It was a pleasure to work with Thomas Martin and Creative Business Services/CBS-Global. He listed my property and I received and accepted an Offer to Purchase in the same day. Thomas took care of all aspects of the transaction and was extremely helpful in getting the property sold for me and my family. He is truly a hard-working professional agent. I highly recommend anyone working with Thomas Martin and Creative Business Services/CBS-Global.
It is always a pleasure to work with Tom Martin. He always is prompt and professional with all aspects of a transition. He found me the property that I have been looking for very quickly and was able to help me negotiate the best price for me and got the deal done very rapidly. I strongly recommend working with Tom Martin and Creative Business Services/CBS-Global. They are result oriented and deliver on what they promise to do.
Mike Van was really great to work with. He was very patient with us and helpful throughout the transaction. Mike Van is very easy to work with.
Thank you for your professional service in selling our three stores: hardware, appliance and furniture. Even though we had to overcome many obstacles, you kept the buyer, bank and lawyers on track to get this complicated deal done to everyone’s satisfaction. Now I can finally retire and relax.
I was looking out to the future and decided it was time to start looking into my exit strategy for my company. We are celebrating our 50 Year Anniversary as a family owned business and wanted to keep in mind all our employees that helped make this all possible. I needed someone that would keep this at the top of the list and do a professional job, excel in marketing, sales and finally closure. I had the pleasure of meeting Michael Schwantes from Creative Business Services / CBS-Global after he sold a business for a friend of mine previously. Michael and his team at CBS did a spectacular job for me, and I would recommend them to anyone looking to sell their business or property.
Mike, we enjoyed the process used to get us to the close. The weekly calls kept the issues in front of us. DeCleene benefited from your guidance and made it through a process that is all consuming, and stressful. Your level headedness and even demeanor kept the focus on issues and moving forward. It was a pleasure to work thru this you.
I enjoyed working with Michael Schwantes and his team from Creative Business Services / CBS-Global in selling my industrial ten acre property in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park. Michael is very dedicated in finding the correct buyer for a curtain piece of property. He never gives up and works seven days a week in promoting sales. I recommend him and his company to anyone interested in selling or buying property.
My family and I were looking to purchase a business here in Green Bay. We were from out of state so business transactions and procedures in Wisconsin were a bit hazy for us. Mike and Karen with Creative Business Services not only helped guide us with the process of buying our new business, but also helped us setup business accounts and tax information with the state of Wisconsin. Creative Business Services cared about us as a family moving into the community. We really appreciate the foothold Creative gave us in moving here. We already feel welcomed and like we belong. Thank You.
I was looking to purchase a small business in the Appleton area. Creative Business Services tirelessly helped me find what I wanted, and also assisted me in obtaining the best financing. They did a great job.
Michael and Karen played an instrumental role in helping me achieve a lifelong goal of being a restaurant owner. Throughout the entire process the service, expertise, professionalism, and guidance, Michael and CBS provided was truly top notch. I highly recommend Michael and the Team at Creative Business Services as they help make dreams become reality.
Thank you and Mike for working through the commission agreement with us also. This transaction has been challenging for sure and appreciate all your hard work moving it forward. Thanks Josh.
We at Hawthorne enjoyed working with a professional group like CBS. They were instrumental in getting our transaction completed and showed a strong understanding of the acquisition process that was very helpful.
We at DBT felt like we were dealing with someone who was like part of our family. Mike knew how we worked hard for what we had, and helped us to get the most out of it. It sure was great having him as not only a mentor but also as a business partner and a good friend. His whole crew at Creative did a great job as well!
Michael was the listing broker in our purchase of The Lighting Center of Green Bay, providing us with answers to questions, lease negotiations and the push to make the transaction happen. He continued to help overcome any obstacle that came up.
Being from Rockford, Illinois, we needed an advisory firm to help us select and acquire a firm that met our perimeters. Not only did Creative Business Services do just that, but we were very impressed with the professionalism and attentiveness to detail that was needed to make this transaction happen.
