Each year, the Merchants Bonding Company™Leaderboard Program salutes agency partners who have demonstrated surety savvy and collaboration for growth. We salute TIS Insurance Services Inc. of Knoxville, Tenn., for attaining the Champions Tour of surety professionals. Congratulations to Chad Martin and Jim Oakes for surety professionalism in 2013. Merchants has partnered with TIS Insurance Services Inc. for 12 years. We thank them for the successes we’ve had together and recognize them for sharing our common-sense vision. See our online salute to TIS Insurance Services Inc. here.Merchants Bonding Company’s approach to surety bonding for contractors is common-sense underwriting. Accounts are reviewed on their own merit and we do not use inflexible formulas.