Tammy Alexander and her husband, Jimmy, learned about ACE at the Small Business Development Center of West Georgia College and when they heard that ACE was beginning to make "green" loans available to North Georgia businesses, they saw an opportunity and knew they had to apply.
Alexander Plumbing and Backflow Service, LLC, in addition to offering its customers the services of a Georgia Master Plumber, is also a state certified provider of backflow prevention products and services - one of only 100 to 150 in Georgia to have earned this distinction.
Both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Georgia's Environmental Protection Division have mandated compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, actualized through the installation and maintenance of backflow prevention equipment.
The Alexanders are using ACE's $35,000 loan to purchase parts for their company's backflow prevention services. Business, Tammy Alexander states, is less brisk at the moment than they had expected, mainly because State lay-offs and budget cuts are resulting is less enforcement, but believes this is only temporary. As she functions as the company's dispatcher and bookkeeper, and her husband focuses on meeting customer needs in the field, Alexander Plumbing and Backflow Service, LLC, located in Whitesburg (Carroll County) faces its new business
opportunities with optimism.