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.

European Tooling Systems is an industrial supplier in Washington, North Carolina. They have been supplying tooling accessories to woodworking industries across the United States for over 30 years. Immediately, they found a niche in the market – most tooling accessories are manufactured in Europe, so shipping was not only costly but had long turnaround times. By maintaining the largest metric tooling inventory in the United States, they were able to meet customer demand with low cost, fast shipping, and positive service.

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 Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, Garage Door Service Company provides services for residential and commercial garage doors. From installation to repairs and servicing, they have over 40 years of experience and knowledge to help support their clients.

Dr. Melissa Iglesias grew up knowing she wanted to be a part of the medical field. Her grandfather was a physician and a large influence on her choice to become an ophthalmologist. After completing her residency training in the military, Dr. Iglesias and her husband moved around to several different states. During this time, many of the practices that Dr. Iglesias joined were being sold to larger corporations. She saw physicians losing control over the care of their patients and practices becoming more money-driven than patient-focused. Although starting her own practice had never been in the plans before, it soon became the only option.

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.