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Michael J. Schwantes

Creative Business Services

License Number: 23020-090

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Fax: 920-432-5456

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319 N. Broadway,
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303 (View Map)

About the Company

Full Service Brokerage – Business Brokerage, Mergers & Acquisitions, Consulting
Founded in 1979

Broker Biography

Michael J. Schwantes (920) 432-1166

Introduction

Principal, Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI) and Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), founded Creative Business Services in 1979. Prior to founding Creative, Schwantes successfully owned and operated five restaurants. Schwantes has also developed commercial projects including two condo hotels. With his background in sales and consulting, as well as on-going post-graduate development, Schwantes delivers experience-based expert advice in the brokerage industry. His areas of expertise include real estate investment, conversions, 1031 Starker Exchanges, taxation, and commercial property development. His specific areas of specialization are mergers and acquisitions with hotels, timber and sawmill companies, and specialized manufacturing/distribution firms. Careful consideration of all essential components in a successful transition enables Schwantes to deliver superior results to his clients. "I am surrounded by a cast of talented associates with an extraordinary desire for assisting buyers and sellers in the achievement of their professional goals in areas such as acquisition, divestiture, transition and retirement." Schwantes continues to attend industry conferences and is a member of the International Business Broker Association (IBBA) and M&A Source. He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin - Stout and enjoys spending time traveling as well as with friends and family. Mike also enjoys spending time with his loyal companion dog Caesar.

Services Provided

Precisely aligning the needs, wants & capabilities of business buyers & sellers is the most important factor in the successful purchase & sale of a business; accurate alignment is the primary "deal closing accelerator".

Areas Served

  • Brown, WI
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Door, WI
  • Oconto, WI
  • Manitowoc, WI
  • Licensed In

    • Wisconsin
    • 23020-090

    Business For Sale Listings

    $135,000
    Wisconsin 
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    Trendy Niche Franchise Publication

    This magazine, with a total annual readership of over 150,000, is extremely well-received and recognized as the #1 magazine catering to its market in Wisconsin and has been an influential voice by keeping focused and passionate about its market.After celebrating its 5th anniversary the publication is proud to report that 85% of their advertisers are repeat advertisers. With rights to 5 counties in Wisconsin, the magazine has just scratched the surface of its potential. In addition to print, it enjoys a great web presence and there is even a free app available on iTunes if a customer prefers digital copy.This magazine is very unique because it is part of a family of franchise magazines that More info

    $595,000
    Sister Bay, WI  Agent: Bob Wolter
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    Pizza Restaurant - Voted Best Pizza in Door County

    Joe Jo’s Pizza & Gelato is located on Highway 42 on the north end of Ephraim in Door County, WI. Joe Jo’s Pizza & Gelato has been in business since 2007 and has been voted as the best Pizza in Door County for many years, not to mention their delicious Gelato. Joe Jo’s has developed a strong following through the years and has been recognized by Trip Advisor for outstanding service numerous times. Now that Ephraim is no longer a “dry township” a beer & wine license has helped sales. The pizza restaurant is in excellent condition, has cathedral ceilings with about 3,000 sq ft of space on the main floor with an additional 400 sq ft upstairs, which could be used for storage or a studio More info

    $500,000
    Stevens Point, WI  Agent: Gary VanSistine
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    Central WI Landscaping & Excavating Company

    Tony’s Landscaping & Excavating, located in Stevens Point, WI, has been a family owned business for 35 years. From moving a grandmother’s rose bush to complete lawn installation, Tony’s provides both residential and commercial services in Stevens Point and the surrounding areas.The company offers lawn installation, irrigation installation and hard scape installation, along with excavating, and snow plowing/removal. Tony’s has maintained a loyal customer base throughout its 35 years. Many of its customers have been with the company since it began in 1983, having lawns installed on first, second and third homes.The day to day phone calls, scheduling, yard sales and general questions are More info

    $950,000
    Cato, WI  Agent: John Foster
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    18 Hole Country Club on 262 Acres!

