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Our Story

Gray Surety is a dynamic, forward-thinking surety company focused on serving agents who represent emerging and midsized contractors across the United States.

The Gray Casualty & Surety Company was founded in 2003 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Gray Insurance Company, a family-owned insurance carrier headquartered in southeastern Louisiana and admitted in all 50 states. In 2021, Bernhard Capital Partners, a services- and infrastructure-focused private equity management firm based in Baton Rouge, made a significant investment in Gray Surety. With the backing of Bernhard, Gray Surety has sustained annual double-digit annual growth while maintaining a loss ratio below the industry average. A Top 50 carrier, Gray Surety operates eight regional offices from coast to coast, with underwriters on the ground in 13 states.

With an exceptional commitment to personal attention, streamlined in-house service, and sound underwriting principles, we’re ready to help you and your clients grow and thrive.

Our Story

Gray Surety is a dynamic, forward-thinking surety company focused on serving agents who represent emerging and midsized contractors across the United States.

The Gray Casualty & Surety Company was founded in 2003 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Gray Insurance Company, a family-owned insurance carrier headquartered in southeastern Louisiana and admitted in all 50 states. In 2021, Bernhard Capital Partners, a services- and infrastructure-focused private equity management firm based in Baton Rouge, made a significant investment in Gray Surety. With the backing of Bernhard, Gray Surety has sustained annual double-digit annual growth while maintaining a loss ratio below the industry average. A Top 50 carrier, Gray Surety operates eight regional offices from coast to coast, with underwriters on the ground in 13 states.

With an exceptional commitment to personal attention, streamlined in-house service, and sound underwriting principles, we’re ready to help you and your clients grow and thrive.

Our Leadership Team

Cullen S. Piske

President

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Michael Pitre

Chief Operating Officer

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Robert Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

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Leigh Anne Henican

Senior Vice President of Claims & Corporate Secretary

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Jason Sayers

Carolinas Regional Manager & Assistant Vice President

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Cody Chew

Home Office Director & Vice President

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Michael Kremheller

Texas Regional Manager & Assistant Vice President

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Kai Paloma

Western Territory Manager

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Parker Smith

Executive Vice President

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Contact Us

Headquarters
1625 West Causeway Approach
Mandeville, LA 70471

Phone (504) 754-6711