Graham Electric Planter, LLC
Like all startup businesses, Graham Electric PLanter, LLC, located in Sterling, CO was looking for financing. Dale Anderson, of EZ Irrigation in Wray, CO., told us to check with NCRLF in Yuma, CO. We met with Dan Simon and Valerie Hibbert in August of 2012 and explained our business and outlined our financial needs. Within 2 days, Mr. Simon notified us that the NCRLF would be available to provide an operating loan. He also put us in contact with Darrell Berger of FMS Bank, Greeley, CO for help in securing long term financing. The flexibility and knowledge of business financial needs, makes NCRLF a vital first step for new and expanding businesses.
With the funds Graham Electric Planter received, we were able to increase our employee number from 3 to 12, which allowed us to keep up with the demand for product. We now have our products running in the U.S., Australia, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa and Ukraine.
There is no doubt in our minds that the success GEP has seen to this date is due in great part to the lending program provided by NCRLF.
Jerry Graham, Owner
Janet Graham, Owner
I would like to express my appreciation to Valerie and the Northeast Colorado Revolving Loan Fund for making a difference for so many people – from individuals needing capital to start up a business to communities that have more to give because these businesses are now in their communities – the Northeast Colorado Revolving Loan Fund has been one of the main reasons my company and so many are in business.
The people at NE Colorado Revolving Loan Fund truly care about their communities and the individual business owners and want us to succeed. Because they’re not a chain banking institution they are able to have a direct say in how their funds are distributed. They use a personal touch and are willing to listen and make adjustments if problems or changes arise.
I truly am indebted to them for everything they have done for me.
Sincerely, Lori Nelson, Owner
Busy Breathers LLC
Words cannot express how grateful I am that Northeastern Colorado Revolving Loan Fund believed in my vision in bringing a product to market just as much as I did. If it had not been for NCRLF I would of never received the funding to take my prototype that started out as a drawing on a piece of paper to an actual product that is now sold nationwide and has been for over four years now. My Award winning Busy Breathers Deluxe Oxygen Backpack is sold at local Colorado Walgreens, Walgreens.com, Drugstore.com and many other companies that sell oxygen supply products.
I had tried numerous avenues to get the funding I needed to place the order for my first production run but couldn’t find a bank or private investor that would loan me the money. I didn’t meet much of the criteria needed to receive traditional funding and that is when the Northeastern Colorado Revolving Loan Fund came to my rescue. I can remember the phone call that I received from Dan Simmons saying “He felt like taking a risk and believed in my product”, just like it was yesterday! It was one of the best phone calls I have ever received! It was always a pleasure to work with Dan and Valerie. If I ran up against issues along the way all I had to do was call them and let them know what was going on. I could go on and on about my experience with NCRLF but bottom line is if it hadn’t been for them Busy Breathers wouldn’t be.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Sincerely, Michelle Staley
Marick’s Waste Disposal, Inc.
We have had a loan with Northeastern Colorado Revolving Loan since 2003. We found it amazing how easy it was to apply for the loan and easily the staff worked with us to complete the transaction!
In 2010 we used the Revolving Loan program again; to assist us in completing the “vision” we had for our company to begin a recycling program through the waste business. We were able to erect a building and created 2 full time jobs in Northeastern Colorado.
We highly recommend the Northeastern Colorado Revolving Loan program! It has helped us grow our business and realize our vision and gave us an opportunity to provide jobs in Colorado.
Coy and Bernadette Marick
Marick’s Waste Disposal Inc
Crook, CO 80726