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In May of 2015, Doug Pendleton successfully brokered the sale of my 25-person machined products manufacturing company in Acton MA. My relationship with Doug began after having numerous, unfruitful dealings with other brokers over the course of several years.
Working with Doug was completely different from past experiences, in a very positive and refreshing way. Doug is highly motivated and he always focused on meeting and exceeding my goals. His experience, resources, and skill at resolving the constant stream of issues and questions, as well as offering expert advice, viable alternatives, and solutions was impressive and invaluable. He has an innate ability to read, understand, and helpfully manage the personalities and quirks of everyone involved. Doug takes the entire process and the personal relationship with his clients, very seriously. In what can be an overwhelming and stressful process, he was masterful at keeping me focused and grounded and sane.
I highly recommend Doug Pendleton and encourage you to seriously consider working with him.
-John Higgins, Glen, NH
I just wanted to send a note to thank you for all you help in selling our business. From the time we started working together It always felt like we were a team with the same goals. Our business didn’t fit the typical business model and your understanding and suggestions made the sale happen. I wish you luck going forward and please let me know if you ever need a reference.
I just wanted to let you know how happy both Karen and I were with your services. You are a true gentleman and a complete pleasure to work with. Selling our business was a lot more complicated and time consuming than we had ever expected, but you were there every step of the way for us. Your professional guidance was integral in helping us all move through the challenges of the sale. We were extremely happy with your services and would highly recommend you to any company looking for that expert assistance in selling their business. As you know, we did not have a good experience with our previous brokerage firm. You and your firm exceeded our expectations, which is not an easy task! We’d like to express to you our deep appreciation for assisting us in making our goals of retirement a reality.
–Scott Bradley, President
Mainline Heating & Supply, Inc.
When we first ventured out on this deal, my initial impression was that you were hired as the broker to represent the seller’s interests only, which of course you have done in a stellar manner. What I have also learned to recognize, is that your role has been much more aligned with getting a “fair business transaction” completed. What I mean by this is that you have inserted yourself into the entire process as the “total business broker”, facilitating dialogue between buyer and seller, providing objective guidance to both parties, ensuring emotions were kept in check by coaching each side, exposing key areas to be considered and addressed, offering advice on how to best approach difficult situations, etc. Ultimately, you are coaching us both thru the process of executing a transaction wherein both parties can agree that the deal is a win for all involved. Yes Doug, even for you, as you worked countless hours to make this deal happen and deserve a fair commission check.
I am personally grateful for your assistance, as this is my first independent small business purchase. You have shared with me your own personal business experiences, have educated me on the seller/buyer process, have acted as a sounding board as we structured the offer, have firmly told me where I may be misinterpreting things and have always offered sound advice to help guide the way forward. You’ve even gone as far are introducing and promoting me by providing character reference to your banking contacts to enable my business financing needs.
– Michael Wytenus, President, Mainline Energy Systems Inc.
There is no question that George and Company was a well thought out choice on our part. We appreciate the fact that all dealings with you and your company have been very professional with well thought out strategies. You have presented our company to the marketplace in a manner that has produced quality buyers that will no doubt come to a beneficial conclusion for all involved. Thank you again for your service. Please do not hesitate to call if we can be of any other assistance.
–Ralph Coppola Jr.
I am most happy in the professional manner in which you have conducted business with me with respect to PCNE, INC. and the sale of said company. The attention to detail and advice given were very comforting in this day and age. Be assured that we appreciate your concerns and the relentless pursuit of a profitable and successful conclusion to our business arrangement. If at any time you’d like to use me as a reference in your professional endeavors, I could only give you the highest accolades. If I can be of assistance at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me.
– Al Paglia, President PCNE, INC.
When I was ready to expand our agency’s capabilities and market share I called Chris George. His expertise and knowledge of the New England business climate at the time I was looking was instrumental in finding the company with the “right fit” for us to acquire. Throughout the entire process I always felt that Chris was the trusted partner I needed to accomplish my goal of growth.
– Warren Palley, Palley Advertising
I recently completed the sale of my business, Mulligan’s Miniature Golf, in Sterling, MA. For the listing, I engaged George & Company, and specifically Doug Pendleton to find potential buyers from their vast network of entrepreneurs.
