At StreetShares, we’re passionate about putting capital into the hands of veteran small business owners and helping veteran entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. That’s why we created the StreetShares Commander’s Call Veteran Business Award.
This month’s winner is Terra Ferma. Terra Ferma is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business whose mission is to offer off-the-grid, remote power system solutions for public safety, emergency management and government related communications needs.
Terra Ferma’s Story
Terra Ferma was founded in 2009 by Dennis Roark, a US Army veteran who specialized in satellite communications. While working on increasingly complex communications projects with his team of engineers, Dennis saw an opportunity to create a new breed of remote, autonomously-powered surveillance and communications services. Terra Ferma was established to fill a growing need for remote communications, which is especially necessary for military outposts, remote humanitarian efforts, and public safety first responders operating in uncharted territory.
“It is an honor to be recognized by StreetShares and General Casey for the Commanders Call Award,” Dennis said. “From our Sitricity Solar Skid to our Fleet Tracker equipment monitoring device, Terra Ferma’s team of Engineers strive every day to produce robust, easy to use products that solve complex issues in remote environments. This recognition is a tribute to their hard work and innovation over the past five years.”
About Commander’s Call
Each month, Veteran and military spouse owned small businesses who apply for pre-approval for a business loan on StreetShares.com will be entered for the award. Entries will be considered for the award for the month in which they submit their loan application. Businesses that enter are evaluated based on market need, product or service competitiveness, and potential mass appeal. The winner each month is chosen by a panel led by StreetShares advisor and former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General George Casey, and awarded $5,000 to help grow their business