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SBA Quick Bond Program

Written by Jim Dillenburg on . Posted in Surety Bonds, Uncategorized

SBA Quick Bond Program

SBA Quick Bond Program Increase to $400,000

SBA Quick Bond Application

The SBA Quick Bond Program, previously capped at $250,000, is designed to help contractors that are declined from other programs due to low credit score or other reasons. The SBA Quick Bond program is now being extended up to $400,000 in late September, 2017. This means that contractors may be able to get SBA Bonds up to $400,000 without having to provide company financial information.

SBA Quick Bond Program – No Minimum Credit Score

A key component of the SBA Quick Bond Program is that there is no minimum credit score. Most quick bond programs that do not require financial documents use a minimum credit score to decline contractors. Utilizing the SBA Quick Bond Program, CCI Surety is able to help contractors obtain bonding, even if they have a low credit score. CCI Surety does still review credit for other issues that may effect the underwriting outcome. Our underwriters are skilled at working with SBA Bond Programs in general as well as other programs to help contractors that have difficulty obtaining bonds or quick bonds.

SBA Quick Bond Program – CCI Surety Small Contractor Program

CCI Surety has a program that is geared towards working with small contractors. The SBA Quick Bond Program is a key part of the program but there are many other tools that can help qualify small contractors. Funds control may be used with or even without the SBA Quick Bond Program in order to help contractors that may not have enough working capital or other financial difficulties.

SBA Quick Bond – Dedicated Personel

There is a dedicated staff for Small Contractors. Even contractors on small projects receive the full attention of the CCI Surety Small Contractor Program.

WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP CONTRACTORS DECLINED BY OTHER MARKETS FOR SBA QUICK BONDS

If you have any questions about a bond declined for low credit score or need more information about our Bond Application, don’t hesitate to contact us – Jim Dillenburg [email protected] 866-317-3294

 

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Our Home Office handles SBA Quick Bond Guarantee Program situations in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii, Alaska, and Washington D.C.

 

 

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Payment & Performance ★ Bid ★ ERISA ★ Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds ★ BMC-84 ★ Wage & Welfare ★ License and Permit ★ Commercial ★ Contract ★ Miscellaneous

Please Note: We can always get started working on any SBA Quick Bond application that you have already prepared for other markets. CCI Surety, Inc. specializes in hard to place contract bonds that may have previously been declined by other sureties. We use different kinds of tools which allow us the freedom to think outside the box with our underwriting strategy. We are able to get comfortable with difficult situations using escrow / funds control, SBA Quick Bond program and working capital deposits as different options to get the bond approved. CCI also has a very successful Easy Start Program for contracts between $250,000 and $1,000,000 that may be obtained with a two page application plus any financial documents that are available. On commercial bond business we handle both standard and non standard business. Contract Bonds – Multiple Markets – Can Provide A+ rated bonds – $3M in-house authority, up to $15M from home office – Quick Turn around – No Agency Requirements SBA Backed Bonds – 2012 National SBA Bond Producer of the Year – Potential to approve bonds even with negative working capital – SBA Bond Program now covers bonds up to $6.5M and in some cases $10M Commercial Bonds – Standard and Non-Standard Bonds – Experienced staff specialized in handling Commercial Bond needs – License and Permit, Fidelity, ERISA, Business Services and Court Bonds – Miscellaneous Bonds

Express Scripts Bond – Available Through CCI Surety

Written by Jim Dillenburg on . Posted in Surety Bonds, Uncategorized

Express Scripts Bond – Application Information

Successful applicants seeking for a Provider Agreement with Express Scripts must provide a $500,000 Express Script Bond

There are many requirements in the bonding process. Express Scripts is requiring a Bond in the amount of $500,000. In addition, the Express Scripts Bond must be obtained through a bonding entity with an A.M. Best rating of A-VII or better. The Express Scripts Bond must be submitted before the Provider Agreement is offered. The Express Scripts Bond must also be maintained for a minimum period of 2 years.

CCI Surety has markets that meet the requirements for Express Scripts Bonds.

