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We support craft brewers, distillers, wineries and distributors in their quest to craft the perfect brew. Our loan programs will help you thrive in your unique market.

Is 2023 the Time to Borrow?

Is 2023 the time for you to borrow for your brewery? Inflation is starting to subside, general contractors are becoming more available, and the supply chain is returning to normal, pushing prices back down to more normal levels. A lot of breweries took time over the pandemic and recovery period to refine their vision, implement changes, make the company more efficient, and control costs. Now the question is: what’s next?

Tips for Your Brewery’s Next Build

As you probably know, construction is currently expensive and slow. We’ve seen recent projects double in cost from initial plans. Timeframes for getting architecture drawings and GC contracts have been up to 90-120 days. Right now, if you’re looking to complete a construction project, I’d recommend a timeframe of 6-12 months, depending on the scope of your project. There could be some good news on the horizon. Construction spending fell .8% in May—the first drop since September of 2021. Lumber prices have also fallen over 50% from their January peak, bringing the price per thousand feet from $1,329 to $651. With all of this in mind, there are a few things you can do to ensure your next project is a success...

Lost Province: An Independent Success Story

We sat down with the owners of Lost Province, a brewpub with production and service in multiple Boone, NC locations. The owners worked with United Community Bank to independently finance their growth over the past few years. They answered questions about how they got started, what being independent has allowed them to accomplish, and what they’re doing next.

Meet the Team

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Jason Sleeman

National Craft Beverage Lender

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Sean Duffy

Vice President – Business Development Officer

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I contact if I have questions about my business loan?

Stop by one of our locations near you to speak with a loan officer.

If you'd like to speak with one of our customer support representatives, please call us at 1-800-UCBANK1 (1-800-822-2651).

I’m switching my hazard insurance to a different company. What do I do?

You need to let us know as soon as possible by fax or mail at the address below that you’ve changed insurance companies.  Please include your name, address, and loan number, along with the new policy information.

Mail:
United Community Bank
ISAOA/ATIMA
P O Box 7092
Troy, MI 48007-7092 

Fax: 1-248-710-1630

You may also submit your insurance policy online at expressinsuranceinfo.com/3076927

Please ensure that the mortgage clause on the new policy matches the name and address above. 

What number do I call if I have a question about my insurance?

Please call our Insurance Department at 1-888-801-6590 for questions about an insurance notice or if you change insurance providers.

What SEC code should I use when originating ACH transactions?

When you originate ACH, you are directed to select a three-character code that identifies the recipient of the transaction. Please be sure you’re selecting the correct SEC code:

  • Select PPD if the recipient is a person or consumer and written authorization is obtained.
  • Select CCD if the recipient is a company or organization and written authorization is obtained.

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