success stories

Success Stories

Dollar Update – Everett, WA

“I met Kirk Edwards back in the Fall of 2008 when he listed one of my business. I was in a hurry to get it sold because I was trying to get ready for the 2009 Tax Season. I am an Accountant and wanted to get back to my Accounting and Tax Practice full time and Kirk made the process of selling very easy and comfortable. The whole process took about 2 ½ months or so and I was completely satisfied with KR Brokers. I would recommend their service to anyone that is looking to Buy or Sell a Business. He was thorough in explaining the whole process so I knew what to expect. Kirk was equally impressed with my professionalism that he retained my Firm’s services for KR Broker’s Books and Tax needs. We have worked quite well over the years and hope to continue this relationship for years to come. “

Rizwan Chaudhry

Lyons Den – Bothell, WA

We met Kirk Edwards of KR Brokers as a referral from friends whom owned several coffee shops. They had recently sold two of their four stores through Kirk and encouraged me to connect. We had never sold a business before.

Kirk allowed me to bring in my ‘bulldog’ finance advisor and worked tirelessly to accommodate some changes to our contract. From the time we listed, until the time we closed, Kirk communicated with us regarding what we needed to do in order put our best foot forward to get the business sold in a timely fashion. I can only guess there were so many inquiries because of his experience and longevity in this business. I felt protected from the lookie-loos, encouraged by the serious leads we actually met with and in the end Kirk negotiated well on our behalf.

All in all, Kirk was a professional and represented us well. Our attorney even said that the contracts he submitted for us to use clearly protected our interests.

I would seriously recommend Kirk and KR Brokers to anyone wanting to sell their business.

Lynn Lyons
(‘Former’ Owner/Manager)

Bacco Bistro – Seattle, WA

When we searched for an appropriate agent to sell our restaurant at Pike Place market in 2008, most business brokers quickly dismissed this opportunity since the sale price was going to be only 200K.
After our initial meeting with Kirk, we knew that we had found the right person for the job. Given the complexity of selling at Pike Place market, we were looking for a very specific buyer which Kirk found in less than 4 weeks. He had no hesitations in taking on this transaction, knowing well that there was a difficult landlord, financing contingencies and Pike Place Market requirements which were going to be part of this sale.

At the end it went off without a hitch. We could not have been more satisfied with everything relating to the sale and the buyer who was also represented by Kirk is extremely satisfied with the purchase. The business has grown significantly since the sale.

The one thing that impressed us most with Kirk is that he sells businesses because he has a passion for doing it, not because he has to.
He has a truly genuine attitude towards putting together business deals in which everyone is satisfied.

For any future sales or purchases we would only consider Kirk Edwards.

Kai Schrade
(Former owner of Bacco, Inc.)

3 Taco del Mars – Bremerton, Silverdale, Bremerton Convention Center,WA

KR Business Brokers handled the sale of 3 of my Taco del Mars. They were totally professional, confidential, and amazing in how quickly they got them sold. I fully recommend them to any Seller who is SERIOUS about selling their businesses.

Jeff Rose

Auntie Irene’s – Burien, WA and Bella Coffee – Renton, WA

“Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Kirk and the KR Brokers team on the purchase and sale of several businesses. They were always attentive to my needs while providing me with current and accurate data so I could make an informed decision”

Tom Sites
Director of Marketing
PAC 10 Region
Wyndham Vacation Ownership

AOC Travel Guides – Seattle, WA

We had developed an online travel guide for wineries and restaurants associated with wineries in California, Oregon, and California. It was more of a hobby for us and afforded us the opportunity to visit and enjoy wineries and restaurants all over the West Coast. It was not a profitable business at the time we decided to sell the site. When we decided to sell it we went to KR Business Brokers and Kirk and Randi who had previously sold us a wine distributorship. They were fantastic – they took an outstanding website that was not profitable and managed to sell it. They are the masters at marketing and negotiating. I would highly recommend that any Seller who is SERIOUS about selling call Kirk or Randi – they are the best!!!

Manfred Bluemel
AOC Travel Guides

A & R Painting, Seattle, WA and Custom Fence Company, Woodinville, WA

“There are two kinds of sales people – mall security guards and Green Berets. If you want a Green Beret, Kirk Edwards, Principle of KR Business Brokers, is your choice! He doesn’t need any backup. He gets the job done.”

Aaron Harrington
Harrington & Associates, Inc.

