Small Business Administration (SBA) Preferred Surety Bond Program

Through a broker partnership with Foundation Surety & Insurance Solutions, Merchants Bonding Company™ supports small and diverse contractors who have the knowledge and skills necessary for success, but might not meet all of the criteria other sureties require.

Applicants May Include

  • Startups and firms in business less than three years
  • Small businesses with limited capital
  • Small businesses with internally prepared financial statements
  • Small businesses that want to increase their surety capacity

Surety Bonds Guaranteed By The SBA





Why Choose Merchants

  • Expertise - As former director of the SBA Office of Surety Guarantees, Peter Gibbs helps small businesses thrive with support of the SBA.

  • Ease - Peter will assist in working directly with contractors to complete the required SBA documentation, ensuring an accurate and efficient submission process.

  • Speed - As an SBA Preferred Surety Partner, Merchants is one of the few markets issuing bonds without prior approval by the SBA so your experience will be easy, reliable and fast.

  • Competitive Commission & Rates - Referring agents will share commission with Foundation Surety & Insurance Solutions. Rates are also competitive with the market.

Peter C. Gibbs - President, Foundation Surety & Insurance Solutions

Peter C. Gibbs

President, Foundation Surety & Insurance Solutions

For more than 30 years, Peter C. Gibbs helped small and emerging businesses achieve their goals through programs developed by the Small Business Administration (SBA). With a strong focus in economic development, creation of wealth, and job opportunities in low-income geographic areas, Peter made a lasting impact on the U.S. economy while opening the doors to opportunity and prosperity. He is eager to contribute his expertise in the private sector and expand access to the programs he successfully launched for the SBA.


For more information, contact Foundation Surety & Insurance Solutions 
(240) 835-0865