Celebrating 10 Years Serving Agent Partners from Seattle

July 20, 2020

Merchants celebrates the 10 year anniversary of our Seattle based office by giving back to the community! The Merchants Bonding Company Foundation has donated $10 for every Merchants agent partner in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Alaska totaling $4,380 given to local food banks to fund the growing need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2010, Merchants opened its contract underwriting remote office in Seattle under the direction of now retired Ed Bennett. Since opening the office, Merchants’ contract premium in the Northwest has grown more than 1300%. Merchants also added a local commercial underwriter presence in 2018 growing premium more than 20% over the last two years.

Watch a special video message from Assistant Vice President Justin Price, Senior Contract Underwriter Melinda Carlson, Contract Underwriter Keegan Short and Commercial Surety Underwriter Kari Redman.

Join us in celebrating with our Seattle underwriting team! We look forward to building on our relationship with our partners in the Northwest over the next 10 years.