Roger Blunt Essex Construction, LLC
Has the insight of a contractor and the experience of a veteran underwriter, which earned The Barbour Group a prominent place on our team.
David Bal President, Signs Now Washington
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. Luann Oregon guided me through the entire process and really came up to bat for me! A+ experience.
Wayne Frazier President, Maryland Washington Minority Contractors Association
Karen Barbour has a positive outlook on life and an extreme love for small business.
Tanya Shewell Delegate, Maryland General Assembly
Karen Barbour is determined and relentless in making sure her efforts make a difference in the lives of her customers.
Lee Gaines President, Gaines and Company, Inc.
Real Go-Getters and full of ideas to help me accomplish my business goals!
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
Scott Edgeworth Controller, Bally Technologies, Inc.
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.
Benjamin L. Cardin U.S. Senator, A Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
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.
Roscoe Bartlett U.S. House of Representatives, 6th District MD, Ranking Member of House Subommittee on Small Business
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.
W.A. "Tony" Jacobs President, Metropolitan Enterprises, Inc.
It is hard in today's world to find people, and businesses for that matter, that are still truly passionate, professional and knowledgeable about what they do for a living. Mr. Smith and Ms. Barbour of The Barbour Group are two of these people. Both have exceeded my expectations and have taken my company to another level that I thought was impossible to obtain.
Truly passionate, professional and knowledgeable about what they do for a living.