Testimonials

SOLD: Transmission & Auto Repair Shop

This business opened in August, 2014 and has experienced explosive growth since inception and is on course to have a record year in 2016. The business operates in a 4,000 square foot building on a major thoroughfare in fast-growing Tomball and has 6 repair bays, an office and a Customer Waiting Room. Overall the general public makes up 60% of the sales and commercial accounts make up 40%.

The buyer served six years as a Reconnaissance Marine (Special Forces) and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Management and Minored in International Business. He also has management experience in the oil and gas industry. This was the only business he looked at with us and closed the deal within two months.

The business was sold within three months of going to market. Some seller financing was included in the sale.

Ray Doba listed and sold the business.

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SOLD: Personal Transport / Utility Vehicles Dealership - Real Estate Included

This well-run business had clean books and records. Joe and Cindy Burch started the business on their own with a handful of used golf carts and grew it to a $3 million enterprise in less than five years!

The buyer, a family-owned partnership, which has invested in approximately 19 different businesses ranging from Catering companies, to Medical training companies, Flooring companies (they purchased Pro Floor through us a year ago), Manufacturing, and Industrial Construction. They look for bolt-on/add-on companies to their existing base of companies and now have a golf cart dealership they plan to expand on. Wealth of experience and knowledge in the group.

The business was sold in 9 months. The property was part of the sale and some seller financing was part of the deal.

Marcia Bowron listed and sold the business.

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SOLD: Award-Winning Flooring Company in Houston With Showroom

This award-winning flooring company & showroom, established in 2007, has a unique business model allowing for low overhead with no employees or inventory expenses. The owner sold the business as part of his retirement plans and is moving to Colorado. The buyers own a conglomerate of family owned businesses in seven different cities, including Houston and Austin. This business was sold within two months of going to market. Some owner financing was part of the deal. Tom Pence listed and sold the business.

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SOLD: National Brand Insurance Agency in Houston

From left to right: Seller, (Buyer), Ryan DeGennaro (CBB Broker)

This well-known nationally branded insurance agency in Houston is ranked among the top four agencies in the U.S. It provides auto, real estate, business, life, and other insurance products. The owner is moving out-of-state, which necessitated the sale of the company.

The buyer was already a licensed agent practicing privately in the commercial space, but wanted to expand into retail markets. This business was the perfect opportunity.

This business took 10 months to sell, but it sold at 100% of listing price.

Ryan DeGennaro listed and sold the business.

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SOLD: Award-Winning NW Houston Day Spa & Fitness Center

From left to right: Seller, Buyer, Marcia Bowron (CBB Broker)

This award-winning Houston Day Spa, Medspa and Fitness Center provides a niche between spa/beauty treatments and med spa services. The seller was a merchandise manager for Foleys and when Macys acquired Foleys, she took a severance package and opened Bella Nova 10 years ago. Ready to spend more time with her family and teenage children, she decided to sell the company.

The Buyer has been a frequent consumer of spa services in the past and has had experience in restaurant management and most recently HR in the corporate world. He only looked for about a month before finding this opportunity. He plans to remodel a bit and bring in new med-spa services. His spouse is an OBGYN and will be the doctor of record for the firm, saving the fees the spa currently pays to their Doctor of record.

The business was sold within two months of going to market at 94% listing price. Some seller financing was part of the transaction.

Marcia Bowron listed and sold the business.

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SOLD: Commercial Landscape Maintenance Company in NW Houston

From left to right: Buyer, Sellers, Peggy Tate (CBB Broker)

This commercial landscape maintenance company has been delivering high quality, consistent service to commercial property owners in the Houston area since 1989. After many years in the commercial landscaping business, the seller was ready to try something different, something that did not involve the responsibly for managing employees. He's going into commercial insurance.

The buyer already owns a thriving commercial landscaping business into which he occasionally merges smaller landscaping companies, which boosts his growth. The buyer and seller really hit it off and going forward, plan to actively assist each other in growing their respective businesses.

