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Alliant Fortifies Surety Offering in Southern California

By Alliant

Pinnacle Surety to Join Alliant Insurance Services

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Alliant Insurance Services has announced the acquisition of Pinnacle Surety and Allied Bonding, a professional surety bond agency based in Costa Mesa, CA and Boise, ID. The acquisition brings 14 surety specialists to Alliant who will help to broaden capabilities.  

“Pinnacle Surety provides a powerful online platform, allowing for quick response times and aggressive bond program parameters,” said Michael Cusack, Co-COO, Alliant Specialty. “The Pinnacle Surety/Allied team is a great addition to Alliant; they complement our existing Newport Beach surety operations nicely and help to further strengthen our surety offerings in California and Idaho.” 

Founded in 1994 Pinnacle is led by Eric Lowey and Mark Richardson. The firm provides contract, license and permit, subdivision and court bonds; and a 24-hour turnaround on bond program pre-qualification’s and approval for bid bonds.  

“Much like Alliant, Pinnacle is committed to successful long-term relationships with contractor and developer clients and our surety markets,” said Eric Lowey, President and Founder of Pinnacle. “Joining forces with Alliant provides powerful access to resources and people who will help us continue on this path.” 

Lowey and Richardson, along with the entire Pinnacle/Allied team, will maintain their exclusive surety offerings from their Costa Mesa and Boise office locations. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.