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Michael J. Schwantes

Creative Business Services

License Number: 23020-090

Phone: (920) 432-1166

Fax: 920-432-5456

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

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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

Business For Sale Listings

$750,000
Hartford, WI  Agent: Bob Wolter
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Highly Profitable Market & Deli

Exciting Southeast Wisconsin meat market, deli and bakery in a very economically sound area, with a number of other like communities within a ten mile radius.MJ’s Market & Catering was established in 2010 by the current owners, both of which are well experienced in the meat and catering industries, and is widely known for producing the best quality meats and fresh food items every day of the week. The business operates out of a nearly 12,000-square foot facility situated on a 1.5-acre parcel with ample parking and enjoys a great location on a major thoroughfare in the center of the community.This is an excellent opportunity for qualified individuals looking for a prospering retail business More info

$625,000
Stevens Point, WI 
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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

$2,100,000
Green Bay, WI  Agent: Josh Phillips
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Established Green Bay Gas Station & C-Store

Long-standing, established gas station and convenience store situated on just over an acre on the east side of Green Bay. Built in 1999, with exterior renovations in 2008, the 5,570-square foot facility houses the 2,710-square foot convenience store and 2,860 is leased to A&W. The building has 600-amp electrical service, gas-fired forced-air heat with air conditioning, security cameras and the c-store hosts a walk-in beer cooler and built-in coolers. There is a 1,140-square foot, single bay car wash with a Laser 4000 wash system. The covered fuel island features six duel fuel dispensers with multiple grades of gasoline and two underground storage tanks that hold a total of 20,000 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

$130,000
Green Bay, WI 
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Budding Lawn Care and Snow Removal Opportunity

Lawn Care and More!Cutting Edge Lawn Care has been serving the Greater Green Bay Area since 1998. A mid-sized company with a solid list of over 65 repeat customers, Cutting Edge Lawn Care handles everything from mowing and seeding, to spring and fall clean-up, to core aeration, winter snow removal, and more! With an inventory of well-maintained commercial equipment, the current owner will gladly train and help guide new owners through the early start-up process. If you love the great outdoors, this is a business that would fit your passion. Take a closer look. More info

$6,000,000
Wisconsin  Agent: Mike Van
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Specialty Transportation & Brokerage Opportunity

This is a sensational acquisition prospect for specialty trucking and brokerage businesses that provides climate-controlled transportation (FTL & LTL) for over 100 distribution companies. The businesses recognize that there is no room for error when using refrigerated trucking and van trucking in shipping customer’s products. With state-of-the-art refrigerated trucks and trailers, the expert staff in the office and field provide their clients with the services they deserve. The companies use modern refrigerated shipping industry technology to consistently provide reliable, on schedule pick-up and in route delivery execution.The companies supply numerous distribution businesses and have More info

$2,500,000
Illinois  Agent: Mike Van
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Deep-Rooted Material Transporters

We are proud to be offering two trucking businesses, with 50 years in business, that have great customer bases because they live up to their commitment and get the product where it is supposed to be, when it is supposed to be there.They primarily haul steel coil, lumber, trusses and steel scrap materials on flatbed, dump, and gondola trailers. Much of these profitable and well-established companies accounts have been with them for at least five years to as many as 30 years. Everything is in place; these businesses are poised and ready for additional growth. Together the two businesses are equipped with a total of 26 tractors and 77 trailers, a comprehensive fleet of flatbed, dump, conestoga More info

$1,475,000
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. There is also a .81-acre vacant parcel directly across the street, so between the two parcels ample parking is available for guests. 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 More info

$545,000
Sturgeon Bay, WI 
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Exciting Door Cty Retail Opp – Earn $90,000+/Year

Pet Expressions, the "Original Pet Boutique" in Door County, Wisconsin originally opened in Ephraim in May 1993 and the Carlsville store was added in July 1997. This unique store features great accessories for the pampered cat and dog and gifts for the owners who love them.Door County General Store offers a great selection of Door County logoed sweatshirts, tees, and souvenirs such as lighthouses, fun jewelry and accessories! Customers shop here for gift ideas for the golfer and fisherman, fun toys for the kids, old fashion candies and snacks as well as seasonal gift ideas for spring, summer, fall and winter!Both stores operate out of a beautiful 4,151-square foot building situated on 1.5 More info

$325,000
Shawano, WI  Agent: Ryan Pankratz
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Beautiful Supper Club Steps Away from Shawano Lake

