Kingswood Welcomes Bob Janowski

Bob Janowski Joins The Kingswood Team

Kingswood Leasing, Inc. is pleased to announce that Bob Janowski has been added to Kingswood Leasing’s Account Executive Team. Janowski will be responsible for growing opportunities among our vendor network and for securing capital transactions for their business owners.

“Bob has had a remarkable career in the equipment finance industry, securing routine and complex financial solutions for major clients in the printing and packaging industry. He understands the challenges businesses face in funding long-term investments that propels growth. Bob’s background in capital equipment finance makes him uniquely positioned to promote a company’s investment opportunity and find the financial solution that enables that success. I am excited to see Bob’s impact on our business and to our momentum within the Executive team.” – Cliff Metcalfe III, Chief Operating Officer

Janowski’s 40+ years of experience will serve him well as he fulfills the role of a Senior Account Executive. Senior Account Executives manage a book of business that includes small start-up businesses to large Fortune 500 companies, while maintaining superior sales results and above average client satisfaction. Every business is unique and presents singular challenges that only an experienced finance professional can recognize as opportunity and turn into positive ROI for that firm. Janowski has exceptional understanding of the needs of Kingswood Leasing’s clientele and we look forward to his future serving our clients.

More about Kingswood Leasing

Kingswood Leasing Inc., a nationwide full service finance company specializing in providing capital solutions to start-up businesses and the restaurant industry, has provided vendor finance programs for capital equipment transactions of all types and amounts since January 1991. Kingswood Leasing has helped to secure financing for thousands of organizations, from the largest corporations to individually owned businesses.

Kingswood Welcomes Patrick Signer

Patrick Signer Joins The Kingswood Team

Kingswood Leasing, Inc. is pleased to announce that Patrick Signer has been added to Kingswood Leasing’s Account Executive Team. Signer will be responsible for securing capital transactions for business owners from $2,000 to $500,000.

“Patrick brings a great attitude and is committed to superior customer service, which is exactly what we want our clients to experience. I’m excited to see Patrick’s impact on our business and watch him succeed at his new position. He has a great opportunity ahead of him and I look forward to him adding to Kingswood’s momentum.” – Cliff Metcalfe III, Chief Operating Officer

Signer’s superior sales and customer service background will serve Kingswood and himself well as he fills the role of an Account Executive. Account Executives manage a book of business that includes small start-up businesses to large Fortune 500 companies. Every business is unique and presents singular challenges that only an experienced finance professional can recognize as opportunity and turn into positive ROI for that firm. Signer has exceptional understanding of the needs of Kingswood Leasing’s clientele and we look forward to his future serving our clients.

More about Kingswood Leasing

Kingswood Leasing Inc., a nationwide full service finance company specializing in providing capital solutions to start-up businesses and the restaurant industry, has provided vendor finance programs for capital equipment transactions of all types and amounts since January 1991. Kingswood Leasing has helped to secure financing for thousands of organizations, from the largest corporations to individually owned businesses.

9th Annual Bowl-A-Thon

“It Takes A Community To Raise A Child”

The Kingswood Kingpins Strike Back Once Again To Support Local Charity

Kingswood Leasing was proud to take part in the 9th Annual Dover Children’s Home Bowl-A-Thon, doing our part to raise funds for our favorite local charity. This year we were witness to another successful event where 90 teams and approximately 380 bowlers raised just under $27,000! All funds go back into providing the best quality treatment services for at risk youth at Dover Children’s Home.

“Kingswood Leasing was a huge contributor to our event, and we are absolutely thrilled with how the day turned out. Dover Children’s Home is so thankful for all of the support we have received and for everyone who helped make the day such a success!!” ~ Renee Touhey-Childress, Executive Director, Dover Children’s Home

The Kingpins Strike Again!

The entire team had a great time bowling with family and friends, but everyone at Kingswood was especially proud to earn recognition as this year’s top fundraising team. An honor we have now earned in back-to-back events. We would like to recognize some of our top contributors, who we share and owe much of this honor with:

  • Pawnee Leasing
  • Financial Pacific
  • Global Financial

Many more donors pledged and the support was overwhelming. We cannot thank you all enough for your generosity… Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!

And The Theme-Wear Winner Is?!?!