We hired Creative because of their experience and background in selling many Door County businesses… especially Hotels & Resorts. The past sales experience of a business broker is essential in getting the job done.
I was very pleased with the time Creative Business Brokers took to understand our business. They were able to protect and manage our interests. They were able to market and sell our business in a slow economy and a stressed banking time. I feel their experience and years of dedication transformed our 20 years of hard work into a unique vision of reality for the new owner. Cedar Creek is proud to be associated with Mike and Anne and want to thank the entire staff of Creative Business Brokers.
A few years back when we first consulted your firm for the potential sale of our business, we were only lukewarm about really going forward. At that time, I remember telling my partners that when the time comes to go forward I thought your firm was the route to take. You had gained our confidence through that brief encounter. At this later date, our early confidence proved accurate.
Mike has assisted us and our company on multiple purchases, including the acquisition of commercial property in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. While every transaction presented unique challenges, Mike was unflappable in expediting the transactions and bringing each to a successful conclusion. The most accurate testimonial I can put forth is to state, unequivocally, that we would use Mike Schwantes and Creative Business Services in all our future purchase and sales transactions.
Working with Mike Schwantes was great. He guided me through the business selling process, taking much stress off my shoulders and enabling me to focus on running my business in those final months and weeks. The sale would not have come out the same without his help.
Our (residential) realtor had assisted marketing The Bluff Pub & Grille. While it had been on the market for a couple years, it only took two months to sell after working with Mike and Karen at Creative Business Services. Thank you for helping with the sale.
I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for all your assistance and hard work to get the Packerland Drive commercial building sold. Although this was a very complex transaction, I was very pleased that you were able to assist in getting the property sold by the date written in the contract. I hope we can work together on future transactions. Thank you again for all your hard work and dedications to get this deal done!
Josh Phillips was very well prepared and showed great professionalism during the entire purchase. Several situations arose that he was very attentive too and was able to come to a positive resolution for all parties. Highly recommend Josh Phillips for commercial brokerage. We appreciate him bringing us the Tony Roma’s/Famous Dave’s project.
We will have to celebrate in style soon, but in the meantime I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the tremendous amount of work and creativity you brought to the table. And also for keeping me from jumping off the ledge ☺. Again, many thanks!
I would like to say a special thank you to Mary Lou for her patience and determination in selling our restaurant. That was not something we could have done on our own without the knowledge and team work of CBS! Very professional and efficient! Thank you again!
Creative Business Services were involved in every part of the selling process and made sure everything went smoothly for both of us.
Five Lakes Investments would like to thank Josh Phillips for the excellent job he did in listing our building. Being from Milwaukee and not having real estate as our core business, Josh coordinated all of the mowing, snow plowing and maintenance that would have been very tough for us to handle. Josh kept us informed in all aspects of the listing and sale. I would recommend Josh on any project in the Fox Valley/ Green Bay area.
Creative Business Services / CBS-Global was great to work with. Josh was always quick to respond with any question I had.
Great experience working with Josh on purchase of the Vacant Land at 1738 Allouez. Professional and transparent each step of the process is what I appreciated, very easy to deal with and understand. Thanks Josh, looking forward to the next deal together!
Thank you both for bringing Valley Pattern Inc to my attention. The offering book you prepared about the company accurately conveyed the great opportunity it truly is and answered many of the questions early on that I might have had. The material was informative and factual. The investment meets all of my criteria. Thank you also for working with my attorney and banker to make this deal a reality. I’m excited to grow the business to a new level!
Thank you Josh and Michael for helping us to sell our company. We elected to work with your firm because of your strong track record and your reputation as trusted M&A advisors. We were not disappointed! From the valuation you prepared for us, to the marketing materials produced by your office, to the qualified buyers you presented for our consideration, to the offer we accepted in the end, to nurturing our new relationship with our buyer, to your negotiation skills and overall professional expertise, you truly helped us achieve our goals. Though the transaction was complicated, you were up for the challenge, resolving every concern that arose – all the while maintaining friendliness, a personable demeanor and optimistic attitude. Though there were many moving parts, you kept everything moving forward to a successful closing, giving us sound advice and coordinating activities with our attorney and accountant as well as the buyer’s advisors and bank. We could not have been better represented or better served.
