Justin Merrill has three good reasons to Bank with Frank: “Localness, Community Involvement and Responsiveness.”
As the new co-owner of Merrill’s Garage with his father, George, quick response to tight timelines helped them get the deal done and make a business dream a reality. As a lifelong resident of the Jay area, Merrill loves that the bank and its employees give back to the community. “I like it when people know my name,” he says. “I’m very happy with FSB and recommend it very highly to my friends and business associates.”
Justin Merrill of Merrill’s Garage with FSB Commercial Lender RaeAnn Pike.
When you make your living on plants, you know that there are often factors beyond your control that determine outcome.
Fortunately, getting help with a complicated financing arrangement was much easier for Sandy River Greens’ owner Heidi Ferguson, thanks to Franklin Savings Bank.
“This girl goes right to bat for people,” Ferguson says, of Leeanna Wilbur. “All along the path, she made sure I understood the process.”
Heidi Ferguson, owner of Sandy River Greens in Rangeley, with FSB's Crystal Haley and Leeanna Wilbur
John Moore had Big Plans for his Big Sky Grill and Drive-In that opened this summer. So it makes sense he’d call in the best contractors to bring it to life. Not surprisingly, they all Bank with Frank.
Robert Zundel likes knowing who he banks with. “I like going in and knowing the people. They are always friendly and know who I am.”
• John Moore with Marshall Cassidy and Kindle Bonsall, Big Sky Drive In and Grill
• Robert Zundel, Tree Line Landscape, Inc.
• John Bell, Sandy River Builders, Inc.
• Robin Harnden, Robin’s Welding & Metal Works
• Michael Carleton with Brent Tripp, IEC Electrical
• John Ripa, Ripa Stoneworks, LLC
• Kevin Vining (not pictured), E. L. Vining & Son
With FSB Commercial Lenders Mike Mansir, RaeAnn Pike, Derek Hayes and Rich Allen
A growing business needs a responsive bank. Main-Land Development Consultants doubled its size over a two-year period and was bursting at the seams of its old location. The civil engineering firm renovated the old Murray Hall in Jay into a new office building with room for staff, seminars and future growth.
FSB made it easy when Robert Berry acquired the business. “After that, it was just knowing the people. When it came time to do this project, I just came to talk to Mike,” said Berry. “Why would I bank anywhere else?”
Robert Berry III and Angela Pinkham of Main-Land Development Consultants with FSB’s Diane Jackson.