Karen Barbour


This is My Story



WHAT I DO: I help construction companies, women-owned and minority-owned businesses, and small business owners across Maryland and nationwide to achieve their goals by providing industry-leading surety bonding services, innovation, public policy advocacy, and community engagement. 

• Construction companies located from AK to PR and beyond.
• Every stage of growth from startups to Fortune 1000 companies 
• Minority and women-owned businesses
• Local, state, and national government leaders
• Surety industry leaders
• Lobbyists who advocate for our clients’ interests
• Women entrepreneurs
• Worthy community groups and leaders

WHY IT WORKS: When you partner with me through any of my entities, you gain the leverage of my long career, priceless networks, and bold advocacy.

WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT: Surety bonding is the lifeblood of many construction firms. Without it, your company may cease to exist or remain competitive. After decades in the industry, I have mastered the maneuvers to help my clients grow their businesses and prosper. I first and foremost manage my clients’ surety needs, and then go the distance to contribute to making public policy better, changing laws where needed, building bridges when necessary, changing industry expectations, and facilitating win-win partnerships.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: “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.” —U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin; U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship 

My Recent Work