ANDERSON PROFESSIONAL EYECARE
111 HIGHWAY 80
POOLER, GA 31322
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Ben and Bob Anderson, twins, not only spent their lives looking like each other, they have the same career interests. Ben and Bob are both Licensed Opticians — that allows them to make eyeglasses and sell contact lenses. Both Ben and Bob were employed as Optical Managers for local Wal-Mart stores when they decided it was time to make money for themselves, not someone else. Since both Ben and Bob possess licenses for optical services, it made sense for them to open their own eyecare facility.
Once the business venture was determined and agreed upon, Ben and Bob set out to find the perfect location for their new business. Their first attempt did not pan out the way they wanted. It did, however, give them the opportunity to find a strip center under construction that was looking for tenants. The center is located in one of the fastest growing suburbs of Savannah and is currently underserved in the eyecare arena. Perfect for Ben and Bob’s new business venture.
Ben and Bob approached SBAC for assistance in preparing an SBA 7(a) package to be brought to local banks for review. The process proved successful when The Coastal Bank approved the request and sent it on to the SBA. The SBA also approved the loan and the Andersons were on their way to being in business.
The strip center was still under construction when Ben and Bob received their funding, so they were able to tailor their space to their business needs. Being the first tenants in that location allowed the Anderson brothers to create the right atmosphere from the beginning instead of having to renovate someone else’s vision of retail space. The building was complete in February of 2002 and the Andersons opened their doors.
Specializing in family eyecare — they have an optometrist on sight to do vision tests — and the Anderson’s create the glasses or contact lenses on site. Not outside people to deal with or to wait on for adjustments. It is what family eyecare — for both the customer and the business owner — used to be.
If you find that some type of correction in required in your vision, go visit Ben and Bob Anderson — they’ll be happy to SEE you!