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Eastern Funding Marks Major Milestones in 2017

Leading Equipment Finance Company Surpasses $2 Billion in Projects Funded; Celebrates 20th year in Business

Michael Fanger

Brian Grell









In 1997, Michael Fanger and Brian Grell launched Eastern Funding with a focus on the commercial laundry industry in the Northeast. Since then, the company has built upon its strong foundations, branching out nationwide and among the major milestones it is marking in 2017, entered the Canadian market.
“I remember when we started my goal was to have $20 million in annual fundings. To have funded over $2 billion in projects since then is gratifying” states Michael Fanger, Eastern Funding President.

Now in its 20th year, Eastern Funding is a premier equipment finance company operating nationally and has been recognized multiple times as a top provider in its category. As recently as 2016, Eastern Funding was recognized as a “Top 50 U.S. Bank Finance/Leasing Company” by Monitor.

As the leading non-captive financing company in the commercial laundry industry, Eastern Funding has helped thousands of laundry and dry-cleaning business owners with funds for new equipment, business acquisitions, refinancing and the building of new laundromats.

The company has expanded its footprint outside of laundry and is a leader in convenience store financing in the Northeast. The company’s Specialty Vehicle and Equipment Funding division was started 5 years ago and has grown into one of the foremost bank-owned financing companies in the tow and recovery industries.
“Over the 20 years we have been in business, we have strived to be a resource for our customers and others in the industries we serve. Because we offer more than just financing, customers, equipment vendors and even some competitors have come to us for expertise and an unbiased look at the industry. We have built rock-solid relationships across these segments and we utilize them to help our customers grow their business” comments Brian Grell, Eastern Funding’s Executive Vice President.