Coats Surety has been providing expert knowledge and family oriented service to a variety of contractors, developers, and clients in need of surety bonding since 1992. Our stable of quality surety markets and the long-standing relationships with our underwriters and other professionals in the field have established Coats Surety as a preferred surety bonding agent in Southern California. Regardless of the size and scope of your firm or your individual needs, we will endeavor to provide a hassle-free experience with the very best service and expertise you should expect.



Linda has been a surety professional for more than half of her life and has enjoyed the unique perspective as a woman in a predominately male dominated industry. Her dedication to her family has influenced how she treats her clients and has helped her stand out as a caring individual with a sincere interest in helping others succeed. Linda enjoys spending time with her friends and family including two sons and seven grandchildren.


With over 25 years of work experience, Matt has worked for some of the leading companies in customer service. Matt earned his BS in Earth Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz and enjoyed a brief stint as a high school teacher in La Mirada. His education in math and engineering have provided a solid base in appreciating the various aspects of construction. Matt is married with two children and enjoys making music and spending time outdoors.


Coats Surety began operations in 1992 as Linda D. Coats Surety Insurance Services, Inc. when its founder, Linda Coats, was fed up with the often times glib treatment of her clients as an account manager at a large, national brokerage firm. Having begun her surety career in 1975 with a small insurance agency, she understood how her surety clients expected to be treated which was something she found lacking at the larger firms. With the support of many colleagues from all facets of our industry, she was determined to strike out on her own and maintains many of her original clients to this day.

In early 2006, Linda’s son Matt Coats, was hired as an underwriter trainee with a large, international insurance company, and was provided with extensive training as a surety bond underwriter in both construction and subdivision surety bonds. Matt joined Linda in late 2008 to form one of the only mother and son surety agencies in the country. Together, they provide a unique experience for their clients with hands-on, concierge level service with a dedication to customer satisfaction.