Karen Barbour, founder and president of The Barbour Group, LLC, has decades of surety bonding industry experience. Performance excellence, expert surety knowledge and atrack record of building a powerful collaborative network of business ties are hallmarks of her career, along with an indelible commitment to enabling the competitive positioning and growth of client companies—from start-ups and small businesses to Fortune 1000 firms.
Recognized throughout the surety industry for her leadership, Barbour complements her surety bonding experience with a solid background in the construction industry coupled with a strong track record in surety underwriting.
She established The Barbour Group in 2002 as an independent insurance agency focused onconstruction bonding and commercial insurance. Barbour Group primarily services the surety needs of a wide range of construction clientele, from startups to medium-sized companies ($50M - $100M) to large firms with more than $100M in annual gross revenue, including Fortune 1000 companies. Increasingly, the agency is capturing business with Fortune 1000 companies. Winner of multiple industry awards and holder of several key certifications, the agency has enjoyed consecutive double-digit sales growth.