    Formerly known as Branch River Country Club, The Golf Course at Branch River is recognized as the finest golf course in Manitowoc County. Now open to the public, a rare opportunity exists to own the 18-hole, par 72 golf course, golf shop, and clubhouse. Golf participation is consistently strong, averaging nearly 18,000 rounds annually over the past three years. There are approximately 115 active members generating over $110,000 in membership revenue on an annual basis.The golf course itself offers five sets of tees for all talent levels to enjoy, manicured greens, and well-groomed fairways. The course sits on 206 of the total 260.4 acres being offered. The practice golf facilities consist of More info

    $199,000
    Brown Co., WI  Agent: Josh Phillips
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    Green Bay Area 6-Bay Auto Repair Business

    This auto repair business, with alignment services, is located in North East WI and serves a geographical area of over 30,000 neighborhood vehicles, not including all the corporate and fleet maintenance customers.Seller is willing to transition to a new owner and provide support for new operator. Reason for sale, seller is retiring after a long successful career. More info

    $1,295,000
    Sheboygan, WI  Agent: John Foster
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    Wildly Popular Iconic Mexican Restaurant

    El Camino Mexican Restaurant is one of the top grossing, most well-known Mexican restaurants in Eastern Wisconsin. With over 8,000 square feet, the restaurant features a popular and colorful bar and seating for over 320 patrons. This business has excellent real estate, authentic recipes, and a modern well-kept kitchen.With outstanding real estate, a great reputation and superior cash flow, this restaurant is one of the best opportunities for a buyer looking for a larger restaurant. Interested parties must sign a confidentiality agreement and prove they are financially qualified. More info

    $675,000
    Ellison Bay, WI  Agent: Bob Wolter
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    Mink River Basin – Price Reduced!

    Mink River Basin has been a family-owned operation since 2000. Open year round, it is Door County’s premier casual dining destination. Located on 1.24 acres in Ellison Bay, this well kept 5,500-square foot facility has a full bar, a game room with a pool table and gaming machines, and seating for up to 80 people in the main dining room. There is a 700-square foot deck, adjacent to the dining room, for outdoor dining during the warmer months. In addition to casual dining, the facility’s 100-person banquet room is ideal for private parties, business meetings and weddings.A unique combination of local charm, casual atmosphere and a warm friendly ambience keep the clientele coming back. Mink More info

    $1,850,000
    Wisconsin 
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    Patented Waste Processing Machinery Manufacturer

    This offering is for a leading manufacturer of a waste processing product line with the focus of power for processing and recycling materials including concrete, asphalt, light metal, wood, green waste, construction & demolition materials and solid landfill materials. The Company offers cutting-edge engineering and utilizes precision manufacturing techniques and processes. It has a team of employees with over 100 years combined experience of engineering and product development. The Company is committed to quality manufacturing and providing top notch service and support to its customers. More info

    $545,000
    Wisconsin  Agent: Mike Van
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    Notable Garage Door Install & Service Co.

    For nearly 50 years, this premier garage door company has delivered reliable installation, repair and service of commercial and residential garage doors, operators and openers at great rates. The company has built a solid reputation, throughout Northeast, Wisconsin and the surrounding area, for being professional, knowledgeable and dedicated to customer satisfaction. The company carries an inventory of various stock doors, springs, operators and other various parts which allows a shorter lead time when time is an important concern to the customer. The company is family owned and operated. So, while large enough to handle all its customers’ needs, it still operates based on family More info

    $135,000
    Wisconsin  Agent: Bob Wolter
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    Quality Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Company

    Well-established custom cabinetry and refacing company with over 38 years of experience in design and installation. This company is located on a main thoroughfare with a daily traffic count of 18,300. This busy location gives it a huge advantage for product exposure.80% of their annual sales come from customer referrals with annual sales reaching nearly $500,000 annually. This is a great opportunity to step right into a fully operating business with established contracts reaching out 3 to 4 months, creating a continuous cash flow for any new owner.There is plenty of room for expansion for an aggressive new owner. More info

