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 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...]

Acora Surety & Insurance Services Recognized

Acora Surety & Insurance Services, LLC has been recognized for reaching the Champions level of Merchants’ Leaderboard program.  Acora Surety & Insurance Services is the agency that issues most of the bonds placed by Goldleaf Surety Services and is owned by the same parent company as Goldleaf Surety . As a Champion level partner, Acora is among the elite in contract surety and is a valued partner of Merchants. Merchants Champion level recognizes contract surety agencies and agents … [Read more...]

Times They Are A-Changin’

As the title of the famous Bob Dylan song says, Times They Are A-Changin’.  And no one knows that better than the Green Bay Packers faithful.  After their first losing season since 2008, the Packers’ owners have gone to work revamping staff and instituting a new game plan for 2018. The times may also be changing in the surety marketplace.  For several years, strong profits, inexpensive reinsurance and competition in the surety underwriting business have worked to a contractor’s advantage.  … [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...]

Year End Considerations and Solid Surety Programs

While a company’s year-end considerations are not a new blog topic for Goldleaf Surety (Surety Bonds & End of the Year Considerations-Part 1; Surety Bonds & End of the Year Considerations-Part 2; Surety-Oriented Considerations at Year-End; and Surety Program and Year End Considerations), it is a topic worth visiting this time of year.  How a company deals with its year-end planning can have a significant impact on its bonding program moving forward. For this reason, we feel it is … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety to Attend IIAW Annual Trade Show

Goldleaf Surety's Regional Sales Manager Kevin L. Kohlbeck will be attending  the 2017 IIAW Annual Convention and Trade Show.  This year's convention is being held at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton. The IIAW promises this will not be your father's trade show but rather a trade show revolution.  So we invite you to immerse yourself in the IIAW's Convention Showcase experience and be a part of the trade show revolution. Please plan to visit our booth at the Trade Show on Wednesday, … [Read more...]

Surety Program and Year End Considerations

It's that time of year  again to address how your company's year-end planning issues can affect your company's bonding program - both capacity as well as terms and conditions. The "quality" of year-end statements is a topic often discussed by Goldleaf Surety's Account Specialists with our clients.  In our December 3, 2014, blog post Surety Bonds and Year End Consideration we discussed the "quality" of a company's year-end financial statements and how these can affect a company's surety  … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Update On Surety Marketplace

Currently,  the surety industry has a lot of excess capital.  This translates into surety companies being fairly aggressive for good, solid contractors.  Surety companies are willing to look at expanding the capacity of contractors and providing better terms to good accounts. As a result of the soft surety market mentioned above,  Goldleaf Surety recommends that good, solid construction companies have a surety checkup periodically to ensure that they are getting the best possible surety … [Read more...]