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About Us

Since 1988, our philosophy has been to give our clients the best advice on the process of surety bonding. We want you to be informed so that we can assist you in making confident business decisions regarding your surety bonding needs.

We give focused personal attention to our clients. Whether your bonding needs are large or small, we pay close attention to detail and respect your decisions. We have experience from both the bond company side of the business and the agency side. This enables us to better understand the underwriting process and tailor it to your needs.

Our extensive network of representation means we're not obligated to any one company, but have the freedom to seek bonds from the best provider in any given set of circumstances. We know where to turn because we watch the market trends and how they may affect your business decisions. We don’t just assist clients with your current surety bond needs, but also look out for your bond needs in the future. The single most important bond we create for you is the next one.

We belong to various Northeast surety associations, and are members of and licensed by the following associations:

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Construction Financial Manager's Association (CFMA)
  • Delaware Contractors Association (DCA)
  • National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

Our Team

Richard G. Anderson
CEO

Rich has been in the surety bond field since 1975. After graduating from Valparaiso University, he worked for Aetna Casualty and Ohio Casualty bond companies before becoming an independent agent/broker in 1982. He founded Anderson & Catania in 1988 in PA and in 1998 made Wilmington, DE the main office location.

Joseph T. Catania
President

Joe has been in the surety bond field since 1996. After graduating from Mount Saint Mary’s College, he worked for St. Paul/Seaboard Surety, Liberty Mutual Bond Service, and Atlantic Mutual in their surety operations.

In late 2003, he started on the agency/brokerage side with Marsh, Inc. Afterwards, Joe started a North Jersey office for Anderson & Catania in 2005 in Hackensack, NJ. Joe works in the Wilmington, DE office.

Gina Pepe

Gina started her surety career in 1995 with Cigna in Wilmington, DE. They were in the process of consolidating the Bond Department offices into one central location. During her time there, she was instrumental in helping to create and customize the bond operating system, all the while handing underwriting and processing duties.  Cigna decided to relocate to Virginia Beach in 2000. Shortly thereafter, Gina joined Anderson & Catania and has been with us for over 10 years. Gina handles many facets of the agency operations, including new business and renewals and bond issuance. Gina works with Principals, bond companies and producers.

Denise Medlar

Denise began her career in surety at Anderson & Catania. She is a licensed surety producer and works supporting various commercial and contract accounts by issuing and renewing bonds. She is the main contact for account receivables, account currents with our carriers, licensing and performs administrative duties. After graduating from Lock Haven University and teaching elementary school she found her way to the construction industry. Once employed by one of the premier contractors in Delaware for 15 years, she learned the Contractor's side of the bond business. She was the main contact for securing bid, performance, payment, license and subdivision bonds as well as the information facilitator between the Owners and Agent.

Brent Headley

Brent has been in the surety bond field since 1986. After graduating from West Virginia University, he spent a few years working in public accounting before moving to the surety bond industry. He began his career at USF & G in Raleigh, NC followed by a move to Pennsylvania for a position with Ohio Casualty. In 1993, he started on the agency/brokerage side in central PA, where he worked for two different agencies over the course of 20+ years. In 2015, Brent began working with Anderson & Catania in the Harrisburg/Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania area.

Mary Lawrence

Mary has been in the surety bond industry since 1981. After graduating from Berkeley College, she worked for a New Jersey based surety company managing their service operations. In early 2000, Mary started on the agency/brokerage side with Marsh Inc., in the role of Surety Team Leader. Her responsibilities included managing all aspects of the surety client’s day to day service relationship and ensuring all service needs were met with the highest standard of excellence. Mary has significant experience and expertise in managing surety programs for large and small clients operating in both commercial and contract surety markets throughout the Eastern region and now works from our Oakland, New Jersey location.