RMI Success Stories

Dining By Design

Springfield, Missouri

When Ryan Tiller’s catering company needed financing, RMI brought something to the party.

Dining by Design is a full-service catering company specializing in weddings, parties and corporate events in the greater Springfield, Mo., area. They operate out of two convention facilities: Wellington Place downtown, and the newer Wellington South, which seats 150 guests and features a specialty pie shop.

Tiller purchased the Wellington South location in 2008 with the help of a 504 Loan from RMI.

“The Wellington South property was a large expense,” Tiller says. “Even with good credit, banks weren’t excited about loaning a 30-year-old so much money. The 504 Loan took that liability and spread it across three entities—me, the bank, and the SBA.”

RMI worked closely with Casey Pyle at Liberty Bank to find the best financing solution to fit Tiller’s growing business model.

“RMI was extremely helpful and always made time for me,” Tiller recalls. “They were truly interested in my success.”

The Wellington South location provides a greater retail presence, and allows Dining By Design to successfully market to new clientele and continue the company’s impressive growth.

“Our volume has increased substantially, and we’ve hired more employees,” Tiller says. “Without RMI, we wouldn’t be able to serve the number of clients we do today.”

RMI was extremely helpful and always made time for me. They were truly interested in my success.

Ryan Tiller, Owner