Express Scripts Bond Checklist

  1. Express Scripts Bond Application
  2. Personal Financial Statement (other forms may be accepted)
  3. Business Financials
  4. Key Personnel Resumes

Typically, CCI Surety handles bonds for individuals and entities that are declined by standard markets because of low credit score, financial weakness, or other difficulties. Express Scripts Bonds are currently difficult to place and most candidates will need to have fairly strong credit scores and/or financial strength in order to obtain bonds. CCI Surety continues to develop the most competitive bond markets for all types of surety bonds, including Express Scripts Bonds, and we will do our best to find a bonding home for your client.

Our Commercial Team

Express Scripts Bonds

Michelle Anderson

Express Scripts Bons

Allison Lemke

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle and Allison both handle Express Scripts Bonds in our home office. You can call 866-317-3294 to speak directly with our Commercial Bond Department that will work with you through the process.

If you have any questions about Express Scripts Bonds or need more information about our Bond Application, don’t hesitate to contact us – Jim Dillenburg [email protected] 866-317-3294

 

Express Scripts Bonds Available Nationwide

CCI Surety handles Express Scripts Bonds Nationwide

 

 

 

Our Home Office handles Express Scripts Bond situations in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii, Alaska, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Washington D.C.

 

 

 

 

 

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Payment & Performance ★ Bid ★ ERISA ★ Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds ★ BMC-84 ★ Wage & Welfare ★ License and Permit ★ Commercial ★ Contract ★ Miscellaneous

Please Note: We can get started working on Express Scripts Bonds or any other bond declined for low credit score with any application that you have already prepared for other markets. CCI Surety, Inc. specializes in hard to place contract bonds that may have previously been declined by other sureties. We use different kinds of tools which allow us the freedom to think outside the box with our underwriting strategy. We are able to get comfortable with difficult situations using escrow / funds control, SBA Surety Bond Guarantee program and working capital deposits as different options to get the bond approved. CCI also has a very successful Easy Start Program for contracts between $250,000 and $1,000,000 that may be obtained with a two page application plus any financial documents that are available. On commercial bond business we handle both standard and non standard business. Contract Bonds – Multiple Markets – Can Provide A+ rated bonds – $3M in-house authority, up to $15M from home office – Quick Turn around – No Agency Requirements SBA Backed Bonds – 2012 National SBA Bond Producer of the Year – Potential to approve bonds even with negative working capital – SBA Bond Program now covers bonds up to $6.5M and in some cases $10M Commercial Bonds – Standard and Non-Standard Bonds – Experienced staff specialized in handling Commercial Bond needs – License and Permit, Fidelity, ERISA, Business Services and Court Bonds – Miscellaneous Bonds

Bond Turnaround

Written by Jim Dillenburg on . Posted in Surety Bonds

Bond Turnaround Time

Expect Quick Bond Turnaround Time from CCI Surety

Other markets, even non-standard markets have changing appetites. Some sureties change their focus to larger projects or to preferred agents when things get busy and this can affect turnaround time. If you notice a change in the the bond turnaround time you receive from an underwriter on Bid or Performance & Payment Bonds, you have options..
1. Know what types of bonds your surety focuses on
CCI Surety Always Specializes in Non-Standard Bonds:
– Target Projects $3,000,000 and under
– Dedicated underwriters focused on projects under $250,000
– Quick turnaround for all agents
Staying focused on these types of accounts helps ensure quick bond turnaround.
2. Market changes
The bond market is currently soft. Sometimes this helps agents get quick and easy turnaround on bonds for there clients. However, when things get busy and bigger accounts show up or high volume agencies call with new accounts, other surety markets may move your account to the back of the line. CCI Surety, services all agents quickly and efficiently by have non-standard bond underwriters that appreciate turnaround time constraints.

WE MAY BE ABLE TO QUOTE COMPANIES WITH CREDIT SCORE OR OTHER FINANCIAL ISSUES

If you have any questions or need more information about our Bond Application or setting up a larger bond line, don’t hesitate to contact us –

Jim Dillenburg
[email protected]
866-317-3294

 

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Our Home Office handles quick bond turnaround situations in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii, Alaska, and Washington D.C.

