Bid Bond

A Bid Bond is often required of a contractor for a specific project. The bond amount is a percentage of the total bid on project, typically 10%. The Bid Bond provides the owner of the project with some assurance that, if the contractor is ultimately awarded a contract based on his bid, he will enter into a contract with the owner of the construction project. In short, a Bid Bond is a guarantee that the bond holder will perform the work they have bid on.


Bonds come in several different varieties to fit different needs and situations. In general, bonds are meant to guarantee that one individual or entity will perform according to the specifications of a contract, ordinance or other requirement. Common types are Surety Bonds, Contract Bonds, Judicial and Probate Bonds and License and Permit Bonds.

Builders Risk Insurance

Builders Risk Insurance is often used with a different term that describes what the insurance does – Course of Construction Insurance. Builders Risk Insurance covers a building, and typically all materials during construction. Protection can be extended for the work of individual contractors, architects and engineers. Optional coverage can often be added for costs not directly related to construction such as marketing, loss of income and delayed completion.

Business Auto Insurance

Maybe your business owns vehicles or maybe you rent or lease them. Maybe you or your employees use personal vehicles to conduct business. If so, you need Business Auto Insurance. A Business Auto Insurance Policy protects your business against injury to others and damage to property as a result of business use of vehicles. Business Auto coverage insures vehicles that are owned, leased, hired or borrowed by businesses, whether they are associations, corporations, partnerships or sole proprietorships. Business Auto coverage may be used to insure private passenger autos and all types of trucks, trailers, semitrailers and commercial vehicles designed for use on public roads. We can give you more details about specific coverages and deductibles and about tailoring a Business Auto plan that’s right for you and your business.

Business Owners Policy

Think of it as homeowner insurance for your business. This type of policy is appropriate for many small and medium sized businesses. It conveniently includes many types of coverage like liability, building, business property and loss of income.

We offer insurance packages that are tailored for different types of businesses. Whether it is insurance for your building, business property, equipment, inventory or company vehicles, we offer products and services to protect your business. In addition, we offer group health and retirement plans.

Business Owners Package

You may want to consider a Business Owners Package which combines your Liability, Property and other types of coverage into one comprehensive policy and which can help you save time and money on your total insurance program. And since we live in an age of million-dollar lawsuits, you may also want to add extra liability protection in the form of a Commercial Umbrella Policy. We can tell you more about these plans and if they make sense for you.

Commercial General Liability

Casualty Insurance consists primarily of liability coverages, which protect an insured party against injury or damage claims made by other parties.

Policies provide coverage for liability arising out of:

  • Premises and Operation
  • Fire Damage Liability (damage by fire to premises rented to insured)
  • Personal and Advertising Injury
  • Medical Payments
  • Products/Completed Operations

Commercial Package Policy

Commercial Property Insurance

Property Insurance covers the risk of property loss in a variety of commercial situations, including commercial buildings, equipment, furniture, fixtures, inventories, business records, supplies and other physical items.

Property Insurance may cover two types of property losses:

  • Direct losses may be covered when property is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.
  • Indirect or consequential losses related to direct losses may also be covered.

Commercial Umbrella Insurance

Commercial Umbrella Insurance is sometimes used interchangeably with Excess Liability Insurance. The two are really different; an umbrella insurance policy will ‘reach down’ to provide coverage in gaps between other business insurance policies while a true excess insurance policy is intended to provide extra limits of insurance on top of coverage provided by other business insurance policies that are in place.

Contractors Bonds (Contractors Surety Bonds)

There are several types of Surety Bonds for contractors: Bid Bonds, Performance Bonds, Payment Bonds, License Bonds and Supply Bonds are a few. In general, surety bonds assure a project owner that they can rely on contractor performance, ability to make payments to certain other parties (sub-contractors, e.g.), good faith bid submissions and so on. The issuer of sureties, usually an insurance company subsidiary, investigates the abilities of a contractor and, in the event of a valid claim, will make reimbursement for non-performance according to the terms of the surety.

Information Needed for General Agreement of Indemnity:

  1. Federal ID Number of each corporation
  2. Full Name and Social Security Number of each stockholder and their spouses
  3. Home Address of each stockholder and their spouses
  4. Legal Name and Address of Corporation.
  5. For Bid Bond Purposes – State(s) of Incorporation

Contractors Liability

Contractors have liability insurance needs unique to the building trade. We understand those needs and can find insurance protection to fit the budget of your business.

