Client Testimonials

Please read what these business owners are saying about working with the principals of Calder Capital. If you’re searching for the best business brokers in Grand Rapids, Michigan, look no further.

Testimonials

“Max, selling my business was one of the hardest decisions of my life and I truly appreciate your persistence. I’m fully confident than Neil and Wade can take Central Interconnect to the next level. You did an excellent job at bringing me a qualified buyer. Thank you!”

– Arlen H. Smith, Founder, Central Interconnect, Inc. (Seller)

“Max, we want to thank you for your patience and persistence. Although you represented the Seller, your help and guidance through the long and rigorous process of buying a business was invaluable and we couldn’t have done it without you!”

– Neil Brown & Wade Thompson, Owners, Central Interconnect, Inc. (Buyers)

“We are very pleased to say that within 30 days Calder had produced 5 attractive offers for our ErgoStation product line from very qualified buyers! We successfully consummated a transaction in less than 3 months and are extremely pleased with the outcome. Most importantly, Calder found us a buyer with similar values and expectations as Extol, which made the transaction a joy to work on. We would definitely recommend Calder Capital!”

– Kyle Harvey, Product Manager, Extol, Inc., Zeeland, Michigan (Seller)

“Please know that you guys are rock stars! Ghazey was amazing to work with. I can’t say enough good things about you guys. I’ve worked with several brokers on my journey to closing this deal, and Ghazey was by FAR the best! Keep up the good work.”

 – Andrew Porter, AJ Porter Holdings, Buyer of White Ware, Inc.

“I was extremely impressed by how diligently Ghazey Aleck and Calder Capital worked to bring the right buyer. Not only did Calder bring the best fit, but I knew that they had left no stone unturned in doing so. I am very pleased to recommend Calder Capital to any buyer or seller. Thank you!”

– Robert Palm, Founder, Palm & Associates, Inc. (Seller)

“Rick, your persistence was certainly appreciated. Even though you worked for the Seller, I very much appreciate the team effort you made to get this to the finish line!”

– Mark Reinhart, President & CEO, Award Window Cleaning Services, Inc. (Buyer)

“As I decided to list my business with Calder Capital, it became clear I had made the right choice quite quickly. Rick sent me a questionnaire which brought up all the potential questions a buyer would want to know the answers to. Then as the listing process went on, Rick continued to pursue leads and exercise persistence which lead to the acquisition of Blue Sky by Award! Throughout the process Rick was a great supporter and good listener, giving valuable insight to the process and continued reassurance that all the details were handled. I want to say Thank You to the Calder Capital team for helping me find a quality buyer for my business!”

– Nate Wood, Founder, Blue Sky Window Cleaners, LLC (Seller)

“Max and his team did a great job for the seller. Although Calder represented the seller, I enjoyed working with them as a buyer. They worked hard for their client and ultimately for the deal. I hope that this is the beginning of many more successful transactions!”

– Andrew Samrick, Owner, Blue Star Automation / Blue Star Family Holdings LLC (Buyer)

“We did it! Thanks for all your help guys! We found the buyers, got the sale done, and hit my target price! I am looking forward to getting to choose what I want to do on a daily basis…Thank you!”

– Ross Hoek, Owner, Impres Engineering Services LLC, Holland MI (Seller)

“We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to Ghazey Aleck and Rick Purcey of Calder Capital. When we engaged Calder in July, we never thought we would receive 5 offers on our company and have it sold in less than 6 months! Ghazey and Rick did an excellent job of finding the right buyer and right price for us. We are grateful for their hard work and dedication to our best interests. We are looking forward to the next chapter in our lives knowing that our Company is poised for growth and success! Thank you!”

– Dave, Les & Lollie Baumann, Baumann Tool & Die, Zeeland, MI (Seller)

“Max, I really appreciate your advice and guidance leading up to the successful sale of my company. This was a location that I developed and operated personally; it was tough making the decision to sell, and it was tough working through the sale process. I really valued the assistance of Calder Capital!”

– Former Owner, Fast Casual Food Franchise – Grand Rapids, MI (Seller)

“Max, I am abundantly grateful to you for helping me to open this next chapter of my life and career.”

