Many of our Client Partners have used their Fountain Fund loans to start their own businesses. Please consider supporting these hard-working individuals, listed below.
EDWIN MELTON – MELTON HUSBANDFORHIRE INC. – “Not Your Typical Handyman ”
Edwin Melton came up with the idea for his home concierge service when his father passed away and he began to notice how much help his mother needed around her house. He now helps with outside and inside maintenance, moving and assembling furniture, paint jobs, and much more. Edwin is there to help for just about any assistance you need with your home.
DUANE WASHINGTON – Duane Washington & Son Truck & LLC
Duane began his business journey by taking classes at Piedmont Services to become more equipped to own and operate a dump truck. Soon after earning his licenses, he purchased a dump truck of his own, and he now provides dump and hauling services throughout Virginia and in the community. He credits his success to the help of the Fountain Fund for giving him his loan and therefore giving him the opportunity to provide for his family as well as helping others create income for themselves.
PHILLIP SPARROW – Mountain Life Automotive
Phillip started with only $100 and has since grown his business to able to serve across Virginia and even parts of West Virginia. He builds, repairs and does custom conversions on ATVs, trucks, and other off-road vehicles.
RANDY COLEMAN – Majestic Lawn and Landscaping
Randy came up with his business idea and model while incarcerated. After doing research on how to start a business, he came to the Fountain Fund with his plan. He now oversees the upkeep of more than 20 lawns and his business continues to expand.
JOHNATHAN METCALF – Advanced Concepts
Johnathan has been working on the upkeep and repair of vehicles since he was young. He loves what he does and can operate on and repair just about any vehicle.
CJ CHAMBERS – CJ Trucking LLC
CJ started with an ambition for driving 18-wheelers and turned it into a business. He’s driven big trucks for 18 years, so you can trust that your shipments are in experienced hands. He operates both flatbeds and open trailers.
Shannon Haywood – DNJ Services
Shannon used to work for bigger, less personalized repair companies before starting his own. He now serves the Richmond and Louisa areas, specializing in washing machines, dryers, microwaves, stoves, dishwashers, and more.