Sophia’s Italian Restaurant – Port Townsend, WA

“I built a restaurant in the basement of our historic bank building in Port Townsend. We opened an Italian Restaurant and were off to a good start when, just after 4 months, I discovered Mexico and purchased property there to build on. I returned to Port Townsend and closed the restaurant in order to live in Mexico. I had a well respected national real estate firm represent the restaurant. This was in 2004. The real estate firm had the listing on MLS and placed ads in the local newspaper. They showed it a couple of dozen times during the next 7 years. We had at least half dozen weak offers which we declined. I then listed the business with KR Business Brokers and within two weeks they had a qualified buyer looking at the business. A full price offer was made to purchase the leaseholds, furniture & equipment plus a long term lease. Kirk was professional in handling the transaction. It was perhaps one of the most painless experiences I have gone through in dealing with businesses and leasing. Obviously, if I ever need services which are provided by KR Business Brokers then I won’t hesitate to do business with them again.”

Dan Veenstra
First American National Bank Building
Port Townsend, Washington

Georgio’s Sub Shop – Monroe

“I first engaged KR Brokers to sell my Georgios Sub business in 2007. I found Kirk and Randi to be extremely knowledgeable in understanding the market for small restaurant businesses. They treated me and potential buyers with respect throughout the process and handled the entire transaction with honesty and integrity. They responded very quickly to any questions I had and I felt they had a high priority on communication. Thank you for the team effort in getting my business sold.”

Art Zylstra

Zone Diet – Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA

What a wonderful experience having you handle the sale of my business. You really cared and you knew how badly I wanted the perfect person to have my “baby.” You got that person for me in record time and I felt secure that you knew exactly what to do and you did it!

Thanks so much. What might have been a stressful situation was pure pleasure. What a professional!!

Arlene Sherman
Zone Diet – Seattle,
WA and San Francisco, CA

Sound Door Services – Covington, WA

Thanks for making it easy to sell our business, Kirk.

We had no idea how to formulate our exit strategy, but my wife told me we were moving. Your company took us from an operating company, figured out our valuation, listed our business, and had it sold in less time than I would have imagined. The nicest part was how very little time, and effort I had to put forth. Your guys did everything. All I had to do was continue to operate.

Joel Brace.
Sound Door Services
Covington, WA

Madina Vadache Couture Fashions – Seattle, WA

KR Business Brokers and Kirk Edwards were outstanding in selling my wedding dress creations business. He took his time to make sure I was fully informed before making the decision to sell my business, he worked with my accountant to make sure all the financials were in order, and then he stayed in touch with me and kept me in the loop as the marketing progressed. I am so glad I retained Kirk because he is an excellent and accomplished negotiator as well as being totally knowledgeable and professional in all aspects of his business.

Madina Vadache
Madina Vadache Couture Fashions
Seattle, WA

Michou – Seattle

The service and personal attention we received from Kr business brokers was exceptional .They are truly professionals, Kirk’s knowledge and experience in walking us through the purchase of Michou located at Pike Place Market helped us close the deal on our new business.

Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend Kr business to help you in this life changing move. We could not have asked for a better company to guide us through the process.

Ralph & Noriko

U Frame It – Mill Creek and Mukilteo WA

KR Business Brokers listed 2 of my custom picture frame shops. Both Kirk and Randi are very professional and attentive to the slightest details. Having never sold a commercial business before, I appreciated their expertise and expediting the process. I was very pleased of the outcome of the business transaction and would work with them again in the future.

Rene’ Porubek
U Frame It
Mill Creek and Mukilteo WA

Jus Bar – Seattle

As we wrapped up our first exciting day as the new owners of Jus Bar, Tiana and I wanted to extend a thank you to all of those who have participated in getting us into this space. Being new to the process we learned quite a bit over the last few weeks about how to get a business up and running, and all the intricacies of paperwork, as well as formalities. I know it has not been easy for everyone involved, but you all took time and were patient with the many questions and concerns we had. This is a very big step for us, and we will never forget it, as we begin this journey, we will learn something new everyday, and continue to build our future through the many possibilities that our new home possesses.

Anthony Polizzi
Tiana Garrett

On Call Nanny – Seattle

We are very pleased to recommend KR Business Brokers. Within just a few weeks, they were able to secure several prospective buyers with two full price offers. We were impressed with KR’s business knowledge, skill and wide range of business contacts. It was readily apparent that their business acumen was gained from many years of experience in a broad selection of industries. As this was our first time selling a business, we had no experience with the process. Kirk did a terrific job of guiding us through the transaction, from determining a sales price, to negotiating with buyers and implementing the handoff of the business assets. We could never have done all this without his help, and he comes with our highest recommendation and gratitude.

Mary Wilson
Client Accounts
On Call Nanny LLC