Pictured left to right: Linda & Robert Bentley-Sellers,
Beijing Xinfeng Construction Company-Buyer’s Representatives,
Chris Bentley-Former Owner’s Son & New Manager of Katy Signs

The CBB Team takes great pride in providing personalized, professional service to each of our clients and bringing buyers and sellers together. So, we thought we'd share.

The story of Katy Signs is a typical American success story. Robert was working for a sign company back in 1998 and had Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays off. He began to fabricate signs in his garage on his days off. He would install them by hand and ladder. Due to word of mouth about the quality of his work, his customer base began to grow. On June 1, 1998, with the help of his wife Linda, he made the leap to start his own company and Katy Signs was born. They hired four employees and rented a small 850 SF shop. Over the next few years they hired more employees to meet the growing demand for the company's signs and the Bentleys eventually purchased a 6500 SF shop on an acre of land. The company has fabricated and installed many of the most visible and memorable landmark signs in Houston, including an oversized grand piano outlined in neon and set atop a pole eighty feet in the air.

The Chinese investment company, Beijing Xinfeng Construction Investment, Ltd., an investment company from the People's Republic of China, was looking for a solid manufacturing company in the US that had an experienced workforce and growth potential. CBB introduced the buyers to Katy Signs and they determined that the business was a perfect fit for their investment criteria. The transaction was closed ten days after the purchase agreement was signed. The Chinese company has chosen Chris Bentley, son of the previous owners, to lead Katy Signs to continued success.

 

After a short transition period, Robert and Linda are going to retire to a beautiful country home they built in the peaceful hills and woods of East Texas. We wish them the best in enjoying the rewards of building a fine business and selling it to the right buyer.

 

Frank Stabler listed and sold the business.