Terry Smith

Terry has several decades worth of experience in the janitorial services industry, but after the city of Tuscaloosa suffered intense structural damage from a tornado, he knew that it was time to open Smitty’s — a business that could help his community rebuild. 

After hearing about LiftFund through the local Chamber of Commerce, Terry was able to secure the necessary capital to buy essential equipment for his business with a LiftFund loan. 

“As I go I’m learning a lot of things, I see that things don’t happen overnight; you have to take it step-by-step,” said Terry. “Sometimes I think I want to give up, but I can’t because I’ve come too far.”

Terry hopes to make his growing business “the biggest and the best cleaning service in Alabama,” and hopes to leave a lasting legacy for his children and community.