The Spinning Wheel Inn, a wonderful bar and restaurant, has been family owned and operated for over 39 years and currently serves its dedicated clientele Thursday thru Monday with a staff of 20. The dining room seats 65 with additional seating at the 23-stool bar. This 2,486-sq ft facility is located just off of Shawano Lake, north central Wisconsin’s most beautiful and recreated lakes, and is situated on just over half of an acre with parking for 50 cars. Built in 1983, the restaurant offers a new roof, flooring, ceiling, wainscoting and waitress station. Much of the equipment is new and the building has full 3 phase power. A 792-square foot out-building on the property houses storage, a More info

$175,000
Wisconsin  Agent: Ryan Pankratz
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Reputable North Central WI Plumbing & Heating Co

This northern Wisconsin plumbing and heating company sells, services and installs water heaters, central air conditioning, furnaces, wood and gas free-standing stoves and fireplaces, pumps, solar panels, faucets, tubs, sinks, toilets, water pressure tanks and all related supplies.The company carries a number of strong product lines and offers 24-hour service to its 2,500+ customer base. With minimal competition, in addition to being an extremely reputable, well-respected business, the opportunity for a new owner to expand its customer base is monumental.The company operates out of a 1,800-square foot main building situated on nearly half of an acre with an additional 854-square foot storage More info

$2,000,000
Cash Flow: $176,000 
Wisconsin  Agent: Ryan Pankratz
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Profitable Off-Shore Full-Service Marina

This exciting business is a growing certified full service marina delivering five-star customer service in the marine and rental industries. The company offers an array of marine services, indoor heated storage, in and out summer storage and pleasure boat rentals.Great centralized location among the many lakes of a popular Northwoods destination area with ample room for expansion on 4-acre property. More info

$400,000
New Holstein, WI  Agent: Ryan Pankratz
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Outstanding Refrigeration & HVAC Opportunity

Pethan's Air Services, LLC is a regional refrigeration, air conditioning and heating company servicing an area from Sheboygan north to Two Rivers and Lake Michigan west to Lake Winnebago.The Pethan brand and reputation have been growing consistently, increasing both commercial and residential clientele on a yearly basis. Since the sellers started this refrigeration and air conditioning business in July of 1983, it has grown to be able to provide a wider range of services. They added furnace air duct cleaning in 1992, and a full-service heating department in 2001. The company provides sales and service of a large variety of refrigeration, heating and cooling equipment for residential and More info

$349,000
Sheboygan, WI  Agent: Josh Phillips
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Sheboygan’s Original Oktoberfest Destination

Located in the heart of Sheboygan, just five blocks from Lake Michigan, Al & Al’s is one of the original “supper clubs” in the state. Al & Al’s is also home to the original Oktoberfest in Sheboygan, serving over 2,000 guests with over 50 barrels of beer in just that weekend alone.The impressive tavern, with seating for 20 at the bar and 30 at side tables, serves breakfast and lunch all day. The dining room/banquet room, with a second bar that seats 25, accommodates up to 225 serving dinner Tuesday through Saturday and is also a comfortable space for business meetings, weddings, funerals, and special events. Plus there are two 800-square foot apartments above the tavern that could bring in an More info

$750,000
Wisconsin  Agent: Bob Wolter
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In Demand Moving & Storage Company

This nearly century old company is well established in the area and has a very loyal local customer base, making it difficult for its competitors to get a foot hold in the market.Affiliated with a nationwide relocation firm, the company has the capacity to move anyone across town or across the country. The company is equipped to handle any aspect of a move, from packing to crating to storage and delivery, even large specialty items.The company operates out of 6,000-square feet of warehouse and office space allowing it to store customer’s goods on site for however long is needed.The employees are well trained, dedicated and hard working. Several have been with the company for most of their More info

$865,000
Green Bay, WI  Agent: Josh Phillips
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The Original Green Bay Sports Bar

Green Bay's first "Sports Bar", Gipper's was named after George Gipp, "The Gipper", who played football for Notre Dame and was the subject of Knute Rockne's famous "Win one for the Gipper" speech.A staple, located on the East Side of Green Bay, Gipper’s Sports Bar & Grill opened in 1990 and serves lunch, dinner and drinks. It still retains its strong following today.There is a banquet room that seats 55 people. The bar area seats 30 at the bar, with room for another 24 seats at the high top tables. The dining area is large with seating for almost 60.The building features a large, well laid out kitchen, and there is a full basement with several coolers, freezers, and room for storage.There is More info

$695,000
Door Co., WI  Agent: Ryan Pankratz
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Historic Door County Restaurant

