Testimonials

How fortunate we have been to choose Murphy Business & Financial for the sale of our Company

Posted by Renate Meier - Owner, Peter Meier Inc. on

How fortunate we have been to choose Murphy Business & Financial for the sale of our Company. Ron Buck is knowledgeable, very professional and has done excellent work on all levels during this Business Transition. It exceeded by far our Expectations. I only can highly recommend this Company to anyone. From the beginning of the Transaction to the Ending it was done in a perfect, correct manner!

Ron was successful in completing this transaction in a short period of time

Posted by Peter Funder - President, Funder America; Trustee, Peter Meier Inc. on

We selected Murphy and Ron Buck to represent our company in the process to find a buyer for our company. Ron was successful in completing this transaction in a short period of time. During the sales transaction time Ron represented our company and its owners to their very best interest. His negotiation skills and experience resulted in a higher sales prices than expected. I can highly recommend Ron and Murphy if you are thinking of selling your company. He was fair and straight forward, so we always knew where we stood in this process.

Ron Buck just completed a multi-year marathon sale of our business

Posted by Steve Jones - Former President-Keystone Products, Inc. on

Ron Buck just completed a multi-year marathon sale of our business. His knowledge, professionalism, and patience, is unequaled. Ron was able to bring us many possible buyers and it was really difficult to turn down offers and keep pushing for the best deal possible. We have now accomplished what we set out to do, and we really appreciate the work Ron has done with us. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to sell or buy a business.

Your business knowledge and direction during this stressful time helped me through the many difficult decisions

Posted by Doug Gailor - Prior owner / President of Steele Creek Tire & Service Center on

Your hard work and professionalism during the sale of Steele Creek Tire & Service has been sincerely appreciated. Your business knowledge and direction during this stressful time helped me through the many difficult decisions that are necessary to complete a successful sale. It has been a pleasure to work with you.

There is just no substitute for experience in the world of business finance

Posted by Robert Pipia - President, Steele Creek Tire & Service Center on

There is just no substitute for experience in the world of business finance. I highly recommend Ron not only for his expertise, but also for his innate ability to keep the deal moving. His attention to detail combined with his calm assertive demeanor is a rare find these days.

If you are in the process of buying or selling a business the Ron Buck is the man you want on your side of the table.

Ron is professional, knowledgeable, and was extremely helpful in helping us pull together a rather complex SBA 7a loan

Posted by Jennifer King - SBA Business Development on

Ron is professional, knowledgeable, and was extremely helpful in helping us pull together a rather complex SBA 7a loan for acquisition of an established business in the Hickory, NC area. A business evaluation was required and Ron really demonstrated his expertise by understanding and knowing the financials of the business he was representing during that SBA required process.

I would certainly welcome the opportunity to work with Ron again!

If I hadn’t had him, I wouldn’t have known how to go about selling my business

Posted by John Mallard - President, Southern Additions on

I just sold my business. I used Ron Buck. I had a difficult time choosing whom to use as a business broker. I’m so glad that I chose Ron. He got me a lot more money than I ever thought I would be able to get for my business. If I hadn’t had him, I wouldn’t have known how to go about selling my business. He held my hand throughout. He was fantastic!

I appreciate the relationship, it is always a pleasure working with you

Posted by Rob Haislip - VP Franchise Services – Archadeck on

Congratulations!

The deal would not have happened without your assistance to both parties, I know they are both extremely grateful. I wanted to extend my thanks as well. You helped structure a great transaction for John and you brought us a great operator in Greg, just like you did with the previous transaction that you put together. I appreciate the relationship, it is always a pleasure working with you.

Congratulations again and well done.

We feel he is a man of high integrity and would highly recommend him to anyone

Posted by Meg Marion - President at MSM Franchise Consulting, Inc. on

Ron introduced my husband and I to two businesses that were for re-sale. Ron listened to what is important to us before suggesting the businesses. Throughout our exploration, Ron was not at all pushy or too “salesy”. We really enjoyed Ron’s professionalism, intelligence and personality. We feel he is a man of high integrity and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for business re-sales and/or start up franchises.

For anyone desiring to sell a business, Ron Buck is my broker of choice

Posted by Barbara Reece on

I entered the possibility of selling my business with disquiet due to a previous, less than desirable, seller/broker interaction.  From the beginning, things were different with Ron. He did not pretend to know everything about my business; he invested the time, energy and resources to learn what I did, how I did it, and details about each type of service offered. Once meeting with potential buyers began, Ron was realistic in his expectations of potential buyers and explained that the first interested person may not always be the buyer or the best buyer.  Not really what I wanted to hear, but as time went on, I greatly appreciated Ron’s willingness to go the extra mile not just find a buyer, but find the right buyer/seller combination. Ron totally understands that selling a business can be a time of emotional ups and downs as one struggles to get beyond due diligence, etc. while running the business.

He always gave me realistic expectations, came through, just at the right time, with words of encouragement including periodic e-mails saying “We are almost there”.

