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Cole & Company, Inc.

License Number: ER.100000425

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Fax: 866-627-0407

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Po Box 2943,
Durango, Colorado 81302 (View Map)

About the Company

Cole & Company, Inc. is a professional business brokerage and appraisal firm working with privately held companies wishing to obtain maximum value for their business operations. We represent Sellers in Western Colorado and NW New Mexico and Buyers nationwide. Our niche markets are “main street” businesses and individual and financial Buyers who buy and sell businesses with earnings from $100,000 to $10,000,000. We are experienced, ethical and discreet in our representations. When experience matters, call us for a free, confidential consultation. 970-335-9660.

Broker Biography

Charlie Cole (970) 335-9660

Introduction

Charlie Cole is a mergers, acquisition and valuation specialist with a diversity of experience in the private, closely held business arena. Having worked in large corporate environments, but primarily in small and family owned businesses, Charlie has a comprehensive business background spanning over 30 years, which includes experience in startups as well as established entities. Charlie spent a large portion of his career as President of manufacturing and service firms and served on the boards of both state and nationally chartered banks. His experience comes from direct hands-on management, ownership, valuation and transfer of small to mid-size companies.

As founder and President of Cole & Company, Inc., a Durango Colorado firm that offers business intermediary services, business valuations and machinery & equipment appraisals; Charlie has consulted, valued and transferred ownership of manufacturing, service, medical, agricultural, retail, distribution and professional practice firms throughout the United States. Charlie has been awarded several prestigious designations including; “CBI” by the International Business Brokers Association, “BCA” by the International Society of Business Appraisers and CMEA by the NEBB Institute. These designations are held by a select group of individuals located throughout the U.S. and around the world offering business valuation and transfer expertise to Entrepreneurs, Lenders, Attorneys, CPA’s, Governmental Agency’s and Business Buyers and Sellers. Charlie supports entrepreneurial clients throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah with national and international business brokerage and appraisal services.

Services Provided

Business Brokerage
Business Appraisals
Machinery & Equipment Appraisals

Areas Served

  • La Plata, CO
  • San Juan, NM
  • Montezuma, CO
  • Montrose, CO
  • Archuleta, CO
  • Licensed In

    • Colorado
    • ER.100000425

    Professional Affiliations

    Certifications and Designations:

    CBI-Certified Business Intermediary, BCA-Business Certified Appraiser, CMEA-Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser, CSBA-Certified Senior Business Analyst, CRB, Real Estate Broker.

    Affiliations:
    International Business Brokers Association, International Society of Business Appraisers, Institute of Certified Business Counselors, National Equipment & Business Builders Institute, Brokers Network Group, National Association of Realtors, Durango Chamber of Commerce, Far

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    Charlie Cole is a mergers, acquisition and valuation specialist with a diversity of experience in the private, closely held business arena. Having worked in large corporate environments, but primarily in small and family owned businesses, Charlie has a comprehensive business background spanning over 30 years, which includes experience in startups as well as established entities. Charlie spent a large portion of his career as President of manufacturing and service firms and served on the boards of both state and nationally chartered banks. His experience comes from direct hands-on management, ownership, valuation and transfer of small to mid-size companies. As founder and President of Cole & Company, Inc., a Durango Colorado firm that offers business intermediary services, business valuations and machinery & equipment appraisals; Charlie has consulted, valued and transferred ownership of manufacturing, service, medical, agricultural, retail, distribution and professional practice firms throughout the United States. Charlie has been awarded several prestigious designations including; “CBI” by the International Business Brokers Association, “BCA” by the International Society of Business Appraisers and CMEA by the NEBB Institute. These designations are held by a select group of individuals located throughout the U.S. and around the world offering business valuation and transfer expertise to Entrepreneurs, Lenders, Attorneys, CPA’s, Governmental Agency’s and Business Buyers and Sellers. Charlie supports entrepreneurial clients throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah with national and international business brokerage and appraisal services.

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