Client Feedback


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IBG / BluestemUSA, as well as our team of associates, and affiliated operations, has received feedback from scores of people. A sampling follows:

Our objectives were to fund our retirement by extracting risk free money from value of the business, while staying active with a partner who would fund and support growth initiatives . . . respecting our objectives, IBG led us in negotiating a sale that exceeded all hopes. We enjoyed a huge ROI from investing in John and IBG to manage our sale . . . strategically prepared . . . unearthed and explained the true underlying value . . . and navigating us to a great result . . . find effective solutions to every obstacle. . . delivered on many opportunities to win value for us. Our sale was completed at more than twice the value of initial offers and what we had thought to be an attainable value . . . We highly recommend IBG to other business owners who may look to selling their business.

- Roger Walker - CEO of Citadel Technologies

I knew when I hired your firm to help me with my business sale, that you were good. But, I had no idea that you would be as good at this as you are.

- Larry Mocha - CEO of APSCO, Inc.

My family . . . hired IBG business to complete the sale of a company owned firm . . . IBG was recommended to us by our CPA. We were extremely comfortable . . . put together a package for us that would value our business. It was very professional . . . amazed at how quickly we went to market, and then . . . received . . . four offers. All of which . . . would’ve met our objectives. . . a fair price for the business. . . flexibility to spend time with my family . . . we could choose the buyer group that we felt best fit our needs . . . . . . bumps in the road. . . . where . . . IBG excelled. . . able to foresee some of the obstacles that might occur . . . the buyer actually said to me “I think your business broker is earning his money.” . . . reason for selling was a personal reason, IBG was very cognizant of this . . . did they know their business? I would absolutely give IBG the absolute highest marks . . . always there to help us . . . when we had a problem. . . . good working relationship . . . would highly recommend them. . . We achieved a price that far exceeded what we expected . . . best of both worlds, because I’m still involved . . . have a small ownership stake . . . flexibility to spend time with my family . . . the best of both worlds for me. I fully attribute to the professionalism and the abilities of staff at IBG.

- Kelly Young - CEO of Young Oil Tools

I have owned several valve businesses over the last forty years. I?ve worked with lots of people and have done lots of deals around the oil patch. I noticed three things that stuck out as a being as good as I have ever seen, and those were your work ethic, complete commitment to my success, and skill at your job. I will always recommend you and your firm for selling a business, and regard you as a friend.

- Joe Goodeyon - President, Texas Valve Co.

. . . accept my gratitude for your efforts and skill in delivering a successful sale of Cohlmia’s. . . a long labor of love for me . . . owned and nurtured for 35 years . . . an excellent business that held many fond memories and cherished friends. My choice to sell did not come lightly. . . I choose business advisors cautiously. You . . . were recommended by some of my most trusted advisors. You earned your reputation in my book. . . you steadfastly represented my best interests. My confidentiality was preserved throughout. . . honest and frank in dealing with all parties and their advisors. Job well done! I will continue to recommend your services to any business owner with no reservation.

- Charlie Cohlmia - CEO, Cohlmia's

. . . .express our deepest appreciation . . . for handling the sale of our family’s 60-year old . . . business. Your efforts, advice and professionalism were central in our success . . . even with the unusual difficulties and circumstances presented in our sale. . . wisdom and expertise as advocates and advisors . . . anticipated the twists and turns, prepared us and led us . . . with steady vision and a firm hand . . . came to respect the knowledge, candor, hard work, and honorable approach. . . testament to Bluestem’s expertise and services. . . recommend to any business owner . . . to handle their business purchase or sale.

- Todd Fimple - Owner, Elliott Truck Lines

Thank you and IBG / BluestemUSA for all you effort in the sale of Maxline. Personally, I deeply appreciate your understanding of our situation.

- Ricky Maxwell

You did a great job in selling Tulsa Power Products for me. You worked swiftly, quietly, professionally, and obtained more than you told me to expect.

- Steve Moellers - President, Mecca Resources, Inc.

engagement to do strategic assessment of the company. . They bring a great deal of clarity to the problem. They are quick in getting to the root of the problems and their wide range of experience allows them to assist their clients in getting to lasting solutions. I have the highest regard for the Bluestem people . . .

- Paul Pixley - President, Pixley Lumber