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  • Flexible Financing Provides a Smooth Ride for this Amusements Manufacturer

    April 5, 2024  - Customer ReviewsIndustrial
    Photo of Mike Whincup standing in front of Galaxy Multi Rides facility
    When Robin Whincup started renting bounce castles for parties and events in 1985 in England, he didn’t imagine that 30+ years later his business would have expanded across the Atlantic and become one of the largest inflatable amusements manufacturers in the world. The genesis for this tremendous growth came in 1989, when Robin modified his popular surf simulator with a spin motor, allowing it to be used with a mechanical rodeo bull or any interchanging topper they could imagine. With that, Galaxy Multi Rides—and the Multi Ride system they are now famous for—was born! (Read More...)
  • Stamp of Approval: How Flexible Financing Helped This Manufacturer Save Jobs and Expand Operations

    December 18, 2023  - Customer ReviewsIndustrial
    Photo of Chris Piedici of Stever Locke
    Stever Locke, Inc. has a rich 77-year history producing metallic and non-metallic metal stampings for electrical applications, medical applications, and high-end industrial applications at their manufacturing facility in Honeoye Falls, NY. In 2018, the business was facing challenges and many in the community were concerned about a possible closure and the economic impact that would come along with it. One of those concerned citizens did something about it. (Read More...)
  • Scooping up Success: Multi-Unit Ice Cream Franchisee Finances his Growth with Ascentium

    Photo of ice cream at Millet Desserts Baskin-Robbins location
    Marc Millet is a multi-location franchise owner, but becoming the largest group within the Baskin-Robbins organization would be the cherry on top of his successful career. Partnering closely with a finance company that understands the quick service restaurant (QSR) space, he's on his way to achieving his dream. (Read More...)
  • Husband & Wife Entrepreneurs Hungry for a Good Sub Expand to 3 QSRs with All-inclusive Financing

    August 29, 2023  - Customer ReviewsRestaurant
    South Coast Subs owners Janette and Chris Hall
    Janette and Chris Hall’s success story started with a simple craving for a sub sandwich like “back home in New Jersey” after moving to New England. Newly retired and having grown up on oil and vinegar subs, the couple set out to open a shop of their own not far from home. In 2019, they started their business, South Coast Subs, Inc., and opened their first quick-serve restaurant (QSR) in Dartmouth, MA. Chris's background in commercial construction and Janette's operations and financial management expertise were a recipe for success! (Read More...)
  • Strong Relationships and Fast Access to Financing Drive Growth for this Woman-Led Towing Company

    photo of Kris Zachary owner of Burns Towing and her two sons Drew and Trevor
    Eight years ago, Ascentium Capital believed in Burns Towing, providing financing that helped rebuild both her business and credit. Kris was able to catch up on balances and acquire a new tow truck. She shared her story with us back then in her first video testimonial. “Ascentium is one of those companies that took the leap of faith with me and gave me a chance to prove myself.” Kris Zachary—President & Owner, Burns Towing, Inc. Now, nearly a decade later, Kris sits with us again to discuss how her business has grown into new avenues and the part Ascentium Capital has played in her continued success. (Read More...)
  • Former Delivery Driver Goes for the Gusto & Opens 6 QSR Locations with More on Menu

    photo of Springfield Pie Inc employees smiling and welcoming you to their Domino's location
    Augusto “Gus” Garcia began his successful business journey in 1999 as a delivery driver for Domino’s Pizza in Springfield, Massachusetts. With bigger plans on the menu, he worked his way up to management within the store, and then became part owner. In 2014 Gus was able to buy out his partners and become the sole franchisee of the Domino’s location, under his own company Springfield Pie, Inc. Amidst the Pandemic in 2021, this savvy entrepreneur expanded adding 4 more locations in Western MA when many other businesses were closing their doors. Determined to continue growing his franchisee network and build a new store, Garcia searched for fast financing options. (Read More...)
  • Mom CEO Transforms Fitness into Fun with Ascentium Capital’s Industrial Equipment Financing

    June 26, 2023  - Customer ReviewsIndustrial
    Photo of Pamela Gunther CEO and Owner of Fit and Fun Playscapes
    When Pamela Gunther volunteered on a playground improvement committee at her young son’s school, she never imagined how much it would change her future. A mom of 3 young boys, including one with ADHD, Gunther quickly learned that the playground games and activities being offered in the schools and community were less than perfect. After being outside for days painting, she thought there could be an easier, better way to do it. She set out on a mission to develop engaging and innovative games to foster movement and launched her business, Fit and Fun Playscapes, in 2011. (Read More...)
  • Hospitality Furniture Manufacturer Sets Sales Records & Saves U.S. Jobs with 0% Interest Financing

    Paul Mougel of Dickson Furniture
    Dickson Furniture Manufacturers, based in Houston, TX, has been providing unmatched expertise in furniture and case goods manufacturing for the hospitality industry for over 45 years. In 2020, industry supply chain issues, mandated shutdowns, and cash flow challenges disrupted operations for this traditionally ‘cash in advance' business. Read how an Ascentium Capital financing solution helped Dickson set records, save jobs and change the way hotels buy furniture. (Read More...)
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