Not us. Though we had a great time dressing up as Game of Thrones characters in our attempt to win best theme-wear for the event. Kingswood tips our bowling hats to the winner, Keller-Williams Reality, who won with a great ‘Where’s Waldo’ theme. Maybe it was the guy wearing the dress and blonde wig that threw off the judges?

However, not to be outdone, the Kingpins did take home one more illustrious honor… top score for our session! Looks like Daenerys will have to add one more title to her list of names… Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of Meereen, The Unburnt, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lady Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms, Mother of Dragons, Breaker of Chains… and now the Strike Queen??

Kingswood Leasing & Back Bay Networks Enter Into Agreement

Kingswood Leasing Signs Service Agreement with Back Bay Networks of NH

We are pleased to announce that Back Bay Networks of NH is our new partner in this digital age. Back Bay Networks is an IT consulting firm with extensive experience providing IT support since 2003. They are based less than 1 mile from Kingswood Leasing’s main office in downtown Dover, NH.

“I was very pleased to learn about Back Bay Networks and how they could support Kingswood Leasing’s continued growth. The fact that they too are a small business handling large accounts, and the fact that they are so close to our location, made Back Bay an ideal fit for our own small business.” – Clifford Metcalfe Jr.

This relationship is a reflection of the success Kingswood Leasing has continued to have with year after year growth. To continue achieving our goals we have to be better in all areas of business. People are the biggest asset Kingswood Leasing has, but after people, technology is the backbone of the company.

“The next 3 to 5 years are going to be very exciting for us. We have almost outgrown our current information systems and with Back Bay I look forward to having a partner to grow with. I’m very pleased with the service and approach Steve has taken with our company thus far.” – Clifford Metcalfe III

Steve Gagnon, owner of Back Bay Networks of NH, has a tremendous business record supporting local and national business. The feedback from his clients is outstanding and we look forward to working closely with him and his staff.

“I am excited to be working with Kingswood Leasing and look forward to supporting their IT needs. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will provide the tools needed to keep their systems running efficiently so they can focus on what they do best.” – Steven Gagnon, Owner, Back Bay Networks of NH, LLC

Back Bay Networks is located at 800 Central Ave in Dover, New Hampshire, and on the web at www.bbnnh.com.

Kingswood Leasing Celebrates 25 Years

Kingswood Leasing Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary

Kingswood Leasing, Inc. is celebrating its 25 year anniversary as a full service, nation wide commercial capital brokerage firm. This year the company is celebrating the trust that is reflected by the growing relationships Kingswood has with its clients. Nothing could make founder and owner, Clifford Metcalfe Jr., more proud than the trust that is continued to be placed with his family-owned company.

“I am very proud and grateful for the trust that our clients place in us and to our employees who have helped us get here.” – Clifford Metcalfe Jr., Owner of Kingswood Leasing, Inc.

Kingswood Leasing incorporated in 1991 after Cliff Metcalfe Jr. ventured out on his own in the competitive finance industry and began having immediate success. Kingswood began by serving the industry with the greatest pain points with regard to securing capital, the restaurant and food service industry. Kingswood Leasing’s approach to securing capital was unique. Kingswood had the experience to help clients secure financing that they couldn’t otherwise secure on their own. Kingswood forged relationships and new programs with funding sources to meet the unique needs inherent in the restaurant and food service industry. Kingswood has been a trusted partner to organizations through the good times and the not so good times, outperforming competitors who were not prepared to work with owners through thick and thin.

“Kingswood Leasing has been our longest, most reliable partner for over 23 years.   That tenure, through multiple economic cycles, is a testament to Kingswood’s exceptional value and expertise they provide as a financing resource to the food and beverage service industry.” – Gary Souverein, President, Pawnee Leasing Corporation, a Chesswood Group Ltd Company, Toronto Stock Exchange: CHW

The trust placed in Kingswood over 25 years has in turn given Kingswood the privilege of establishing even more unique and exclusive capital programs for clients that are available no where else. Kingswood Leasing has earned a reputation of being a trusted partner to restaurant, hospitality, and start-up business owners. Nationally ranked Fortune 500 companies use Kingswood as their preferred finance provider. Most recently, Kingswood has even started securing capital for international clients, growing Kingswood’s reach and capability.

“Our mission to be a trusted partner for buyers and sellers has driven the company since day one. We pride ourselves on communication and providing sound financial advice, which continues to grow the value proposition Kingswood offers in today’s marketplace.” – Clifford Metcalfe III, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Kingswood Leasing, Inc.