Both Ken and I were extremely impressed with Josh’s professionalism, and ability to keep the project rolling smoothly. We knew Josh was extremely qualified from previous references, and he stood up to his reputation by providing over 20 qualified buyers for our company. Not only did Josh get us top dollar, he also worked with our CPA to save us additional monies. You only get to sell your company once, so make sure you trust the best. We would highly recommend Josh Phillips.
We wanted to sell our store and make certain the long-standing employees who helped us grow our brand would be taken care of. It was important to us that the business broker we hired would understand that, and work to find a buyer that had similar management style as we did. We feel we have found that in Pat, and we are eager to see him grow the store beyond what it is today. He will do well! Josh understood the many parts of selling our business and did a great job navigating the many moving parts and explaining the process and solving the issues as they arose. We would recommend Josh Phillips again.
Josh has a passion for not only helping his client, but by communicating efficiently and effectively to make sure that both parties can come to an agreement. Edible Arrangements, thanks to its amazing guests, is propelling into it’s future. Continuing to provide delicious chocolate covered fruit in beautiful arrangements, but also now serving smoothies, donuts, delicious drip cakes and so much more! So much fun and excitement thanks to our amazing guests!
Great experience working with Josh on purchase of our 34,000 sq ft warehouse facility with multiple tenants. He handled all the details including putting leases in place for current tenants to satisfy bank requirements. Professional and transparent each step of the process is what I appreciated, very easy to deal with and understand. Thanks Josh, looking forward to the next deal together!
I contacted Josh Phillips through a referral from my attorney. Josh immediately came down and evaluated my real estate and business, and within 1 month was able to secure an offer from a qualified buyer. Josh worked hard to handle all elements of the transaction. He is truly a seasoned professional who knows exactly what needs to happen, and when, to make sure a complicated transaction is successful. When looking to sell your company or real estate, I would highly recommend Josh Phillips.
We appreciate your professionalism and expertise on the sale of our building. You really were aggressive and got the job done for us. Your ability to obtain so much interest in our old building was impressive, and we know you put in many many hours to get the job done for us. We will be contacting you in all future ventures that we may have.
Thank you for helping us sell our greenhouse in Pulaski. We know that you spent a lot of time on this. Although this is a sad day for us because we have worked so hard growing this greenhouse business to what it is today, we know it is time. Thank you for taking the time to understand what we wanted to get out of this sale and for always being there for our questions and concerns. We hope Jon has as many great years here as we have had. Thanks again!
John did a great job representing both buyer and seller interests in our closing. Not only did he coordinate the standard Buyer and Sellers activities he also kept the pressure on the bankers and attorneys in getting the deal done. Certainly John’s contacts in the banking industry played a significant role in getting our funding and ultimately closing.
As a business owner, life can be incredibly busy and often doesn’t allow time to take on additional opportunities. I am this business owner, but with the help of a highly qualified business broker these opportunities are possible. This business broker is John Foster. He has successfully helped me (the buyer) and the seller to get the information we needed to close the transaction on time and in a positive manner. This can be confusing to someone new to a business purchase, but John helped both parties come together to get the sale done. Many thanks John, I am looking forward to moving my new salon to the next level!
John at Creative Business Services was a great choice in my decision to hire a business broker to sell my hair salon. John did a great job in pricing my business, finding a qualified buyer and organizing the closing and the attorneys involved. I would recommend John and Creative Business Services to anyone looking to sell their business.