 

 

 

 

 

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Payment & Performance ★ Bid ★ ERISA ★ Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds ★ BMC-84 ★ Wage & Welfare ★ License and Permit ★ Commercial ★ Contract ★ Miscellaneous

Please Note: We can always get started working on any bond application that you have already prepared for a larger bond line. CCI Surety, Inc. specializes in hard to place contract bonds that may have previously been declined by other sureties. We use different kinds of tools which allow us the freedom to think outside the box with our underwriting strategy. We are able to get comfortable with difficult situations using escrow / funds control, SBA Surety Bond Guarantee program and working capital deposits as different options to get the bond approved. CCI also has a very successful Easy Start Program for contracts between $250,000 and $1,000,000 that may be obtained with a two page application plus any financial documents that are available. On commercial bond business we handle both standard and non standard business. Contract Bonds – Multiple Markets – Can Provide A+ rated bonds – $3M in-house authority, up to $15M from home office – Quick Turn around – No Agency Requirements SBA Backed Bonds – 2012 National SBA Bond Producer of the Year – Potential to approve bonds even with negative working capital – SBA Bond Program now covers bonds up to $6.5M and in some cases $10M Commercial Bonds – Standard and Non-Standard Bonds – Experienced staff specialized in handling Commercial Bond needs – License and Permit, Fidelity, ERISA, Business Services and Court Bonds – Miscellaneous Bonds

Larger Bond Line

Written by Jim Dillenburg on . Posted in Surety Bonds

Larger Bond Line

Prepare your contractor to participate in the coming infrastructure spending boom with larger bond lines while avoiding collateral.

Many parts of the country are experiencing construction optimism both in the quantity of projects available and the size of the projects. Larger projects take up capacity for large contractors and that leaves more  projects for smaller contractors. There are steps to take for insurance agents anticipating bond needs for their contractors.
1. Prepare for Larger Projects (even without CPA Financials)
Contractors that fit easily into credit-based quick programs need to be able to obtain a larger bond line and jump to projects that exceed the low limits of these programs. A review by CCI Surety now ensures that you have a plan in place for your contractor before they consider shopping for larger bond lines.
2. Get out of Collateral Arrangements
Bond programs that require collateral can drastically limit a contractor’s ability to obtain a larger bond line when more frequent and larger projects become available. CCI Surety exhausts all options rather than taking collateral and even if we do need a form of collateral we make it available to the contractor to use for hard costs on projects.

WE MAY BE ABLE TO QUOTE COMPANIES WITH CREDIT SCORE OR OTHER FINANCIAL ISSUES.

If you have any questions or need more information about our Bond Application or setting up a larger bond line, don’t hesitate to contact us –

Jim Dillenburg
[email protected]
866-317-3294

 

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Our Home Office handles larger bond line situations in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii, Alaska, and Washington D.C.

 

 

 

 

 

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Payment & Performance ★ Bid ★ ERISA ★ Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds ★ BMC-84 ★ Wage & Welfare ★ License and Permit ★ Commercial ★ Contract ★ Miscellaneous

Please Note: We can always get started working on any bond application that you have already prepared for a larger bond line. CCI Surety, Inc. specializes in hard to place contract bonds that may have previously been declined by other sureties. We use different kinds of tools which allow us the freedom to think outside the box with our underwriting strategy. We are able to get comfortable with difficult situations using escrow / funds control, SBA Surety Bond Guarantee program and working capital deposits as different options to get the bond approved. CCI also has a very successful Easy Start Program for contracts between $250,000 and $1,000,000 that may be obtained with a two page application plus any financial documents that are available. On commercial bond business we handle both standard and non standard business. Contract Bonds – Multiple Markets – Can Provide A+ rated bonds – $3M in-house authority, up to $15M from home office – Quick Turn around – No Agency Requirements SBA Backed Bonds – 2012 National SBA Bond Producer of the Year – Potential to approve bonds even with negative working capital – SBA Bond Program now covers bonds up to $6.5M and in some cases $10M Commercial Bonds – Standard and Non-Standard Bonds – Experienced staff specialized in handling Commercial Bond needs – License and Permit, Fidelity, ERISA, Business Services and Court Bonds – Miscellaneous Bonds

Small Contractor Surety Bond Program

Written by Jim Dillenburg on . Posted in Surety Bonds, Uncategorized

Small Contractor Program – $250,000 and Under

Small Contract Applications– For Projects $250,000 and under

SBA Supplemental Information – Include for consideration for the SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Programs

No Credit Score Minimum

CCI Surety, Inc. utilizes multiple tools to handle contractors that have low credit scores but still require bonding. We still review credit history to determine the extent of ongoing problems and to make sure the credit issues are being addressed. We have underwriters dedicating to working with contractors on projects this size and try to give any options available for Bid, Payment & Performance bonds.

