Testimonials

Gaines and Company

Karen Barbour is determined and relentless in making sure her efforts make a difference in the lives of her customers.

Tanya Shewell Delegate, Maryland General Assembly
http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frm1st.aspx?tab=home

When it comes to surety bonding, The Barbour Group works miracles. I can't thank them enough for their tenacity and dedication.

Karen Barbour is the hardest working broker in the bond business

Charles Eatonhttp://www.henselphelps.com/

The Barbour Group has demonstrated the courage and business backbone to benefit other small business contractors who have found in The Barbour Group the knowledge needed to compete.

Those in the surety bonding business community trust Karen Barbour and respect her can-do approach to the challenges constantly confronting commercial building and construction enterprises. Karen's impressive business and community service record are clear indications, in my view, of her success in the highly competitive surety bonding world.

Roscoe Bartlett U.S. House of Representatives, 6th District MD, Ranking Member of House Subommittee on Small Business

The Barbour Group is a pioneer in helping to breakdown bonding barriers for woman and minority owned contracting businesses

Karen Barbour is one of Maryland’s most distinguished business leaders. I have worked with Karen on a number of public policy issues to help small businesses and to improve the overall economic climate and she has always brought keen insight and advice to every discussion. She clearly understands what businesses need to succeed and she is a strong and forceful advocate.

Benjamin L. Cardin U.S. Senator, A Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Karen and the Barbour Group have provided great bonding service for decades

Bill Klingensmith President/Estimator, William F. Klingensmith, Inc.

Nobody can beat Karen Barbour when we talk about bonding.

Luis Gutiérrez President, Dream Management, Inc.
http://www.dream-mgmt.com/

Through our relationship with Hensel Phelps I was introduced to The Barbour Group. The Barbour Group took the time to explain the ins and outs of bonding. But, it didn’t stop there. They also explained bonding intricacies and the importance to align your financial model to support the bonding brokers and banks – this counsel is critical to navigating the bonding process and increasing your chances of success. And, they gave me options. We tried different approaches until we arrived at a place that we felt comfortable. The Barbour Group guided me through the entire process and really came up to bat for me! A+ experience.

David Bal President, Signs Now Washington
http://www.signsnow.com/everett

Real Go-Getters and full of ideas to help me accomplish my business goals!

Lee Gaines President, Gaines and Company, Inc.
http://www.gainesandco.com

Our company has been supported by the Barbour Group for over 15 years. Karen and her team have guided our small business through the bonding world with assurance and success. Karen has maintained and grown our bonding program, helping us to grow our business and expand our opportunities. The Barbour Group is a vital partner in our success, and I highly recommend them without any reservations.

Dale Ermshler Vice President, Crane Technologies

Karen Barbour has a positive outlook on life and an extreme love for small business.

Wayne Frazier President, Maryland Washington Minority Contractors Association
http://www.mwmca.org

Thank you very much Karen, for being part of this dream, for helping to make our journey as minorities easier, thank you for your time, dedication, and effort. Thank you from all my heart.

Miosotis (Mia) L. Macon COO, Blue Onyx Construction Services, LLC

What we like best about partnering with The Barbour Group to meet our bonding requirements is that they bring the agility and passion of a small firm combined with big firm expertise and resources.

Scott Edgeworth Controller, Bally Technologies, Inc.
http://www.ballytech.com

The Barbour Group has provided us with exceptional service for many years. They continue to impress us with their dedication, service, and knowledge of the industry. Their skills will come across in abundance. Briggs Brothers would like to thank The Barbour Group, especially Karen, for always going above and beyond for us. Your team always provides top-notch service. We will continue to refer any company/person looking for bonding services to The Barbour Group!

Terry Briggs Briggs Brothers Enterprises Corporation, CEO