The industrial economy in the Pacific Northwest started at the ocean with the creation of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, adjacent to Bremerton in Sinclair Inlet, in 1891. The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard was the first dry-dock and repair facility in the Northwest capable of handling large ships. Recognizing the need for additional shipyards to build & repair vessels entrepreneurs established shipyards in Seattle (Todd Shipyards) and Portland (Kaiser Shipyards) that provided quality employment opportunities and an industrial foundation to the local economy. This marine industrial economy has been complimented for over 100 years by the aerospace industrial economy that traces its roots to creation of the Boeing Airplane Company in 1916 by William Boeing.

As the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest since 1975, IBA has a long history of representing owners of industrial businesses in the sale of their companies. IBA has successfully represented owners of manufacturing companies that fabricate industrial equipment, parts, and components; service businesses that support large & small industrial businesses; and wholesale & distribution companies that support industrial businesses.

This legacy of completed transactions was established by IBA because our professionals have the transactional experience and market knowledge required to properly evaluate, market, and negotiate the sale of industrial businesses.

The following are some specific examples of industrial companies sold by IBA:

Cox Wrought Iron

Manufacturer of Steel & Aluminum Products for Construction and Security Applications

American West Chrome

Heavy Equipment Repair Solutions for Hydraulic Cylinders, Pumps, Motors, and Valves in Eastern Washington, Idaho, and Montana

Elmore Electric

Manufacturer of Electrical Control Panels for use in Marine Environments

Eltech Electric

Industrial & Marine Electric Repair & Service

Advanced Ladders

Distributor of all Varieties of Commercial & Industrial Ladders and Vertical Climbing Systems

Generic Parts Service

Distributor of After Market Parts for all Brands of Manual Pallet Jacks and Electric Pallet Truck

Camcal Company

Distributor of Petroleum and Lubrication Equipment

Dickinson Equipment Company

Three Location Distributor of Industrial Air Equipment

Industrial Coatings & Sealants

Distributor of Surface Coating & Sealant Products for Commercial, Industrial, Marine, and Residential Applications

Mobile Equipment Systems

Four State Distributor of Hydraulic Equipment & Parts


Hydraulic Hose Fabrication & Repair for the Marine, Industrial, and Construction Industries


Ventilation System Service & Repair

CPC Equipment

Construction Industry Supplier Specializing in Product Lines in Construction Division 10 (Specialties) and Construction Division 12 (Furnishings). Specific Products Represented Included School & Athletic Lockers, Tenant

Storage Systems, Employee Storage Systems, Mailboxes, Bike Racks, and other Ancillary Products.
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Bowie Electric

100+ Year Old Commercial & Residential Electrical Contractor

Monarch Plumbing

Plumbing & Heating Contractor for New Construction

Washington Generators

Generac & Kohler Backup Generator & Auxiliary Power Sales, Installation, & Service Company

Chinook Plumbing & Heating

Union Plumbing & Heating Company Serving Commercial & Residential Business Sectors

US Electric

Domestic & International Marine Electrical Contracting Serving the Fishing & Ocean Freight Industries

Pinchiff Mechanical

Commercial HVAC Design, Installation, and Service Company


Commercial HVAC & Plumbing Installation & Service Company

Justice Systems

Unified Electronic Security Systems (video surveillance, access controls, and alarms) combined with high-security PLC-based systems for justice and public safety facilities with detention components

Ertell Electric

Commercial & Industrial Electrical Company


Gregory Kovsky was referred to me by a business appraiser because he had past experience in my industry. Along with this, his great referrals, all around business knowledge, confidence and calm demeanor made me feel comfortable enough to choose him to broker my business. During the sales process, things can get a little stressful and Gregory always seemed to be available to answer my many questions to help put my mind at ease. When Gregory gave me advice, he always backed it up with reasons why he was advising me that way and I really appreciated that.


Roger Thompson

Former owner of G&S Heating, Cooling, & Electric, Inc

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