Located in Denver, North Carolina, Weed Man is a lawn care and weed control business. Their services include fertilization, weed control, disease/insect control, aeration/seeding, and soil enhancements for residential homeowners. With a focus on customer education, the team at Weed Man takes the time to share detailed information and materials so that customers understand the many benefits they can provide throughout the year and feel comfortable with the process.
Sam Morgan, franchise owner of Weed Man, started in the lawn care business when he was in middle school, eventually scaling to a full-service landscaping, irrigation and maintenance company. While attending college, he continued to grow the business and service offerings. While maintaining this business, in 2001, Sam decided to start a franchise, which became the Weed Man of Wilmington. In 2004, Sam and his wife, Brandi, decided to sell their original landscaping business, so they could focus and grow the Weed Man franchise. Since making this transition, they now have grown the franchise and have five territories throughout North Carolina. This business growth has led to a need for additional building space, so they decided to build! They reached out to their contact at First National Bank, Reggie Gaither, who introduced them to our experienced SBA Business Development Officer, Mark Moreno. Mark was able to structure an SBA 504 loan that provided benefits such as a lower down payment, 25-year term, and competitive rates.
Sam had this to say about his experience with Mark and the entire team at FNB Small Business Finance:
Mark made the process easy! It was a steady flow of work on our end, but Mark laid everything out in a manageable format that allowed us to be diligent on working through it. Having FNB Small Business Finance as a preferred SBA lender helped make the process easy as well. Their closing team kept us updated with weekly checklists so everything was clear on who owned what and what needed to be done to meet our closing deadlines. Now that we have closed, the construction team is just as impressive. Their construction cost management and payment processes are bound to protect all parties through move-in day. Mark and I are already talking about ways to get a second phase of this project going in the near future. Mark, Reggie, and the entire team at FNB are top notch! I would absolutely recommend FNB Small Business Finance to other business owners!
We look forward to seeing Sam and Brandi continue to grow this business and wish them all the success in the future! If you own a home or business in North Carolina, be sure to contact the Weed Man for all of your lawn care needs.