Not only has this restaurant maintained an excellent reputation for many decades, its unrivalled location makes it an outstanding opportunity either for continuation of the present business model or for conversion to other hospitality formats that could include a brewery, winery or distillery. This is a phenomenal restaurant opportunity with a full liquor license and there is no better restaurant location in Door County than this location. The approximately 5,700-square foot restaurant is situated on a 2.5-acre property that lends itself to an expansion of parking if needed. The 4-bedroom, 2,000+ square foot living quarters above the restaurant could lend itself to employee housing - More info

$570,000
Wisconsin  Agent: Bob Wolter
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Innovative Third Party Logistics Services Company

This third party logistics company currently provides service to several dozen companies in Wisconsin and many other states with freight services to and from all zip codes in US and parts of Canada. Services provided are tailored to customer needs and expectations and range from full logistics provider to arranging freight management and transportation of all orders for some customers, and just arranging sporadic shipments for others.The company has formed strategic partnerships with outstanding experts in the field of logistics and developed and made modifications to LTL consolidation, freight optimization and management software for its industry.It is believed that the company could More info

$1,200,000
Cash Flow: $220,000 
Shiocton, WI  Agent: Josh Phillips
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Profitable Restaurant & Banquet Hall

Convenient to Green Bay, Appleton, and Waupaca, River Rail Bar & Grill is situated on approximately 1.5 acres, with 330 feet of river frontage. Listen to this: The facility’s main entrance flows into a huge bar with pub tables and a game room / eating area with a smaller booth area that is perfect for quick dining. A lucrative gaming business is also included with the sale. Down the hall of this 12,180-square foot building, there is a large banquet room that seats up to 250 people, and two separate dining rooms that are perfect for private parties or meetings. The huge and efficient kitchen makes cooking and serving a breeze. Wait! There’s more: Outside you’ll find a spacious patio for More info

$885,000
Wisconsin  Agent: Mike Van
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Gainful Niche Machining Company

In business for over 50 years - this Midwest firm services the industrial and professional community with quality sharpening and custom tool grinding as well as sales from leading manufacturers within the tooling industry. It is a custom shop making high end niche products that are vital to its well-established and diverse customer base. The company machines custom products for a variety of customers in different industries including water works, commercial and residential construction/building, truck parts, manufacturing, machine repairs/manufacturing and is penetrating the plastics and food industries. This company has a great reputation with many long-standing customers, due in large part More info

$330,000
Green Bay, WI 
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Profitable Turnkey Tavern & Food Venue

Club Chalet is an exciting restaurant opportunity for someone looking for a profitable turnkey tavern and food venue.The 3,300-square foot facility is situated on over one acre on the outskirts of Green Bay, just off of State Highway 57. With beautiful views of the Bay of Green Bay, this spacious restaurant features a chef equipped kitchen, large tavern, and dining room. A second level is available to create a living area.The large lawn with deck is perfect for enjoying the summer weather and has ample onsite parking for the busiest nights.The extensive dinner menu offers a wonderful range of selections and great daily specials.Class B Liquor License is included in this offer. More info

$1,950,000
Cash Flow: $400,000 
Door Co., WI 
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Thriving Door County Restaurant - Premier Location

This restaurant and bar is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding high traffic locations in Door County with 206 feet of frontage on State Highway 42. This half-acre property has long been a major attraction for tourists and boaters alike, again, because of its great corner location and proximity to a busy marina.The restaurant’s environment is unlike any other in Door County. The building was recently expanded and impeccably restored. Tastefully decorated outdoor seating, a beautifully decorated 3-season room and a 22-seat bar were added to the original bar & dining space. The commercial kitchen was improved, new equipment was installed and the entire plumbing, heating and air More info

$220,000
Cash Flow: $71,000 
Green Bay, WI  Agent: Josh Phillips
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Exciting Pizza Manufacturing Opportunity

Hydrant Pizza has been manufacturing and selling pizza for over 20 years, serving a 100-mile radius of Green Bay in groceries, convenience stores, and other well-known establishments.The business manufacturing site is an efficient 1,850-square foot leased building, with parking, on a well-traveled, commercial street. The company uses modern equipment to currently produce up to 500 pizzas per day in just one shift, four days a week.Pizzas are made, packaged, frozen, and ready for delivery to store or business locations within a 50-mile radius of Green Bay and to another route in the Milwaukee area. Hydrant Pizza also has a fund raising program for non-profit groups. Owners are responsible for More info