    $400,000
    United States  Agent: Ryan Pankratz
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    Upscale Children’s Clothing Mfg/Dist Co

    For more than a decade this Midwest children’s clothing manufacturer and wholesale distributor has cemented its name on runways, in magazines, and in households. The designs and processes are handcrafted and stitched with the finest Peruvian cotton for the highest quality product. More info

    $1,350,000
    Wisconsin  Agent: Bob Wolter
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    National Dairy Wholesaler

    This dairy wholesale company is a one stop shop for all dairy products. Its customer base comprises the small to middle size food companies looking for quality, service and performance. The company offers private label retail, deli and foodservice packaging as well as its own deli and foodservice products. More info

    $1,250,000
    Cash Flow: $225,000 
    Door Co., WI  Agent: Bob Wolter
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    Prominent Door County Restaurant

    In business for nearly 100 years, this celebrated supper club has remained very popular throughout the years featuring great food and a nightly happy hour.Conveniently located on major thoroughfare, this 6,350- square foot facility sits on a 1.37-acre parcel. The bar and lounge can seat up to 65 guests and the dining rooms can seat up to 158.This is a great opportunity for an experienced restaurateur to take advantage of the strong business model and take it to the next level. Given the size of the parcels, expanding the facility is a great option and the vacant parcel has two laterals for development. More info

    $400,000
    Green Bay, WI  Agent: Gary VanSistine
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    Well-Positioned Country Store & Gas Station

    Stopping at the two-story, gray block building on the corner of Hwy 29 and County T in the town of Poland, Wisconsin, you might think you’re looking at an old time country store. Built in the 1930’s, the building at various times was a grocery store, a post office, and a hardware store for the large rural area. Today, the Little General Gas Plus is a bustling convenience store inside a historic structure that also boasts four gas and diesel pumps.Location really does count! And this intersection is well-traveled, with Hwy 29 running from the western side of the state, through Green Bay to Kewaunee on Lake Michigan’s shore; County Hwy T running south to Manitowoc County and north to Hwy 57 More info

    $800,000
    Cash Flow: $150,000 
    Wisconsin  Agent: Darren Harrington
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    Fast Growth Tech Franchise-4 Established WI Stores

    This business fixes cracked screens, broken ports, buttons, dead batteries etc., on all types of personal electronic devices. It can economically help customers get their devices working again and back on the road just in time. A seemingly never-ending consumer demand, yet a perfect market for a business owner to choose!This is a great opportunity to be part of a proven business model with a solid cash on cash return on investment and over 500 stores open across the USA and Canada. More info

    $349,000
    Manitowoc, WI  Agent: John Foster
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    Solid DQ Franchise Opportunity

    This is a fantastic opportunity to own a profitable Dairy Queen store. Located in one of Wisconsin’s top 25 largest metropolitan areas, this restaurant is on a controlled intersection with over 20,000 cars per day passing by it. There are some DQ mandated updates required for a new owner but these have been reflected in the purchase price. Dairy Queen is ranked as a “top 10 franchise” by Entrepreneur Magazine in its category and this store lives up to that notoriety. The recent addition of Orange Julius, DQ Bakes, on-line cake ordering and the DQ mobile app have all enhanced revenues and opportunities for a new owner! This is a great business to be run either actively or absently.  More info

    $275,000
    Shawano, WI  Agent: Mary Lou VanDeusen
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    Popular Shawano Lake Restaurant

    The Spinning Wheel has been family owned, for over 40 years, and is located off the west shore of Shawano Lake, which is one of north central Wisconsin’s most beautiful and recreated lakes. With close access to the public boat landing and the City of Shawano just five minutes north with its population of 9,000+. This great restaurant is in a recreational area that offers snowmobile trails, fishing and boating access, local entertainment and close access to the casino!Situated on just over half of an acre lot, this 2,486 square foot facility has seating available in the dining room of 65 and the pub for 23. This restaurant also offers ample parking for over 50 cars and is handicap More info

    $469,000
    Cash Flow: $99,000 
    Ironwood, MI  Agent: John Foster
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    Top Rated Motel in Michigan’s UP Includes 2 Homes!

