About Us

Since 1948, Dale Barton has been a leader in commercial insurance and surety in the Intermountain West. As one of the regions largest surety bond and insurance agencies, the company provides coverage and sound advice to businesses, contractors, truckers, subcontractors, specialty contractors and diverse businesses alike. Dale Barton is recognized as one of the premier surety agencies in the country because of its integrity, ethics, knowledge, market relationships, dedication and high level of service.

Our company’s strengths are found in our experienced and dedicated team, and our commitment to professional personalized service. Dale Barton’s insurance and surety staff are comprised of industry experts that have the knowledge and expertise to handle our customers’ diverse and complex needs.

Dale Barton History

In 1947, Eliot Dale Barton received his MBA from Columbia University. Following graduation, Mr. Barton sold construction machinery and taught as a faculty member at the University of Utah School of Business. In response to a need for quality insurance and surety bonding, Dale Barton Agency was founded. In the beginning Mr. Barton started with an army surplus desk, a typewriter, and a desire to make a difference. Since then, the company has worked to build a reputation that is known throughout the industry. While many things have changed, the company still operates with a desire to make a positive difference for its clients through integrity and the highest ethical standards.

Don’t Take Any Wooden Nickels!

Our company founder Dale Barton could often be heard uttering the words “Don’t Take Any Wooden Nickels!”, a lighthearted reminder to be cautious in one’s dealings. The saying stems from the early 20th century where country folk headed to the city were likely to be cheated by all manner of ruses, including obviously counterfeit coins.

When making decisions regarding your company’s financial future, specifically with regard to insurance and surety programs, we echo the words of our founder, “Don’t Take Any Wooden Nickels.” Be cautious in your dealings and align your company with authentic, qualified insurance and surety professionals that you trust. At Dale Barton we are proud of the fact that since our founding in 1948 the company’s reputation has been firm, solid, and authentic “…serving clients with integrity and hard work while offering the best experience in the industry.”


Our Affiliations

Independent Insurance Agents
The National Alliance CIC, CISR
Institute of Work Comp Professionals
Associated General Contractors
Associated Builders and Contractors
National Association of Surety Bond Producers

Providing Local, National, & International Services

At Dale Barton, we are proud of the fact that since 1948 the company’s reputation has been firm, solid, and authentic “serving clients with integrity and hard work while offering the best experience in the industry.” As Sam Clark says, “Our word is our bond. We partner with people who do what they say and say what they do. Our company truly takes a team approach to business, where service is provided to each customer by many individuals. The products and services provided by Dale Barton are cornerstones of financial security and peace of mind.”

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