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Florida Surety Bonds Annual Holiday Party 2017

The Florida Surety Bonds team got dressed up and enjoyed a fun night together this past Saturday for our Annual Christmas Party. We had a lot to celebrate this year and we're excited to see what great opportunities 2018 brings. A huge thank you to our customers, surety companies, and industry professionals that contributed to [...]

By | December 7th, 2017|Surety Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Florida Surety Bonds Annual Holiday Party 2017

2017 FWCCA Annual Convention

The Florida Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association had their Annual Convention last week at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando. Cheryl Foley and Sarah Drinnan represented Florida Surety Bonds for the second year in a row. This year was better than ever! It was held at a beautiful location, there were over 70 exhibitors and [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Surety Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2017 FWCCA Annual Convention

South Florida Construction Activity Up In 2017

According to an article on bizjournals.com, "Construction starts increased 3 percent in South Florida in 2017, led by residential projects, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Based on its monitoring of construction permits, the firm said $10.9 billion in projects started in the tri-county region, up from $10.6 billion in 2015. Residential construction starts were [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Surety Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on South Florida Construction Activity Up In 2017

2016 FTBA Construction Conference

This week the Florida Transportation Builders’ Association “FTBA” had their Annual Construction Conference in Orlando. It was a very well attended event; there were over 500 attendees consisting of General Contractors, Subcontractors, Suppliers, Professional Services Companies, etc. There were several break out sessions that allowed companies to learn more about certain opportunities that could help [...]

By | February 11th, 2016|Surety Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2016 FTBA Construction Conference

A Chance for Surety to Save the Day

By now, you may have heard of the Orlando Round Building demolition contractor walking off the job.  Demolition of the old American Federal building downtown was to have been completed by November 2014, in time for the opening of the new Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center.  Many deadlines have been missed over the course of [...]

By | March 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Chance for Surety to Save the Day

Having a hard time finding skilled labor these day? You’re not the only one.

The sounds of construction have returned but the skilled construction workers have not. Construction industry advocates say there’s a severe shortage of skilled workers nationwide- including in Florida. In Florida, construction employment is down about 40% and across the country there are $1.4 million less people employed in construction than there were in 2007. These numbers reflect the volume [...]

By | February 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Having a hard time finding skilled labor these day? You’re not the only one.

Tax Relief in 2015!

  Since the devastating 2004/2005  hurricane season, Floridians have had to pay an additional tax on their insurance policies to help pay off damage from strong storms. This tax percentage of 1.3% was included on Surety Bonds as well. After nearly a decade, as of January 1st, Floridians are no longer  forced to pay the [...]

By | January 7th, 2015|Surety Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tax Relief in 2015!

Trouble Ahead for Tampa’s Cruise Industry?

Tampa's cruise industry has a problem. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is too low to accommodate the “mega” cruise ships of the future. The Florida Department of Transportation organized a pre-feasibility study to assess their options of either replacing the 27-year-old structure, or building a new port seaward of the bridge. The 4.1 mile Sunshine Skyway Bridge [...]

By | October 17th, 2014|Surety Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Trouble Ahead for Tampa’s Cruise Industry?

Guns, Butter, and Salt.

Despite how the Fed or the Congress spends our money, it is a real law of economics that every nation has a limited amount of money.  You may or may not be impressed at how much a country has, but for everyone, it is limited.  In beginning economics, we learned if a country spent more [...]

By | February 26th, 2014|Surety Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Guns, Butter, and Salt.

Panama Canal Completion Might Depend on Surety Bonds

In case you haven’t heard, there are big things happening at the Panama Canal.  It is being made deeper and wider.  If you understand the country and the terrain, that is not as simple as it sounds.  Not surprisingly, it is taking the contractor longer than he first thought to complete the project.  Not surprisingly, [...]

By | February 19th, 2014|Surety Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Panama Canal Completion Might Depend on Surety Bonds