Success Stories

First National Bank Small Business Finance has provided SBA Loan assistance for a host of business entities with a broad range of financial needs. Here is a list of businesses we have recently assisted in realizing their goals.
 

For many, the craft beer scene makes for an enjoyable experience and a fun night out with friends. Some people enjoy craft beer so much, they decide to venture into the business themselves, creating their own recipes for others to enjoy. One such person is Matt Pennisi, entrepreneur, craft brew connoisseur, and now proud owner and Manager of the Durty Bull Brewing Company, LLC.

Located in Reston, Virginia, Edlin School is a private school for gifted and talented children in K4 through 8th grade. Edlin’s accelerated curriculum focuses on engaging and hands-on learning that challenge students to achieve their best both academically and personally. With smaller class sizes, inquiry-based methods, and a customized curriculum, the Edlin School is very different from other schools, both public and private. Their goal is to address the needs of the whole child and nurture critical thinking skills in all of their students.

Famous Dave’s is a beloved, international barbeque franchise. Our team was fortunate to assist the owner of Famous Dave’s in Fort Mill, SC as he opened the first location in the Carolinas in 2018. In terms of the delicious food, the ribs are the number one seller for this location. Additional mouth-watering entrees include brisket, pulled pork, sausage, roasted chicken, and salads. All of the food is made from scratch every day.

In Ashland, VA, also known as the “Center of the Universe”, sits an industrial distribution business called Fulford Industrial. Their niche is large commercial doors and the companion materials, such as high-speed doors, warehousing repairs, pallet inverters, and loading dock equipment. Not only do they sell the doors – the company has highly specialized service techs that provide installation and maintenance for their products.

Located in Kalamazoo, MI, Great Lakes Waterproofing provides waterproofing services for basements and crawl spaces for both residential and commercial properties. Through the use of bentonite injection, they are able to provide support and services without any digging. By using this technology, they have been able to provide unique waterproofing services since 1978.

In downtown Cleveland, on the Cuyahoga River, sits Great Lakes Watersports a recreation watercraft rental business. Customers have the ability to rent kayaks, tritune boats, and even a powerboat for any occasion. From providing equipment to training on how to use the boats, the team at Great Lakes Watersports will make sure you feel safe and secure on your adventure. In March 2021, USA Today ranked the Cuyahoga River the number 1 urban kayaking destination in North America. With downtown Cleveland and the Great Lakes Watersports team on your side, you are guaranteed to enjoy your time on the water.

Green Clean Auto Spa is a Veteran-Owned and Operated car wash business with locations around the Jacksonville, North Carolina, and Camp Lejeune area. At any of the six locations, with the seventh currently under construction, you can count on the team to deliver great customer service, while providing eco-friendly car washes. They recycle their water and use biodegradable products to ensure that they can do their part for the environment.

Hanson Sign is a wholesale manufacturer of customized signage products. Located in Falconer, New York, Hanson Sign is a one-stop shop for sign companies to get what they need. Their customers are located all across the U.S., and they have also sold their superior products to locations in Canada and Great Britain. Hanson Sign specializes in illuminated signage including cabinets, wall mounts, thru-poles, monuments, post and panels, vacuumformed lexan, fluorescent and LED illumination.

Harbor Auto Restoration, located in Rockledge, Florida, is a family-owned business that has been restoring classic and antique cars for almost 40 years. They specialize in classic car, muscle car, classic truck, antique car, and hot rod restorations. From a simple facelift to an entire vehicle overhaul, they do all of the paint, bodywork, mechanical and electrical updates in house. Over the years, Harbor Auto Restoration has worked on Corvettes, Cadillacs, vintage firetrucks, and everything in between — many of which have gone on to win numerous car show awards.

Since 1929, Hayes Barton Pharmacy has been a prominent landmark in the community of Raleigh, North Carolina. With a rich history rooted in professionalism and exceptional customer service, this pharmacy has stood the test of time, even with numerous competitors moving into the area throughout the years.