Project Spotlight: Westlake Eyecare
In early 2014, Bank SNB began working with Dr. Katie Kaufman, an optometrist in Austin, Texas, to secure inventory financing along with tenant finish-out for the remodel of a leased office space for her practice, Westlake Eyecare. As Westlake’s success and clientele grew, the practice demanded more space.
In the summer of 2015, banker Chris Harvill provided financing for Dr. Kaufman to build a second location in a popular leased condominium in downtown Austin. Our resources enabled Westlake to finish-out the space and helped cover inventory and working capital needs, including the ability to cut lenses and make glasses on-site. In September 2015, Westlake held its official grand opening for the downtown space, which has already proven to be a successful and profitable location for the company.
Over the years, Bank SNB’s relationship with Westlake Eyecare has expanded to include their operating accounts as well as new financing projects. It’s a privilege to be part of helping them realize their financial potential.