“I wasn’t aware of what selling a middle-market business entails or how much work it actually takes. We were referred to Rhett by a very prominent businessman in our area and couldn’t have been happier. Rhett’s knowledge helped us through the entire process, from valuing our business, structuring the deal, tax consequences, conference calls, negotiation between buyer and seller, navigating the escrow… Rhett was there to assist all the way to closing and beyond. Thanks for all your hard work, Rhett!”
Jerod Meents, MarkSYS, LLC
“Dear Rhett and Centurion 7,
Selling our company was a massive undertaking, and more complicated than I would have expected. Having you and your team on board throughout the entire process was crucial to our success. I appreciate your professionalism and advice, not only in the beginning stages of listing and marketing, but also in the detailed negotiations with the buyer. Thank you for everything! I would highly recommend you and your company to anyone thinking of selling their successful business.”
Ryan Gutshall, MarkSYS, LLC
“Rhett at Centurion7 was great to work with from the early stages of discovery to closing and transitioning the business. He was responsive, professional, and solution oriented throughout the entire acquisition process. He represented us well and will use him in the future.”
Fernando Alvear, Stodtmeister Iron, Inc.
“We had been thinking about selling our 30+ year established business for some time, but weren’t sure about how to go about it. We chose to have Centurion 7 list it for sale and oversee the marketing.
We are very pleased with our decision – the business got a “full price” offer within the first month! Rhett handled the entire process, setting up meetings, negotiating the financing, and advising all the parties to the deal. We closed the sale and can honestly say we were satisfied with the professionalism and guidance of Rhett and his company.”
John and Janette Farewell, Superior Equipment Repair, Inc.
“Rhett and Centurion 7: thank you for all your professionalism and patience in getting our deal done. It has been a very good experience working with you and I’m sure we will be in contact for future investments.”
Sean Pourvakil, Integrated Design and Fabrication
“Rhett, thank you so much for the help you provided to us throughout the whole process. We couldn’t have done it without you! I will for sure refer you to anyone looking to buy or sell a business.”
Jake Duncan, Nor Cal Gun Vault, LLC
“I’ve run a successful construction company for a couple decades. It was getting time to wind things down when Rhett convinced me I had a viable business to sell. I signed up with his company and in a few weeks there was a good offer and we opened escrow.
There were some difficulties with the buyer at the outset, but Rhett made sure we did what was necessary to keep it legal and safe for all the parties involved. We were able to resolve the issues, successfully.
He is a true professional and I would readily recommend his company to anyone interested in selling a business.”
Frank Welch, TF Welch Enterprises, Inc.
“To whom it may concern:
My wife and I recently purchased a business under the brokerage of Rhett Kniep with Centurion 7 Business Advisors.
This was a difficult transaction as our purchase required us to perform a 401k Rollover for Business Startup (ROBS) transaction as well as gain additional funding from a lender. The first lender after several months would not agree to the transaction and declined our loan. Rhett was able to convince the small business owner to continue to work with us while we secured other funding.
An adjoining piece of property also had to be closed on 2 months prior to the predicted close date for the business to accommodate another owners 1031 transaction needs. Rhett played a key role in working with us and the property owner for completion of this transaction.
When near complete a potential environmental issues arose with the planned business purchase. Again the owner could have pulled the deal as other cash offers were available. Rhett was able to convince the owner to stay in the deal and complete with my wife and I.
I would recommend Rhett for the purchase of or sale of a business in the future.”
Ken Rasmussen, Grover Beach Tool Rental
Just wanted to say thanks for all the help in acquiring Rocklin Glass and Mirror. It was a time constrained process that we never could have done in the time frame we needed without your help. You answered all of our calls and texts no matter the time or day. Having never been through this process before we were a bit overwhelmed at times. But you kept it all going smooth from the beginning to the final signing.
Thank you again for all the help.”
Barry & Sharon Grafe, Rocklin Glass and Mirror, Inc.