From the category archives: Certified Business Brokers

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One of 20 franchises of this very popular Tex-Mex Quick Service Franchisor in the Houston area! Build-out is brand new and in a very popular mall in the Southeast Houston area. Seller is absentee, manager is in place.

The buyer has worked in the hospitality industry for over 14 years and most recently opened a bar in a hotel located in Aspen. He works full time as a Controller, but was looking for a semi-absentee business. He's had 8 years of accounting experience and 14 years of hospitality experience and has BBA in accounting.

The business was sold within 6 months of going to market.

Marcia Bowron listed the business and Ryan DeGennaro sold it.

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SOLD: Sandwich Franchise in Houston Galleria Area

Established in 1989, this franchise is the largest one in its industry with 80 franchise locations currently in the U.S., 10 are in the Houston area. This is one of the best locations possible in the Houston area. The Seller ran the business absentee and has over 20 other fast food restaurants and has committed to opening many more under a different brand name and needs to divest himself of this brand/location per his franchise agreement.

The buyer, a husband/wife team of accountants with MBAs, and own an accounting firm.

Pictured from left to right: Marcia Bowron (CBB Broker), Husband/Wife Team (Buyers), Seller

Marcia Bowron listed and sold the business

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SOLD: ISO Certified Precision Machine Shop Northwest of Houston

This ISO 9001-2008 certified precision machine shop, established in 1980, provides a variety of custom fabrication and welding services from its 24,000 square-foot manufacturing facility northwest of Houston. The Company’s primary services are precision machining for mid to large size products with tight tolerances, custom welding and fabrication of assemblies utilizing certified welders on staff, working with manufacturing customers to keep their machinery running by repairing or machining worn or broken parts and repairing hydraulic cylinders. Approximately 40% of the Company’s sales are from their local area and 55% of sales are from the Greater Houston Metro Area. Customers cover a broad range of industries including Manufacturing, Construction, Food Packaging, Agriculture, Transportation and Oil & Gas. Very experienced, stable work force, systems are in place for processes, training, employee policies and customer relations. Daily operations are managed through a robust job-flow tracking software system from initial purchase order to completion. Digital documentation records for  employee time and materials used through each step of the manufacturing process. The software also captures historical information which produces reliable data to use for bidding new jobs.

The Buyer, a family-owned investment group, has purchased three business with us within the last three years.  This is the 16th business they've purchased.  They own businesses in manufacturing, flooring, catering/venues, golf cart retail/repair and training companies.  

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SOLD: Locally Famous Sports Bar & Grill in Houston Area

Photo by Houston Press Staff

Like Cheers, Coaches is a joint where people know the names of the north Houston patrons who swamp this place to observe sports (on three big-screen TVs), as well as participate in sports (well, recreation activities at least, with pool tables and a game room). A new 10-year lease was recently signed to ensure the longevity of the business.

The buyer has managed his own full-service hotels with sales of
2.4 million or higher. His specialty has been in food service for events and receptions. He plans to operate the establishment full time. The Seller, on the other hand, operated as an semi-absentee owner, letting the management staff run the place.

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SOLD: Liquor Store in Growing Spring/Woodlands

Pictured from left to right: Chris Treleaven (CBB Brokers), Seller, Buyer

This retail establishment has been in operation for 13 years in the Spring Woodlands area in an upscale neighborhood shopping center with several restaurants, a wine bar, dentist, daycare center, and several other venues.

Some seller financing was part of the deal.

Chris Treleaven listed the business and sold it.

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SOLD: Houston Manufacturer & Wholesaler of Filtration Products

This company is a leading, broad-line supplier of commercial, manufacturing, and industrial dust collection and filtration products with the most comprehensive inventory in the industry. Their diverse customer base consists of manufacturing, chemical processing plants, energy sector, large commercial buildings, healthcare and hospitality. The majority of their customers are process oriented and require their filters to function in their business, therefore enabling repeat business and recurring revenues. None of their clients represent more than 6-7% of their revenues. They have experienced increased revenue and profitability year after year due to a solid product, superior customer service, swift, on-time delivery and a good marketing/advertising program. 
The buyer, with a BA from Notre Dame and a MBA from University of Chicago, is an M&A investment banking professional and had several years with private equity investments. He now purchases companies of his own for long-term growth.

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SOLD: Children's Indoor Birthday Center In West Houston Suburb

Pictured from left to right: Sellers(2), Buyers(2), Marcia Bowron (CBB Broker)

This premiere children's entertainment/party center is located on the west side of Houston in a highly populated area.  The 6,000 square foot facility is quite spacious and a lot of creative imagination and attention to detail went into designing the space.  Open play during week is charged per child for unlimited use and birthday parties over the weekend. Reservations for daycare field trips and summer camps are also offered. Average household income is $108K and over 17K children under 6 years old live within a 5 mile radius from this location.

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SOLD: Childcare Center in Northwest Houston with Real Estate

Established in 2000, this child care center provides quality service and is strategically located in a booming Northwest Suburb of Houston. Full-time Director and Assistant Director on staff. Owner currently works part time in the business. The curriculum at the childcare center is both thematic and literature based. Materials are designed and selected based on the age and ability of each child and promotes pre-reading skills at an early age.

The buyer is a Chemical Engineer by profession but also owns an educational test center and an independent insurance agency that is managed by the family. This newly acquired child care center will be family run.

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SOLD: Restaurant / Grill in Southwest Houston

Pictured from left to right: Buyer, Seller, Fernando Saldivia (CBB Broker)

This restaurant was a start-up in January 2017 in high-traffic Southwest Houston. Modern build-out seats 44 with ample parking. New owner can convert or keep concept of hamburgers, sandwiches, arepas, tacos and tequenos. The restaurant's on-line ordering does well in UBER Eats, Grub Hub, and Amazon. Ideal business for family ownership.

The buyer has experience running several retail stores in Houston. This is his first venture into a restaurant. He plans to change the concept to Mediterranean food.

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SOLD: Shipping/Postal Center In Northwest Houston

Pictured from left to right: Chris Treleaven (CBB Broker), Buyer & his Family, Seller, Marcia Bowron (CBB Broker)

This popular postal center, in an affluent neighborhood in Northwest Harris County, has been in business since 1990 and has received excellent ratings/reviews. The center is an authorized shipping outlet for FedEx, USPS, UPS and DHL. Mailboxes are available for rent. Other services provided are notary, stamps, copies, faxing/scanning, boxes/packing supplies/bubble wrap/foam peanuts, office supplies, greeting cards, shredding, seasonal gifts and custom packing and box making for delicate or odd shaped items.

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