SunTrust Mortgage

Published 10:41 am Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Name of person featured: Scott Ferguson

Scott Ferguson’s first job was at the Sentry Mart at age 15. -- Submitted

Name of business: SunTrust Mortgage

Street address: 123 N. Main St., Suffolk

Phone number of business: 373-9007

Operating hours: 24/7

Nature of business: Helping people buy, build and refinance homes

Owner: Locally, myself, Scott Ferguson, assistant vice president

Year founded: In business since 2002

Prior locations: Headquarters has also been in Suffolk. Branch office in downtown Franklin

Number of employees: One

How’s business going? Thankfully, very well

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: It’s not nearly as easy as it looks — perhaps a central reason why I enjoy it.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: More affordable money and unprecedented service

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Go get it

Your first job: Sweeping up cigarette butts and emptying chicken grease at the Sentry Mart when I was 15.

Your role model (in business or in life generally) and why: God. Self-explanatory

The key to a successful business is: Always show up, no matter what. Provide solutions to clients’ needs. Adhere to the golden rule.