    This is an unbelievable opportunity to own one of the top motels in this beautiful resort community. Indianhead Motel features 25 rooms with various bed configurations. A small owner’s quarters featuring a kitchen, living room and bedroom is also part of the motel. But wait there's more… This opportunity also has two homes that are included in the price. Both the homes sleep around ten people comfortably. One home is a three-bedroom, 1.75-bath and the other home is a four-bedroom, 1.75-bath. Both homes are in good condition and have been well maintained. The motel, along with the two homes, sits on approximately 2.67 acres of land and is properly priced so don't let this opportunity More info

    $825,000
    Egg Harbor, WI  Agent: Bob Wolter
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    BP Branded C-Store & Gas Station on State Hwy

    Mueller’s Mini Mart is a BP branded convenience store located in the heart of the Village of Egg Harbor directly on State Highway 42. This is the only convenience store within a seven mile radius of Egg Harbor.Built in 1988, the 925-square foot convenience store and five-pump fueling station are situated on just under an acre. The fueling station, with one diesel and four gasoline pumps, sits under a modern and well-lit 50’ x 30’ canopy. The gasoline pumps were just installed in 2016.There is ample room to expand the c-store by 900-1,200 square feet to increase the variety of in-store products.A new business owner will enjoy not only the revenue from the business but also rental income from More info

    $200,000
    Whitelaw, WI  Agent: Mary Lou VanDeusen
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    Whitelaw’s Busiest Restaurant/Banquet Hall

    Locally owned since 1995, this historic restaurant and banquet hall, The Gill's Bar & Grill LLC, is located on Hwy 10 in Whitelaw near the larger communities of Manitowoc, Two Rivers and Brillion and only minutes off of Interstate 43.This 4,513 square foot facility, situated on just under an acre, has been enjoyed by local patrons and destination travelers. Noted for its great service, home cooking, friendly owners and staff, the hall, with stage, was previously historical St. Michael Catholic Church brought to the restaurant in 1908. The upper part of this facility was once the Whitelaw Hotel. This turn-key, handicap accessible, restaurant is ideal for an ambitious couple to begin their More info

    $17,000,000
    Wisconsin  Agent: Darren Harrington
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    Large 3PL Whse. / Full Service - High Profit

    This Company has been providing affordable storage and distribution solutions to a broad range of business needs for over 40 years. The Company provides distribution solutions for companies from around the world with innovative planning, strategic positioning, and timely application of its customers’ business plans.Extremely well-positioned location in Wisconsin with spacious climate-controlled facilities. Situated on nearly 12 acres with room for expansion. More info

    $255,000
    Valders, WI  Agent: John Foster
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    Renowned Supper Club w/Banquet Hall & Living Qtrs

    Located in the heart of Valders, a short commute from larger markets such as Manitowoc and Two Rivers, is The Willows Supper Club. Built in 1897 and situated on .41 acres, this 8,318-square foot facility was substantially renovated between 1994 and 1997. The facility’s unique and welcoming bar is a place for everyone to mingle before moving into the adjoining diningroom which seats up to 60 or the banquet hall that can accommodate parties up to 300. Formerly known as C.C. Willows, this restaurant has hosted many anniversary parties for couples who met and/or married at this very same location.The heart of this operation is the large, modern and well-maintained kitchen that adjoins both the More info

    $615,000
    Wisconsin  Agent: Ryan Pankratz
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    Chic NE WI Full Service Salon & Spa

    This tasteful salon & spa has been designed to excite all of its clients’ senses and take them on a path to wellness. Its handpicked staff members are all highly skilled to deliver to its valued guests a spa experience that is unique and unforgettable. Services offered include, hair styling, manicures and pedicures, in addition to an array of spa services.The owned facility is perfectly situated on a 7,589-square foot parcel in a high traffic location near banks, a school and other retail venues, with adequate space for off-street parking. Built in 2013, the 3,701-square foot facility includes numerous hair and shampoo stations, a steam shower, manicure & pedicure stations. There is a front More info