– Barry Neal, Owner, House of Flavors – Ludington, MI (Buyer)

“I would like to express my thanks to Ghazey Aleck of Calder Capital for his unwavering guidance and loyalty to me through the often arduous process of purchasing a company. I first met Ghazey when I was interested in purchasing one of the companies he was representing. When that particular deal did not work out, he offered to help me find and acquire a different business, which I am pleased to say we were successful in doing only months later!

Particularly reassuring to to me during this process was the feeling of certainty in the absolute integrity of Ghazey’s dealings with me. I knew that he had my best interest in mind and that his genuine concern was that I achieved my goals. Ghazey, I wish you and your firm the best of luck!! I highly recommend Calder Capital!”

– John Wiebenga, Owner, Stap Brother Landscaping – Hickory Corners, MI (Buyer)

“While selling my business, Bill Evans displayed an amazing depth of knowledge of not only the accounting and business side of what I needed from the sale of my company, but knew of the emotional and personal investment that was being sold as well. His experience as a former business owner as well as his financial background gives him a unique perspective of what it takes to sell your business as well as what you NEED when you do so. He connected with what I was looking for financially and helped maintain realistic goals while constantly looking out for my best interest from the buyer.”

Bill was always easy to contact, be it via email, text or phone, and saw possibilities I never even recognized to facilitate not only a timely sale, but a profitable one! I would recommend his services to anyone looking to sell their company – because Bill Evans realizes that it isn’t just a company – it is the result of your hard work and sweat – your BUSINESS.”

– Dave Hunt, Founder, Hunt Movers (Two Men & A Truck) – Grand Rapids, MI (Seller)

“Ghazey & Max, we just wanted to say thank you again for everything you did for us over the last several months. It is hard to believe that we signed on with Calder in January, went public in March and then had a very successful close in July. We certainly had some interesting moments along the way and are very happy with the outcome. It was a real joy working with you both and we enjoyed all the interesting conversations we had along the way. We would not hesitate to highly recommend Calder Capital! Thanks again!”

– Mike & Gwen Branch, Founders, The Rental Branch – St. Joseph, MI (Seller)

“I had the pleasure of working with Bill Evans from the buy side on a recent acquisition. I appreciated his responsiveness and attention to detail from the letter of intent to close. Bill’s professionalism and commitment to his client and the process was evident throughout a lengthy transaction. Based on this experience, whether buying or selling, I would recommend Bill and Calder Capital.”

– Mark S. Allen, Owner, Allen Partners LLC; Buyer, D & J Precision Machine Services – Allegan, MI (Buyer)

“Max and his team did a great job presenting us with an established company which possessed an excellent management team, solid processes and a very unique niche in a nationwide marketplace. The growth areas are limitless. Thanks for providing us, the sellers, the bankers and the attorneys a road map to getting an acquisition done quickly and in a positive manner.”

– Jake Stroburg and Tony Abbo, Owners, Shoppers’ View (Buyers)

“Our business was started by my husband 37 years ago. We reached a point in our life when we decided to take a different direction and decided to sell our business. It was not an easy decision.

We knew that we would need guidance in selling the business and were referred to Calder Capital. From our first meeting with Calder, we knew it was a good match. Max and Bill projected confidence and outlined a plan of action that made sense to us. During all aspects of the process, Bill has been kept us completely involved and up to speed. Bill has represented our business and us in a professional, confident and guiding manner – while still being respectful of our thoughts and wishes. When the sale encountered challenges, Bill had a suggestion, solution or a plan.

I would recommend Calder Capital and Bill Evans to any business – large or small – to find a buyer that makes the most sense to all involved.”

– Randee Murphy, Owner, West Michigan Delivery Service (Seller)

“After a number of unsuccessful rounds of trying to sell our business with other brokers, we were introduced to Max Friar and Calder Capital. We really appreciated Max’s honesty, energy and enthusiasm. We are happy to say that in less than six months after working with Max, we had negotiated a successful transaction with the right buyer for the future of our company. We are very pleased to recommend Max and his company to anyone seeking to sell their company. Max clearly goes above and beyond what others are willing to do to bring success to their clients.”

