Sample Testimonials

We engaged Scott Claussen to facilitate the sale of our company, R. H. Tinney, Inc. in July 2016 and closed escrow in December 2016.

Scott brings so much to the table. The professionalism and knowledge he possesses facilitated our transactions. We had a smooth transition very much do to the qualities and enthusiasm he brings. Throughout the entire process Scott kept our best interests in mind. He guided us through this process and provided direction. Scott was able to problem solve and communicate effectively throughout the negotiations which ended up ultimately bringing two firms together with an end result that benefited both parties.

Scott’s expertise in this field coupled with his integrity and diligence would be valuable to any firm that chooses to be represented by Scott.

Cheryl Tinney
Former CFO – R. H. Tinney, Inc.

Robert Tinney
Former President – R. H. Tinney, Inc.

I engaged Mr. Scott Claussen to facilitate the sale of my company, Jhdrum & Associates INC in late fall 2013 and escrow closed in July 2014.

Scott is a true professional and brings excitement and enthusiasm to business brokerage that is both refreshing and inspiring. Scott had my best interest in mind throughout the entire sales cycle; he is an excellent communicator and problem solver and his style is one that warrants trust.

His guidance, direction, and recommendations were invaluable during the process.

Scott’s expertise in the field as well as his integrity and work ethic will be valuable to any entrepreneur or business owner who chooses Scott to represent them and their business.

Jacqueline H Drum
Former CEO Jhdrum & Associates INC

I just wanted to thank you again for the work you performed in helping us sell our business last month.

Your professionalism throughout as well as your aggressive approach to bringing in prospective buyers made all the difference. Your pre-qualification of buyers allowed us to relax and we were able to focus on the other important criteria when negotiating with a buyer. As you know, though we talked with about ten buyers, we were able to sell to the second person your brought in. This was beyond our expectations as was how quickly the sale happened given the complex nature of our operations.

Finally, the credibility using a broker gave us proved exceptionally important. We had tried to sell it for a while, but the truth is, they simply did not take the opportunity seriously and immediately tried to imply that our numbers were not very good. In contrast, your knowledge of the M&A market permitted the right type of presentation and positioning of the company – highly profitable and worth every penny!

We are now able to move on to new opportunities knowing that the business is in good hands. It could not have happened without you. Best of luck!

Bridget E. Robinson
CEO, D2P Ventures, Inc.

I just wanted to thank you again for the work you performed in selling Emergency Services.

Your professionalism, knowledge and experience made a big difference in getting this deal done.

The credibility using a seasoned business intermediary proved exceptionally important. Your knowledge of the acquisition market permitted the right type of presentation and positioning of the company – highly profitable and worth every penny. We had some hick-ups along the way but your team was able to successfully navigate the deal smoothly to the closing.

I am now able to move on and focus on the final phase of my retirement plan. Thanks Again!

Chris Ostrander
CEO, Emergency Services

I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the way you handled the sale of my business. I was impressed with your professionalism, responsiveness, and background knowledge regarding different issues throughout the process. I’ve already recommended you to others. Thank you for a job well done. Look forward to working with you in the future.

Toni Nino
President, Tempkin Group, Inc.

Mr. Scott Claussen represented me in the sale of my Physical Therapy practice. The practiced closed Escrow on July 1, 2008. I first contacted Scott in November of 2007 seeking information regarding my desire to exit the practice. He quickly and professionally established a plan, developed a package detailing the practice and sought buyer candidates. I found Scott to be enjoyable, professional and diligent. Despite the necessary meetings and paperwork, he managed to minimally interrupt my work day or personal life throughout the process. He presented both the practice and myself in a professional and favorable manor. We knew that selling a small practice would not be an easy task, yet Scott located the buyer within six months and brought the detail together quickly.

I can honestly say that I remain pleased and surprised with how painless the process was and recommend Scott without hesitation.

Karrie S. Gonzales
Directory, Central Valley Physical Therapy

Thanks again for selling our business last month.

After taking a long sabbatical I felt it was time for me to let you know how much we appreciated your effort in selling our Company. We were very impressed with the entire process. due to the fact that there were 3 owners and over 30 employees. 1 had originally thought it would be a lot more work from our end.

Your pre-screening of buyers saved us time and minimized any impact upon our operations. The Contract and due diligence period went very smoothly. we appreciated your having the right information and your ability to explain both the Company’s operation and financial statements to the buyers. Your approach made it easy on us. with the multiple offers we received you took the worry out of screening the right buyer. You structured a winning solution that made sense for us as sellers and the buyer as well.

The selling price exceeded our expectations and was substantially higher than what comparable companies have sold for in the marketplace.

Scott, we can honestly say we could not have chosen a more honest and competent professional to handle our sale.

Thanks a million, and I would be glad to be used as a future reference.

Gregory B. Vitale
CEO, Vitale and Sons Inc.