The business was sold within three months of going to market at 96% of asking price.

Frank Stabler listed the business and Peggy Tate sold it.

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SOLD: Landscape Maintenance & Installation Company in North Houston

From top to bottom, left to right: Sellers (2), Rose Stabler (CBB Broker), Buyers (3)

The Seller started this landscape installation and maintenance company in 2004. It operates in the rapidly growing Woodlands - Magnolia - Tomball corridor. The company offers a suite of services such as landscape maintenance, installation, fertilization, mulching and lighting. The guts of the business is run through an online program that puts automated billing, scheduling, crew tracking, and email marketing literally at your fingertips. The business operating system allows for scalability and substantial expansion potential and a recurring revenue base makes up greater than 60% of sales, which provides a stable platform for future growth.

The Buyer is the owner of a wholesale and retail nursery that operates in the same Woodlands - Magnolia - Tomball corridor as this landscaping company. With this acquisition the buyer will now have a full-service landscaping company that offers landscape products, landscape design and installation, and maintenance services.

The Seller and Buyer will be working together during the transition. Some seller financing was involved in the deal.

Rose Stabler listed and sold the business.

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SOLD: Systek Computing / Net Perspective

From left to right: Robert Karnes (Buyer), Craig & Carol Paull (Sellers) Craig Paull started Systek Computing in 1999 near the Bryan/College Station area. This managed IT solution provider delivers networking, instore/onsite computer repair services, graphics and web design and custom software to commercial and residential clients. The company has won numerous awards and has over 7000 customers, of which most are repeat clients. Other drivers of the company's value were a 15-year no-escalation lease in a perfect location, a long-term very well-trained staff, a stable recurring revenue stream from yearly maintenance contracts, and a niche market poised for growth.   The Buyer, Robert Karnes, had been looking for a business to purchase for a year prior to coming to our firm and this was the only business he looked at with us. Mr. Karnes is the president and owner of Field Services Integrated Solutions (FSIS), an IT company founded in 1986 and provides maintenance of satellite communication ne ...

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SOLD: BioTech Plumbing Services

From left-to-right: Floyd & Kevin Barentine (Buyers), Don & Marlene Allen (Sellers), Miles Keefer (Previous Owner still involved in the business), Tom Pence (CBB Broker)

This profitable commercial plumbing company, established in 1997, has served the Houston Metro area for 18 years, earning a solid reputation for quality and professionalism. The company primarily works for restaurants, malls and shopping centers providing bacterial eradication and plumbing services. The company has over 400 customers with around 500 locations. Master Plumber on staff will stay with new owner. Two other licensed plumbers and three licensed drain technicians are also on staff.

The Buyers are father and son, Floyd and Kevin Barentine. Kevin is a licensed plumber and has several years' experience in the industry. This business is the only one they looked at with our firm.

Since the sellers needed to move out of State, we were able to facilitate a sale within five months of going to market.

Tom Pence listed and sold the business.

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SOLD: First Class Children's Center

From left-to-right: Demond & Sheila Woods (Buyers), Kristi Shelley (Seller), Marcia Bowron (CBB Broker)

This beautiful, very large daycare center has recently been completely gutted, remodeled, and decorated similar to the big national daycare franchises. The Seller had to sell business for personal reasons. The Buyers got a great deal even though they paid over asking price because we had four full-price cash offers. The Seller "loves her kids" and was emotional about selling but had to.

The Buyers have owned another daycare in Pearland for the last two years and owned a martial arts school before that. Sheila is a professor of accounting at Devry and a local community college and Demond is in I.T. in an O&G company. Sheila has a director's license and Desmond is in the process of getting his also, just so they are prepared if needed. They are implementing some security and tuition paying processes immediately at First Class and very excited about taking advantage of the waiting list the seller had. They will be hiring new teachers immediately to be able to handle larger enrollment. Very exciting for them!

The business was sold within 1-1/2 months of going to market.

Marcia Bowron listed and sold the business.

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