In the midst of a severe economic downturn, Greg Keller, Senior VP of JSL Surety, approached FCCI, seeking to establish a line of surety credit for Lewallen Construction. FCCI met with Lewallen and was impressed by the history of the company and the character of its principals, Larry and Peggy Lewallen. Our team believed they had the means to reverse the recent negative trend. FCCI began writing bonds for Lewallen Construction, and a relationship was born.
As the economy slowly began to improve, Lewallen received more contracts. Because they had maintained their staff of seasoned employees through the recession, Lewallen was positioned to capitalize on a reduced level of competition, higher available profit margins and more contracting opportunities — all because they believed in their employees. FCCI believed in Lewallen back in 2012, and now they have become one of the strongest, most valued surety accounts in our Southeast Region.