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Goldsmith Equity Group LLC nmls # 1475189 | Jerry Bouchard nmls # 349212
The founders, Gus Goldsmith & Jerry Bouchard, have participated in several entrepreneurial ventures since 1988. Both gentleman spent their careers in various branches of consumer finance. Over 25 years as partners, The Hard Money Company will eventually surpass previous businesses owned by Gus and Jerry, in scope and capabilities. Both men boast that all their ventures were done with hand shake deals between them. However, their venture into a multi-state platform dictated formal legal agreements. Previous operations have been sold to large publically held conglomerations. The Hard Money Company was a result of both gentlemen realizing a market need for “fast and flexible” funding to the fix/flip market. An unanticipated loan demand led The Hard Money Company to expand into acquisition, bridge and cash out funding. The owners’ commitment has led to installing the industry’s finest software, hiring in house counsel, as well as an attentive support staff.
Initially the company concentrated in the Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio markets. Again, market demand led the company’s growth to the mid-Atlantic region, with a corporate base in the Washington DC metro area. Since 2015, Southern Florida has become The Hard Money Company’s largest market for lending. Corporate headquarters re-location headquarters to Miami is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.