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Who We Are


Born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Jason and Travis Gusso followed in their father‘s footsteps entering the surety business in 1999 and 2001, respectively. They managed a bond department at a local agency for several years. In 2004, they formed Gusso Surety Bonds where Jason and Travis achieved their dream of becoming independent business owners and delivered on their promise of providing quality construction surety bonds to their clients.


Our Promise to You

Our mission is to be our marketplace's predominant and most respected surety agency. We are committed to being a surety-only agency because we believe this delivers the best value to our clients. We strive to be a valued financial partner, considered critical by our clients for their success. Our surety company partners are vital to our success. By encouraging their long-term profitability, both parties can achieve their goals. Our employees are our greatest asset. We want them to think of their employment with our agency as a career, and we endeavor to deserve their loyalty.


Jason Gusso, President

In his position, Jason manages a large and growing portfolio of clients and surety partners. He is also responsible for the overall management of Gusso Surety Bonds. In his personal life, Jason enjoys fitness training, gardening, golf, camping, hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife and three sons.

Sioux Falls, SD

Bachelor’s in Accounting (USD)
Certified Public Accountant

President, Associate Div. of the Associated General Contractors of SD
Treasurer, Sioux Falls Contractors Association
Founding Member/Director, Construction Financial Management Association (Siouxland Chapter)
Director-at-Large, National Association of Surety Bond Producers (fmrly. Regional Director)
National Finance Committee Chairman, National Association of Surety Bond Producers

Previous Work:
Commercial Lender – The First National Bank in Sioux Falls


Travis Gusso, Vice President

Travis manages surety company relationships and a vast book of contract surety clients. He and his wife Holly stay busy keeping up with their daughters, Lilly and Charlie, and their many activities. Aside from spending time with his family, Travis enjoys building race cars and participating in NHRA Drag Racing.

Sioux Falls, SD

Bachelor’s in Business Management (USD)

Associate Division Board Member, Associated General Contractors of SD
Member, Sioux Falls Contractors Association

Previous Work:
20+ years in Surety


Jeremy Miller, Operations Manager

In his position, Jeremy handles the day-to-day bond needs of clients and assists in numerous agency management duties. Jeremy and his wife Melissa stay busy keeping up with their daughter Reagan’s sporting and school activities. In addition to being a guitarist, he also enjoys spending time with his dogs and collecting vintage bicycles.

Centerville, SD

Bachelor’s in Business Management (DSU)
National Association of Surety Bond Producers Level I/II (William Angell Surety School)
Associate’s in Fidelity and Surety Bonding

Previous Work:
15+ years in Surety/Insurance


Jennie Rinehart, Account Manager

.In her role, Jennie assists in the day-to-day need of clients. Outside of the office Jennie spends her free time with her daughter Emma and the family’s pets, water sports, gardening, cooking, and baking.

Sioux Falls, SD

Bachelor’s in Science (SDSU)

Previous Work:
6 years construction/surety bonding1 year construction bidding and estimating10+ years customer service and sales

Our Surety Partners

Our extensive network of surety partners allows us to pair you with the best fit. Flexibility and personalization ensure you’re maximizing your surety capacity. More options mean more tine-tuned results. Here are several of our surety company partners:


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