Client Stories

Client Stories

Kelley had Designs on a Permanent Office Space

He Found A Boutique Banking Partner to Furnish the Loan Solution.

When the time came for Harris Interiors to acquire some permanent office space, the large bank Kelley was a client of for years could not see the way to provide financing. That was when Kelley followed up on a referral from a friend to try Signature Bank. Like his business philosophy, Kelley wanted to enjoy a personal, customized relationship with a banker who would listen and provide unique solutions. Consistently working with the same core staff throughout the loan transaction provided a level of responsiveness that made him the priority. Kelley has not once regretted his move to Signature Bank; as a matter of fact, he’s referring his friends. Whether furnishing a new office space or furnishing innovative solutions to clients, both Harris Interiors and Signature Bank understand and embrace individuality and the boutique-style defined by seeing every client as uniquely different.

Kelley Harris,
Hint | Harris Interiors


Jamie & Leonardo had the Perfect Restaurant Concept

Now All They Needed was the Perfect Bank

The culinary team, formerly of Veni Vidi Vici, wanted to cook up a new Italian-themed venture in Sandy Springs.  To pull it off, they needed the right financial partner. They found one right down the street – at the only community bank headquartered in Sandy Springs. “Restaurant loans are tough,” said Il Giallo’s Leonardo Moura, “but the SBA lending team at Signature Bank was very gracious, helpful and professional. They not only helped us correctly structure the loan, they were as excited as we were! They are like community cheerleaders for small business.” “Now we see them and their other clients all the time for lunch – and the partnership continues. They have become family. I’d highly recommend Signature Bank to anyone looking to start or grow a business in Sandy Springs – or anywhere else.”

Jamie Adams, Chef
Leonardo Moura, General Manager
Il Giallo Osteria & Bar

Don Redmond

Commitment Laid the Landscape for Don Redmond

It was Signature Bank’s Commitment that Sealed the Deal.

Following several starts and stops with other banks, Don Redmond, President and new Owner of BCW Co. Landscaping, ultimately selected Signature Bank as his financial partner because of the personal interest and prompt responses he received. “Signature’s President, Freddie Deutsch, and every member of his team expressed their genuine interest in my business opportunity from day one. All commitments made by the bank, were met. They didn’t allow the big bank bureaucracy to slow down the process. Our timeline was challenging, but they delivered. I can’t imagine I ever considered another bank.”

Don Redmond
President & Owner
BCW Co. Landscaping


Dr. Weinstein Couldn’t Keep His Patients Waiting

He Needed a Financial Partner He Could Trust.

How could you possibly liken Neuropsychology to Banking?  Dr. Weinstein relates the two because he understands that both professions require a balance of technical expertise and knowledge, along with collaboration with the person you’re committed to helping.  “For 17 years I’ve trusted my banker, Nicole Klein, with my financial needs and having her with a local community bank like Signature ensures she can continue to customize solutions for me.  The respect, advice, and responsiveness I receive from Nicole and her team leave me confident that my practice and I are a priority.  That kind of individualized attention is hard to come by these days.”

Jay Weinstein, Ph.D.
Managing Partner,
Atlanta Clinical Group

Dr. Patel

Creating Smile Forever Atlanta was Dr. Patel’s Dream

He Found a Team that Aligned Perfectly with His Plan.

Dr. Maheshvar Patel envisioned his dental practice as a jazzy, spa-like facility with the best quality care and advanced technology delivered in a gentle, comfortable environment.  He knew it would take a unique financial partner willing to break the mold of the typical dental practice expectation. “I really appreciated how they walked me through the process.  There were no surprises because my Commercial Lender was always only a phone call away.

Dr. Maheshvar Patel
Smile Forever Atlanta –
Buckhead, GA


Dr. Lavania Had a Brainchild

She Found a Bank to Help Birth her Vision.

“It was important to have one person I could go to whenever I had questions and Signature’s SBA lending team were extremely helpful.  Throughout the process, from beginning to close I felt valued.   If you want personal service and fee free checking options with greater lending flexibility, choose Signature Bank.”

Dr. Hiral Lavania
One Family Pediatrics

Ron Poggiolo

Ever Dream of Expanding Your Business?

Ron Poggiolo did. Then he called us.

“I appreciated my lender’s patience and professionalism in helping me close my loan,” Ron said. “Having never obtained a commercial or SBA loan previously, the additional assistance and her accessibility to respond to questions quickly was very beneficial.”

Ron Poggiolo,
Franchise Owner, Jet’s Pizza

Natalia & Oleg Makarov

Natalia and Oleg Had Three Goals

They Found a Bank that Met Them

“Signature Bank really took the time to understand my needs and structured a loan which accomplished all three of my goals,” says Natalia. “I could not have been more satisfied with the results.”

Natalia & Oleg Makarov,
Owner & CEO, Karpaty Cabinets

Richard Ehler

Richard Ehler had a Vision of Long-Term Greatness

He Found a Bank Willing to go the Extra Mile

“I had an idea to turn a pretty good business into a great one. But my biggest challenge was convincing bankers to share my vision. It wasn’t until I met the team at Signature Bank that I felt I had finally found a team that truly understood my passion and expertise. They came up with the financing solutions I needed to be successful. Signature Bank will always be my bank of choice because of their dedication and efforts in making my business ownership dreams come true.”

Richard Ehler, Owner,
Extra Mile Auto Tire & Service

Warren Cargal

Warren Cargal Saw an International Opportunity

He Found a Local Bank with the Vision to Help

“The overseas market looked promising for my Chinese herbs and supplements business,” said Warren Cargal of Acupuncture Atlanta. “But to make it work, I needed funds to upgrade my website and export infrastructure. That’s where Signature Bank came up with an innovative solution: refinancing current debt with an SBA loan which provided favorable terms that freed up funds to bolster my international sales.”

Warren Cargal,
Owner, Acupuncture Atlanta

Oscar and Azita Garrett

Oscar and Azita Found the Big Banks Weren’t Interested

Then They Found a Bank that Left No Stone Unturned

“Our tile & stone business seemed too small for the big banks. Then someone recommended Signature Bank. Their SBA lending team understands small business. They know time is of the essence – and they went beyond the call of duty to structure a deal that helped us buy the building we had been renting for years. They even showed us how to save money along the way. Having a personal relationship with the SBA team at Signature Bank is one of the best business moves we have made.”

Oscar and Azita Garrett,
Owners, Luxor Tile & Stone

Greg Dean

Greg Dean Wanted to Start a Physical Therapy Practice

He Found a Bank with the Muscle to Make it Happen

“I had plenty of experience in physical therapy – but I had never owned my own business. I needed capital to make it happen – and I needed a bank to come through for me big-time. The team at Signature Bank took me under their wing…educating me, informing me, and going out of their way for me. In the end, I received a loan and terms that best suited my personal circumstances. A bank this committed to my business success was a dream come true. I’d recommend Signature Bank to anybody wanting to start or build a business.”

Greg Dean,
Owner, Achieve Physical
Therapy Solutions

Hop City

Kraig Torres had a Passion for Beer

He Found a Bank with a Passion for His Success

“I wasn’t happy with my old job, but I had a great love for beer. Then I thought: why not do what I love for a living? So I opened Hop City. When I was ready to open my 3rd store, I approached Signature Bank and they dove right in with my kind of enthusiasm. It wasn’t just about the numbers at all. Their lending team took a personal interest in my business idea, did their homework, and came back with an SBA loan that was exactly what I needed. Their holistic approach made the whole process easy. I recommend their lending team wholeheartedly.”

Kraig Torres,
Owner, Hop City Craft Beer & Wine

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