William Griswold

First Choice Business Brokers

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4209 West Hundred Road,
Chester, Virginia 23831 (View Map)

About the Company



Established in 1994, First Choice Business Brokers quickly grew to become one of the largest Business Sales Organizations in the U.S listing over $4 Billion in businesses for sale – thus giving Buyers and Sellers an extensive network of Business Brokers across the U.S. to assist in Buying or Selling a Business.

Our Business Broker Professionals come from diverse backgrounds such as former business owners, accountants, banking, real estate and executive search.
All First Choice Business Brokers have graduated from First Choice University (FCU) and attend continuing education creating the most highly trained Business Sales Associates in the industry. Our Business Sales Experts are trained on business evaluation, business sales, business marketing and buy/sell negotiations to satisfy both buyers and sellers alike. Our exclusive businesses for sale listings are available only through First Choice Business Sales Professionals.

Business Sales is unique and should never be compared to selling or buying a home. You deserve a Business Sales Professional when selling your business – you deserve a First Choice Business Broker who specializes specifically in business sales. First Choice is large enough to offer Buyers the greatest selection of businesses available nationwide, yet in local markets to offer Sellers individual attention.

Broker Biography

William Griswold (804) 520-7557


After growing up in a military family and finally settling in the Hampton Roads area, William (Bill) Griswold started his career in retail sales. That new beginning led to him purchasing his first business while in college. Through time, dedication and Bill’s leadership, his company developed into one of the largest stainless-steel manufacturing companies on the east coast.

After selling it and moving to the Richmond area and marrying his wife Patricia. Bill then started working with a handful of Fortune 500 companies; Motorola, Security Link and ADT in their commercial sales departments.

Having these experiences sparked several successful business ventures for Bill, including graphic design, insurance brokerage and tax preparation businesses-- some they still run today. Through having experiences in multiple facets of business, Bill has developed a keen understanding of the opportunities and challenges that come with buying and selling companies. Through first-hand, seasoned comprehension of the business world, Bill knows how important it is to have the knowledge, professionalism and confidentiality that First Choice Business Brokers brings to the table.

Services Provided

BUSINESS SALES - Confidential Listing Services for Business Owners who wish to sell.

BUSINESS VALUATION - Expert Valuation Services are offered at all First Choice Offices.

BUYER REPRESENTATION - Our Sales Professionals guide business Buyers through the business purchasing process.

BUSINESS SEARCH - Finding the right business for your interests, income requirements and location.

Areas Served

  • Chesterfield, VA
  • Richmond city, VA
  • Henrico, VA
  • Colonial Heights city, VA
  • Hopewell city, VA
  • Petersburg city, VA
  • Fredericksburg city, VA
  • Rappahannock, VA
  • Suffolk city, VA
  • Charles City, VA
  • Business For Sale Listings

    Cash Flow: $17,404 
    Charlottesville city Co., VA 
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    Restaurant and Bar

    An upbeat restaurant and bar with a reputation for its authentic food and beer! This pub is located in Charlottesville's busy shopping district and offers the chance at instant success by taking on a well known business in the area. The cozy 1900 square feet space includes an area for live music and outside seating. Owner willing to train new buyer and also offering financing on a portion of the purchase price. For additional information please contact listing agent William Griswold at 804-721-4960 More info

    Cash Flow: $43,568 
    Fredericksburg, VA 
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    Italian Restaurant Pizza, Subs and Wings

    Well established restaurant for over 30 years, great opportunity for a buyer to take over a profitable restaurant. Featuring New York style pizza, dinners, soups, appetizers and subs. Featuring dine-in, carry-out and delivery. Restaurant is fully equipped and staffed. Owner is selling due to health issues and is offering some financing at a great rate. For additional information contact listing agent William Griswold at 804-721-4960 or use this ad's email reply. More info

    Cash Flow: $99,045 
    Henrico, VA 
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    Profitable Pizza Restaurant with No Competition Within 5 Miles

    Local pizza restaurant with unique opportunity to take over a well-established restaurant with a strong delivery, carry-out and eat-in business. Featuring New York style pizza, dinners, salads, subs and appetizers. Restaurant makes everything fresh, no frozen. Great opportunity for catering and close proximity to large companies for delivery. Owner is selling due to health reasons and will offer financing with a down payment. For additional information contact listing agent William Griswold at 804-721-4960 or use this ad’s email reply. More info

    Cash Flow: $63,871 
    Chester, VA 
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    Drop off and Pick Up Dry Cleaners

    Well established drop off/pick up dry cleaners since 1988. This establishment also does alterations. You can run this establishment successfully by yourself or it can be a great opportunity for you to be an absentee owner. Very loyal and consistent client base. Very visible location and is located on a busy road in the area. Additional space for expansion (which is currently not being used). You can possibly add coin operated laundry machines for additional income with a separate entrance. The conveyor rack has a 32,000-piece capacity. The owner is looking to retire and will train new buyer. For more information, please contact listing agent: William Griswold at 804-721-4960 or More info

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