    $389,000
    Cato, WI  Agent: John Foster
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    Spacious Country Club Restaurant & Bar

    The clubhouse is waiting for your expertise and personal touch in running the fully equipped bar and restaurant operation. The Golf Course at Branch River attracts golfers and non-golfers to utilize the clubhouse facility which is an extraordinary venue for special events - from social galas to weddings, golf outings, cocktail receptions and corporate parties. The “Hidden Gem” of Manitowoc County is ideal for gatherings from 8 to 150 guests in the beautiful banquet/dining room. A party/wedding tent can be situated on the large concrete patio overlooking the picturesque golf course which allows up to 275 guests for sit-down events, or up to 400 for cocktail parties.The spacious and inviting More info

    $1,495,000
    Door Co., WI 
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    Charming Door County Getaway Opportunity

    This charming Door County getaway is situated on 2.46 acres with approximately 267 feet of waterfront and 286 feet of highway frontage. The sandy beach, the cottages, suites and motel rooms give their guests sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the real world.This facility offers travelers everything they need to relax and enjoy a wonderful vacation, weekend getaway or honeymoon in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin. This property consists of a 19-room motel with a bar and restaurant, owner’s quarters, and four cottages that include an additional five rental units. Each of the five units includes a kitchen with full-size refrigerator, pots, pans, dishes, silverware, small appliances, More info

    $7,250,000
    United States  Agent: Mike Van
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    Refrigerated Goods Transportation Business

    This is an exciting acquisition opportunity for a specialty trucking company that provides climate-controlled transportation for major firms in the food industry. The company has a well-maintained fleet of trucks and trailers with the majority of its trucks 3 years old or newer. The Company enjoys an excellent reputation within the frozen food industry for providing consistent, dependable refrigerated delivery service at competitive pricing with an outstanding safety and performance record.Operating in the “constant and stable” demand environment of the food industry, this established carrier represents an exceptional opportunity.Highlights:The business satisfies an essential special More info

    John Foster Serving Manitowoc County, WI

    Principal, Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI) and Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), founded Creative Business Services in 1979. Prior to founding Creative, Schwantes successfully owned and operated five restaurants. Schwantes has also developed commercial projects including two condo hotels. With his background in sales and consulting, as well as on-going post-graduate development, Schwantes delivers experience-based expert advice in the brokerage industry. His areas of expertise include real estate investment, conversions, 1031 Starker Exchanges, taxation, and commercial property development. His specific areas of specialization are mergers and acquisitions with hotels, timber and sawmill companies, and specialized manufacturing/distribution firms. Careful consideration of all essential components in a successful transition enables Schwantes to deliver superior results to his clients. "I am surrounded by a cast of talented associates with an extraordinary desire for assisting buyers and sellers in the achievement of their professional goals in areas such as acquisition, divestiture, transition and retirement." Schwantes continues to attend industry conferences and is a member of the International Business Broker Association (IBBA) and M&A Source. He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin - Stout and enjoys spending time traveling as well as with friends and family. Mike also enjoys spending time with his loyal companion dog Caesar.

    Bob Wolter Serving Brown County, WI

    Principal, Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI) and Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), founded Creative Business Services in 1979. Prior to founding Creative, Schwantes successfully owned and operated five restaurants. Schwantes has also developed commercial projects including two condo hotels. With his background in sales and consulting, as well as on-going post-graduate development, Schwantes delivers experience-based expert advice in the brokerage industry. His areas of expertise include real estate investment, conversions, 1031 Starker Exchanges, taxation, and commercial property development. His specific areas of specialization are mergers and acquisitions with hotels, timber and sawmill companies, and specialized manufacturing/distribution firms. Careful consideration of all essential components in a successful transition enables Schwantes to deliver superior results to his clients. "I am surrounded by a cast of talented associates with an extraordinary desire for assisting buyers and sellers in the achievement of their professional goals in areas such as acquisition, divestiture, transition and retirement." Schwantes continues to attend industry conferences and is a member of the International Business Broker Association (IBBA) and M&A Source. He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin - Stout and enjoys spending time traveling as well as with friends and family. Mike also enjoys spending time with his loyal companion dog Caesar.