I would like to express my deepest gratitude once again for your time and help with selling my business. As you know, this was not my first business venture, and I have used another broker previously in order to sell it, so I have something to compare my experience with you and service I’ve received previously. What can I say, the difference is astounding. Your attention to detail and understanding of all aspects of selling my business had exceeded all of my expectations, but one thing that I would like to point out that have separated you from previous broker was your pre-screening process. The way you’ve screened potential buyers and aggressively marketed my company has really blown me away. I never thought that I would be able to sell my business after only three months on the market, and never dreamed that we would have multiple offers in this economy. The smooth process of selling is absolutely contributed to you and the fact that you were intermediary, representing seller and the buyer. And the fact that the selling price was higher than I’ve originally anticipated puts the icing on the cake. I feel extremely lucky that I was introduced to you and that you took me as a client. I would like to thank you again and again for your professionalism, honesty, understanding and patience. Thank you for everything you’ve done, and I do hope we will do business together in the future.

Russell Shturman
CEO, Frutal, LLC

I would be happy to recommend you to anyone. Just let me know whenever you need me to speak very highly of you. You are very professional and a Marathon runner. You never give up! Thank so much. You are absolutely awesome!!!

Arshad S. Alvi

I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the way you handled the sale of my business. I was impressed with your professionalism, responsiveness, and background knowledge regarding different ways to structure the deal. I’ve already recommended you to others. Thank you for a job well done.

Tom Ferguson
Owner, Pleasanton, CA

Thank you for all your assistance, guidance and patient support through the process of selling our business. While I initially struggled with the idea of “paying someone to help us sell our business” I recognize now that we have benefited greatly by your expertise. Your extensive knowledge of the processes involved in pricing, evaluating and structuring the transaction was a huge benefit to both buyer and seller.

Thanks Again!

Nate Silin 
CEO, New Growth Landscape, Inc.

We are writing to give you some background on our interaction with Scott Claussen in the sale process of our learning center business. We have known Scott over the years through interaction with him on the other side of deals. He always came across to us as an honest and straightforward person and a very professional broker. We hired him several months ago to sell our business and were even more impressed with his professionalism and abilities. He was able to sell our business within four months (list to close) and handled all the steps and details with a tremendous amount of professionalism.

We have had experience with other brokers and I can say with confidence that Scott is one of the most capable, professional and honest brokers you will find. We give him a wholehearted recommendation

Akhil Kohli and Dan Chou  

I have worked with Scott on several transactions over the last couple of years. Scott is very professional and his knowledge has been helpful in completing the transactions. He has always been very objective and patient and I highly recommend him to anybody who is looking for a business broker, both as a buyer or as a seller.

Peter Haeberlin

Thanks for selling our business and property. You have allowed us to move on to the next phase of our lives.

After our initial meeting, we knew you were the broker to handle the sale. You stated in the beginning that since the business was located in the Central Coast it might take us longer to find a buyer but ultimately you would get the job done. You indeed got the job done and we thank you. You were able to strategically market the business throughout the state of California and ultimately find a buyer out of San Diego.

During the process you allowed us to continue focusing on the business. We were able to continue with the day-to-day Operations of our center without being concerned about the confidentiality aspect of the sale. You were able to handhold and guide the buyer through the many processes including the lease assignment, due diligence, approval process with Maaco Corporate, obtaining required licenses etc. etc. You handled the whole process with the utmost professionalism and integrity.

With the successful sale of our business, we can now move on with our lives.

Thanks again!

Steve Skiyoshi
Owner, Santa Maria, CA

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your efforts in selling my business. I truly believe that without your help, knowledge and patience, I would not have been able to sell my business in such a timely and efficient manner.

Your experience and knowledge of the food industry is extremely impressive. You are able to position businesses in a manner that attracts financially qualified multiple buyers.

Please feel free to use my name as a reference at any time. I wish you all the
continued success in your business and professional life …you certainly deserve it!

Marc Azizuddin
CEO, CIM, Inc.

I would like to thank you for finding us a buyer for our business, As you recall we have been in the business for 45 years and our want for a certain type of buyer was very particular. This was our baby that we needed to pass on and you were able to meet those needs by bringing many qualified buyers to us to choose from.

Your patience and reliability were also always there, I could not have asked for a better person to work with than you. When it came to being professional you always delivered what you promised and more.

I would like to wish you all the luck in the future and would highly recommend your services any time. If you have the need in the future I will be available anytime to talk to your clients.

Stuart C. Hamilton
President, Action Service

Thanks again for selling my center. I can finally move on to the next phase of my life. I know the geographical vicinity of the center, being in Santa Maria, created some issues for many buyers. You told me to be patient and you would get the center sold eventually and you did! Because of the extensive automotive buyer base you have created over the years, you were able to reach out to more than 1,500 automotive prospects who have been through your screening system in the past. This coupled with a massive intemet marketing program through many resale business channels implemented by your firm created a powerful two punch campaign. The results were around two dozen interested buyer prospects which resulted in four (4) real offers. I know only 1 in 10 businesses are currently selling in marketplace so this surpassed my expectations by a huge margin. You then created a competitive landscape strategy that played out perfectly which not only firmed up but increased the final sale price. It also gave me leverage on many other major deal points and still get a deal done. I appreciate your ability to handhold the chosen buyer to your network of professionals including your banker. This was huge in getting financing in a time where little to no financing was available for acquisitions. Knowing what banks are lending in this type of market is invaluable and has allowed me to create immediate liqnidity for my next business venture.

Vinee Mehta
Owner, Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting – Santa Maria, CA

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Phone: 925-570-3856

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