Denise Clemence was on top of everything. She was always available to answer any questions I had and made sure we understood the process. As a new person acquiring a business, I didn’t know everything, and she was very helpful. I really appreciate what she did for me and my wife. I would recommend her and Dogwood State Bank to other small business owners in a heartbeat.
Burdier Corporation is an Independent Service Provider for FedEx® Corporation, providing package pickups and deliveries for individuals and small businesses. The FedEx® contractor provides services for two Florida zip codes, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. J. Burdier Corporation understands that to provide the best possible service to customers, it is important to first invest in their staff. By providing a safe and understanding workplace, J. Burdier Corporation aims to ensure that every delivery is done the right way. Business owner Johnny Tapia brings over 20 years of experience working in New York City transit, where he managed 400 operators, allowing him to develop the skills to effectively manage people and ensure safety for all of his employees.
After many years in New York City, Johnny was ready to move and start a business of his own. With a thorough understanding of the ins and outs of dealing with daily operations and attracted to the growing industry, Johnny decided to pursue the acquisition of the FedEx® Independent Service Provider. While working with a business broker to buy the route, Johnny was introduced to Business Lending Specialist, Denise Clemence. Together, they determined the SBA Loan Program to be the best solution for the acquisition, offering favorable interest rates and providing a unique opportunity for a first-time business owner like Johnny. Through the Economic Aid Act, the SBA Program also provided Johnny with 3 months of loan payments made by the government. The SBA Program fit every aspect of what Johnny was looking for in a loan solution and gave him the opportunity to reach his goal of owning a business.