Fresh Coat Knoxville opens in FarragutFarragut residents Greg and Amy Spradling took their own experience with painters and purchased Fresh Coat Knoxville, a local franchise, to launch their own business in Farragut.
The Spradlings opened Fresh Coat Knoxville May 2 and are working out of their Faragut home currently, Spradling said. The company serves Farragut, Knoxville, Cedar Bluff, West Hills, Bearden, Northshore and surrounding communities.
“I was looking for something different, something we could build for our future and for the future of our boys,” Greg Spradling said. “When we came across Fresh Coat Painters and met with the corporate team, we knew these were honest, down-to-earth people.
“On the way home, Amy and I knew this was a business that made sense for us and our community,” Greg Spradling said. read more
business briefs• Kim Wallace has joined Tennessee State Bank as vice president, operational branch manager, at the Turkey Creek branch. Wallace has 31 years banking experience. She has several banking specializations through The Tennessee Bankers Association.
• United Community Banks Inc. reports a net operating income of $20 million for the second quarter of 2015. This is an increase of 22 percent from last year. Rex S. Schuette, executive vice president and chief financial officer of United Com-munity Bank, reports operating earnings per diluted share was 32 cents, which is up 19 percent from a year ago. He said the increase reflects strong loan and core deposit growth, a stable net margin, growth in fee revenue and a lower provision for credit losses. read more