Duke Revard

Duke Revard was the VP of Sales & Marketing at Surety Solutions, LLC. While at Surety Solutions, Duke created an innovative marketing strategy to tell the world about surety bonds. He has since moved on, but continues to be a big part of our online presence. Duke is married to Caroline and has three daughters; Lily, Evangeline, and Isla.
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How To Get Your Washington State Contractors License

By Duke Revard on Feb 15, 2017 4:34:00 AM in

Contractor License Bonds

  In an effort to protect consumers, Washington requires all contractors to have a Washington State Contractors License before they begin working in the state. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to obtain your Washington State Contractors License:       Short on time? Check out our Contractor’s ...

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Steps To Obtaining A California Contractor License

By Duke Revard on Feb 12, 2017 5:59:00 AM in

Contractor License Bonds

  The California State License Board (CSLB) licenses contractors in the state of California. The Board processes all licensing applications, renewals, additional classifications, and changes of license records, and is in place to protect consumers and regulate contractor activities in California.   ...

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How To Become A Private Investigator

By Duke Revard on Feb 9, 2017 1:38:00 PM in

Private Investigator Bonds

  Every state will have a different Private Investigator License process. PI Now has a great page on how to become a private investigator. Below we've outlined the basic steps that you need to take....

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How Much Does A Washington Contractors License Cost?

By Duke Revard on Feb 6, 2017 12:23:00 PM in

Contractor License Bonds, Cost of Surety Bonds

There are three clear-cut expenses that you will incur if you chose to obtain a Washington Contractors License. Some of the expenses (like WA Contractor Bonds) will vary depending on the specific license you pursue. Here is a run-down of the expenses that you can expect to incur as you get your WA ...

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How To Become An Insurance Broker In California

By Duke Revard on Feb 2, 2017 5:27:00 AM in


  If you are looking to become an insurance broker in California, one huge part of what you are going to need to do is get your license.  This can be a bit of a tricky process and requires a few steps, but this blog post should help guide you through it all....

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The Three Things You Need To Know About Performance Bonds

By Duke Revard on Feb 1, 2017 6:30:00 AM in

Contractor License Bonds

    #1: What is a Performance Bond?   A Performance Bond is a surety bond guaranteeing a contractor will complete a project according to the term delineated in the contract. Performance Bonds offer a protection to taxpayers, as they ensure that public works projects are completed properly as ...

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Refrigeration And Air Conditioning Bond + License In Washington D.C.

By Duke Revard on Jan 24, 2017 11:23:00 AM in

Contractor License Bonds

    The District of Columbia Board of Industrial Trades licenses all refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics. Here's what you need to do to get licensed....

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Oregon Landscape Contractor Bond

By Duke Revard on Jan 1, 2017 8:57:00 PM in

Contractor License Bonds

As a landscaper, you do diverse work and try to accommodate your clients' unique landscaping needs. You may plan and install lawns or landscaping plants, take care of your clients' plants on an ongoing basis, or work on irrigation systems and other outdoor construction installations such as fences ...

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How To Get A Surety Bond - The Process Explained

By Duke Revard on Dec 29, 2016 2:42:00 PM in

Surety Bonds 101

You've just been told, “you need to obtain a surety bond.” And then you wonder, "how do I do that?" If this is you, then you are in the right place. Here are the six steps you need to take to get a surety bond: Short on time? Read our How To Get A Surety Bond FAQ.  ...

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California Tax Preparer Bond

By Duke Revard on Dec 21, 2016 8:48:00 PM in

Surety Bonds

  What is a California Tax Preparer Bond?   A California Tax Preparer Bond is a type of surety bond that is required before a tax preparer can be licensed. A California Tax Preparer Bond promises that as a registered tax preparer, you will not do anything that would hurt your clients.   When you ...

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