconsin PIA Trade Show

Goldleaf Surety's New Business Intake Manager Lori Olson and  Regional Sales Manager Kevin Kohlbeck will be attending  the Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin 69th Annual Convention  and Trade Show.  This year's convention is being held at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin August 1-3 . We would like to invite you to visit our booth (Booth #63) at the Trade Show on Thursday, August 2nd from 12:30 to 3:00 pm.  Stop by to discuss how our experienced staff can assist you and … [Read more...]

Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond

One of Goldleaf Surety’s partner surety companies is featuring the Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond this quarter and has put together a very good information sheet for their agency partners.  We would like to share some of this information regarding motor vehicle bonds with you. Almost every state requires a surety bond as part of the licensing process for motor vehicle dealers.  These bonds guarantee a licensed motor vehicle dealership will comply with state regulations and are required to protect … [Read more...]

Minnesota – Land of 10,000 Lakes

There is a Minnesota tourism commercial that says, “Land of 10,000 Lakes is really Minnesota-nice for 11,842 lakes.”  And this number only includes lakes over 10 acres.  If we were to include lakes and basins under 10 acres, the number would be even greater. There are so many lakes in Minnesota that many of them are not even named.  And many have the same name.  For example, there are 115 Long Lakes in Minnesota. Now, while this information is interesting and may even be useful if you are … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety – Building Solid Relationships

Relationship.  It’s a word used in many facets of our lives.  We have relationships with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, customers.  The list is endless.  Vocabulary.com (https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/relationship) defines relationship as a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries.   While the Oxford Dictionary (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/relationship) defines relationship as the way in which two or more people or groups regard and … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety Celebrates Milestone

On Friday, April 13th, Goldleaf Surety management, staff and families gathered to celebrate our 20th Anniversary.  And just like hard to place bonds don’t deter us, neither did the spring blizzard.  Despite the Minnesota weather, we gathered for an evening of fun, food and fellowship to celebrate this milestone accomplishment. Looking back over the past 20 years and visiting with each other, it becomes clear that relationships are really the key to Goldleaf Surety's success.  Relationships … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety Attending IIAB Conventions

Goldleaf Surety Services Regional Sales Manager Kevin L. Kohlbeck and New Business Intake Manager Lori Olson will be attending the IIAW InsurCon2018.  This year's convention is being held at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton on May 8th and 9th.   Please plan to visit our booth (booth #9) at the Convention Showcase on Wednesday, May 9th from 3:15 to 5:45 p.m. Goldleaf Surety Services New Business Intake Manager Lori Olson will also be attending the Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety Services Celebrating 20 Years

On April 1, 1998,  Goldleaf Financial, Ltd. began operations in Montevideo, Minnesota.  And while the company has undergone many changes throughout the past 20 years, one thing has remained consistent - our reputation as the most comprehensive surety services company in the US. When other surety bond specialists or companies are restricted by size, specialty divisions, or other constraints that limit the entire bonding process, Goldleaf has continually brought it all together under one roof.  … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety to Host Construction Law Seminar

Goldleaf Surety Services will be hosting a Construction Law Seminar on Wednesday, February 28th.  This seminar will be held at Embassy Suites & Courtyard, 12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista, Nebraska. This year’s key note speaker will be Sean Minahan.  Sean is a partner in the law firm of Lamson Dugan and Murray, LLP in Omaha and a member of its Litigation Department.  Mr. Minahan has represented a broad range of clients in corporate litigation.  He has a specific interest in representing … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety Has Markets for Decommissioning Bonds

In our November 30th blog, we looked at Software and Technology bonds and Goldleaf Surety's success with placing bonds for this class of business.  Another class of bond which falls under the large commercial bond umbrella is a decommissioning bond.  These bonds can be extremely difficult to obtain and many sureties simply do not entertain this type of risk.  However, Goldleaf Surety does have markets for a company with the financial strength to qualify. A recent success story: … [Read more...]

Software and Technology Bond Success Story

Large Commercial Surety Bonds generally include bonds needed in conjunction with service contracts such as transportation companies, janitorial companies, garbage collection companies, “non-sticks and bricks” construction contracts, as well as manufacturing and supply contracts and software and technology contracts. The underwriting considerations for this class of business are different from those for the contract bonds and have become more sophisticated and specialized over time. One … [Read more...]