SBA 504 Success Story: Advanced Pro Remediation

January 5th, 2009

SBA 504 Success Story: Advanced Pro Remediation

We are pleased to feature this wonderful SBA 504 Success Story!

Shawn Toyozaki worked for a construction and mold remediation company. In true entrepreneurial spirit, he realized there were very few competitors in the mold remediation space, and Advanced Pro Remediation was born.

Advanced Pro hit a big break one day when they dropped off marketing materials at a huge builder who was unhappy with his current vendor. Advanced Pro did excellent work for the builder– word of mouth spread and they now provide services for some of the largest builders in Nevada.

Shawn’s wife Raquel is his partner in business and loves the independence of owning their own company, and the ability “to know that the only limitation is my husband Shawn and I. Aside from factors out of our control, we have the ability to determine our own destiny and faith.”

2007 was a year of major growth for the business. They purchased the ideal space for the company across the street from their previous location. This allowed them to expand into new markets, go after new referral sources, and expand from twenty to forty employees.

Racquel worked with a mortgage broker who introduced her to Ann Santiago at TMC and Lehman Brothers to provide them with an SBA 504 loan. “TMC and Ann were terrific. She was very direct, explained everything clearly, and used words that I could understand. When I called her, she would call back within an hour and I never had to wait for a response. If I ever need a commercial loan again I’d definitely use TMC.”