Dave Garese

Dave at Work

Dave has over thirty years of experience providing Insurance and Surety solutions to the construction industry.

Dave is a Graduate of Oregon State University with a B.S. in Economics and began working for Travelers Indemnity Company as a Surety Bond Underwriter immediately after graduation. As a bond underwriter for Travelers he was responsible for not only underwriting bonds, but adjusting and managing bond claims. .

Today, Dave is a partner with Cathy Skeen in Excel Bonds & Insurance Services, Inc., a brokerage firm specializing in unusual property, casualty and surety bond placements in construction, IT, commercial and residential developers and manufacturers. With experience working on the company side and the knowledge of agency management, Excel provides a unique business model. Excel provides cutting edge solutions for Property, Casualty and Surety programs for both publicly traded, municipalities and private clients worldwide.

Dave is currently serving on the State Division Board Directors of the Associated General Contractors of California and the Delta Sierra District Board. Dave is involved with the AGC Legislative and PAC committees, has also served on various AGC committees. Dave is a lecturer at California State University Sacramento in the Construction Management program and the UC Davis Construction Management program.

Dave serves on the Advisory Board for the Sacramento Salvation Army and has been responsible for the annual Christmas distribution which serves over 4,000 families locally. He is a Charter member of Point West Rotary, enjoys golf and his most recent sport, kayaking.

  • Associated General Contractor of California (AGC)
  • International Risk Management Institute (IRMI)
  • Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
  • Rotary Club of Point West