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(904) 429 - 0555


Bonds Only  Is The Contractor's Surety Specialist


Peter Kessler founded Bonds Only   in 1996.

Mr. Kessler's background includes over twenty-five (25) years in the field of construction bond underwriting, serving in a variety of capacities including the management, training, and development of underwriting personnel and financial analysts.  Additionally, Mr. Kessler has extensive first-hand experience in contract underwriting for businesses across the southeastern United States. Mr. Kessler supervised, managed, and audited underwriting at two different surety companies for ten (10) years, beginning in 1986, prior to founding Bonds Only in 1996.

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Peter Kessler's management philosophy at Bonds Only  is that each client receive personalized and customized attention throughout his or her bonded projects.

"There is no substitute for direct communication in surety bonding!"

Mr. Kessler's educational background includes a B.A. in economics from Duke University (1984) as well as advanced management studies in financial management and underwriting.

Leadership Affiliations:

  • Four consecutive appointments to the Joint Surety Bonding Committee of the AGC/SAA/NASBP, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Appointment to the National Surety Bonding Committee of the Associated General Contractors, 1998
  • Chairman of the Membership Committee of the Associated Builders and Contractors, 1998
  • Chairman of the Legislative Committee for the Carolinas Surety Underwriters Association
  • Liaison for the Surety Information Office, Washington, DC for North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Active Professional Affiliations:

  • Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  • Carolinas AGC (Associated General Contractors)
  • Utility Contractors Association of North Florida (UCANF)
  • North Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association (NFACCA)
  • Professional Insurance Agents of Florida (PIA)
  • Independent Insurance Agents of Greater Jacksonville (IIAGJ)
  • Florida Surety Association (FSA)
  • Other Memberships:

    • Duke University Alumni Association
    • Beta Theta Pi Fraternity

    Professional References:

    • Gladly provided upon request


    Toll Free Phone: (904) 429 - 0555   Or E-mail Us:
    Toll Free Fax: (904) 429 - 0888   BondsOnly@Surety-Bonding.com

    Feel free to call or email Peter Kessler directly regarding any questions or problems pertaining to Bonds Only or surety bonding.


    904-429-0555, x-17


    We employ a staff of underwriters who are skilled at getting your bond approved as quickly as possible.  Let us handle your next bond need, and you'll see why so many companies prefer to use
    Bonds Only.

    Home Office
    1515 CR 210 West  Suite 211 
    Jacksonville,  FL 32259



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