For the last 4 years Kingswood Leasing has been ranked one of the fastest growing “Family Owned Businesses in NH” and ranked in the top NH Based Businesses (NH Business Magazine).

Kingswood Leasing is headquartered in Dover, NH and resides on the world wide web at www.kingswoodleasing.com.

9th Annual Dover Children’s Home Golf Tournament A Huge Success

Kingswood Leasing at 2016 DCH Golf Tournament

Kingswood At The Tournament

Kingswood Leasing is a proud supporter of the Dover Children’s Home. For the past 5 years Kingswood has participated in the DCH Golf Tournament, played at the Links at Outlook in Berwick, Maine. The tournament helps raise funding and awareness for the DCH and their mission to enrich the lives of adolescents and families through the highest quality services and programs. It is a great opportunity for community members to come together to support a great cause, and have a great time while doing it.

The 2016 Dover Children’s Home Golf Tournament was a huge success. There were 96 golfers and 15 volunteers that contributed their time to participate in the event and who helped DCH achieve their goals for the tournament. Kingswood was represented by 9 golfers and 2 volunteers.

With such an incredibly generous community surrounding us, we were able to blow our goal of $23,500 out of the water this year at the 9th Annual Dover Children’s Home Golf Tournament!  On behalf of the children, staff and board of directors, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone at Kingswood Leasing for your incredible support in all of our events!  We could not have been so successful this year if it wasn’t for all of you!! – Renee Touhey-Childress, Executive Director, Dover Children’s Home

Thank you, Renee! We had a great time and look forward to next year!

Congratulations to the Dover Rotary Girls Softball Team!

Dover Rotary Wins Division Championship Title

The top-seeded Dover Rotary girls softball team captured the Dover Youth Softball League’s 10U Division championship with a hard-fought, 7-5 win over Collins Sports Center at Shaw’s Lane in Dover on June 20, finishing the season with an impressive 13-1 record.
Mariah Ouellette started on the mound for Rotary and pitched two solid innings before being relieved by Charlotte Wensley, who closed out the game with two scoreless innings of her own. Addie Sheehan and Hannah Fitzgerald pitched admirably for Collins in the loss, combining to hold the potent Rotary lineup in check and keep the game within reach.
Rotary’s Jordyn March provided the game’s pivotal offensive blow, plating Sasha Elly with the eventual winning run with a two-out line drive single to right in the bottom of the second inning to break a 5-5 deadlock. Collins’ catcher, Sophia Cedrone, tagged out Rotary’s Ella Wasserman at the plate to end the inning and prevent further damage, thanks to a perfect relay throw by Sheehan.
Rotary added a lone insurance run in the third to pull ahead 7-5, and the scoring ended there as Collins’ fourth-inning threat fell just short. (Fosters)

Aaron Wensley, Account Executive for Kingswood Leasing, has been coaching local athletics for over 8 years in his home town of Dover, NH. Coaching gives Aaron the opportunity to focus on two of his passions – his family and love of sports. The Kingswood Leasing family could not be more proud of Aaron and his status as a role model in our community. Everyone at Kingswood Leasing would like to congratulate Aaron and the Dover Rotary Softball Team on their triumphant season!

Kingswood and the Metcalfe family lose a dear friend

Erland Charles Leslie "Erl" McLetchie (1949-2016)

Erl has been my dear friend, partner, fishing buddy and sometimes our lawyer for about 30 years. Our children have grown up together; and we both shared in the joys, trials and tribulations of raising children. The newest joy to us, grandchildren, was all we both spoke about. I helped

Erland Charles Leslie "Erl" McLetchie (1949-2016)
Erland Charles Leslie "Erl" McLetchie (1949-2016)

 

him a bit working on his last project to build his 5th canoe for the grandsons in Colorado. He was determined to complete it. Luckily his sons Andy and Doug came down to help finish it up with him and it was completed in April. He taught me how to fly fish. I never did catch any. He was like the big brother I never had. The best bridge player to have as a partner and always had a joke to tell or a story to share.

“Erl practiced law for 40 years in New Hampshire. Erl was widely regarded by the community as the greatest advocate in the North Country. Erl's clients, colleagues, and even his adversaries, loved him like family and he loved them too. Erl frequently represented people who could not afford representation on a pro bono basis and provided the same zealous representation to them that he did to all of his other clients. On several occasions, he received the New Hampshire Bar Association President's Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service in recognition of his ‘willingness to accept pro bono cases and significant contribution of time in direct legal service to the poor.’

