Success Stories

Garland Mill Timberframes selected as 2013 Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Business of the Year

Garland Mill Timberframes of Lancaster, New Hampshire was recently named the 2013 Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Business Award winner by SBA New Hampshire. This award recognizes a business that has been passed on to the next generation, demonstrating long term staying power, economic growth, and commitment to their community. 

Garland Mill Timberframes is a design/build company that provides high quality craftsmanship and materials along with state-of-the-art building methods.   The heart of the operation is the Garland Mill, an 1856 water-powered sawmill that powers the mill and generates surplus energy that is returned to the grid.  Brothers Tom and Harry Southworth were the first generation business owners, operating the business since 1974.   They grew their company as they grew their families, hoping one day to pass the company and its high standards and quality on to their children. 

Their sons, Benjamin Southworth and Dana Southworth, left for college and career... Read More

NH Contractor Expands Credentials with SBA Assistance

Sandown-based JMC Construction and Associates, a general construction firm, entered its fifth year in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program in May 2012. The company, launched in 2004 as Carvalho Electric, LLC, focused solely on the electrical trade at the time.

Since becoming certified for SBA’s 8a program in 2008, the company has expanded its primary capabilities beyond the electrical trade to include general construction projects allowing them to take on additional work. As a result of JMC’s participation in SBA business development activities and matchmaking events, JMC has grown their sales exponentially with revenues exceeding the $1 million milestone in 2011.

Rachael Roderick, the SBA Business Opportunity Specialist who administers the 8a program throughout New Hampshire said "Over the past three years, John Carvalho has used an array of SBA programs and tools to propel his business forward. He has seized opportunities to... Read More