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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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5 Facts About License and Permit Bonds

By Duke Revard on Apr 27, 2017 10:45:00 AM in

Surety Bonds

  License and Permit Bonds are a special kind of surety bond that are required before individuals can get certain business licenses.  There are many types of License and Permit Bonds such as: Contractor License Bonds - for contractors Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds - for car dealers Collection Agency ...

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What Happens If I Don't Have A Probate Bond?

By Duke Revard on Apr 27, 2017 9:13:00 AM in

Court Bonds

  If you're a guardian, executor, or trustee for an estate, you need to show that you can manage the estate responsibly. This is why you need a Probate Bond. A probate bond is a type of court bond that ensures the wishes of a deceased person are carried out ethically and honestly. If an error does ...

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What Is A Corporate Surety Bond?

By Duke Revard on Apr 25, 2017 11:14:00 AM in

Surety Bonds 101

If your clients need reassurance that your business will follow through on its commitments, you might need a surety bond. A surety bond is an agreement that promises you will follow through with your commitments. If you fail to follow through on your commitments, the surety bond is there to protect ...

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How To Get A Motorcycle Dealer License In California

By Duke Revard on Apr 24, 2017 10:43:00 AM in

Auto Dealer Bonds

  If you are looking to start a motorcycle dealership in the state of California the first thing you need to do is get licensed and bonded.   If you are looking to sell new, used or wholesale motor vehicles, check out our other post "How to get a California Dealer License."...

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How To Get A Surety Bond - The Process Explained

By Duke Revard on Apr 24, 2017 10:27:00 AM in

Surety Bonds 101

You've just been told, “you need to get 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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Steps To Obtaining A California Contractor License

By Duke Revard on Apr 19, 2017 2:18:00 PM in

Contractor License Bonds

  The California State License Board (CSLB) licenses contractors in the state of California. You must get licensed if you construct, alter, or offer to construct or alter any of the following: • Building • Road • Highway • Railroad • Parking facility • Excavation • Other structure In California ...

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How To Use A Bond Cost Calculator

By Duke Revard on Apr 18, 2017 12:52:00 PM in

Surety Bonds 101

  **Update: April 2017: We are transitioning from Surety OneClick to a new software solution, Agency Multiplied. We have transitioned our Bond Cost Calculator to Agency Multplied. For questions, please call our office at 866-722-9239**   Whether you're bidding on a construction project or you need ...

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How To Know If You're Getting The Best Surety Bond Rate?

By Duke Revard on Apr 18, 2017 10:27:00 AM in

Cost of Surety Bonds

  A surety bond helps to ensure that a specific person or business meets an obligation that they have under a contract. One of the most common questions is "How much does a surety bond cost?". The answer is "It depends."    Surety bond costs vary greatly. How do you know you are getting the best ...

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What Does A Washington Contractor Surety Bond Cost If I Have Bad Credit?

By Duke Revard on Apr 17, 2017 2:44:00 PM in

Contractor License Bonds

  Bad credit?  Past due bills? Need a bond, but don't want to pay a fortune? For contractors with bad credit, the cost of a WA Contractor Bond can soar to ridiculous levels. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can get a WA Contractor Bond for a reasonable rate regardless of your credit history ...

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How Much Does A Probate Bond Cost?

By Duke Revard on Apr 17, 2017 11:15:00 AM in

Court Bonds

    When you are in charge of managing an estate, you have a large amount of responsibility. While your family and others with interests in the estate may trust that you can manage this responsibly, a Probate Bond provides reassurance to them.   Probate Bonds are often required during the probate ...

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