Badger Box Mobile Storage is a locally and independently owned business based out of Wilmington, North Carolina. They currently provide mobile storage solutions within an hour radius around Wilmington, but are working towards adding a second location in Fayetteville. Their current operation provides residential and commercial storage solutions for moves, renovations, and other on-site storage needs. They pride themselves on being a business that offers solution to what could otherwise be a stressful process. From delivering, transporting, and picking up the storage containers, Badger Box is a dependable partner throughout the process.
After graduating from Elon University, Chris Welch, owner of Badger Box Mobile Storage, started working at a local bank. It was there that the groundwork for his future business was laid. Working as a lender, he came in contact with many business owners in the self-storage industry and knew this was a growing industry with lots of opportunity. It was also during this time that he earned the nickname “Honey Badger” due to another business opportunity he was pursuing – importing organic honey from Mexico. Later, when founding Badger Box Mobile Storage, the nickname would serve as his inspiration.
Chris started out renting a space that housed an original 84 containers. His operation quickly grew and soon it was time to expand. This is when he found a location only two doors down that was the perfect fit for his growing business. What started as an inquiry to rent the space soon turned into an opportunity to buy.
With his knowledge of SBA loans, Chris knew that Dennis Wagner would be a great partner to help him achieve funding for this commercial real estate purchase. Dennis was able to structure an SBA 7(a) loan that covered both the land and equipment, allowing Chris to add an additional 60 storage containers to his inventory.
Chris had this to say about his experience working with Dennis Wagner and the team at FNB Small Business Finance:
Dennis was great to work with! He took time to understand our business and the growth we had seen over the past few years. With his experienced SBA background, I felt that he was the perfect person to help us through this process. He was very responsive and put together a package that worked great for our business. I would absolutely recommend Dennis and the team at FNB Small Business Finance.
It was a pleasure partnering with Chris, and we can’t wait to see the success and growth to come. If you are in the Wilmington area, make sure to reach out to Badger Box for all of your storage needs.