This Valve Testing and Valve Overhaul Company has been in existence for 35 years. Clients include municipal cities in Minnesota.
State guidelines require this type of valve testing be done every year and overhauls to be done every 5 years. Approximately 300 valves are tested each year. (This will increase as per a new law that will be in effect in 2016.) This business can be run anywhere in Minnesota. Owner works only about 10 weeks out of the year.
This business can easily be grown.
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November 9, 2015 by . Jim Evavold
About Jim Evavold
Jim Evavold has over 25 years experience in Business Ownership and Business Brokerage. He has owned and operated a number of small businesses here in the Twin Cities prior to becoming a Business Broker with Opportunities in Business. Jim has helped small business owners sell their closely held business and/or commercial property very confidentially! His expertise is in Liquor Stores (over 35), Manufacturing, Distribution, Service, Restaurant/Bars, and Retail.
The breadth of his experience has served Jim well as a Broker; he has participated in the sale and purchase of a wide variety of businesses from various industries including manufacturing, wholesale/distribution, retail, food & beverage, technology, service businesses and franchises. Jim attributes his success to his extensive experience in sales and marketing, the ability to analyze financial statements and his awareness of how important confidentiality is when handling sensitive and confidential information. Sellers and Buyers have told Jim they were very happy with his professional and confidential approach to handling all aspects of a business sale - negotiations, buyer qualification, document preparation and marketing strategies. A few of Jim's marketing strategies include creating a professional and confidential marketing package of the business; advertising locally and nationally on several websites and database marketing for potential strategic acquisitions.
Jim also has experience working with landlords (leases) and sales of commercial property. Jim has worked with many banks in the Twin Cities including Wells Fargo, US Bank, Achor Bank, Associated, Stearns, Bremer and M&I. Jim will list businesses in the Twin Cities Metro area as well as greater Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.
Here are some of the Industries Jim has successfully worked with including a few of the Business Names.
National Vent Systems (Service)
Rochford Supply (Wholesale-Distribution)
Ineo Technology –Computer Networking Managed Services (Technology)
Medpac Bags (Manufacturing/Wholesale)
Maddog Pet Food Delivery (Delivery)
Star Trucking (Trucking)
Life Saver Fire Protection (Construction Contracting)
Treasure Light Candles (Manufacturing)
Larsen Telecommunications (Wholesale and Service)
REAC Computer (Tech)
Airmasters HVAC (Sales and Service)
Carters BP Gas Station/Carwash & Commercial Property
Landeys’s RV-Commercial Property
Northwest Campers –Rochester Commercial Property
Osakis Mini-Storage (Misc)
Frontier Gunshop (Retail)
DV Surveillance (Wholesale-Service)
Southside Liquor (Retail)
Dollar District (Retail)
Russells Restaurant (Food and Beverage)
Computer Zone (Tech Wholesale-Service)
Timberland Group (Printing –Manufacturing)
East Side Liquor (St. Paul - Retail)
Litke's Liquor and Property (Onamia - Retail)
Shamrock Liquor (St. Paul - Retail)
Southside Liquor (Shakopee -Retail)
Albertville Liquor (Retail)
Dom's Liquor (Mpls- Retail)
Northland Liquor (Champlin - Retail)
Bayport Liquor (Retail)
Jerrys Wine and Spirits including Property (Retail)
Danneckers Liquor (St. Paul - Retail)
Clocktower Liquor (Andover - Retail)
Liquor Store & More (Hopkins - Retail)
Here are a few examples of what Jim's clients have said:
“Jim did a good job selling both of my liquor stores; Southside Liquors and Hamline Liquors. I would recommend him to other liquor store and small business owners.” (Joe, former owner of Hamline Liquors and Southside Liquors.)
“Jim, I want to thank you for the great job you did helping us sell MedPac Bags, Inc. I appreciate the way you made yourself available, by phone and in person. You listened to our wants and needs and your insight was very helpful and your professionalism and attitude was appreciated.” (Owner of MedPac Bags, Inc., Twin Cities)
"We're so glad we had Jim E. of Opportunities In Business involved in the sale of our liquor store from beginning to end. He dealt with prospective buyers professionally, represented our best interest and made certain all "t"s were crossed and "i"s dotted. He answered all of our questions while guiding the buyer through the paperwork and necessary approvals so that our sale went through correctly and swiftly. I highly recommend him! (Mathew Dunkel -Former Owner of East Side Liquor in St. Paul.)
“We would like to thank you Jim for working with us on the sale of our restaurant. Your attention to details and expertise were greatly appreciated!” (Russell and Lynne Vetsch. Owners of Russell's on the Lake)
“Jim, we want to thank you for the great job you did helping us sell Frontiersman Sports. We appreciate the way you made yourself available, by phone and in person. You listened to our wants and needs and made the process of selling go very smoothly.”
(Doug and Betty Ramstad Owners of the Frontiersman Sports Gun Shop in St. Louis Park)
“Jim, we would like to thank you for all your support and hard work in helping us sell our business. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole process from start to finish. Your professionalism and attitude was appreciated.” (Terry and Corona Wolfe, Owners of Lifesaver Fire Protection located in Plymouth MN)
“Jim Evavold did a great job on handling the Sale of our Business. I would recommend him highly”. (Richard Kohn, Owner of MAS Racing Products, St. Paul MN)
"Looking to get a business and property sold, Jim is your guy! I had a deadline and my request was met. Quick, easy, and no BS. Would recommend and use again for my next sale. (Megan - Former Owner of Litke Liquor and Commercial Property.)
"We want to thank Jim Evavold at Opportunities in Business, for all the hard work he did selling our business. Great Job Jim!" (Jennifer Former owner of National Vent Systems.)
"Jim worked constantly with potential buyers till we sold the business. I don't think we could have sold our company with out Jim Evavold and OIBMN" (Bob Kaufmann - Former owner of Kaufmann Enterprises - Commercial Lawn and Snow Removal)