Unstoppable and Unbreakable

San Francisco Silver Glass & Mirrors

Interview with owner Rosa Martinez, Lendr client since 2011

  • Industry

    Construction

  • Location

    San Francisco, California

San Francisco Silver Glass & Mirrors is a full service glass company that’s been family-owned and operated for more than three decades. It’s a business where cash flow is king, but timely payments from contractors aren’t always princely. When the recession hit in 2007, business took a hefty toll. Enter Lendr to the rescue with an initial loan of $7,000 to help SF Silver take control and eventually grow their business.

  • Lendr

    What are your business challenges?

    San Francisco Silver Glass & Mirrors

    Daily cash flow is very important to me because we're constantly buying materials—and the price of glass is going up all the time.

  • Lendr

    Who brought you to Lendr?

    San Francisco Silver Glass & Mirrors

    During the recession, business was slow and people didn't have money. General contractors delayed payment a lot. It's always "I'll pay you tomorrow." We had a few special bills. I saw [Lendr's] advertising online and reached out to them.

  • Lendr

    What was the application process like?

    San Francisco Silver Glass & Mirrors

    It's very convenient. I had my money two days later. It's really fast. The credit card deductions are nice because you're able to pay back the loan faster and you don't feel it.

  • Lendr

    How are you doing now?

    San Francisco Silver Glass & Mirrors

    I've been able to hire staff, pay my bills and grow my business. Thanks to Lendr I was able to keep supporting my house payments, too.

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