Commercial Surety

Arch’s Surety group consistently delivers value-added underwriting and risk management capabilities using a relationship-based approach.


In the commercial surety marketplace, Arch’s Surety group provides bonds for all types of businesses, including large multi-national companies, regional companies, individuals, nonprofits, associations, private equity and franchises. In addition, Arch’s Surety group serves nearly every industry and has the ability to write virtually any type of bond. 

How We Distinguish Ourselves

  • We provide up to $400 million in bonding capacity to public and private companies operating across a diverse group of industries. 
  • We staff multiple regional offices with knowledgeable, experienced underwriters. 
  • We provide quick and thoughtful responses to our agent and client requests. 
  • We demonstrate a willingness to share larger accounts with other sureties. 
  • We offer a flexible rating plan. 
  • We create flexible underwriting programs. 

Commercial Surety Benefits 

  • Rated A+ XV by A.M. Best and Arch Insurance Company is authorized to write bonds in all 50 states, U.S. territories and Canada.   
  • Combined Treasury Listing: $255M.
  • Personalized service from industry expert underwriters that will enthusiastically customize a plan for our customers.   
  • Customer base spans nearly every industry.   
  • Ability to accept cash and letters of credit when required.   
  • Flat organization that speeds decision-making and is dedicated to transparency and working with our agency plant. 

Corporate Contacts

Stephen Ruschak

Executive Vice President, Surety

+ 1 646 560 5601

[email protected]

Sarah Heineman

Senior Vice President, Commerical Surety

+1 713 907 3303

[email protected]

Shannon Russell Bowman

Vice President of Underwriting, Commercial Surety Home Office

+1 404 394 1428

[email protected]

Michael Mohan

Vice President, Commercial Surety

+1 404 682 3899

[email protected]

Chris Bolla

Vice President, Commercial Surety

+ 1 425 205 9274

[email protected]

Our Brand Promise

Pursuing Better Together encapsulates how we do business at Arch Insurance. It is an approach that is based on collaboration, responsiveness and a genuine commitment to continually raising the bar.

It is our promise to our brokers, colleagues and other partners to:

  • Listen, share insights and work together to deliver informed solutions.
  • Build trusting, respectful and responsive relationships.
  • Understand your goals and explore possibilities together.

Product Highlights

Target Clients

  • Manufacturers.
  • Energy companies, including renewables.
  • Municipal solid waste companies.
  • Pharmaceutical companies.
  • Concessionaires.
  • Service contractors.
  • Food, beverage and tobacco companies.
  • Consumer services companies.
  • Public utilities.
  • Automotive industries.
  • Telecommunication companies.
  • National homebuilders and large regional homebuilders.

Types of Bonds  

Types of bonds written include, but are not limited to: 

  • Commercial performance bonds, including supply, service contracts and annual performance bonds.
  • Miscellaneous bonds, including tax, lost instrument and financial guarantees.
  • Court bonds, including large appeal bonds. 
  • License & Permit bonds including: compliance, contractor’s license, DOT and retail/professional services. 


  • Arch’s Surety group works with agents and brokers specializing in surety (NASBP, National brokers). Consistent with our appetite we invite agents and brokers to inquire about an appointment with Arch’s Commercial Surety group. 

The Arch Difference

Speak with a Regional Expert

Northeast Contact

Wyeth Shabel

Assistant Vice President, Commercial Surety

+1 609 206 2208

[email protected]

Southeast Contact

Caroline Lamarre Berton

Vice President, Commercial Surety

+1 470 412 3741

[email protected]

South Central Contact

Nancy Ellis

Vice President, Commercial Surety

+1 214 725 0927

[email protected]

Mid-Atlantic Contact

Diane Stone

Vice President, Commercial Surety

+1 215 606 1650

[email protected]

Midwest Contact

Melissa Solberg

Vice President, Commercial Surety

+1 720 677 5563

[email protected]

West Contact

Chris Spicher

Vice President, Commercial Surety

+1 206 939 9593

[email protected]

Document Library

Commercial Surety Brochure

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