Erl's greatest love and accomplishment in his eyes, were his three sons Andrew (Andy of Golden, Colorado), Douglas (Doug of Portsmouth, NH), and Charles (Chip of Charlestown, MA). Erl was a hero to each of his sons, and all three grew up trying to be just like Erl in their own ways…

Later in life, Erl took great pride and joy in his grandchildren, Cameron and Graham of Golden, Colorado, and Cecelia of Charlestown, MA. Erl's favorite thing to do was to regale anyone he met with tales of his grandchildren whether they wanted to hear the tales or not"(Union Leader).

I will truly miss him. An expression I always use ‘Only the good die young’ could not be truer. He will be missed by all.

 

- Clifford A. Metcalfe Jr

 

8th Annual Bowl-A-Thon

“It Takes A Community To Raise A Child”

Dover Children’s Home 8th Annual Bowl-A-Thon A Huge Success!

Approximately 400 community members of the greater Dover area came together Valentines Day and raised over $27,000 for the Dover Children’s Home. This fundraiser is held annually to help raise funds to meet needs not covered by their budget. This event, along with two others held yearly, make up about half of the overall operating budget of the non-profit for a year.

Kingswood Leasing Raises Most Pledges

The “Kingswood Kingpins” were proud to raise the most pledges for the event this year and edge out the reigning 4 time fundraising champions, The Dover Police Charities.

We Could Not Have Done It Without…

You!  Every contribution counts, especially to the lives of the kids each dollar affects. But a special shout-out must go out to our top donors:

  • Pawnee Leasing
  • Financial Pacific
  • Global Financial

We are so grateful and inspired by your generous donations and support!

Bowl-A-Thon Makes Local News

Karen Dandurant covered the event and published an article in the popular seacoast Fosters.com news forum:

Bowl-a-Thon raises money for Dover Children’s Home

You can also read all about the event and other DCH news on their Facebook page.

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

We cannot say “Thank You” enough! You all made this event so extraordinary for us! Your support got more of us involved in our community than any year before. We were so proud to present all your donations to the Dover Children’s Home and get our ‘bowl-on’ with our fellow community members. Even if you could not donate this year, we sincerely appreciate the support that was showed to us. Kingswood Leasing is proud to serve businesses, and proud to support our community.

Kingswood Needs Your Help To Support Local Children’s Charity

Support Us For The 8th Annual Dover Children’s Home Bowl-A-Thon

Kingswood Kingpins Strike Again!

The Kingswood Kingpins are ready to get our “bowl on” with friends and family while helping to raise critical funds to support programming for the at-risk children in our community. This is one of our favorite events of the year where we can join other local businesses to support a great cause in our area.

Please Pledge Your Support!

While our goal is to raise more than we ever have before, every dollar counts for these children in need. All pledges are 100% tax deductible and can be made at Make A Pledge, where your tax deductible receipt can be printed. Cash or checks made out to “Dover Children’s Home” are also acceptable.

Please join us in supporting at-risk children in our community by pledging for the Kingswood Kingpins player or team of your choice. Your pledges are so sincerely appreciated.

About the Dover Children’s Home

Dover Children’s Home is dedicated to enriching the lives of adolescents and strengthening their family relationships through the highest quality residential treatment services and educational programs. Their commitment to evolving and designing new treatment programs sets the standard for excellence in the field and enable those children facing life’s most difficult challenges with the means to grow and live healthy, productive, and independent lives.

History

Dover Children’s Home was organized to ease the plight of children and families who suffered due to the recessions of the 1890s and has continued to serve the needs of under-privileged children for more than 120 years. During the depression of the 1920s, more than 60 children resided in the Home. In 1939, the state of New Hampshire requested that the Home limit its number of children to 50. This number was subsequently cut to 45 after World War II. Over the years, the Home transformed further to providing intermediate-level residential care, case management, and therapeutic services to vulnerable youth ages newborn-20.

 

Services

Dover Children’s Home is a non-profit, intermediate-level residential treatment program designed to provide a wide array of community-based services for boys and girls, ages newborn-20, who have been abused or neglected or who have committed delinquent acts.

For more information about Dover Children’s Home, visit our website at www.doverchildrenshome.org.