Client: True Blue + Associates
Location: Traverse City
5 Jobs Retained
Nathan Greenwood of True Blue + Associates says he spent years trying to find Traverse City somewhere else, but there was just no place like it. When he returned to the area with his wife and their 7-year old daughter, he wanted to bring something back…something that didn’t exist. So he started his contracting business with the philosophy of offering high quality products to builders and developers so that they could improve their own offerings.
Nathan and his business partner, Charles, applied for a loan through Venture North to purchase a Moffatt truck and forklift. True Blue is currently working on 13 projects (including CityMac’s new mall location) and they are booked through 2020. “The Venture North loan is allowing us to bring a line of finished products and natural materials direct from the manufacturer, and transfer those cost savings on to the consumer. Our ultimate goal is to provide something of lasting value to the community for the long-term, “ says Nathan, “And we’ll hire an additional 20 employees and create much needed sustainable housing.” True Blue + Associates plans to continue leveraging other programs and connections available through Venture North.