Richard Swift

McMurry & Swift, Inc.

Phone: (253) 581-0500

Fax: 253-581-0502

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10828 Gravelly Lk Dr. Sw, Suite 106
Lakewood, Washington 98499 (View Map)

About the Company

RICHARD A. SWIFT, DESIGNATED BROKER: B.A.Degree, Business; Appraising I & II. Richard Swift has over 24 years experience selling established businesses and the commercial properties which accompany them. He established McMurry & Swift, Inc. in 1978 and has grown the company to a leading position in the Puget Sound region with his firm's successful brokering of over 600 businesses and commercial investments.

ELVERSE "AL" JORDAN, PRESIDENT: B.S. Degree, Accounting, English; L.L.D. Degree, Law. For the past 20 years, Mr. Jordan has appraised a wide variety of businesses in the course of his professional business intermediary activity. He has been personally involved with the sale of medium-sized manufacturing and service companies and conducted searches for companies seeking acquisitions in the Puget Sound Area.

HEINZ REDECKER: B.A. Degree, Business Administration majoring in Business and Economics; Real Estate. Before joining McMurry & Swift November 1982, Mr. Redecker had approximately 15 years of highly diversified experience in all aspects of restaurant operations and commercial business analysis, including the ownership of a highly profitable 400-seat specialty restaurant. With McMurry & Swift, Mr. Redecker has utilized his intimate knowledge of the hospitality industry to specialize in the sale of restaurants and taverns; responsible for business acquisitions, mergers, and divestments ranging from $50,000 to $5,000,000.

ROBERT W. LeBOW: Edison Technical School; Culinary Arts School; Real Estate. For over 20 years Mr. LeBow held the position of Executive Chef/Director of Food & Beverage with several well-known hotel chains, winning numerous awards for his culinary artistry. He then spent 10 years as the president/owner of a profitable restaurant/lounge. Since joining McMurry & Swift in 1990, Mr. LeBow's food and beverage experience has made him a valuable asset assisting clients within the hospitality industry.

CHUCK BAUMGARTEN: B.S. Degree, Marine Biology; AA Psychology; Real Estate. Mr. Baumgarten joined McMurry & Swift in 1998, after over 28 years of business ownership, and has already been responsible for the successful closing of several transactions. His business operations have included successful ventures in the marine, hospitality, distribution, and manufacturing industries. As a business broker, he also handles the evaluations/referrals for franchises.

Broker Biography

Richard Swift (253) 581-0500


We're McMurry & Swift, Inc. We offer professional representation to sellers of selected closely held Northwest businesses. We work closely with qualified buyers locally, nationally and internationally, to help them define their acquisition criteria and investment capabilities, then proceed to assist them in reaching their long-term goals. Our services are confidential and personal.

PROFESSIONAL REPRESENTATION: Both buyer and seller can benefit from professional assistance in completing a satisfactory transaction. McMurry & Swift, Inc., in business since 1978, has established contacts with a diversified based of qualified buyers and interested sellers. We receive a constant flow of referrals from attorneys, accountants, and bankers, in addition to our established formal relationships with Nation-list International, the Commercial Brokers Association and the International Business Brokers Association. These professional liasons allow us to expand buyer and seller 'horizons' beyond the local marketing area to a national and international audience.

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE: We are a privately held company ourselves, with extensive financial, sales and marketing experience. We work closely with our clients in the presentation of the financial and operating data expected by knowledgeable buyers. The buying and/or selling of a business can be a long and complex process, involving appraisers, lawyers, accountants and others. McMurry & Swift will guide you -- in every step of the sale.

CONFIDENTIALITY: McMurry & Swift has a reputation for integrity. We earned it by keeping our clients' trust -- above everything else. We know the importance of keeping any owner's interest in selling confidential. This is essential in keeping customer loyalty and maintaining employee morale. We find that buyers generally prefer confidentiality as well.

A RESPECTED COMPANY: Your brokerage firm should be known and respected in the Northwest business community. It should have the resources and know-how to support the sale. That's McMurry & Swift!

Services Provided

McMurry & Swift represents a wide range of businesses and investment opportunities. Company offerings are highly confidential at all stages of the sale; news of a possible business sale can often disrupt business relationships and affect a company's ongoing success. The information presented here is intended to give you an idea of the business opportunities available without disclosing the specific enterprises. Before more detailed information can be disseminated to a prospective buyer, it is necessary to complete a confidentiality acknowledgment. It is also customary to require a personal or corporate financial statement to show proof of the prospective buyer's financial capabilities. Once a Confidentiality Agreement and Financial Statement have been signed, all relevant information concerning a specific listing can be given to the buyer for review.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss our offerings with you in greater detail. Please contact us at one of the numbers above for your free registry as a Business Buyer or Seller, and to learn more about how McMurry & Swift's sales team can assist you in reaching your long-term goals, utilizing our experience, dedication to detail and professionalism. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Areas Served

King, WA
Kitsap, WA
Lewis, WA
Pierce, WA
Thurston, WA

Professional Affiliations

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS BROKERS ASSOCIATION (IBBA): We are currently a member of this nonprofit association operating exclusively for the benefit of people in firms engaged in the various aspects of business brokerage, and merger and acquisitions.


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