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 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...]

Goldleaf Surety to Attend PIA of Wisconsin Trade Show

Goldleaf Surety's New Business Intake Manager Lori Olson and Regional Sales Manager Kevin L. Kohlbeck will be attending the Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin's 68th Annual Convention and Trade Show August 2nd through 4th.   This year's trade show will be held Thursday, August 3rd from 12:30 to 3:00 pm at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee. We would like to invite you to visit us at our booth (#3).  Stop by to discuss how our experienced staff can assist you and your … [Read more...]

A Reminder From Goldleaf Surety on “I Forgot Day”

July 2nd is I Forgot Day.  And if you are like me, you are notorious for forgetting things like birthdays, anniversaries, names, addresses, phone numbers, and appointments.  And, the older I get, the more I seem to forget! And while there are many things that we forget everyday, large and small, one thing you should not forget is to contact Goldleaf Surety for all your bond needs. With our tremendous capacity, huge range of solutions, and exemplary service, Goldleaf Surety Services should be … [Read more...]

It’s National Limerick Day

There once was a bond need so dire, the poor agent had his feet to the fire, but he contacted the pro Goldleaf Surety you know, and the bond they soon did acquire.   While our limerick writing ability may not be the best, rest assured that our underwriting abilities are. Our surety specialists are experienced professionals with backgrounds in areas such as accounting and business finance. Goldleaf Surety is able to understand the complexities of the situation and present these to a … [Read more...]

Meet the Newest Member of Goldleaf Surety’s Management Team

Goldleaf Surety would like to introduce you to the newest member of our management team, Rita Jorgenson.  Effective January 1, 2017, Rita has been promoted to our management  team and shareholder.  Rita has been with Goldleaf Surety since 2001.  Over the past 16 years, Rita has had an opportunity to work with bond needs in a variety of industries including construction, service, technology, and private equity, acquiring a vast knowledge of the surety industry. In addition to her new … [Read more...]

Interview With a Contract Bond Underwriter – Meet Amy Nordaune

This week I would like you to meet Goldleaf Account Specialist, Amy Nordaune.  Amy grew up on a farm near New Ulm, Minnesota.  She is married with two children, a son and a daughter.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, golfing, watching sporting events, running, reading, and traveling.   Amy is the daredevil here at Goldleaf – zip lining over a 700 foot gorge in Mexico on one of her trips!  Amy is the chairperson for the Education Committee at her church as well as a Sunday … [Read more...]

Goldleaf Surety Names New Vice President

Goldleaf Surety would like to introduce our new Vice President. Effective January 1, 2014, Brenda Risa has been promoted to Vice President. Brenda has been with Goldleaf Surety since 2002. Over the past 12 years, Brenda has had an opportunity to work with bond needs in a variety of industries including construction, service, technology, and private equity, acquiring a vast knowledge of the surety industry. In addition to her new management roll, Brenda will continue to perform underwriting … [Read more...]