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Bonding Basics for Construction Contractors

Thu 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Facilitated by Denver Metro SBDC

This class was changed from in-peron to virtual due to rising COVID concerns

Join us for a introductory workshop about bonding for construction contractors who want to work on government construction projects. Bonding is a requirement for most general contractors and subcontractors so you need to know how to get it and who can help. Tom Patton with Evergreen Surety will help you understand who needs to be bonded, how you can get bonded, and where to go for bonding. You'll also learn how to maintain and increase your bond over time.


  • Setting up a surety bond program and bidding CDOT and other government projects
  • Improving surety terms and conditions, including rapidly increasing capacity
  • Tips on performance over the long-run


Tom Patton

Tom Patton has worked in the surety industry for ten years and is the current President of Evergreen Surety as well as the Rocky Mountain Surety Association. He previously worked for national and regional insurance agencies prior to starting a surety-only agency in 2020. He is active in various state and local legislative initiatives as well as bond education programs. He is married, with two young children and enjoys all of Colorado’s outdoor activities. Tom can be reached at 303-520-0249 and

Evergreen Surety is an independent surety bond agency based in Colorado. With a focus on emerging and M/WBE contractors and developers, Evergreen Surety obtains the bid, performance, and payment bonds needed to win contracts and grow profits. Appointed with a wide range of surety carriers, Evergreen Surety has deep relationships with the Small Business Association, Associated General Contractors of Colorado, the American Subcontractors Association, as well as with construction-oriented bankers, accountants, attorneys, and consultants. Licensed throughout the United States, Evergreen Surety has a track record of obtaining bonds that are beyond the reach of other agencies.

You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting in your confirmation and reminder emails.

Fee: No Cost

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