The integrity exhibited by the team at Agency Brokerage Consultants has no peers, and even through the gut wrenching experience of selling a business that I owned for forty years, that integrity gave me the feeling of comfort and confidence.
-Jim Bond, President
The James Bond Agency
We could not have been happier with our decision to work with Chris and the rest of the ABC team. We initially tried going through the sales process ourselves but, after little progress, we realized that we should hire a professional firm to assist us. Agency Brokerage Consultants had a thorough understanding of the specialized MGA space that we operated in, brought several qualified buyers to the table and were able to get us a better deal than we had anticipated. I would recommend them to any wholesale agency looking to sell their company.
-Kent Lynch, CEO
Specialty Risk Underwriters
Meeting Mike and Lou at Agency Brokerage Consultants was a real blessing. They sold my agency like I always dreamed I would. The entire staff was very professional in handling the sale, as they brought me three very qualified prospects and helped me select the best one for my business. In addition to their excellent service and advice, I have made two good friends for life.
-Sergio Gonzalez, President
SG & Associates Insurance Brokers
I had met Lou, Mike and the rest of your team when I was attempting to buy an agency. I was favorably impressed with your ethics and expertise. When it came to selling my agency, I never thought I’d be receiving updates, suggestions and news at 1:00 A. M. and later and still have phone conversations 7 hours later. Mike never sleeps and is always available. I would never have guessed how relentlessly active and available Mike would always be. Thanks for all your hard work in making this happen.
-Lawrence "Bud" Stumbaugh, President
Evertrust Insurance DBA Primeco Insurance Agency
I contacted Agency Brokerage Consultants looking for guidance on selling my insurance agency. Lou and Sean walked me through the entire process from start to finish. They introduced me to several buyers and negotiated the best offer. Selling a business is a stressful endeavor but I knew they were looking out for my interests through the process. At the end of the transaction, I received substantially more than what I was asking for and didn’t have to hold a note for the buyer. The entire process was completed in as little as two months. If you are looking to sell your insurance agency, I would strongly recommend Agency Brokerage Consultants. They delivered more than I had asked.
-Paul Dean, President
Dean Insurance Agency
Dear Mike, Thanks again for being in our corner during the recent selling process of PetPartners. The market insight and contractual expertise that you and Chris provided along the way were a source of great confidence. I never thought such depth of M&A consultant experience could be available seemingly 24/7, but it was. Forever a fan.
-Stephen Popovich, CEO
I just want to thank you for your assistance in closing the three simultaneous deals. I knew it would be a major undertaking, and even Oak Street Funding, with their millions of dollars in acquisition loans over the years, had never done such a transaction. It was a lot of work and took skill and patience to keep all of the parties engaged through the process. I don’t believe this would have happened without your involvement, and I’m pretty certain that the sellers would agree with me.
I’ve worked with brokers from around the country while looking at agencies to purchase and you are by far the most organized and most professional that I have come across. Keep up the good work.
-Josh Sawicki, President
Sawicki Insurance Agency
I wanted to thank you for your excellent work in navigating the sale of National Insurance Solutions in December. As you know, we previously marketed the company for sale with a different firm, and the process was both grueling and unsuccessful. As a direct result of your hard work, the transaction was a huge success. Throughout the process, Chris was accessible, incredibly hard working, and a calm voice of reason.
This was an incredibly important transaction for my family, my customers and my employees. We spent 13 years building the company from the ground up. We wanted a fair price, and we wanted buyers that would treat our employees and customers the way we had. Chris found several buyers that were a great fit, and the transaction and transition were incredibly smooth.
We are very grateful for your hard work and guidance.
-Chris Bennet, President
National Insurance Solutions
I don’t know how to put into words how grateful I am to you and Mike for making the sale of my agency a reality. Simply the amount of time you spent working with me, answering my many questions and walking me through each step of the process was incredible. When you originally reached out to me about the agency your timing was perfect. Although I wasn’t ready to simply sell the agency and walk away, I was ready for a work/life balance. Thanks to your firm’s knowledge, expertise and industry relationships the goal was accomplished. You introduced me to several interested parties, obtained multiple offers and ultimately guided me in the final selection process that took us to the closing table. It was such a smooth process and learning experience from beginning to end. I would obviously recommend your firm to any agency considering their options for the future. One of the many blessings in the process was getting to know you and Mike and I will forever be grateful to you both. I still miss our many phone calls and conversations and hope to see you both sometime soon.
-Vicky VanGorder, President
VanGorder Insurance Services
We’re on cloud nine and the impossible has been completed thanks to Lou and his team. We met Lou at the FAIA in Orlando in 2010; shortly after Lou did an evaluation on our agency. Unfortunately, the market conditions didn’t allow us to complete the process at that time. So here we are in 2018 and had a new evaluation done in April and had an offer by the end of the month. Lou and his team helped us through the due diligence, held our hand when we needed it and made the entire experience painless. We closed the sale at the end of June and are ready for a new adventure! Agency Brokerage totally understands the Insurance Business and all the nuances; let them help you, they’ll get the job done.