Crime Insurance

Businesses are exposed to many types of loss not always covered in other types of business insurance policies. Crime Insurance indemnifies your business from embezzlement or theft by employees, forgery, hacking (electronic theft), theft of cash or securities by someone other than an employee or damage to your building or property caused by a burglary.

Cyber Liability Insurance

Cyber Liability Insurance covers a range of loss exposures including damages due to loss or theft of client data, introducing a virus into another businesses’ network, and email transmitted libel. Your business may not be a ‘technology business’, but if you use technology to run your business – like email, networks, and the web, you have Cyber Liability exposures. Risk posed by cyber exposures changes quickly, and traditional insurance policies often are designed to protect your business from this new threat to your financial welfare. Talk to us about ways we can identify and cover your business’ cyber risks.

Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

D & O Insurance, as it is commonly called, is essential to attracting, retaining top business management talent. Lawsuits against a business and its management for negligent or wrongful acts can be brought by any number of constituents like shareholders, customers or regulatory bodies. D & O Insurance will fill in gaps in primary business liability insurance and will protect the personal assets of the directors and officers.

Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)

This kind of insurance provides insurance against liability for, as the name implies, employment practices. Protection, which will vary from policy to policy, covers a broad range of claims or lawsuits that might be brought by current or former employees or employment candidates. Just a few examples include sexual harassment, wrongful termination or discipline, wrongful failure to promote or hire, emotional distress, discrimination and invasion of privacy. Recent growth in employment practice litigation makes review of employment practices and insurance protection a necessity for most businesses today.

Environmental Liability Insurance

Many business are exposed to lawsuits from pollution and environmental impairment from a variety of sources. Your business can be held liable for damage or injury due to pollution from business operations, the cost of clean up, or from the business location(s). There are several types of insurance to protect against these kind of claims.

Errors and Omissions Insurance

Errors and Omissions Insurance is basically a type of Professional Liability Insurance. This insurance protection pays for liability claims resulting from damages due to failure to perform some duty for which the insured was trained or even just represented some specific expertise. Architects and insurance agents need Errors and Omissions Insurance as do information technology companies. The kind of Errors and Omissions protection needed vary greatly from business to business so insurance policies are often designed for specific business pursuits.

Farm and Ranch Insurance

Farm and ranch insurance can be tailored to protect the part-time gentleman farmer to the full scale agribusiness. Plans can include protection for your personal and business assets and legal liability insurance for both personal and farming pursuits. To get a proposal suited to your individual needs, complete our Farm Quote Request form or use the contact link below. And of course, you can always call or stop by to learn more.

Fidelity Bond

A Fidelity Bond protects bondholder clients from theft by employees of the bond holder. This type of bond is very close to traditional insurance – in this case it protects the employer/bond holder from employee dishonesty. Fidelity Bonds are often purchased by businesses employing high risk employees.

Fiduciary Bond

Fiduciary Bonds provide guarantees that certain individuals in positions of trust will carry out duties faithfully and honestly. Fiduciary Bonds are often required by estate administrators, trustees, estate executors, and others. In some specific cases courts or statutory requirements may call for a Fiduciary Bond; in these situations the bond is often referred to as a Probate Bond, sometimes a Judicial Bond, and sometimes a Court Bond.

Garagekeepers Legal Liability Insurance

General liability insurance policies, and even Garage Liability insurance policies are not intended to provide insurance protection for damage or loss to vehicles that have been left with your business (the legal wording: in your care, custody, or control). That’s where Garagekeepers liability coverage comes in; it is meant to protect a business from negligence causing damage to a customer’s vehicle. Some businesses that commonly need Garagekeepers liability insurance include auto dealers and repair shops, parking lots, hotels and restaurants with valet parking services, and towing services.

Garagekeepers Liability

This is a comprehensive insurance product designed for businesses that sell, service, store or park road use vehicles. It includes liability insurance protection for damage to vehicles left in the care of the business. This protection extends to customer and non-customer vehicles. In addition, this type of insurance policy provides comprehensive liability for non-vehicle damages and injuries occurring on the business property.

Inland Marine Insurance

Insurance for a variety of property in land transit as well as instrumentalities of transportation such as bridges or tunnels would seem to fit the name, Inland Marine Insurance, and this kind of property is in fact insured by this class of insurance. But the policies in this category also provide coverage for property under construction, construction equipment, scheduled property like jewelry, furs, tools and more that move about or fluctuate in value as well as instrumentalities of communication like broadcast towers.

