References

Transmission Service

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the invaluable industry insight that you have offered so freely. You displayed an intimate knowledge of industry trends and developments that was critical in guiding my thoughts toward an informed decision regarding my investment options.

I had just arrived in the Dallas area from Los Angeles with an eye toward opening a transmission repair facility under “another” franchise name. It was truly a fortunate occasion to meet you. Not only did you introduce me to the right personalities, but offered your extensive experience in protecting my interests in the succeeding transactions. I can only imagine what might have become of my family’s future had I not placed my trust in your capable hands.

You are a true gentleman and I am proud to count you among the few friends that I have in our new city. It was a real blessing that we met and I have you to thank for a brighter future that has opened up to us.

J.Michael PatanneOwner, Eagle Transmission of Richardson

This letter is to highly recommend Bob McDowell and Associates as a very capable and trusted business broker.

Our experience with Bob and his family of associates has been one of great admiration. Bob’s experience and advice have guided our company through two delicate business purchases, sell and successful closings. In this complicated world of franchises, leases, financing and regulations it is extremely important to affiliate your company with experience and trusted advice that is always guiding you and watching for pitfalls that can make all the difference in your future business success.

We trust Bob explicitly and would not think of recommending any other broker. He has no hidden agendas except to advice only the best possible results for his clients.

Thank you Bob for all your valued advice and representation.

John F. CrawfordEagle Transmission - Watauga

Accountants (Sellers Representative)

I have been servicing accounting & tax clients for over three decades. You are the only broker who lived up to & exceeded his promises, performing in a manner consistent with the highest sense of professional conduct. I would & will unequivocally recommend your firm to any client of ours who desires to sell his/her business, whether that business be retail,wholesale, manufacturing or medical/dental.
Leslie T. Hansen IIDuvall/Hansen Associates, Inc.

Banker (Preferred SBA Lender)

Would be doing you a huge disservice if I did not state: Concerning ethics & fairness, my eyes roll back & I almost swallow my tongue in regards to how some brokers represent the fiduciary responsibility of their clients. Bob McDowell is primarily concerned with the proper representation of his client and assures that other parties are given fully ethical & excellent treatment with fairness. At the closing table goodwill prevails. McDowell is a good businessman and a gentleman.
Mark ThielkeWoodforest National Bank Fort Worth, Texas

Attorney (Sellers Representative)

I enjoyed closing the TOW-OP transaction with you and look forward to working with you again in the future. Thank you again for referring as a client. I appreciate the opportunity to continue to assist you and your future clients.
Susan A. HalseyJackson Walker L.L.P. Attorneys and Counselors

Wrecker Towing Service (Buyer)

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks for your help with our recently completed purchase of the assets of Tow-Op Enterprises. Your presentations of the company, and further recommendation of an SBA lender, made the whole transaction pleasant and relatively easy. I will certainly recommend your services to anyone interested in purchasing a business that you have listed.
C. Scott HolcombPresident, Tow-Op Systems, Inc.

Auto Transmission Repair Service – 3 Locations (Buyer)

After interviewing a number of area brokers, it became clear to us that your business knowledge and expertise were superior to the others we spoke to. We also appreciated the fact that you were patient with us as first time business buyers. Your objective advice and assistance in educating us about the industries we were considering entering, was invaluable in helping us make the best decision possible. I highly recommend your services to anyone who might be considering buying a business… Thanks to you and Bobbie for being a part of making that change possible!
Don R, Dozier, Jr.President/Owner, Allstate Transmissions Plano, Richardson, And Garland Texas

Auto Brake & Muffler Services (Buyer)

Several years ago I bought an automotive business in Dallas from you. We are doing very well, our gross profit margin goes up approx. 12% consistently a year, and I plan on paying off the business early with our increased profits. I thank you for your professional service, support and most of all a great income!
Howard FreilichQuick Stop Brake & Muffler

Auto Transmission Repair Service – Multiple Shops (Seller)