After attempting to sell our restaurant with two agents, including trying to sell it ourselves, we were fortunate to meet your broker, John Foster. He approached us of his own initiative and asked if he could take over the account, saying he was confident he could sell it. We liked John and his approach to the problem, and so we agreed. He has been a source of comfort to us over the past year and a great morale booster when we would become discouraged. He always kept our best interest at the fore. We would recommend John to any business looking for a broker with integrity and who gets results! We thank John for all his hard work.
After having our business listed with another broker for two years we contacted John Foster. He took the time to sit down and help us put a realistic value on our business and property. It was less than a year and the business was sold and we were able to retire. The transaction went off smoothly and professionally. In the depressed market that our business was located we feel less than a year is a remarkable feat. Thank you John and your entire staff for you help.
I had the pleasure of working with John Foster while buying The Flower Gallery. Once I made the decision to buy the business, John was extremely helpful in finding me the resources I needed to get the ball rolling. I had very little knowledge when it came to purchasing a business and couldn’t have had better broker than John. He made sure I had all the information I needed throughout the whole buying process; he even assisted me in finding a great attorney to help me with all the technical and legal aspects of the purchase. Even though my buying situation was a little out of the ordinary, John was very willing to work with me. He kept me on my toes when I often times would get caught up in the stresses of the process. Aside from being very knowledgeable and organized, John made sure I could reach him whenever I needed to–by phone, e-mail, text message… whatever worked for me, worked for him! It was a great opportunity for me and I couldn’t have imagined a more suited person to work with on the purchase than John!
Thank you for your service, and professionalism in selling our motel. We were very pleased with the performance of John Foster and Creative Business Services in coordinating everything with the buyer, bank and us. I know the last 2 weeks before closing were very stressful on both of us, but things got done. We are very happy that the motel is sold and Joe and I can finally retire. Thank you again John and hope you have a good year.
After recently completing the purchase of our new property I can say without hesitation, it would never have been possible without the assistance of John Foster. John was professional, patient, courteous & accommodating through every step of the process. He made everything simple. I will without question be using John for future deals. I wholeheartedly recommend him.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Creative Business Servieds for their hard work facilitating the sell of our property at 701 Mason Street in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. I would especially like to acknowledge the hard work that Gary Van Sistine put into the process and followed it through to the end. There were many hurdles that needed to be addressed and they were addressed professionally. I would highly recommend Gary Van Sistine and the staff at Creative Business Services to any of my colleagues.
I know one thing, there is a lot more involved than I expected in buying a business. I assumed it was similar to buying a house so I did not think that there was a lot more I had to do on my end. But what I found out, there are so many legalities involved and it is wise to look into things further with a lawyer and or a business consultant. Just seems that there were a lot of things involved that I did not expect.
Gary Van Sistine was a great help in buying Moe’s. He did an excellent job trying to keep all the pieces together. Thank you for all you did!
I would like to thank Creative Business Brokers and especially Gary Van Sistine. We contacted Gary Van Sistine indicating we were looking to purchase an existing CPA firm in the area. Gary was able to find a firm for us: Evans & Race Co. He was extremely diligent in the back and forth negotiations for our purchasing Evans and Race Co. He was conscientious in obtaining all records we required and answering any questions we had. Thanks to Gary’s help, we did purchase Evans and Race Co. on September 15, 2008.
The sale of our business involved some very difficult and lengthy legal negotiations as we dissolved a partnership. It was very frustrating for us, but our agents, Gary (Van Sistine) and Josh (Phillips), didn’t panic. They kept everything moving forward, always communicating with the buyers and lawyers and accountants from both sides. Without them, we wouldn’t have gotten the deal done. A very professional team.
The sale of my building began as a casual conversation with a customer – Gary Van Sistine – who is a business broker with Creative Business Brokers. Tom commented: I was planning to sell the building in the future, but Gary explained he had two potential buyers now. So one month later we closed the sale…with a full price offer. “I feel like I won the lottery…and I was very pleased with the service!!
We worked with Gary Van Sistine of Creative Business Services. Gary helped us complete all the details and we closed the sale successfully! Also I asked Gary to look for additional units for sale. Thanks, Gary! Good Job!