Mayes Insurance Group
I just wanted to thank you again for the great job you did helping me to sell my agency. I wasn't sure what to expect when we started. I didn't know what kind of offers we would receive, how long it would take, or if we would even receive any. Within the first couple weeks, we had multiple offers and closed very quickly with no problems. You and your team definitely exceeded my expectations. I will absolutely refer anyone else looking to sell a business to you.
-Michael Moore, President
Premier Truck Insurance
Two words: You Rock!
It was a pleasure working with you both and I would like to let you know how much I appreciate your services. Not only did you do everything you promised, the journey was pleasant form start to finish.
Your personal attention to detail and answering my questions was outstanding.
-Len Allen, President
LR Allen Insurance
Lou Vescio called our agency several years ago to ask if we were interested in selling our insurance business. At that time, we were not. However, when ready, contact was made with Lou. Lou worked very diligently to find just the right buyer. We could not be happier with the choice he made and the way everything was handled. He introduced us to a great couple who are very knowledgeable in the insurance industry. They are perfect for our agency. Lou was extremely professional in every aspect of the sale. We would not hesitate to recommend Lou Vescio to anyone.
-Norman & Alice Elias, Owners
Elias Insurance Agency
I've reviewed hundreds of acquisitions and worked with brokers all across the country, and the team at Agency Brokerage Consultants is second to none.
-Chris McAtee, Senior Loan Officer
Oak Street Funding, LLC
Michael worked with me on how to value my agency, prepared the agency for sale, connected me with many buyers, and closed the deal. His professionalism, attention to detail, and superb people skills were on display at all times. Michael knows all about buying and selling agencies and I highly recommend him to anyone who needs assistance.
-Scott Love, President
A to Z Insurance Solutions
Our experience with Michael Mensch was beyond outstanding. His grasp of the Florida agency market place and his ability to get a deal done is unmatched.
-Joey Sasson, Director of M&A
Reliance Global Holdings (Buyer)
We just had an evaluation completed by Agency Brokerage Consultants and would recommend them to any agency owner. They are professional, realistic and no pressure. I was very impressed with them!
Thank you again for your assistance in selling my agency. From start to finish, everything was handled with skill, care, patience and integrity. You certainly worked diligently to help me meet my goals and represented The Moulton Agency very professionally. The initial valuation was also spot on in regards to the market value of the agency as well. I look forward to our continued relationship as I expand IAIMS nationally and hope we can find more ways to work together.
-Carl Moulton, President
The Moulton Agency, Inc.
Now that the closing has occurred for my agency, I would like to take this opportunity to thank both you and Lou Vescio for the professional assistance and guidance you provided in bringing this transaction to a successful conclusion.
The systematic way you approached the merger and acquisition process was quite impressive. Initially the process involved a complete valuation of my agency to determine the fair market value. This was accomplished in great detail. Although determining a proper market value is important, the contacts you have with potential buyers in the market place speak to your ability to get an agency sold. I believe you had an interested buyer within 3 day of my signing the listing agreement.
Your advice and assistance during the buyer’s due phase was invaluable to me. All in all, I would give you and your firm an A+ on organization, follow-through and execution and communication.
If I can be of any help for future referrals, please feel free to use my experience as a reference. Thanks for your dedicated help.
-David Z. Cutright, President
David Z. Cutright Insurance Agency
Please allow me to express my utmost and sincere gratitude for the amazing work that you performed in listing and selling my insurance agency. This letter is really designed for you to pass on to potential clients who may be considering selling their insurance agency.
There are many business brokers who can list a business and mail out flyers or postcards. This will not sell your business. What will sell your business is the following:
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-Leslie Newman, President
We cannot thank you enough for your diligence and patience during a period when we were dealing with so much in our life, and for your knowledge and expertise in helping us sell our agency. You were certainly all we could ask for!
-Tom and Sue Brockelbank
Tom Brockelbank Insurance
I want to thank you for helping us sell our agency. Everyone at your firm is very professional and knowledgeable. My thanks to Sean, Mike and Maggie. I was impressed by the Valuation Report and analysis that you did on our agency. The numbers were spot on and I know that the report helped us get top dollar for our agency. I appreciate the fact that you held our hand and walked us through the entire process. From beginning to end the timeline that you set out evolved just like you said it would. It's amazing that from beginning to end the entire process took only about two months. Everything went very smoothly because of you expertise and experience in evaluating, buying and selling agencies. I have already given your name to agency owners that are friends of mine and I know you will help them maximize the value of their agency. Thank you all very much for all your help and guidance.