I am also well pleased with the character and personality of the buyers of these shops… You have been a good person to work with throughout these transactions and I would definitely recommend your services to any other business owner that might need them. You are an honest person and I believe you always try to be fair to all with whom you deal… I still have another shop as well as my car rental businesses which I am planning to sell at some point in the future… Thank you for your help in arranging these sales for me and thanks also for being a friend to me in my family’s personal health crisis over the last year.
Thurman AlexanderEx Owner Allstate Transmissions

Used Office Furniture Distribution (Seller)

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping me sell Office Liquidation Center, Inc. I had listed my company with several brokers since 1997, and never received an offer. It is gratifying to know that I listed my company with you on November 1,1999 and that I closed the sale on January 31, 2000. I believe that your marketing effort and understanding of my business helped it sell in a relatively short time frame. Once again many thanks.
Gary M. LasadaPresident, Office Liquidation Center Inc.

Fast Food/Trucking Company (Seller then Buyer)

Tandyce Inc. had a Blimpie Subs and Salads for sale over two years and changed four agents before ending up with Mr. Bob McDowell. Soon they had a sale pending and at the same time, Mr. McDowell found a new million dollar trucking business for Tandyce Inc. Within three months Mr. McDowell handled two closures.
Hassan AinetchianPresident, Tandyce Inc. Dallas, Texas

Heating & A/C Services (Seller)

I would like to thank you again for the professional job you did in selling our air-conditioning and heating business… I am fully convinced that you were the only person who could have handled all the difficult situations that arose… I felt I was dealing with an honest broker… I would certainly be amiss if I failed to mention the part your lovely wife, Bobbie played in the successful sale. She was always helpful with a positive attitude, and is a great asset to your business…We feel blessed to have had you as our broker.
Charles DeanDean Heating & Air Conditioning Company Richardson, Texas

Manufacturing Business (Seller)

I wanted to complement you on the efforts of your office in Dallas/Fort Worth who handled the sale of my business.Bob McDowell was most helpful and handled the representation in a very professional manner…
Ron WeldonPresident, Weldon Manufacturing - Quality Truck Sleepers

Retail/Service Business (Seller)

Bob was very instrumental in developing prospects, worked very hard to work out financing and to close the deal. I think Bob is very professional and honest in his approach to evaluating a business for its value, finding prospects and working hard to close the transaction. I recommend Bob McDowell to anyone desiring to sell or purchase a business.
Joe W. SpencerAudelia Lawn Equipment Dallas, Texas

Banker (Referral Bad Loan)

I wanted to thank you for your help in selling the two transmission shops we are closing next week. It would have been nearly impossible for us to sell these shops as going concerns without your immediate assistance, I also appreciate the quick response from members of the Texas Association of Business Brokers. It is nice to know that there is a network of business brokers out there who we can depend on to help us out when we find ourselves in this kind of situation.
Ken RoachSenior Vice President, Preston National Bank Dallas, TX

Manufacturing Company (Seller)

We called you when we were in a stressful situation with our business. You came tour rescue and without you and your hard work and dedication we would not have had such a positive outcome. We appreciate your experience and advice. You worked tirelessly to get us the best outcome possible for our particular needs.
Nancy and Ron PalmerProbotics - Manufacturer of Custom Designed Robots

Montessori School (Seller)

I would like to tell you how much I appreciate the help you gave me in identifying and purchasing my first small business. Whether you were representing the seller as in the first deal I seriously considered, or me, the buyer, in the deal that eventually closed, you approached each transaction with objectivity, honesty, and fairness and are honored to regard you and Bobbie as friends.
Mike BauerPresident, Richmond Hill Montessori

AAMCO Transmission Shop (Buyer)

I want to thank you for helping me identify, evaluate and purchase my first Aamco transmission shop in Dallas. Your knowledge of the transmission industry and more specifically, the Dallas/Ft Worth market was invaluable to me. Your expertise in valuation, staffing and center location enabled me to purchase one of the best Aamco centers in Texas. Without your assistance, I would’ve been lost during my search for a transmission shop.
John SteenPresident, Steen Automotive LLC

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