Build Fund borrower Ash & Elm Cider Company is growing and expanding once again. The owners of the company, Andrea and Aaron, are passionate about connecting with local orchards and farmers to keep the freshest ingredients in their cider and to support local small businesses.
Their passion also translates to their customer base, which is growing enough to need another tasting room. The Build Fund is happy to be a part of Ash & Elm’s success story. After moving into its first permanent home located on the near-eastside of Indianapolis in 2016, Andrea and Aaron utilized funds from the Build Fund to purchase their most important equipment: tanks.
Most recently, Ash & Elm is using Build Fund funds to break ground and begin construction on their brand new tasting room located in the historic Ford Assembly Building. The tasting room will include an expanded drink selection, food menu, and expanded seating capacity.
“Working with the Build Fund for our expansion loan was a great experience,” said Andrea. “They communicated clearly what they needed from us and about the process all along the way. Being able to stay with a lender who we’ve grown with from the beginning is really special. We both feel invested in each others’ growth and development, and it’s great to feel that way about the people you work with.”
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