Welcome to Performance Bonding.

Timely, dynamic and reliable surety services.

Learn more or apply for a bond today.

About Performance Bonding

You have a business to run and deals to close. Securing a bond may be the last thing on your mind. At Performance Bonding, we understand that bonds are critical to meeting contractual obligations. Performance Bonding helps businesses secure the bonds they need to keep their projects moving.

With a strong foundation in surety company underwriting criteria and practices, we understand how bond carriers analyze risk in an often changing marketplace. Our team’s combined 30 years of surety experience is the reason we’re able to specialize in securing “hard to place” bonds that other brokers may not have the experience or marketplace clout to secure.

We have appointments with and direct access to the top 10 national surety carriers, including the executives who are the ultimate decision makers. And we work with you and the surety carrier to quickly arrive at a strategy that gets you the bond placement you need.


Apply for a Bond

To apply for a bond:

  1. Decide what type of bond you need based on the options below
  2. Download the correct application form
  3. Submit the completed application to submissions@performancebonding.com

Contract bond under $350,000
Contract bond over $350,000
Subdivision bond over $100,000
Subdivision bond under $100,000
Miscellaneous commercial bond

Why Performance Bonding?

Meeting your immediate and long-term needs.

Performance Bonding is your single source for contract, commercial and miscellaneous surety bonds issued for clients and projects of all sizes. Our account team can even sit down and help you forecast your surety requirements for the coming 6-12 months, which is helpful for business planning and allows us to more quickly serve you as needs arise. We pride ourselves on understanding and working with clientele including:

  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Developers
  • Service industry professionals


Get the Performance Bonding advantage.

Since surety is our only focus, your bond request will always receive the immediate care and attention of our experienced team. From quick turnaround service to long term planning, there are distinct advantages to working with us.

  • Licensed to write bonds in virtually every state, including the District of Columbia
  • Experienced with international surety
  • Full-service team to help clients through the prequalification process
  • Offering a web-based surety bond system (Surepath) that allows clients access to their own bond information in real time
  • On-site notary public
  • In-house underwriting authority
Quick Fact
Performance Bonding is the surety broker for some of the largest master planned developments in San Francisco, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties.
Quick Fact
Performance Bonding Surety & Insurance Brokerage is a subsidiary of Wood Gutmann & Bogart, one of the leading independent insurance brokerages in the nation.
Quick Fact
Performance Bonding has issued bonds on four continents.

Our Team

Erik Johansson

Erik Johansson

President, Performance Bonding

Few surety brokers can say that they have written bonds on five continents, but Erik Johansson has actually done so over the course of his 15 years as a global surety professional. Formerly an underwriter at HCC Surety Group, and later the Southern California surety practice leader for Willis Insurance Services, Erik has secured bonds for clients ranging from independent subcontractors to billion-dollar, publicly traded companies.

Erik is a graduate of Washington State University with a degree in risk management and insurance. He is an active member of the Surety Underwriters Association of Southern California (SUASC), the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP), the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Building Industry Association (BIA) and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).


Christina Johnson

Christina Johnson

Surety Broker

With 25 years of surety experience at global insurance brokers Johnson & Higgins, Marsh and Willis, Christina Johnson brings considerable expertise to Performance Bonding. Her clientele reaches across several industries, but reflects substantial emphasis on real estate development and large commercial enterprises.

Christina notes that her longtime interest in the surety business stems from the fact that the field is never stagnant and every situation is different, which allows for creativity in developing unique client solutions. She notes, “Clients are looking for brokers that are financial partners; who can put together a capacity management strategy that is in line with their company’s financial goals and objectives; and who will proactively manage their program through the inevitable market cycles.”

Christina earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Redlands. She is a member of the Building Industry Association of Southern California and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers.


Melissa Lopez

Melissa Lopez

Sr. Account Manager

With 11 years in the surety industry, Melissa Lopez has seen how cyclical changes in the economy can affect the requirements for obtaining a bond. When surety carrier requirements become tight for clients, Melissa prides herself on helping them to find creative ways to collateralize a bond agreement.

Melissa works proactively to help clients anticipate their surety needs in 6-12 month forecasts, while also helping them limit their current bond exposure through careful follow-up on bonds that are ready to close out. She is also a licensed notary public.


Contact Us

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