$499,600
Cash Flow: $151,000 
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

$399,000
Valders, WI  Agent: John Foster
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Modern Full Service Restaurant w/Drive-Thru

Mr. Lucky’s restaurant and bar has been a mainstay in the Village of Valders, Wisconsin for many years. Located directly off State Highway 151 and Tyler Street, it’s highly visible with approximately 4,600 vehicles passing by each day. The large 1.32-acre parcel is nicely landscaped with plenty of parking space.Mr. Lucky’s is the newest restaurant and bar in the village with average revenue, over the last three years, of nearly $500,000 and an additional $40,000 to $50,000 annually from gaming machines. Built only a short 15 years ago, Mr. Lucky’s modern facility is 6,375 square feet and has a seating capacity of 200 patrons. Designed with flexibility in mind, the restaurant has two dining More info

$1,686,000
Cash Flow: $324,000 
Marinette, WI  Agent: John Foster
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Two Iconic Restaurants in One Package!

Together, the brothers three and Jozwiak’s Bar and Grill represent a most unique buying opportunity, featuring two of the busiest restaurants in the Marinette/Menominee market. It is very rare to find a buying opportunity that combines two unique and iconic brands with annual sales totaling nearly $2.2 million. Both restaurants have been well taken care of and run professionally for decades.the brothers three enjoys both a strong dining and bar business with seating for over 175 dining customers. Located at 1302 Marinette Avenue, the most highly traveled road in the city, the restaurant sits on two parcels that total nearly .7 acres of real estate. The restaurant has 4,582 square feet on the More info

$275,000
Manitowoc, WI  Agent: John Foster
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First Rate Turnkey Restaurant Opportunity

In operation for nearly 50 years, the Covered Wagon is one of Manitowoc’s most iconic restaurants. The thriving business is ideally located as there is very little competition nearby. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the business is blessed with a very loyal customer base. Sales have consistently been over $400,000 annually.The facility has been well maintained over the years. There is an upstairs full kitchen capable of handling high capacity. There is also a downstairs kitchen that can be used as prep kitchen, for baking or for special projects. The 1,368-square foot restaurant is situated on an acre with seating for over 50 guests.This opportunity is one of the nicest, most 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

$200,000
Cash Flow: $111,000 
Wisconsin  Agent: John Foster
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Specialty Grocery Store for Sale

A specialty food grocer located in Northeast Wisconsin near Green Bay and Appleton now being offered. The store carries nearly 3,500 different types of foods and products. There is no other food store like it within 60 miles. If your passion is baking or cooking and have been looking for an affordable business to call your own, THIS IS IT. 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

$175,000
Denmark, WI  Agent: Ryan Pankratz
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Highly Regarded Fertilizer Application Business

With over 32 years in business, Gilson Agri-Products has established itself as a local household staple in the liquid fertilizer spreading industry. The company specializes in lawn care fertilizing along with agricultural/farm application. An ambitious buyer with adequate storage could significantly increase income by adding dry fertilizer to the product line.With a strong customer list of over 40 active commercial clients covering nearly 3,000 acres, and over 160 lawn care clients, this business is turn-key and ready for a new owner to take over and get the spreader rolling. The company operates out of a 2,500-square foot industrial building that is owned by the seller and not included in More info

$3,550,000
Wisconsin  Agent: Josh Phillips
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Profitable Sprinkler & Landscape Company

A family-owned business for over 40 years, this sprinkler and landscape company was started mainly as an irrigation installation company, and is now a complete, professional design/build firm for residential and commercial customers. Services include installation of lawns, planting beds, brick/stone patios and walkways, retaining walls, water features, outdoor lighting, and irrigation systems. Turf and landscape maintenance, irrigation system maintenance, spring clean-up and fall pruning are a major part of the business as it serves hundreds of regular customers throughout the year. A full garden center provides quality trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and hanging baskets, along with a More info

$450,000
Wisconsin 
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NE WI Auto Service & Tire Shop

This full service auto repair & tire shop offers service for all makes and models, domestic and foreign. A steady income & client base have assisted in over 30 years of success for this repair & service business.The business operates out of a 13,500-square foot service facility situated on 2 acres on a major highway in a popular Northeast Wisconsin tourist destination. In addition to the main service building, the property also has a mini storage building that generates additional income. This full package offering includes the business, inventory, equipment & real estate. More info

$920,000
Egg Harbor, WI  Agent: Bob Wolter
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BP Branded C-Store & Gas Station on State Hwy

Muellers 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 a 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

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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