-Israel Guitian, Jr. CFP®, CLU, ChFC
Weston Financial Group, Inc.
I could not have done this without you. As you know, I am a disabled Vietnam Veteran and my disability had curtailed my ability to function as an agent. This also inhibited me from providing you with the information that you needed but you took it upon your shoulders to go above and beyond your duty to call on the insurance companies on my behalf to obtain the information we needed to sell the agency. Once you completed the valuation and listed the agency for sale on a Friday, I had three bona fide offers next week with another one coming in. Although the offer I went with was 95% of my asking price and was not the highest offer, I selected a complete cash sale and was able to close on the sale in less than two weeks. This is unheard of in the business community and you should be proud that you have done such a wonderful job for me. I highly recommend you to all of my fellow agents.
-Larry Lane, President
Kendall, Lane & Brown Insurance
I just want to say that I really appreciate all of your help in getting this done. It was a real pleasure working with you and I would highly recommend you for the way that you handled this whole process.
-Doug Frye, President
Doc Jackson Auto Insurance
I appreciate the great work that you did in selling my agency. As we discussed before, I interviewed multiple brokers to handle the sale and your company was by far the most professional and knowledgeable about the industry. You worked diligently to help me meet my objective and brought multiple qualified buyers to the table in a very short period of time. I will definitely refer my friends and associates in the industry to your company in the future should they need your services.
-David Morris, President
Cornerstone Insurance Agency
I just wanted to touch base and say thank you for all that you did for me to help me sell my business. You did everything on a timely manner and always with a professional approach. I think anyone selling their business would greatly benefit from you and your company much better than doing it on their own.
-Kenneth Powers, President
A Atlantic Insurance
We're doing great and enjoying every minutes of retirement! We're going to France and Belgium for a week, and then cruising the twelve countries in Baltic area at the end of April.
-Tom Trinh, Owner
American Best Insurance
Thank you for your assistance in selling my agency. Michael Mensch and Drew Smith handled everything with great skill and knowledge. The team at Agency Brokerage Consultants determined the value, did all the advertising, brought me multiple offers, and I was able to sell my agency including the associated real estate at an excellent price. The entire transaction took about 4 months from start to finish. If you are considering the sale of your agency, I would urge you to contact them for a prompt and professional evaluation.
-Frank J Trotta II, President
Trotta Insurance Agency Inc.
He said he would like to do an evaluation on the agency, yes it involved some paper work and documents, but he came back with a figure that surprised me and he said he knew he could sell it for that if not more.
I was still reluctant but eventually made my decision to sell. Lou and I interviewed several potential buyers. It became a bidding war between the parties and ultimately we received a cash offer which I could not refuse and it was for more than we were asking. The closing went so smooth, the money was wired to my account. Deal was done. Every dot was in place, every T crossed. The transaction was as smooth as silk.
Yes, I had offers like you may have received. Some wanted down payments and payouts over several years, others wanted you to work for a while. This was the best, cash deal done. Lou even helped with the lease of my building which I rented back to the buyer. I now consider Lou a friend he worked hard and diligently on my behalf.
-Roy and Phyllis Brice
Brice Insurance Agency
You guys are good. I have to tell you, I’ve worked with a number of brokers and you have the best presentation and the highest valuation for the seller. Nice work. With some brokers, I get the equivalent of an MLS listing and a link to the seller’s website.
Thank you all for the assistance in selling my agency. You were professional, diligent and patient from the very beginning of when we first met in 2011, up to when I was finally ready to sell in 2012, and then the closing of the sale itself. You brought me many offers, helped navigate the details of each, negotiated an excellent price and then made the due diligence as smooth as possible. I am glad to have put the sale of my business into your capable hands and I would highly recommend your services to other agency owners.
-Zenora Davis, President
Acclaim Insurance Agency
On behalf of John Barnett and the entire Barnett family, I wanted to once again thank you and your entire team for the support to bring a qualified buyer to the table. We also greatly appreciate your support throughout the entire process to create a successful transaction. Thank you for your high level of experience and professionalism!
Thank you for your great and skillful efforts in helping me with the task to sell my agency's book-of-business. I was impressed by your promptness in formulating strategies, of receiving and pursuing the sequence of communications, messages-by emails and by phone-, negotiations, of responding to any and all of my phone calls or email messages, keeping in the forefront the urgency necessary, incredible availability- from very early (I mean early!) in the morning to quite late at night, intense focus, and all done with great attitude and balance of welcome pressure and ever present kindness. I consider myself fortunate to have crossed path with you at this otherwise stressful time. Once again, receive my heartfelt thank you.
-Tony Cueva, President
A A Assurance
Thanks for the great job in selling my agency. You handled everything professionally and I couldn’t be more pleased. I’m still surprised that we were able to close in under one month!
-CJ Yarema, President
Florida Hiway & Marine Insurance