Surety Bonds

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Surety Bonds 2017-07-14T14:56:59+00:00

TCOR Surety Bonds specializes in surety programs for select industries. We focus our energy and talents in the construction, municipal solid waste, oil & gas, property management and legal / banking industries. We don’t try to be all things to all people; instead we try to be the best in the industry at our primary areas of focus. Many agencies try to spread themselves across a very broad spectrum of surety opportunities, without going in depth in any particular specialty. At TCOR, we focus only on our core competencies to provide the best service possible to our clients.

With more than 70 years of combined surety experience on our team, we believe our backgrounds in various fields help us understand and relate to our clients’ unique business and service needs. Understanding the unique needs of each client is the cornerstone of building great relationships between the client, agent and surety carriers. Our professionals have diverse backgrounds such as: Surety Underwriters; Surety Brokers, Oil & Gas Traders, and Accountants, before joining the TCOR Surety Team. We believe that our diversity and industry awareness gives us the ability to successfully handle all of your surety needs.

Our firm enjoys the challenges of creating surety opportunities for clients that fit in all ranges of surety needs; from an up-and-coming contractor needing his first bond to waste haulers with contracts across the United States, to the large international construction and service firms with backlog’s approaching $1 billion, to commercial surety programs for national law firms. Where others see problems, we see opportunities to prove our value to our client as their business partner. TCOR Surety Bonds  has the right combination of hands-on experience and in-depth market knowledge to serve your surety needs. We believe that our creativity in program design and implementation allows us to develop the best solutions for the most difficult bonding situations.

TCOR Surety Bonds maintains relationships with every major surety carrier in the marketplace, as well as key specialty surety markets. We maintain a solid book of business that allows us access to the broad range of current surety partner options, but also to the emerging and high-growth new surety marketplace. We stay in constant communication with all parts of the surety marketplace to keep abreast of both contract and commercial surety trends and market changes. We believe that these efforts are paramount to finding the right surety partners for our clients.

Learning the goals and requirements of our client’s business plan, and how surety can play a role in that plan, is of utmost importance to our firm. Understanding how surety plays into the overall business plan is critical to choosing the right surety carrier team(s). Once we understand all of the dynamics of our client’s surety program, we can then suggest the best possible service solutions.

Have Questions?  Please call our surety department at 830-387-7019.  

Meet our Surety Bonds Experts:

Steve Smith –

Has been in the Surety & Insurance business for the past 25 years, with 18 years of that experience focused solely on Surety. Steve has experience on the Company, Broker and Agency side of the business. Steve has regional underwriting experience with both Safeco Insurance Company (now Liberty Mutual) and CNA Surety. Steve also has experience working in Agency’s and Brokerages of various sizes which have led to his Client centered approach to the surety business. Steve Smith has had the pleasure and experience of working with companies at all levels of the surety spectrum including: general contractors and utility contractors applying for their first bond, as well as some of the surety business’ top clients in the waste hauling, general construction, dredging, and pipeline fields. Mr. Smith’s varied surety experience will be asset to your company’s team.

Tom Brewka –

Has been in the insurance business for the past 17 years with most of his focus on construction surety. Tom has been on the agency side of the business for the past 7 years and clients will benefit from his extensive experience and knowledge base of the construction industry. Tom was with St. Paul and Travelers Surety for 10 years in San Antonio and is very familiar with the Central and South Texas construction markets. Tom has developed a reputation for being honest and efficient and providing his clients with outstanding customer service. Tom’s experience with all types of construction companies, and his familiarity of the complex and varied managerial styles of a contractor, will be an asset that any business will benefit from. Tom is a graduate of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY where he majored in business with an emphasis in marketing. He and his family have strong ties to the community so his office in the San Antonio area will surely allow him to cater to the special needs of our South Texas customers.

Janis Winkler –

Has been in the Surety & Insurance business for the past 38 years. Janis worked for an agency in Houston for 6 years, as an account service representative handling both personal and commercial insurance. Since moving to Austin in 1984, Janis has been primarily focused on surety for contractors in Central and South Texas. During her 30 year employment, providing prompt and efficient service to those contractors, handling both their surety and commercial insurance needs has always been her top priority. Being able to help a client with their surety and insurance needs so they are able to concentrate on other important issues they face daily is her definition of good customer service. Janis is a graduate of Sam Houston State University.
Doug Brewka –

Has 3 years of experience in the bonds and insurance service business and a recent transplant to the San Antonio, TX area from Colorado. Doug attended Clemson University in Clemson, SC where he majored in Education and Biological Sciences. Doug brings with him 25 years of Executive and Business Management experience with a heavy background and emphasis on Customer Service. Doug has a track record of exceeding Customer/Client expectations and MS&B Bonds & Insurance Services plans on leveraging Doug’s knowledge and skills to add value our clients.
Have Questions?  Please call our surety department at 830-387-7019.