Bonding / Surety
Maurice J. Schuetz, Sr. founded our agency in 1943 after working for several years as a surety company underwriter at USF&G. It was there he developed strong, close relationships with his contractor clients who did not have a professional bonding agent. This discovery led Mr. Schuetz to open an agency tailored to contractors who needed to secure bonds and obtain specialized insurance coverages. His motto became, “See Schuetz Before You Build.”
A strong relationship with a knowledgeable surety agent is your most valuable resource if your business needs include obtaining surety credit. Our agency has both experienced agents and a separate department dedicated to servicing bond requests for our clients.
Since 1980, our agency has continued as a member of The National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP). Membership requires a commitment to NASBP’s “Code of Ethics” and is subject to professional peer approval. We are one of only five accepted member agencies within the state of Indiana.
Due to our extensive involvement in the construction industry, we evaluate legislative, insurance, and bonding issues. In recent years, advances in technology continue to impact contract administration and business transactions. Our agency is actively involved in these new developments. We participated in INDOT’s introduction of their electronic bidding (and electronic bond) system. Presently, Jenni Waggoner, AVP and Bond Manager, serves as Vice Chair on an NASBP committee and as the leader of a national group of surety professionals working to create universal technology which will allow for faster servicing of bond requests, including mobile capabilities.
From Clowes Hall and Lucas Oil Stadium, to Wishard Hospital and the IPL Building, we have taken pride in knowing we have contributed to the growth of our state.
Second Presbyterian Church - Indianapolis
Perry Meridian High School - Indianapolis
Atherton Hall, Butler University - Indianapolis
Colts Training Faclity - Indianapolis
Wishard Hospital - Indianapolis
Bank One / Chase Tower - Indianapolis
Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis
Indiana Sate Capitoal Dome - Indianapolis
Conrad Hotel - Indianapolis
Crown Hill Cemetery Mausoleum - Indianapolis
Lucas Oil Stadium- Indianapolis
Clowes Memorial Hall - Indianapolis
Eiteljorg Museum - Indianapolis
Gallahue Science Hall, Butler University - Indianapolis
Indianapolis Museum of Art - Indianapolis
Indiana Historical Society - Indianapolis
Wabash College Auditorium - Crawfordsville
IPL Building - Indianapolis
Circle Center Mall - Indianapolis
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Meet our Bond / Surety Team.
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Jenni Waggoner, AFSB, Vice President and Bond Manager
Jenni has been with M.J. Schuetz since 2001, and she has 23 years of insurance industry experience. She is a 3-time Gold Award of Excellence recipient from the Surety Information Office for Surety Bond Promotion, and she holds her Associate in Fidelity & Surety Bonding Designation from the AICPCU, in addition to being a Notary Public.
Jenni is the current Vice-Chair of the Automation & Technology Committee for the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP). She is also the leader of the surety forms working group, comprised of surety professionals throughout the nation working to advance technology for the industry. Jenni served for five years as an officer of the Surety Association of Indiana. She is also the Treasurer and a volunteer for the Indiana Dream Team, a not-for-profit association.
Dave Linthicum, Sr. Vice President, Treasurer, and Sales Team Manager
Dave has been with M.J. Schuetz since 1995. A graduate of Harrison College, FKA Indiana Business College, with a degree with Accounting and Business Management, Dave went on to attend William J. Angell Surety School, Levels 1-3. In his time at M.J. Schuetz, Dave has honed his skills as an account manager and bond producer, and today he is one of the top insurance and surety agents for contractors in the state of Indiana. In 2012, Dave, along with Vickie Wolcott and Kimi Pace, became part-owner of M.J. Schuetz Insurance Services, and in 2015 he took on the title of Sr. Vice President. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Construction Family Assistance Foundation (CFA Foundation).
Dale Wolcott, Account Executive
Dale has been with M.J. Schuetz since 2017. He is a graduate of Avon High School and the University of Southern Indiana. He worked for a general contractor specializing in insurance restoration in Evansville for 7 years following college. He then moved to the Indianapolis area and began working at M.J. Schuetz as an Account Executive.
Michael Corcoran, Account Executive
Michael has worked with M.J. Schuetz since 2004. He is a graduate of IUPUI, Kelley School of Business with a degree in Business/Marketing, and Plainfield High School. He specializes in contractors (including roofers, excavators, electricians, plumbers, etc.) and surety bonds. In his free time, he participates in several recreational sports leagues.
Get in touch
M.J.S. Claims Information
call us at: (317) 639-5679
email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
55 Monument Circle, Suite 500 Indianapolis, IN 46204-5911