Can a “start-up” company qualify for bonding?

It is more difficult, but not impossible, for new companies to secure bonding . In addition to pro forma financial statements, the surety would require personal indemnity of owners and spouses along with some form of collateral. This can be in the form of a certificate of deposit or letter of credit, obtained from your bank, which is held by the surety as security for your bond(s). Once the job is completed and the Owner releases the bond requirement, your collateral can be returned to you from the Surety company.