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Jeremy Schaedler

About Jeremy Schaedler

Shortly after graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelors degree in economics, Jeremy founded Surety First Insurance Services (formerly Schaedler Insurance), a Northern California based insurance agency specializing in surety bonds for California construction professionals. Jeremy is happily married and the proud father of two young boys. In his free time, he enjoys camping, fishing and shooting the breeze with friends and family.

Money Matters – Are Americans Actually Financially Independent?

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Let’s talk money. Some people have it, some people hoard it, and some people give it away. But one thing’s for sure—we all spend it. And with rising costs of living, inaccessible housing, higher education costs, and lower-paying post-graduate employment opportunities, today’s consumers may be […]

By |July 6th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Money Matters – Are Americans Actually Financially Independent?

House Hunting for Fun – Are Zillow Users Obsessed?

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Zillow is the leading real estate and rental marketplace, with 245 million monthly unique users in 2020 alone. Those looking to buy, rent, or sell a home are no strangers to the company’s website, but what about those of us who just want to see […]

By |April 7th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on House Hunting for Fun – Are Zillow Users Obsessed?

How Far You Can Go on the Median Income in the 50 Largest U.S. Cities

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It’s important to have a firm understanding of your expenses before you make the decision to take on a construction project. We work with contractors on a daily basis to find the best solutions for their bonding and insurance needs, so see many financial scenarios […]

By |February 8th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Far You Can Go on the Median Income in the 50 Largest U.S. Cities

4 Steps To Increased Contract Bond Capacity

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Many successful small contractors have found working on public projects to be a highly lucrative niche as a result of barriers to entry that prevent non-bonded contractors from bidding on these types of projects. While often profitable, successfully navigating bonded projects takes time and experience […]

By |October 10th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 4 Steps To Increased Contract Bond Capacity

State National Insurance Contractor Bonds

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Not all contractors have had an easy road to prosperity following the catastrophic affects of the last recession, but one positive turn of events has been the robust level of competition between surety’s actively competing for contractors bonding business in California.   The influx of surety […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on State National Insurance Contractor Bonds

City of Los Angeles – Sewer / Storm Drain Connection Bond

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Are you a Los Angeles based contractor that works on sewer or storm drains connecting to city infrastructure?  If so, be sure to complete the Los Angeles Bonded Sewer Contractor program prior to performing any work to avoid violating city law.  While some contractors may […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on City of Los Angeles – Sewer / Storm Drain Connection Bond