A& J Mobility owner, John Kupsh, said he was pleased with Creative Business Services broker Gary Van Sistine’s ability to bring the buyer & seller together to work out differences and get a satisfactory transaction completed.
My thanks to Bob Wolter of the Creative Business Services / CBS-Global team for the guidance and process in not only identifying a number of potential buyers, but also the professional expertise and support through the entire process resulting in the sale of Foodmaster Logistics of Wisconsin LLC. Having someone like Bob assisting in presentation of the company, providing realistic methodology of expectations, and strategic steps in addressing issues during negotiations is particularly helpful in reaching a successful conclusion for all parties. I am pleased to have had Bob work with me on this project and proud to have him as a friend.
When I decided to sell my two offices, I called Bob Wolter at Creative Business Services. Bob did a business evaluation and began a marketing campaign. Bob was always available for any questions or concerns. Thanks to Bob, we had a successful outcome.
Bob Wolter remained open, honest, forthright and accessible during the entire commercial real estate acquisition. The duo’s resources, relationships and experience provided an efficient means to glide through the otherwise cumbersome process. Bob and Creative Business Brokers set the bar in the world of commercial real estate. Thank you for all of your efforts and I hope to continue to work with you in the near future.
We would like to thank Bob Wolter for the professional representation they provided for the sale of our property. It took less than five months from the start of the business analysis and marketing to the final sale of our business.
Our real estate transaction was quite challenging due to many unforeseen circumstances that continuously popped up throughout the entire process. However, Bob Wolter were right there by our side the entire way. They were always reassuring us and making us feel comfortable when it seemed like we would never make it through. They handled the process with class and professionalism. We thank them for that. But mostly, we thank them for doing the job they promised us they would – – – sell our business.
I worked with Gary Van Sistine on the purchase of Van’s Bar & Grill in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Gary was professional throughout the process and kept us in line and moving forward. He took the time to understand what we wanted in a small business and matched us with opportunities that met our needs. We talked in depth about the experience my wife and I had and how we would apply it to the business. Gary wanted to make sure this was more than just a sale, he wanted us to be successful and happy.
Our experience with CBS-Global, and specifically Bob Wolter, began in the summer of 2016. Over the course of a few months while we secured the contract for our dream restaurant, our experience with Bob was more than we could have hoped for. He was, at all times, professional, courteous, and expedient. Always returning phone calls and emails promptly, we knew we could rely on Bob for his advice, guidance, and even well-informed opinion throughout the process. Of particular importance was the fact that Bob was very knowledgeable not only in all aspects of what it was we were trying to accomplish, but also of the area in general. It was relatively apparent Bob was familiar with the area, its history, and the relevance of our specific endeavor, which made the entire experience more personal for us. Bob’s professionalism and advocacy were ultimately important in helping us reach our goals. He was always friendly and helpful, and we always felt like he had our best interests at heart. It is our sincere hope that we will be able to work with Bob and CBS-Global again in the near future as we look to establish and maintain a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship. We will absolutely like to work with CBS-Global again and highly recommend their services.
I want to thank you for the outstanding service you personally provided throughout our purchase of the Somerset Inn & Suites. There were many times that we felt that you rose above the call of duty in our behalf. When the time comes to list our property and/or look for another, we will certainly want to retain your services.
As owner of Staffworks Group, I wish to thank Bob Wolter of Creative Business Services for making the acquisition of Nicolet Staffing a smooth transaction. Creative Business Services has specialized in the staffing industry for a number of years and handled this sale in a very professional manner. I would highly recommend Creative Business Services for future mergers or acquisitions.
Working with Bob Wolter on our acquisition of Mark/Ryan Associates was a great experience overall. He was there when I needed him throughout the introductions, negotiations, due diligence and integration planning. We have discussed many potential acquisition prospects over the past 7 years. Bob found the right strategic and cultural fit for us with Mark/Ryan Associates, that further enhances our professional staffing service offerings in the Chicago marketplace and comes with some great new customers and employees.