Other Types of Bonds

Small contractors also have other bond needs that may come up. CCI Surety, Inc. also has a dedicated commercial bond department that handles a variety of surety bonds for small contractors including License & Permit bonds

Larger Contractor Bond Programs

Contractors with bond needs ranging for $250,000 to $6,000,000 may also be bonded through CCI Surety. Our target range is typically surety bonds for projects $3,000,000 and under.

Contractor steps to enter the SBA Bond Guarantee Program

  • CCI Surety will determine if the contractor qualifies for the SBA Program based on the size of the contractor and the size of the project among other factors
  • CCI Surety will provide any documents required to enter the program during the underwriting process and throughout the contractor’s time in the program
  • The contractor is not required to be involved in any other SBA Programs
  • CCI Surety will provide invoicing, collection and payment for any required SBA Fees

Small Contract Applications– For Projects $250,000 and under

Contract Bond Application – For Bonds larger than $250,000

SBA Supplemental Information – Include for consideration for the SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Programs

 

WE MAY BE ABLE TO QUOTE COMPANIES WITH CREDIT SCORE OR OTHER FINANCIAL ISSUES.

If you have any questions or need more information about SBA Bond Markets don’t hesitate to contact us. Jim Dillenburg [email protected] 866-317-3294

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Our Home Office handles SBA Bond Guarantee Program situations in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii, Alaska, and Washington D.C. aff-logo2

Payment & Performance ★ Bid ★ ERISA ★ Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds ★ BMC-84 ★ Wage & Welfare ★ License and Permit ★ Commercial ★ Contract ★ Miscellaneous

Please Note: We can always get started working on submissions or applications that you have already prepared for other markets. CCI Surety, Inc. specializes in hard to place contract bonds that may have previously been declined by other sureties. We use different kinds of tools which allow us the freedom to think outside the box with our underwriting strategy. We are able to get comfortable with difficult situations using escrow / funds control, SBA Surety Bond Guarantee program and working capital deposits as different options to get the bond approved. CCI also has a very successful Easy Start Program for contracts between $250,000 and $1,000,000 that may be obtained with a two page application plus any financial documents that are available. On commercial bond business we handle both standard and non standard business. Contract Bonds – Multiple Markets – Can Provide A+ rated bonds – $3M in-house authority, up to $15M from home office – Quick Turn around – No Agency Requirements SBA Backed Bonds – 2012 National SBA Bond Producer of the Year – Potential to approve bonds even with negative working capital – SBA Bond Program now covers bonds up to $6.5M and in some cases $10M Commercial Bonds – Standard and Non-Standard Bonds – Experienced staff specialized in handling Commercial Bond needs – License and Permit, Fidelity, ERISA, Business Services and Court Bonds – Miscellaneous Bonds

Bad Credit Bond

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How To Handle Bonds in Bad Credit Situations

Bad Credit Bond situations come in many forms and we see a lot of accounts that have bad credit or other challenges. Obtaining a bad credit bond can be challenging for contractors and insurance agents that do not have a relationship with a surety that handles bonds in a bad credit situation. CCI Surety handles bad credit bond accounts on a daily basis and our underwriters are trained to look beyond the bad credit score to look for opportunities to underwrite the bond. It may take more work but if your client has other strong attributes or experience then our underwriters will do their best to turn the bad credit bond situation into an opportunity. There are many ways to get started if you are facing a bad credit bond need. You can call CCI Surety directly or use the ‘connect with an underwriter’ area on this page. It is also possible to get started with the applications below:

Bad Credit Bond – Commercial Application

Use this application when a common commercial bond is needed.

