Baltimore Motor Works, located in Middle River, Maryland, is a European auto specialty shop. From auto repairs to maintenance, their team can handle all of your vehicle’s needs. When you come to Baltimore Motor Works, you can rest assured that you will get high-quality customer service with reliability to match.

Keith Johnson, the owner of Baltimore Motor Works, decided to change careers at the age of 30. He went into the BMW Step Training Program and graduated before joining a BMW dealership in 2005. He had always loved cars but quickly realized that the dealership environment was not for him. After working at the dealership level for 10 years he decided that it was time for him to go out on his own and offer genuine personalized service not commonly found in the automotive industry. He obtained a business license, found a building, and started Baltimore Motor Works, LLC. Looking back, he says he never regrets leaving the dealerships to pursue his dream.

For two years, Keith ran the 2,000 square foot shop on his own as he built the Baltimore Motor Works brand and reputation. With a current team of three, customer demand quickly outweighed the existing location’s capacity. Keith determined the next logical step for Baltimore Motor Works was to acquire a new facility to better serve his clientele, expand the service offerings, and continue to grow the business.

Keith was referred to Adam Meissner of DBM Real Estate Group, a commercial real estate brokerage in Maryland, to analyze the market and identify the ideal location for the business expansion. As Adam and Keith looked at new facilities and discussed his goals, they decided an SBA 504 loan would be the best fit for his vision. After running into several hurdles with other banks, Adam recommended Keith reach out to one of our experienced Business Development Officers at FNB Small Business Finance. They had worked together for many years and Adam knew that she would be able to accomplish this loan. Our team was able to structure an SBA 504 deal that helped Keith move into a new facility and allowed him to more than quadruple his square footage while funding additional money for renovations.

Keith had this to say about his experience working with the team at FNB Small Business Finance:

She was a great person to work with! Throughout the SBA deal, we were in constant communication making sure things were moving along appropriately. She is very diligent and thorough, which made all the difference in getting this deal over the finish line. I couldn’t be happier with the support I received from her! When you work with someone that truly cares, it takes it to the next level – that is how I felt working with her. I would absolutely recommend the team at FNB Small Business Finance.

We are excited to see the new facility once it is officially open in the Spring of 2022. It was our pleasure partnering with Keith on this real estate purchase and we wish him all the success moving forward!