Goldleaf Surety Welcomes Newest Team Member

Goldleaf Surety would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our newest team member Jarett Berg.  Jarett grew up and lives just outside of Clarkfield, Minnesota.  He is the father of three busy pre-school age children, two daughters and a son, who keep him on his toes. Jarett has joined Goldleaf Surety in the capacity of an Account Specialist on our contract side of the house.  He will work primarily with our Short Cut Bond Program.  This program uses the personal credit scores of … [Read more...]

Surety Bonds and the Summer Solstice

The June solstice marks the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and the start of summer with its early sunrises, late sunsets and long, warm days in between. And while we celebrate the longest day of the year for the many wonderful benefits it brings with it - Goldleaf Surety strives to make sure that the bond application process does not feel like the longest day of your year. In fact, on smaller bid, performance and payment bonds, Goldleaf Surety may be able to help your … [Read more...]

Bonding Capacity and Financial Statements

Goldleaf Surety Services has always stressed to its clients the importance of year-end financial considerations.  Beyond a history of consistent profitability and positive cash flows, surety companies focus a lot of their attention on equity and working capital to determine what level of surety support they are willing to extend.  That is why Goldleaf Surety Services stresses to all of our clients the importance of a regular financial statement review as an important issue in maintaining or … [Read more...]

Meet Goldleaf Surety’s Newest Team Member

We would like to introduce you to Kevin L. Kohlbeck, Goldleaf Surety's new Regional Sales Manager.  Kevin is a lifelong resident of Wisconsin and currently lives in Green Bay with his wife and daughter. Kevin has joined Goldleaf Surety in the capacity of Regional Sales Manager. Kevin's past work experience has fostered many strong and lasting relationships with contractors and agents within the state of Wisconsin. When Kevin decided to leave the insurance industry after 25 years, Goldleaf … [Read more...]

Upcoming Contractor’s Seminar

Goldleaf Surety Services will be hosting a Construction Seminar on Tuesday, March 10th. This seminar will be held at Embassy Suites & Courtyard, 12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista, Nebraska. The presenter will be Craig Martin. Craig is a partner in the law firm of Lamson Dugan and Murray, LLP in Omaha. He has a background in all aspects of construction law. He has experience in handling a wide variety of litigation in the commercial and business tort arena. His practice emphasizes … [Read more...]

Meet the Newest Member of the Goldleaf Surety Team

We would like you to meet the newest member of the Goldleaf Surety Services team, Erika Zachman. Erika is a Montevideo native. She and her husband Phil do not have any children yet, but they do have a very spoiled Springer Spaniel, Mikko. Mikko was even in Erika and Phil's wedding. In her free time, Erika enjoys reading, spending time at the lake, gardening, taking Mikko for walks/runs, and spending time with her husband, friends and family, especially her niece and nephews. One interesting fact … [Read more...]

Small Surety Bonds Fast! Quick! Easy!

Not all that many years ago, small contractors and their insurance agents were told that they had to have CPA-prepared financial statements and certain financial ratios in order to get bonding - and that is generally still true today.  However, under Goldleaf's Short Cut Bond Program, we work with a variety of sureties who use the personal credit scores of the company owners as their main underwriting criteria on smaller bonds.  Generally, the owners' personal credit scores need to be around 650 … [Read more...]