I spoke to two people who built their companies from the ground up.

In today’s episode of “Financing the American Dream,” I met with Rino Burdi of Burdi Clothing to talk about how he made the American dream come true.

We spoke in a store that looked more like a beautiful art gallery, and Rino shared how his clothing is hand-produced in Italy and then fitted in-store by master tailors to fit each client. Rino’s father and grandfather were both master tailors, so Rino knew he always wanted to do something remarkable with clothing.

Rino also has a love for beautiful cars, which you can see in his store as well as in the clothing itself. He walked me through how they’re integrating things like carbon fiber and automotive leather into buttons, bags, and jackets.

“Rino knew he always wanted to do something remarkable with clothing.”

I’d also like to take a moment to talk about our own Kyle Ernst, president of Stonehaven Mortgage. He’s another prime example of someone who worked to achieve the American dream by building his own company.

Kyle has been in the lending business for about 18 years, and he remembers seeing a lot of frustration coming from every angle of the process. He thought it was far too easy for time-intensive issues to pop up at the closing table, so he made it a point to keep it short—Stonehaven Mortgage’s average close takes around 40 minutes from start to finish. Kyle also makes things accessible for clients, as our lenders are reachable 24/7.

If you have any questions or would like more information about our lending services, feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from you soon.