It has been a pleasure partnering with you in this listing, negotiations, identifying a Buyer, selling and closing the deal!! Thank you for your endless efforts, energy, determination and counsel for the past several months. It’s time to celeb rate! Many thanks.
I have had the pleasure of working with Bob on the sale of my business, The Lull-Abi Inn. Bob did a fantastic job! He brought in a great offer in four months, and closed the deal in five. That’s nine months from listing to sold, and Bob stayed on top of the deal to ensure the issues were worked out for a successful close. If you are looking to sell your business, I highly recommend Bob Wolter.
Congratulations on your closing the sale of Jim’s Cheese Pantry this week. This is an important step in the revival of this sleeping giant in Wisconsin dairy and cutting operation. Convinced that Chip and Steve can and will institute the changes needed for this company to grow and prosper with new services and destinations for Wisconsin dairy. They are already DBIC clients. The new owners from just two meetings have proven they have the skills and determination to succeed. Chip especially understands the challenge. Thank you for your critical role in this transaction and other projects you are leading to strengthen Wisconsin dairy. Relocations remain one of my great interests at DBIC. We are honored to have your organization a DBIC client, and trust together our organizations can bring new life to companies that are stagnant and tired with new leadership that wants to build profitable brands.
I have utilized CBS Global as an acquisition partner and had a fantastic experience. CBS was able to guide my operation through the process and they have sent deals over that are spot on for what we are looking for. The team at CBS is sharp and understands the requirement as well as the process. They strategically helped with the negotiation as well as the legal aspect of the process. I have had a great experience with CBS Global, specifically, M&A Advisor Bob Wolter.
Efficient! Listener! Communicator! Those are the words that I have been using to describe Bob Wolter as our business broker! He did an excellent job of representing and assisting us in the sale of our sister company, Guardian HealthStaff. He listened to what we wanted. Then he found the right buyer and helped us to put the deal together. Because Bob was so efficient, we asked him to find potential acquisitions for us. So far, he has brought us four potentials, with two being strong contenders. We could call you the great communicator because you are constantly communicating and doing so in a timely manner! Please be assured that we will always use Bob’s services when we are in an acquisition or sale mode!
I wish to thank Bob Wolter and the team at Creative Business Services personally and on behalf of Petra Health, LLC for making the sale of Guardian HealthStaff a smooth and successful transaction. We appreciate his experience in the Staffing & HR industries and the way he handled this transition in an extremely supportive and professional manner. We would happily engage Bob’s services again and would highly recommend Creative Business Services for future mergers and acquisitions transactions.
I wish to thank Bob Wolter and Michael Schwantes for making the sale of Freis Distributing a successful transaction. They even went the extra mile in proficiently soliciting more clients for Freis Distributing during the sale process. Bob Wolter has been specializing in the cheese and dairy industries for a number of years and handled the transition in an extremely supportive and professional manner. I would highly recommend Creative Business Services for future mergers and acquisitions transactions.
Creative Business Services was formidable in their meticulous search of a plant for our yogurt operation. Once they found a suitable plant, Bob & Michael were invaluable in their expertise negotiating with the seller, Arla Foods. With their knowledge of the industry, they were keenly instrumental guiding us through the process and we were always confident of their professionalism. Even though Buyer and Seller had to make adjustments, we were able to strike a deal that was acceptable to both parties. Bob and Michael were there every step of the way to make this an exciting, successful acquisition for us.
I’ve used the services of Creative Business Services and worked diligently with Bob Wolter. They have successfully assisted me through a long process with numerous meetings with the city of Sturgeon Bay to satisfy the buyer’s needs and make it a successful close. I am very pleased with the results and have generated 2 more listings for Bob.
It was a pleasure working with Bob on my commercial purchase. Their experience and expertise was very valuable and made the process go smoothly. I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell commercial property.