Carrie and Dan Savary have had savings accounts with Needham Bank since they were kids. So when they took the proverbial wheel at George and Ken`s Collision a few years ago, taking over the ownership, it seemed a natural next step to shift the business account to Needham Bank as well.
“We like the fact that the bank is local and that everyone we deal with is nice,” says Carrie. “They have lots of branches, not just in Needham, but in the MetroWest area. And they also have good online banking. It’s a perfect fit.”
For over 40 years, George and Ken’s Collision has offered fully licensed, fully bonded, and fully insured complete collision work. They have maintained a stellar reputation – and Carrie and Dan intend to keep it that way.
So, while no one wants to end up in a fender-bender or need body work, George and Ken’s is known for being friendly, knowledgeable and for employing a skilled work staff. Recently recognized as a Tesla Approved Body Shop, the team also keeps up on the latest and greatest in the automotive landscape. Foreign or domestic, SUV, sedan, cross-over or pickup, Needham-area vehicle owners know to head to 238 Chestnut Street to put things right.
Of course running a body shop in the 21st century isn’t just about bending steel – there is a lot of technology involved and the materials to be worked on often include aluminum, composites and polyurethane.
That takes investment and training – and Needham Bank is pleased to provide financing.
More recently the couple had an opportunity to expand. A body shop in Norfolk came up for sale. They wanted to move on it – but needed additional financing to do so.
According to Carrie, Needham Bank’s Senior Vice President for Commercial and Industrial Lending, Michael Semizoglou, was right there to help.
“Michael arranged an SBA Small Business Loan and an extended line of credit and we were able to move quickly to secure the business,” she related. “The bank has been very good to us as we look to grow and expand.”
And that is a typical Needham Bank story – fast, friendly service delivered smoothly by knowledgeable bankers. Unlike with some big banks, there are no pot-holes on the road to obtaining a small business loan – or any other banking service.
“The bank has been very good to us as we look to grow and expand.”