 

Bad Credit Bond – Performance Payment Application

Use this application for bid, or payment and performance bonds.

If you are not sure which bond to use, contact us.

 

Jim Dillenburg
CCI Surety
[email protected]

All commercial bond business (including BMC-84 Bonds) are handled through the home office.

CCI Surety handles bonds in all 50 states. All commercial bond business (including BMC-84 Bonds) are handled through the home office.

 

Payment & Performance ★ Bid ★ ERISA ★ Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds ★ BMC-84 ★ Wage & Welfare ★ License and Permit ★ Commercial ★ Contract ★ Miscellaneous

 

Please Note: We can always get started working on submissions or applications that you have already prepared for other markets.

 

CCI Surety, Inc. specializes in hard to place contract bonds that may have previously been declined by other sureties. We use different kinds of tools which allow us the freedom to think outside the box with our underwriting strategy. We are able to get comfortable with difficult situations using escrow / funds control, SBA Surety Bond Guarantee program and working capital deposits as different options to get the bond approved. CCI also has a very successful 3 x 5 program, which allows us to approve single bonds up to $300k and / or an aggregate program up to $500k, with just a two page application and no financials required. On commercial bond business we handle both standard and non standard business.

 

Contract Bonds

– Multiple Markets

– Can Provide A+ rated bonds

– $3M in-house authority, up to $15M from home office

– Quick Turn around

– No Agency Requirements

 

SBA Backed Bonds

– 2012 National SBA Bond Producer of the Year

– Potential to approve bonds even with negative working capital

– SBA Bond Program now covers bonds up to $6.5M and in some cases $10M

 

Commercial Bonds

– Standard and Non-Standard Bonds

– Experienced staff specialized in handling Commercial Bond needs

– License and Permit, Fidelity, ERISA, Business Services and Court Bonds

– Miscellaneous Bonds

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Our Southeast Region office handles bad credit bond situations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Our Home Office handles bad credit bond situations in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii, Alaska, and Washington D.C.

BMC – 84 Bonds Must Be Paid and Filed by October 1st

Written by Jim Dillenburg on . Posted in Uncategorized

Documents and payment related to BMC-84 quotes must be received before October 1st in order to guarantee they will be in place by the October 1st FMCSA deadline. Previously it was believed that the bond could be back dated to October 1st as long as it was received before October 31st. This has changed and finalizing the bond before October 1st is the only way to guarantee both the rate and that the bond will be filed on October 1st to be in compliance with the new regulations.

Freight Brokers – Revocatoin of Authority

Written by Jim Dillenburg on . Posted in Uncategorized

We have been keeping you up to date as much as possible on the change to the $75,000 requirement on freight brokers (BMC-84) bonds. This week the FMCSA has sent out “Revocation of Authority Notices” to freight brokers. If you haven’t already, it is approaching crunch time to reach out to your clients and be prepared to address new clients as those that haven’t planned according start to scramble. Contact CCI for more information about our 1-page application that does not require financial documents and will not require collateral.

Jim Dillenburg
866-317-3294
[email protected]

BMC – 84

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CCI Surety, Inc.
Quick Hits – BMC-84 Bonds
July, 2013

We are excited to announce that we are now ready to quote the new $75,000.00 BMC-84 Bond. With this program we may also be able to help new companies attain this bond.
Get started Now

1. Reply to this email with a completed application:

$75,000.00 BMC-84 Bond Application

2. If you already have an application filled out with the same information we can start working from that application immediately.

3. If you have questions, call our Commercial Bond Department at 866-317-3294 or reply to this email.

Florida Expansion!

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We are happy to announce the new office location for our Tampa, FL office. We hope our clients find the new location more convenient and the expansion of our Southeast Regional office will allow increased capacity to handle accounts that are turned away by standard markets or standard accounts that need to stretch beyond their current bond program.

Our phone numbers, email addresses, and website all remain the same, so there is no interruption in our ability to handle your business. As of April 5th, 2013, our new physical location is:

CCI Surety of Florida, Inc.

1408 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite #120

Tampa, FL 33607

Sincerely,

Andrea J. Haight

Assistant Vice President, CCI Surety, Inc.

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