First C-PACE project closes in the MD-PACE Program

The Chestertown retail shop worked with MD-PACE to deploy $134,408 of C-PACE financing toward HVAC upgrades, and the replacement of more than 1,000 square feet of low R-value glass. The retrofits improved the building’s overall energy efficiency, year-round. The building is expected to save approximately $7,000 in the first year, and $300,704 in lifetime savings.

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A main street location

The Finishing Touch C-PACE project was located in Chestertown, MD. As a small, main street business, The Finishing Touch is emblematic of how C-PACE can be used to revitalize historic downtowns and promote economic development in local communities.

Watch the video

Hear from Robert Ramsey, owner of The Finishing Touch, about how he used C-PACE financing to unlock previously unattainable renovations to his property.

Project Partners

Robert Ramsey

Owner, The Finishing Touch

Robert Ramsey is owner of The Finishing Touch, founded in 1978. Located in the heart of Chestertown, Maryland, The Finishing Touch has been voted Best Frame Shop on the Shore.

Andrew Zech

Head of Business Development, Greenworks Lending

Greenworks Lending is a national C-PACE lender. The Finishing Touch was their first project to finance in the MD-PACE Program, which launched an active presence in Maryland.