About Us

Are Bonding Limits or Rates Holding Your Company Back?

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Our Company

J. Ryan Bonding is a surety-only agency and we specialize in providing surety bonds to contractors. We service all types of contractors from general contractors and sub trades to excavating contractors. J. Ryan Bonding has been in business since 1997 and has grown into one of the largest surety agencies in the area. Our service area includes WI, IL, IA, OH, IN, and MI.

Dedicated Staff

We have a dedicated staff of surety professionals with over 140 years of combined experience to handle our clients and their needs. We pride ourselves in providing our clients with the best service possible. We understand construction and the bond needs of our clients. J. Ryan Bonding has in-house authority for bond approvals that guarantees we can obtain the quickest approvals possible in the industry.

Experienced Agents

Our agents have over 75 years combined experience and can find solutions for almost any bonding need. The 20 different surety markets we work with help tailor a bonding program that will meet and exceed the needs of our clients. We work with contractors across the spectrum from the largest contractors to the small start-up contractor and with our specialized surety market can create unique solutions to the most difficult bonding situations. J. Ryan Bonding can oftentimes find a bonding solution when others cannot.

Our Team

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Michael J. Douglas

Hudson Office

Chris Steinagel

Vice President
Wausau Office
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Bob Downey

Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois
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Connie Smith

Office Manager
Performance & Payment Bonds
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Kory Mortel

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Chris Kemp


Eliot Motu

Bond Manager
Hudson Office
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Karla Heffron

License & Permit Bonds
A-K Bid Bonds
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Molli Hansen

Perf. & Payment Bonds
L-Z Bid Bonds
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Tammy Hayes

New Submissions
"A-1 Excavating began doing business with Mike Douglas and J. Ryan Bonding in 1997. We are requesting bid bonds or performance/payment bonds on virtually a daily basis. J. Ryan Bonding has continually provided the best possible service and pricing over the last 22 years we worked together. J. Ryan Bonding always looks out for the best interest of their customers and has been one of our most valued relationships over the last 20 plus years. Would highly recommend them to anyone."
Terry Pecha
President/CEO, A-1 Excavating