Managing a portfolio of commercial properties while running a busy lumber business can present complications. For Randy and Brody Cousineau of Cousineau Wood Products, having the mortgages at Franklin Savings Bank presents one less complication.
“Franklin Savings Bank is the best anywhere. They are local and understand what I do. So many don’t know what a sawmill is or know about the different seasons, ... the highs and lows of the business,” said Randy. “They have 100 percent of my properties.”
Randy and Brody Cousineau of Cousineau Wood Products, with FSB’s Derek Hayes, Peter Judkins and Tim Thompson.
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
Whether you are hungry or just want to find out what’s up in town, folks in Rangeley know to go to the Keep Corner Café. Where does the Keep Corner Café go for help with business questions?
“It’s so nice to know that you can call someone up and you get all the information you need without a lot of trouble,” says Stephanie Keep, of her business relationship at Franklin Savings Bank.
“They’re so nice there. It’s like a big family. They are a wonderful team, they really are.”
Stephanie Keep, owner of Keep Corner Café with FSB's Crystal Haley and Leeanna Wilbur
When Laurie Danforth bought the Homestead Kitchen, Bar and Bakery from her parents, Dotty and Allen, who had owned it for 31 years, her choice of lender was easy.
“I love my experience working with Franklin Savings Bank as manager,” says Danforth, who has been working with commercial lender Mike Mansir for 20 years. “You get to talk to the person who makes the decisions.”
“The bank is doing some amazing things in town,” said Danforth, of the bank’s commitment to so many charitable and community sponsorships. “I feel lucky to have Franklin Savings Bank here.”
Laurie Danforth, owner of The Homestead in Farmington, with FSB’s Mike Mansir.