Surety bonds play a vital role in the construction industry. They guarantee that contractors perform on jobs in compliance with contractual conditions and legal requirements. They protect project owners, other contractors and the public by playing the role of a financial security mechanism. However, they also provide contractors with legitimacy and help build up their capacity and industry reputation.
Yet, for many contractors, especially those new to the industry, surety bonds and their purpose remain somewhat unclear.
Reprinted courtesy of Todd Bryant, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved.