Experience & Expertise
Our experience and expertise allow us to provide guidance and advice that other companies can’t match. We are proud of what we do, we stand behind our work, and we would be pleased to have the opportunity to put our abilities to work for you.
Tom co-founded the agency in 2001 with Paul Hurley after a twenty-seven year career as a surety underwriter, underwriting manager, and broker. He has worked with construction companies of all types and sizes to arrange surety credit for them. Tom is a past President of the Surety Association of Michigan and is a director of the Detroit Area Construction Association. He has served on the Producer Advisory Board of a major national surety company and is a committee member for the National Association of Surety Bond Producers and the AGC, Michigan Chapter. Tom holds a B.S. degree from the University of Detroit.
Dedicated. Gregarious. Analytical. Positive. Resourceful. Rich joined Guy Hurley as Vice President, shareholder, and manager of Property-Casualty Operations in early 2009 from CNA Insurance, where he served as Vice President and Branch Manager of the Michigan Region. Rich has also held various executive positions with both CNA and Fireman's Fund Insurance Companies during his 23 year insurance career. Rich holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Outside of work Richard loves to cook and eat, especially with friends and family. When not gorging on food, travel and running are his two favorite hobbies.
Bob joined the agency in early 2002. He brings considerable expertise in handling both insurance and surety bonds, including a 20-year stint producing and managing for a national broker's Michigan and California construction divisions. He has handled large multi-state insurance and surety accounts, and currently sits on the regional agents' council for two national insurance carriers. Bob has written for and spoken before numerous industry groups including AGC, CFMA, MACPA, and IRMI. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan. Bob plays basketball in two Detroit Athletic teams, (and hates it when people say, "Wow, you're still playing?")
Knowledgeable. Dedicated. Industrious. Creative. Consultative. Mike joined Guy Hurley in 2005 following a 15-year surety company career, including ten years with Liberty Mutual Surety as Surety Manager. Mike specializes in construction and has an extensive underwriting background. During his career, he has arranged insurance and bonding for contractors of all sizes and construction specialties, from the small local family owned business to the large, national construction firm. He is active in various associations including MITA, AGC, NASBP, MCA, and WCA. Mike holds a B.S. degree in Finance from Ferris State University, and did graduate studies at Walsh College of Business. In January of 2009, he became an agency shareholder.
Sincere. Warm-Hearted. Resourceful. Considerate. Qualified. Mark joined the agency in 2006 after spending 5 years with Safeco Surety (now Liberty Mutual Surety) as underwriter and territorial underwriting manager. He became a Guy Hurley shareholder in January of 2014. Mark has worked with clients of all sizes, bringing valuable experience in financial analysis to the agency, and adding property/casualty insurance as a core competency. Mark is a past officer of the Surety Association of Illinois, past board member of the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association, and a committee chair for the Greater Detroit Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA). Mark holds a B.S. degree from Northern Illinois University.
Paula Tryloff, Esq.
Passionate. Intelligent. Committed. Proactive. Experienced. Paula, a licensed attorney, joined Guy Hurley in 2009 as Vice President of Claims. Paula brings over 30 years of litigation experience, including 16 years as the Managing Trial Attorney for insurer CNA's Michigan Staff Counsel Office. She is responsible for the oversight of the carrier claim handling, and litigation management on behalf of Guy Hurley clients. She has been a seminar speaker on the topic of Claims Litigation to various groups, including the Michigan Association of CPAs and the Construction Association of Michigan. Paula holds a BA degree from the University of Michigan and JD from Wayne State University Law School. She is a member of The State Bar of Michigan Insurance, Workers Compensation, Negligence, and Master Sections. She is also a licensed Property and Casualty Producer.
Resourceful. Responsible. Passionate. Persistent. Dedicated. Jay joined Guy Hurley in mid 2010, and became a shareholder in January, 2014. He brings over 25 years of experience as a commercial insurance agent, excelling at producing and servicing commercial clients in a variety of industries. He has extensive knowledge of both the real estate and automotive parts supplier business and places propertycasualty programs for several major real estate developers. Jay is a member of the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Society. He holds a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a Michigan insurance counselors license. Jay and his wife Julie, who are now empty nesters, reside in Farmington Hills with their dog Griffey (yes, named after Ken Griffey Jr.).
Passionate. Optimistic. Dedicated. Sincere. Charismatic. Shawn joined the Guy Hurley team in 2014 and has over 10 years of experience as an insurance agent and financial advisor. Shawn brings a comprehensive background in workers' compensation as well as property & casualty lines across all industries, with companies of all sizes. His footprint in mid-Michigan as well as the West side of the State is an important diversification for the team. Shawn holds a BA degree from Michigan State University and is an active member in the American Staffing Association (ASA), Michigan Manufacturing Association (MMA) and National Parking Association (NPA). Shawn enjoys spending time at home with his wife, daughter and twin boys. You’ll find him on the golf course or up north on the lake when the weather is nice.
Dedicated. Intentional. Honest. Passionate. Strategic. Steve joined Guy Hurley in early 2016, bringing five years of experience helping clients reach their goals thru internal advocacy and the management of large fulfilment teams. His experience includes working with clients of all sizes, from solo entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 industry leaders. In addition, Steve has managed teams of up to 120 agents, with responsibility for meeting both top and bottom line revenue targets. This management experience has given him great insight into how proper risk management, risk control and risk transfer can improve an organization's bottom line. Steve holds a BAA degree from Central Michigan University. Steve is an active member of the Troy Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) and an active member of the Construction Association of Michigan. Outside of work, Steve enjoys reading and being active outdoors with his wife and German Shepherd/Husky.
Engaging. Thorough. Tactful. Inclusive. Conclusive. Jason joined the agency in 2016 to lead the charge in growing the surety and construction bond business. Jason can effectively handle the most complicated bonding issues and deliver out of the box techniques and approaches. He came to Guy Hurley after his 15-year career at Troy's Liberty Mutual Surety, where he most recently served as a bond manager. Jason is an active member of MITA and has led presentations to the community on the topic of surety. He has a Masters of Finance from Walsh College and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Minnesota. Don't let that six handicap fool you. Jason works his tail off...between rounds of golf.