From the category archives: Certified Business Brokers

Certified Business Brokers have quickly, profitably and smoothly sold hundreds of businesses for these exceptional owners.

SOLD: Philly Cheesesteak Franchise in Outlet Mall

This award-winning franchise was started in 1985 and is a well-organized and closely integrated group with over 500 locations around the globe. The Franchise's passion for serving up delicious Philly Steaks, grilled subs and deli sandwiches is matched by their passion for serving the communities where they live and work. Throughout the world, they help strengthen local communities by giving time, energy, and funds to support worthy causes, sponsor neighborhood organizations, and organize charitable events. The business is located in a pedestrianized outlet mall sited 27 miles from Houston and 21 miles from Galveston. The mall has 77 outlet stores that keep a constant flow of traffic into the food court.

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SOLD: Direct Mail Marketing Franchise

This award-winning Direct Mail Marketing Franchise has been ranked #1 for over seven years straight. Almost no overhead. Easily operated as a home-based operation. The territory includes The Woodlands, one of the fastest growing areas in Texas. This territory won national sales awards both spring and fall of 2016 along with the award for the highest percentage growth increase 2016 over 2015. This territory consists of five zones with 10,000 homes per zone. The new owner has the opportunity to add a few more zones to the territory increasing it to eight. This is a turnkey operation where the owner solicits local businesses and the Franchise corporate office puts the ads together, prints the coupons, and does the mailings.

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SOLD: Iconic Restaurant

This charming restaurant has become an icon in its prominent coastal community. The owner, with 40+ years of restaurant experience, created a finely tuned process that has proven successful with positive profit in every economic cycle over the last 13 years. There are 3 water-accessible developments within a half mile that are selling homes at $700,000 to $1.5 million. The dining room offers intimate leather booths, the festive patio provides outdoor dining and a separate room allows for private group dining. The full bar offers an extensive selection of mixed drinks and an enticing selection of wine and beer. This casual, yet upscale, restaurant has a total seating area for 233 and has everything in place for a buyer to step into a successful, smooth running operation.

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SOLD: Texas Tavern

This profitable owner-absentee run bar in the booming Magnolia/Spring was beautifully built out in 2013 by the former owner and has been a local hit ever since. It features a large seating area, large wooden bar, stage & audio system, several pool tables, other vending machines, and a huge patio/outdoor space. The covered patio area opens up to a large fenced field with additional seating and is sometimes used for outdoor events & shows. 

The former owner of the business has multiple other businesses and does not have the time to continue to manage this one, which is why it was absentee operated.

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SOLD: Full-Service Auto Repair and Real Estate

This 12-bay, 8 lift, full-service auto repair shop serves upper-middle-income communities in an active growing area north of Houston that's poised for explosive growth. It's within a few miles of the future Grand Texas Theme Park currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2019.  Grand Texas is a destination development and will be Houston area's largest amusement park. It will contain Big Rivers Waterpark, The Grove Factory Outlets, Speedsportz Racing Park, Grand Texas Sportsplex, Grand Texas RV Resort, and a promenade featuring numerous dining, shopping, and entertainment venues. Dozens of co-developers and partners are working with Grand Texas to provide additional developments and destinations.

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SOLD: Commercial Pool Management Company

This commercial pool management company in Houston provides pool renovations and repairs, leak detection, lifeguard services, cleaning, bead blasting, consulting services, chemical and parts sales and distribution. The customer base consists of Homeowners Associations, Property Management Companies, Civic & Property Owners Associations, Country Clubs, Private Clubs, Fitness Clubs, Apartments, Hotels, Colleges, Universities, and School Districts. Ninety percent of the customer base is contractual with automatic renewals. The owners were not involved in day-to-day activities since a full management team took care of operations. 

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SOLD: Joe 5-Star Pizzeria & Ristorante

The buyers had recently sold their half of an Italian Restaurant to their partner and were ready to go on their own. Jason has a degree in culinary arts from Art Institute of Houston and Lindsay is in finance at a Fortune 500 company. They renamed their new restaurant and will be focusing on bringing in new recipes and expanding the catering aspect of the business.

This was the only business the buyers looked at with our firm and closed the deal within one month of seeing it.

"Our buying experience through CBB was exceptional! We could not have asked to work with a more experienced and knowledgeable broker such as Marcia Bowron! We are excited to introduce 5th Street Italian Kitchen to the Katy area, and look forward to meeting our future customers."

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Jetco: Another Company CBB Sold Is In The News!

We sold Jetco in 2006 and it was named one of Houston's fastest-growing private companies in 2011. In 2014 the company earned $31.5 million in revenue.

See the full story in the Houston Business Journal.


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SOLD: Veneto Collection

This elegant Women's special-occasion, designer clothing boutique, located in the Houston Galleria Uptown Park Shopping Center, has been serving the Greater Houston Area since 1997. The Ohanian sisters were ready to retire. The buyer, Okedokun, who owns a chain of home care companies, had been looking for additional business investments for almost a year. This business was sold within 10 months of going to market.

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Houston CPA Society Convention - Presentation

Peggy Tate, as a broker and representative of Certified Business Brokers (CBB), was a guest speaker at the June 2015 annual "CPE by the Sea Conference" at the Galveston Island Convention Center that was jointly sponsored by the Texas Society of CPAs and Houston CPA Society.

Peggy gave a presentation course on "Small Business M&A: Assisting Your Clients with Their Exit and Growth Strategies." The audience was very interested in this subject and engaged in the discussion. There were approximately 100 attendees.

This annual meeting is one of the most popular for the CPA Society.

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