I was immediately impressed with their thorough methodology of assessing my company’s value, finding the right angle in which to market it, and bringing potential buyers to the table. Being a highly niche type business, I assumed it would take a very long time to find even one potential buyer, but within a few weeks of listing Doug had several promising leads.
Doug’s commitment to the closing of the deal didn’t end when he introduced us to the interested parties. He continued to monitor and facilitate the transaction process from beginning to end. He worked with us on structuring a deal that made sense for all parties, kept us all informed throughout the process, and helped calm a sometimes nervous buyer.
Doug’s professionalism, honesty, and tenacity to get the deal done were all important factors to a very successful conclusion. I would recommend without reserve working with George & Company to anybody looking to buy or sell a business.
– Richard F. Lussier, Mulligan’s Miniature Golf
Chris helped us purchased Creative Catering back in 1988. We would not have been able to accomplish what we did without his services. He is extremely knowledgable and an expert in his field. You can always count on Chris to look out for your best interest. His outgoing personality makes him a joy to work with. I highly recommend Chris George and his company.
– Louise Curelop, Owner of Creative Catering
I’ve known Chris George for 9+ years since my joining New England Business Brokers Association (NEBBA) as a new member to the profession. Chris has a very strong reputation for being ethical and effective when representing clients. Chris has given back to the profession by serving in the past as President and a Member of the Board of NEBBA. He has built a strong company that has multiple agents who provide professional intermediary and appraisal services to the small business owner. Chris is frequently called upon to testify in court as an expert witness regarding the value of businesses.
– Harry Mink, Past President at New England Business Brokers Association
Chris and his staff made the business transactions on which we both have worked some of the easiest in my experience. The tireless dedication to not only getting the deal to close, but to have all of the parties be fully informed of all useful information. Chris goes above and beyond the call, whether you need an appraisal of your business or are buying or selling a business. To put it simply, there is no one better!
– Brett Malofsky, Sole Proprietor at Brett L Malofsky, Attorney At Law
We have worked with Chris George through the New England Business Broker Association. Chris has been an outstanding resource to the organization, and to this profession. I would personally work with Chris George and his company, and would recommend his company to others.
– Christopher Hughes, Managing Director at Merger & Acquisition Capital Services
I have had the pleasure of working with Chris since I started my career with the March Group. Chris brings a great deal of experience and expertise to the work space, consistently exceeding expectations, to the mutual benefit of all parties involved. I recommend his work to anyone looking for assistance in the field of M&A and beyond. Please take a moment to view his profile, visit his websites and see how he can help you to meet your goals going forward.
– Kristin Elisabeth Rublaitus, Internet Marketing Consultant
Chris is a great professional with over two decades of experience in his industry. He knows the ins and outs of the mergers and acquisitions business extremely well. Chris has worked on many deals from small family businesses to very large deals. He is also a great person, a straight shooter who speaks his mind and a real pleasure to work with.
– Bruce Fenton, Managing Director, Atlantic Financial Inc., Emerging Markets / MENA Investment Advisor
I have worked closely with Chris on several occasions. I have used him as a valuation expert (he valued a professional practice) in a divorce case and have worked with him to help clients both buying and selling businesses. His reputation and knowledge are unequaled in this area.
– Barbara S. Liftman, Attorney, Law Office of Barbara S. Liftman
Chris has a deep and intimate knowledge of his field and his employees share his wisdom. Chris is very easy to work with and a pleasure to collaborate with.
– Laura Briere, Internet Marketing Expert… I Create RESULTS.
Chris is a very successful Business Broker. He served as president of the New England Business Brokers Association when I was a board member. He always handles himself in a professional manner. He is knowledgeable and detail oriented. Chris normally takes the initiative when an issue arises. He is held in high esteem by his peers.
– Joe Squizzero, Principal at Squizzero & Associates
We hired George & Company to appraise our real estate company in Boston, MA and we couldn’t be happier! They were easy to work with, knowledgeable, professional, responsive and friendly.
– Jordan Bray, Century 21 Cityside