Blackwood Construction Group is a Warrenton, Virginia-based Class A residential construction and remodeling company with 20 years of experience serving the Northern Virginia markets. As a full-service contractor, they have a unique business model in that they accommodate small maintenance work to large-scale projects such as complete bathroom, kitchen, basement remodels and additions. With decades of quality work and customer service, Blackwood Construction Group has become one of the most reputable contractors in the Northern Virginia and D.C. areas.

Ed and Louise Field, the new owners of Blackwood Construction Group, have diverse business backgrounds that prepared them well to become small business owners. Ed had a lengthy career in the automotive industry working for the Volkswagen group, while Louise worked extensively in the office and design industry. In addition, Louise had her own small business buying older homes, remodeling and selling them. The couple immigrated from South Africa to the United States in 2001, and purchased their first home in 2003. Due to Ed’s career in the automotive industry, they moved frequently across the country, buying and selling homes in the process. This piqued Ed and Louise’s interest in construction and remodeling, which they have done as a secondary business for the last two decades. Louise continued to work in the commercial office industry but eventually earned her Real Estate license and Class A contractor’s license which allowed her to buy and sell her properties.

After decades of working in the corporate world, Ed and Louise decided they were ready to own their own business and began to search for opportunities that aligned with their professional backgrounds. During their search, they were introduced to Patti Anderson, one of our experienced Business Development Officers. Patti provided Ed and Louise with different business and financial scenarios to help them decide which business to acquire. Ultimately, Ed and Louise chose Blackwood Construction Group because it had a great reputation in the market, the financials were sound, it provided plenty of autonomy, and gave them the ability to pursue additional business ventures in the future. However, they still needed financing for the acquisition. Patti was able to provide them with an SBA 7(a) loan that covered the acquisition costs and provided them with working capital to maintain cash flow in the business.

This is what Ed and Louise had to say about their partnership with Patti and the team at FNB Small Business Finance:

Patti was very patient with us. She walked us through our options and was instrumental in guiding us through the lending process. She was very accessible; we could call her at any time. She worked hard to get the deal done. We would certainly recommend Patti to other small business owners!

Congratulations to Ed and Louise on their recent acquisition of Blackwood Construction Group! We can’t wait to see where the future takes them and we wish them all the success in the world.