Jeff Gillespie

Jeff Gillespie

My Profile

Phone: 206-909-9594



Graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Speech Communications and Psychology.

Attended Colorado State University as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Communications.

Course work at American Institute of Banking and other classes in accounting, finance and human resources at Bellevue Community College.

Licensed in Real Estate. Professional focus on Business Opportunities Sales.

Over thirty-five years of professional experience in the Pacific Northwest working for Seattle First National Bank (Bank of America), Generra Sportswear, Degage Sportswear and Signature Packaging.

Owned and operated The Gillespie Company since 1993. The Gillespie Company has been involved in concession and catering services, marketing, consulting services and a well as numerous strategic partnerships and joint ventures. In 2004 founded NWGPS, a reseller of GPS systems used by the transportation and service industries in seven western states.

Personal Profile

I have always loved working with and helping people. It is not an easy task to sell a business or to find the right business to purchase, it requires a great deal of hard work and most of all it requires a plan. Business opportunity sales enable me to use my passion to work with individuals that interested in buying or selling business opportunities and help them every step of the way.

I have a great deal of business experience, knowledge and a wealth of professional and personal contacts for assisting business buyers and sellers. I might not know all of the answers but I am confident that through my sources and contacts that I can find the answers to all of your questions

I love being a business broker and I will do everything I can do assist you with buying the right business or in selling your business. If you are interested in buying or selling a business I would be honored to meet with you, get acquainted, determine goals and objectives and devise a plan to ensure success.

The following are some testimonials from some of my buyers and sellers about their experience in working with me. I am confident that you will have a positive experience as well.


Mitch Maach- Spice Serv LLC- Crepe Café’& Wine Bar, Seattle, WA
I and my partner have for the first time decided on delving in the uncharted and often cumbersome process of buying a business. Having no previous experience, we have found that the most important thing in buying a business is to have a trustworthy and reliable and process driven broker. Jeff has been that person for us. Jeff’s communication skills, his leadership and mediation skills have been very important if I dare not even say pivotal in our decision in moving ahead with the purchase of our business. Jeff , has been giving above and beyond the call of duty service, advising us on aspects of the business that were crucial for us to make it in this operation. Today we run a thriving business and for that we thank Jeff.

I highly recommend Jeff for anyone that is in need for a trustworthy person to lead and help them open new doors. Thank you Jeff on behalf of Me and my Business Partner.

Lorette Alpers-Mill Creek Massage Clinic-Bothell, WA
I recently sold my business-closing August 1, 2012. Jeff Gillespie acted as my broker- he was referred to me via my residential realtor. I can’t imagine having gone through this experience with anyone else. Jeff went well beyond what would be expected. His communication was stellar during the entire process. I always felt like he had my best interests in mind. I would recommend Jeff (and I have) to anyone who is in the process of selling (or buying) a business.

Paul & Sandy Shadinger – Magic Kettle Corn- Seattle, WA.
We feel we were fortunate to have Jeff to work with while selling our business, especially in these difficult economic times. Jeff was very helpful, but even more important, he showed great patience with us in every aspect of the selling process. We also feel Jeff was just as interested in getting our business sold as he was looking out for our best interests, as he reminded us several times. We would highly recommend Jeff to anyone who is either looking to buy, or desires to sell their business. We were not the easiest of customers to deal with and Jeff did a superb job. As we often asked Jeff to do, “Get ‘er done!”, and Jeff delivered.

Steve Cousins – Starling Coffee Co. formerly Sip Coffee
I looked at many coffee shops that were for sale before I met Jeff. After I was introduced to Jeff we sat down and discussed exactly what I was looking for. One thing I appreciate about Jeff is his professionalism. He kept me focused on what I was truly looking for. He even connected me with one of his friends in the coffee business to advise me on location and the espresso business in general. It did not take long for me to find the shop that fit my criteria. It was a pleasure working with Jeff and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a business.

Deb Breuler – Avalon West Seattle (formerly Café Revo)
I am very happy with the service and professionalism you lent to the process of acquiring our business and lease. Glowing reviews, add us to the list of happy customers.

Lois Ridgley – Coffee in the City
“When the time came to sell my coffee shop, I called on Jeff at KR Business Brokers. He helped me through every step of the process and found a buyer within days. He communicated with me about every detail and made sure everything was done correctly. It was truly a satisfying experience. Thank you so much”.

Rob Carson – Ro Ro BBQ – Formerly Rowdy Cowgirl BBQ
KR Business Brokers (Jeff Gillespie) found a great business for me. I was very particular on the business I wanted to buy. Jeff stuck with me and got me the new listings lightning fast. He had a great feel for what I was looking for and didn’t waste my time with businesses that didn’t fit my profile. Thank to his diligence he found the business that was a perfect fit for me. I highly recommend Jeff Gillespie and look forward to doing business with him in the future.

Steven Maggied – Atomic Housekeeping Services
Jeff Gillespie did an excellent job in helping me sell my cleaning business. Jeff advised me on a selling price (I was estimating too low) and introduced me to the buyers in less than two weeks. What really impressed me was how Jeff stayed on top of every detail from start to finish. He made the whole process as simple as possible. I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone interested in selling or buying a business.

Tammy Dziak – Lindy Lou’s
We had looked for months to purchase a coffee shop. Without any luck on our own we were referred to Jeff Gillespie with K & R Brokers to help us. Within a week he found a perfect match for us. Having Jeff walk us through the process was such a relief, we had no clue how the process went. He even reminded us about the small details of start up, which could have been overlooked in the chaos of opening. We would call on Jeff again for help in purchasing or selling a business. Jeff was there after the sale to help and guide us, as well. This was unexpected. Obviously, he cares more about his customers then just making “the sale”.

Thank you Jeff you are a rare find in the world of business, YOU CARE.

Marisa McDonald – Teriyaki Hut
I put a business for sale on the internet for a few weeks before I got an email from Jeff offering to help me sell my restaurant. He’s a very persistent even in this tough economy. He managed to get it sold. I recommend Jeff – HE’LL GET THE JOB DONE!!!

Tim Helgeson – Mathnasium – Kent, WA.
I had the pleasure of working with Jeff Gillespie during the winter of 2008/2009. Jeff was the listing agent, and eventual seller, of my small business during this time. I found Jeff to be hard working and diligent during our working relationship. He was flexible and accountable to my needs and questions. Jeff had my best interest in mind during the entire transaction and I feel lucky to have had him represent me. Of course I was happy my business sold, but I was equally as happy to have had a thorough and complete job performed on my behalf by my agent. Feel free to contact me at any time for a reference.

Hyomin Chong – Forever Closets- Bellevue, WA.
I was fortunate to work with Jeff selling my business in this tough economy. He was very helpful and patient with me throughout the selling process. He not only just wants to sell your business for you but truly looks out for your best interest. I felt comfortable and assured to have him as my broker. I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone who is looking to buying or selling a business. I couldn’t have done it without him, thank you so much Jeff.