    Mike Van Serving Brown County, WI

    Principal, Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI) and Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), founded Creative Business Services in 1979. Prior to founding Creative, Schwantes successfully owned and operated five restaurants. Schwantes has also developed commercial projects including two condo hotels. With his background in sales and consulting, as well as on-going post-graduate development, Schwantes delivers experience-based expert advice in the brokerage industry. His areas of expertise include real estate investment, conversions, 1031 Starker Exchanges, taxation, and commercial property development. His specific areas of specialization are mergers and acquisitions with hotels, timber and sawmill companies, and specialized manufacturing/distribution firms. Careful consideration of all essential components in a successful transition enables Schwantes to deliver superior results to his clients. "I am surrounded by a cast of talented associates with an extraordinary desire for assisting buyers and sellers in the achievement of their professional goals in areas such as acquisition, divestiture, transition and retirement." Schwantes continues to attend industry conferences and is a member of the International Business Broker Association (IBBA) and M&A Source. He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin - Stout and enjoys spending time traveling as well as with friends and family. Mike also enjoys spending time with his loyal companion dog Caesar.

    Josh Phillips Serving Brown County, WI

    Principal, Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI) and Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), founded Creative Business Services in 1979. Prior to founding Creative, Schwantes successfully owned and operated five restaurants. Schwantes has also developed commercial projects including two condo hotels. With his background in sales and consulting, as well as on-going post-graduate development, Schwantes delivers experience-based expert advice in the brokerage industry. His areas of expertise include real estate investment, conversions, 1031 Starker Exchanges, taxation, and commercial property development. His specific areas of specialization are mergers and acquisitions with hotels, timber and sawmill companies, and specialized manufacturing/distribution firms. Careful consideration of all essential components in a successful transition enables Schwantes to deliver superior results to his clients. "I am surrounded by a cast of talented associates with an extraordinary desire for assisting buyers and sellers in the achievement of their professional goals in areas such as acquisition, divestiture, transition and retirement." Schwantes continues to attend industry conferences and is a member of the International Business Broker Association (IBBA) and M&A Source. He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin - Stout and enjoys spending time traveling as well as with friends and family. Mike also enjoys spending time with his loyal companion dog Caesar.

    Ryan Pankratz Serving Brown County, WI

    Principal, Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI) and Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), founded Creative Business Services in 1979. Prior to founding Creative, Schwantes successfully owned and operated five restaurants. Schwantes has also developed commercial projects including two condo hotels. With his background in sales and consulting, as well as on-going post-graduate development, Schwantes delivers experience-based expert advice in the brokerage industry. His areas of expertise include real estate investment, conversions, 1031 Starker Exchanges, taxation, and commercial property development. His specific areas of specialization are mergers and acquisitions with hotels, timber and sawmill companies, and specialized manufacturing/distribution firms. Careful consideration of all essential components in a successful transition enables Schwantes to deliver superior results to his clients. "I am surrounded by a cast of talented associates with an extraordinary desire for assisting buyers and sellers in the achievement of their professional goals in areas such as acquisition, divestiture, transition and retirement." Schwantes continues to attend industry conferences and is a member of the International Business Broker Association (IBBA) and M&A Source. He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin - Stout and enjoys spending time traveling as well as with friends and family. Mike also enjoys spending time with his loyal companion dog Caesar.

