Acme Readymix Ltd, LLP
Jana Dennis, Owner
Jana Dennis and her partners, Steve Smitham and Janice Montgomery saw a business opportunity to serve rural concrete readymix customers in Alice, Texas and surrounding communities. Together, the entrepreneurs brought over thirty years of concrete and construction project management experience to their new business. Business Advisor Larry Ellis at the Del Mar College SBDC assisted with putting together a relatively complex and successful SBA 7(a) loan guarantee proposal for consideration by Kleberg Bank. Utilizing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) SBA loan guarantee program made the business startup more attractive to the lender during these uncertain economic times.
Approved and funded, the owners were able to purchase the equipment and five trucks to start the business. The business has already added three more trucks and drivers, has created 14 new jobs, and is poised for more growth.
“Larry Ellis was always available and provided the tools and expertise we needed to open our business”.
Jana Dennis, Owner – Acme Readymix Ltd, LLP