DURHAM HAUS WORKING DOGS OF ARKANSAS
Greg Durham, owner of Durham Haus Working Dogs of Arkansas, has made a dream come true on 17 acres of land in far west Little Rock. His business is recognized nationally and internationally for training dogs in many areas including police work, protective service, medical service, and obedience training.
Greg grew up in a family that worked with animals. By 1987 the time had come for him to live the family tradition. “I’m going to start a business,” he decided, “a kennel service. I’m going to train dogs.” Greg developed his business plan, working with the Little Rock Minority Business Development Center, and “the rest was history,” he said.
He received an SBA 7(a) low documentation loan through Regions Bank and bought the original 27 acres of land. Greg said his biggest challenge was convincing the bank that his business would generate the revenue to pay back the loan.
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