Landlord Package Insurance

Landlord’s face special risks that require special insurance protection. A few examples of losses or exposures that are covered in a Landlord Package Policy include: Loss of rent resulting from an insured loss; Buildings with one or several units; Varied residential or commercial occupancies; Legal liability resulting from the activities of tenants; and Uninsured or under-insured repairmen. Even though Landlord Package Insurance is primarily designed to protect you from loss to rental property it can, and should provide adequate insurance limits to protect your other assets from legal liability arising from rental activities.

License Bond

A License Bond guarantees the the bond holder will comply with the statutes and license requirements of the granting state. Contractors often need to secure License Bonds as do mortgage brokers (Mortgage Broker Bonds). Damages resulting from deliberate license and statutory non-compliance may be filed against the bond by any person ‘damaged’.

Liquor Liability Insurance

Any establishment serving alcoholic beverages is exposed to lawsuits charging that liquor was served to an intoxicated person who may later have been involved in an accident. Liquor Liability Insurance is intended to protect food service businesses like restaurants, hotels, and even bed and breakfasts, from liability damages in such cases.

Ocean Marine Insurance

A wide variety of ‘ocean’ risks can be protected by this policy form. Both inland and ocean going vessels and their cargo can be covered under Ocean Marine Insurance. Working boats and ships as well as pleasure craft and even offshore oil rigs fall under this category of protection. Coverage extends to vessels themselves as well as cargo and liability and can be purchased not only by the vessel or cargo owner but often by anyone with an interest in or responsibility for insurable property.

Payment Bond

Payment Bonds are provided to the project owner by the contractor after a contract has been awarded. The Payment Bond is a guarantee that the contractor will cover bills for specific project labor and material.. A Payment Bond also acts as a guarantee to subcontractors and suppliers for payments due from the project owner.

Performance Bond

Performance Bonds are provided by contractors to project owners after a contractor is awarded a bid (Performance Bonds are often preceded by Bid Bonds). The Performance Bond is a guarantee that the contractor will perform according to the project contract’s terms and specifications. The amount of the bond will vary but in many cases it will equal the full contract amount.

Product Liability

You don’t have to manufacture a product to be liable for damages due to injury or loss related to that product. If you are in the business of supplying, selling, or even providing a repair service. There are also ‘products’ that we don’t normally think of as ‘products’, like the food served in a restaurant, that expose a business to product liability claims. Product Liability Insurance covers all kinds of businesses engaged in making, delivering , selling, or supporting almost any kind of product.

Professional Liability Insurance

Any professional in any field is expected to possess skills and knowledge resulting from specialized training and experience. When a client or customer believes you have not conducted yourself according the standards of your profession or that you have been negligent in some way you can be sued. Standard business liability policies do not cover these situations. To supplement general liability protection you may need a specialty coverage known as Professional Liability Insurance or sometimes Errors and Omissions Insurance.

Public Entity Programs

Cities, towns, counties, state and federal government entities face substantial risks that are unique. Fire and police departments, public recreation areas and equipment and road maintenance pose vastly different and challenging risk and insurance issues. We have the expertise and programs to find the right solution.

Special Events Insurance

Today, any group, club, business, association or individual organizing an event is exposed to liability claims brought by spectators, participants, attendees, and contractors. Special Events Insurance is there to protect your business or organization from claims arising from events not covered in you general liability insurance policy. Special Event Insurance is often required by auditoriums, parks and other venues where events are held. Coverage can be tailored to the duration, size, activities, and nature or your individual event.

Trucking Insurance

A trucking operation may need insurance for Physical Damage to trucks and trailers, Primary Auto Liability – even on leased rigs, General Liability for property damage or personal injury when a truck is not involved, Non-Trucking Liability for drivers and trucks not under dispatch and Non-Owned Trailer Liability. We can handle it all.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Workers’ Compensation coverage applies to bodily injury and diseases arising out of and in the course of employment. Any bodily injury must be accidental, and the term includes death resulting from the accident. Only occupational diseases, which are unique to the occupation, are covered.

Workers’ Compensation provides for the payment of four types of benefits:

  • Medical benefits
  • Income benefits
  • Death benefits
  • Rehabilitation benefits

A representative can provide you with complete details on Workers’ Compensation Insurance and recommend cost-effective ways to control expenses through safety engineering and claim services.


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