Updated October 30, 2017.
We recently had to get a permit bond to paint houses in Texas. Obviously, we had never had to do something like this before. So, we spent quite a bit of time researching what it is that we needed to do. After some time of that, we just decided to contact three firms to help us with this bond, which were Swiftbonds.com, Alphasuretybonds.com and Unolife.net.
All three of them were quite helpful in that they explained what a permit bond really was and the process for getting one. It was a bit easier than we originally thought – just a couple of pages of paperwork. The fee was pretty reasonable and then we were able to go out and get some good work. We ended up using Swiftbonds.com, but the other two seemed good as well.