– Patrick Corbett & Jerry Shear, Founders, C&S Electric Service (Seller)

“Bill Evans successfully brokered a deal to sell our specialty software company. He was available morning, noon & night (weekends included) to answer questions and provide valuable insights. He was honest & upfront, and was willing to give us a reality check even if we didn’t want to hear it… and remained calm and upbeat through the inevitable ups & downs of the sale process. In the end, he brought the transaction to a positive conclusion. I can honestly say that without Bill’s unwavering commitment, it’s doubtful we would had such a great success. If you’re even considering the sale of your company, I highly recommend contacting Bill to discuss your options.”

– Karen Griggs, Former Owner, Jadian Enterprises (Seller)

“I’m proud to say Max Friar and I closed the successful sale of my company, AAA Tool and Die Company, of South Bend, Indiana, in an all cash transaction. Max is a closer. Whenever we faced a challenge or problem, Max answered the challenge and solved the problems. If you are considering selling your manufacturing business, Max will successfully take you from start to finish. Don’t ‘Pass Go’ without Max.”

– John R. Shirrell, President, AAA Tool & Die, Inc. (Seller)

“Max’s persistence and determination to connect owners and bring opportunities to Crystal Flash has resulted in dozens of prospects analyzed and six (6) successful acquisitions completed. We are looking forward to working with Max for years to come…”

– Tom Fehsenfeld, President, Crystal Flash Energy (Buyer)

“I found Max to be very valuable in keeping all parties on track and helping our team through issues as they arose. I pleased to say that my business sold for a price higher than I expected after being on the market only 2.5 months! Overall I am very pleased to recommend Max Friar for a sale or acquisition of a business.”

– Rudy Vedovell, Founder, RJ Vedovell, Inc. (Seller)

“I applaud Kent Snyder for his persistence, diligence and honesty. His expertise in SBA financing and persistence with the lending institution helped make my dream of becoming a business owner possible. I strongly recommend Kent Snyder to anyone looking to buy or sell a business.”

– Joyce Blazen, President & Owner, Action Management Corporation (Buyer)

“We are happy to report that the entire sales process took less than six months. Max and Kent did an outstanding job of locating a motivated and qualified buyer and getting the deal done!”

– Jayne Flaska, Co-Owner, Van Pelt Industries (Seller)

“I am very pleased to recommend Kent Snyder as a business broker. Kent was very punctual in getting back to me and he did a very good job at moving the business transaction forward. I highly recommend Kent no matter if you are the Seller or the Buyer of a business!”

– Randy VanderPloeg, Owner, Accurate Engineering & Manufacturing (Buyer)

“Kirk Skinner is enthusiastic, hardworking, and has great business sense. He will offer suggestions, but allows you to make decisions without pressure. Once you make a decision on an offer or plan of action, he will fully support you and aggressively pursue it on your behalf.”

– Dawn, Grand Rapids, Michigan (Buyer)

“I am sincerely glad that I found you as a partner. You were really the driving force in helping me to find, value, structure the transaction and push the acquisition through. You are a true professional. I am so proud of our team and feel privileged to have worked together to make my dream a reality. I consider you a friend.”

– Mark Juhl, President, Jaytech, Inc. (Buyer)

“Max & Kent, I want to thank you for your diligent and thorough efforts over the past four months. I was amazed at the tools and resources that you have to develop a target list of acquisition opportunities. I highly recommend your company to any prospective buyers or sellers. “

– Wayne Linderman, Asymmetric Business Group, LLC (Buyer)

“Max proved to be an outstanding, creative and relentless partner who really took the time to get to know both me and my business. He worked on the deal 24/7 until it was acceptable to both parties. He then worked with my attorney to produce a Buy/Sell process that met my goals, and we closed the deal. I give Max my highest level of recommendation!”

– Tom Kaucic, International Purchasing Staffing, Inc. (Seller)

“Max, I really appreciated your honesty, professionalism and subtle-yet-confident attitude. Your directness, diligence and expertise helped me through the bureaucracy of selling my business while keeping my costs minimized.”

– Stacy Karman, Proactive Record Copy Solutions, LLC (Seller)

“Max guided me through the rigorous process of meeting buyers, negotiating offers and navigating the due diligence process. I am extremely pleased to say that I successfully sold my company in less than five months!”

– Founder, Machine Manufacturing Company (Seller)

 

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