Brushy Creek Custom Doors, located in Greer, South Carolina, is a custom cabinet and closet door manufacturer. With over 80 years of combined experience between the three owners, they have been able to refine the manufacturing processes to provide an exceptionally high-quality product with shorter lead times. They also pride themselves on their customer service. When you work with the team at Brushy Creek Custom Doors, from the office staff to drivers, you will experience the same high-quality service ensuring a consistent and smooth process.

Robert Carter had worked for a large industrial gas manufacturing company for over 26 years where he gained experience in sales, product management, and business management. This experience also allowed him to work on large-scale deals both in the United States and abroad. Towards the end of his 26-year career, he had grown tired of long-distance plane travels and extended hotel stays. He decided to achieve his long-term goal of becoming a business owner.

When he began looking for opportunities, he knew he wanted to be in manufacturing and located in the southeast US. So, when the opportunity to acquire Brushy Creek Custom Doors presented itself, Robert went to look at the business within a week. The original owners spent 13 years growing the business and streamlining the manufacturing process. They had built a great team and culture and that was a significant contributor as Robert decided to move forward.

The seller’s Business Broker referred Robert to Michael Byers, our experienced Business Development Officer. Michael had helped them with the original evaluations for selling and was very familiar with the business. After Robert and Michael’s initial discussion, they decided that an SBA 7(a) loan would work well due to the size of the business and the benefits Michael could provide.

Robert had this to say about his experience partnering with Michael Byers and the FNB Small Business Finance team:

Partnering with Michael has been terrific! He is not only knowledgeable but did a great job guiding me through the process. I was hoping to hit a pretty tight deadline from our initial conversation to close, and Michael helped me identify areas we could work ahead to ensure the process went as smoothly as possible. Through each step, he knew what was needed to get it done. Throughout my experience, I have worked on large transactions and I was surprised at how well this went. That was largely due to how well Michael and the team at FNB Small Business Finance managed the process. I was very impressed and would recommend FNB to anyone looking to acquire a business. A compelling loan package and an incredibly professional team – that makes all the difference as a business owner!

It was a pleasure partnering with Robert on this SBA 7(a) loan. We look forward to seeing his success moving forward!