    Mary Lou VanDeusen Serving Brown County, WI

    Principal, Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI) and Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), founded Creative Business Services in 1979. Prior to founding Creative, Schwantes successfully owned and operated five restaurants. Schwantes has also developed commercial projects including two condo hotels. With his background in sales and consulting, as well as on-going post-graduate development, Schwantes delivers experience-based expert advice in the brokerage industry. His areas of expertise include real estate investment, conversions, 1031 Starker Exchanges, taxation, and commercial property development. His specific areas of specialization are mergers and acquisitions with hotels, timber and sawmill companies, and specialized manufacturing/distribution firms. Careful consideration of all essential components in a successful transition enables Schwantes to deliver superior results to his clients. "I am surrounded by a cast of talented associates with an extraordinary desire for assisting buyers and sellers in the achievement of their professional goals in areas such as acquisition, divestiture, transition and retirement." Schwantes continues to attend industry conferences and is a member of the International Business Broker Association (IBBA) and M&A Source. He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin - Stout and enjoys spending time traveling as well as with friends and family. Mike also enjoys spending time with his loyal companion dog Caesar.

    Gary VanSistine Serving Brown County, WI

    Principal, Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI) and Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), founded Creative Business Services in 1979. Prior to founding Creative, Schwantes successfully owned and operated five restaurants. Schwantes has also developed commercial projects including two condo hotels. With his background in sales and consulting, as well as on-going post-graduate development, Schwantes delivers experience-based expert advice in the brokerage industry. His areas of expertise include real estate investment, conversions, 1031 Starker Exchanges, taxation, and commercial property development. His specific areas of specialization are mergers and acquisitions with hotels, timber and sawmill companies, and specialized manufacturing/distribution firms. Careful consideration of all essential components in a successful transition enables Schwantes to deliver superior results to his clients. "I am surrounded by a cast of talented associates with an extraordinary desire for assisting buyers and sellers in the achievement of their professional goals in areas such as acquisition, divestiture, transition and retirement." Schwantes continues to attend industry conferences and is a member of the International Business Broker Association (IBBA) and M&A Source. He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin - Stout and enjoys spending time traveling as well as with friends and family. Mike also enjoys spending time with his loyal companion dog Caesar.

    Darren Harrington Serving Sheboygan County, WI

    Principal, Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI) and Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), founded Creative Business Services in 1979. Prior to founding Creative, Schwantes successfully owned and operated five restaurants. Schwantes has also developed commercial projects including two condo hotels. With his background in sales and consulting, as well as on-going post-graduate development, Schwantes delivers experience-based expert advice in the brokerage industry. His areas of expertise include real estate investment, conversions, 1031 Starker Exchanges, taxation, and commercial property development. His specific areas of specialization are mergers and acquisitions with hotels, timber and sawmill companies, and specialized manufacturing/distribution firms. Careful consideration of all essential components in a successful transition enables Schwantes to deliver superior results to his clients. "I am surrounded by a cast of talented associates with an extraordinary desire for assisting buyers and sellers in the achievement of their professional goals in areas such as acquisition, divestiture, transition and retirement." Schwantes continues to attend industry conferences and is a member of the International Business Broker Association (IBBA) and M&A Source. He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin - Stout and enjoys spending time traveling as well as with friends and family. Mike also enjoys spending time with his loyal companion dog Caesar.

    Tom Martin

    Principal, Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI) and Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), founded Creative Business Services in 1979. Prior to founding Creative, Schwantes successfully owned and operated five restaurants. Schwantes has also developed commercial projects including two condo hotels. With his background in sales and consulting, as well as on-going post-graduate development, Schwantes delivers experience-based expert advice in the brokerage industry. His areas of expertise include real estate investment, conversions, 1031 Starker Exchanges, taxation, and commercial property development. His specific areas of specialization are mergers and acquisitions with hotels, timber and sawmill companies, and specialized manufacturing/distribution firms. Careful consideration of all essential components in a successful transition enables Schwantes to deliver superior results to his clients. "I am surrounded by a cast of talented associates with an extraordinary desire for assisting buyers and sellers in the achievement of their professional goals in areas such as acquisition, divestiture, transition and retirement." Schwantes continues to attend industry conferences and is a member of the International Business Broker Association (IBBA) and M&A Source. He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin - Stout and enjoys spending time traveling as well as with friends and family. Mike also enjoys spending time with his loyal companion dog Caesar.

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