While Ron was articulate and well-organized, his keen analytic prowess paired with enthusiasm, patience, and determination resulted in closing a difficult deal. Those words, “Congratulations, you’ve sold your business” were music to my ears!  To date, Ron’s support continues, with his willingness to answer belated questions and give reassurance.  For anyone desiring to sell a business, Ron Buck is my broker of choice.

Ron Buck clearly understands that the needs of the buyer and the seller must be met to conclude in a successful deal

Posted by Sonja Murray - President at STEM Eduservices, Inc. on

I entered this process a seasoned professional, but admittedly new to “buying a business”. I could not have been more pleased with the approach of Ron Buck to brokering this deal. Ron answered my questions when I had them, sent me information when I needed it, but through it all allowed me to make my own decisions without undo pressure. Ron Buck clearly understands that the needs of the buyer and the seller must be met to conclude in a successful deal. I would highly recommend Ron Buck.

Ron was a pleasure to work with during a recent acquisition.

Posted by Bradley Smart, CIC - President, Prolifiscapes on

Ron was a pleasure to work with during a recent acquisition. Not only was he very responsive to my questions, he suggested viable options when needed and shared his many industry contacts that proved to be extremely valuable. I would recommend Ron to anyone who seeks an honest and trustworthy intermediary to help navigate the often unclear waters of business transactions.

Ron was by far the right choice for brokering my business sale

Posted by Phillip Hanks - New Light Financial, LLC on

Ron was by far the right choice for brokering my business sale. He is very analytical. Therefore, I knew our pricing was fair to myself and potential buyers. His intense search for details meant a solid deal without lacking information or items potentially falling through the cracks, thereby increasing the odds of a successful deal. Ron brought the deal together in about half the time anticipated and the buyer was perfect to take on the company. I couldn’t be more pleased with Ron’s performance. I highly recommend him.

Ron handled the entire process with the highest professionalism

Posted by Cynthia Tessien - Reznick Group Faculty Fellow and Professor of Practice at Wake Forest University School of Business on

My husband Bill and I considered and then purchased a business where Ron was assisting the seller in the transaction. All business combinations are unique and sensitive in their own way, and this one was no exception. Ron handled the entire process with the highest professionalism. In addition, he brought creativity to bear as we worked through a transaction that would benefit everyone. We were very impressed with him and would definitely contact him if we were ever interested in selling a business.

We are thrilled with our decision to step into the learning community that is A Step Ahead Academic Centers and believe that Ron represented the seller’s interests appropriately and well, while providing guidance and insight to us that continues to ring true as we have begun operating the business ourselves.

Overall, we think Ron is top-notch at his work and we recommend him highly.

I was fortunate to be referred to Ron Buck by a friend who had great success buying a business with Ron’s guidance

Posted by Cathleen Killeen Pittman - Beginning Teacher Evaluator, Davidson County Schools on

After founding A Step Ahead Academic Center in 2006 and leading the center for seven years, I made the decision last fall to seek an educator to take over leadership of the center. I was fortunate to be referred to Ron Buck by a friend who had great success buying a business with Ron’s guidance. Ron was a driving force behind the successful sale of my business.

As the founder of a tutoring center serving students with learning differences, it was imperative to me that the new owner have a passion for impacting the lives of children. It became evident that Ron not only cared about finding a buyer but he was committed to finding the RIGHT buyer. He moved beyond the “numbers” of the business and learned about the culture of the center. He learned about what drove the success of the business. He learned about the expertise of the faculty and the needs of the students.

Ron exceeded all expectations in terms of communication, professionalism, confidentiality, expertise, and attention to detail. Selling a business that I view as my life’s work was at times an emotional process, and Ron served as an excellent sounding board as critical decisions were made. I highly recommend Ron Buck to anyone interested in acquiring or selling a business.

Throughout this process, Ron was the consummate professional

Posted by Ron Kingsley - Owner of Lake County Appeal on

I considered buying a business that Ron’s client was selling through Murphy Business and Financial Corporation. Throughout this process, Ron was the consummate professional. He wrote a very well thought-out memorandum on his client’s business. Even more impressive, he responded to all of my (and my wife’s) detailed questions about the business as if it were his own business. As a result, if I were trying to sell a business, I would certainly utilize Ron’s services.

We would have not completed this deal without your help

Posted by Michael Stock - Owner at Servpro of Iredell County on

Ron, thanks for your all your time and expertise in leading the acquisition of the Servpro franchise for me. Throughout the entire process you set clear expectations and kept all parties on track. We would have not completed this deal without your help.

I look forward in working with you when I purchase my next Servpro franchise.

We were extremely impressed with him and his understanding of the businesses he represents

Posted by Scott Dyer - Partner at Tower Heights Ventures on

Ron is thoroughly knowledgeable about all aspects of buying/selling businesses. We were extremely impressed with him and his understanding of the businesses he represents. He is an excellent resource and if you opportunities to work with Ron… Do.