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The Barbour Group

Mission Statement: Our offices are located on the ground level, not housed in high rises located in impassionate business centers.  Our mission is to provide ground level advocacy not bogged down by bureaucracy to quickly and efficiently evaluate your needs and craft solutions that will demystify industry practices for your ultimate success.

How We Accomplish Our Mission:

  • Advocate on your behalf, creating resolve through new legislation if necessary.
  • Restructure financial statements to build capacity for your company.
  • Work to resolve or mitigate claims through our risk management expertise.
  • Match your financial package to the best available markets and resources given our ability to front line underwrite.

About The Barbour Group

We understand that the surety and insurance business requires extreme focus to understand your company’s risks and needs and the personalities in play. We dedicate our efforts to make you successful. Otherwise, our proposals to you will be flat, uninteresting and self-serving.

Our agency is tied to a dynamic networking web of professionals, such as CPAs, lawyers, bankers, politicians, lobbyists, and investors that enjoy bringing your business solutions to fruition quickly. For specific assistance to reach your goals, Karen Barbour created a separate company launched in November 2015 called the BG Network, an “uber” consulting company.

Thank you for opening your doors to us. We promise not to be boring and elusive. Rather, you will find us to be innovative, smart, resourceful, trusted and non-judgmental. We will find the right solution for you using our dedicated and seasoned team. Our team has many levels of experience wearing hats in past years as a construction company owner, surety bond underwriter, Fortune 500 sales and business development strategizer, and construction accountant. We also possess a good sense of humor coupled with a sense of urgency.

Our markets are very competitive and noteworthy in their own right. We work in tandem with our surety and insurance markets to provide you with all the services and amenities our industry has to offer.

We look forward to hearing from you with great anticipation.

How BG’s Expertise and Markets Benefit You

We have a multitude of insurance markets and over 10 key stellar national and regional surety markets. We also participate in the Small Business Administration’s Bond Guaranty Program.

For infrequent bond users and/or contractors with needs of $1 million or less in bonding, we can offer several fast track programs, some just based on personal credit.

As a contractor in need of bonds and insurance, an agent with a multitude of surety and insurance partners is essential. Not only does it signify that BG has a strong reputation in the industry to represent key sureties, it demonstrates our unique wherewithal to maintain those markets.

Our Larger Markets are standing by ready to help as a contractor looks to pursue work internationally or outgrows their current capacity for bonding or insurance coverage.

Since surety and insurance markets can elect to close their operations and/or change business focus at any time, we are able to field those issues given the number of markets we represent and avoid any hiccups to your bonding or insurance needs.

We at BG possess access to leading insurance and surety markets around the country to ULTIMATELY ensure the best fit for price, service, bonding and/or insurance programs. Our expertise and the financial backing of our markets hope to earn your loyalty and peace of mind.

For subcontractors engaging with Hensel Phelps Construction Company, BG initiated and ignited an exclusive program with Hensel Phelps and a leading surety market, RLI, which guarantees bonding support based on unique criteria for projects up to $2 million. For contractors who grow and later perform work at higher levels with HP, HP will continue to support certain caveats of the program. Contractors doing business with HP can access the BG/HP/RLI portal once they receive a passcode from HP.

List of States Licensed

The Barbour Group, LLC conducts its business operations from its principal office in the State of Maryland, and is licensed in the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming