For years, Ultra Graphics provided top-notch service to its customers in the Columbus area and beyond. But when the owner needed to spend more time with his family, he reluctantly decided to look for a buyer for his company.
That’s when Tony Windingstad stepped in.
Windingstad had been working with a business broker for a couple of years trying to find a small business to purchase both a building and the land it was on to reach his goal of becoming a successful entrepreneur. The printing and graphic design company seemed a perfect fit--and the seller was willing to work with Windingstad during the transition to show him the nuances of the business, introduce him to key customers and help him preserve the legacy of a longtime Columbus fixture.
To finance the purchase, Windingstad and his lender, Wells Fargo, used a SBA 7(a) loan approved July 2012.
And business has been good. “Since then,” Windingstad said, “we’ve been up 10 to 15 percent each month... Read More