Sell a Pierce, Thurston, or Lewis County Business
Are you an entrepreneur in Pierce, Thurston, or Lewis County interested in selling your business?
IBA, the Pacific Northwest’s premier business brokerage firm, has represented business owners in the sale of their privately held companies and family owned businesses since 1975 with knowledge, experience, and professionalism.
IBA has successfully sold businesses throughout Pierce County from Puyallup, Sumner, and Bonney Lake on the north edge of the county to Tacoma, Lakewood, and Gig Harbor on the Puget Sound bordering west side. IBA’s representation for Thurston, Lewis, and Pierce Counties is based out of our Olympia office in the Washington state capital, which is also used to facilitate meetings and engagement with government officials on behalf of our clients and the many trade organizations IBA actively participates in advocating for the entrepreneurs.
The Pierce County economy is built on a foundation of military, state & local government, and healthcare employers. The largest employer in Pierce County is the United States military joint base Lewis-McChord with over 65,000 employees. The second largest employer is the public school systems in Pierce County with approximately 15,000 employees. Third largest employer is the medical infrastructure of the Multicare and Franciscan health systems. Fred Meyer Stores, State Farm Insurance, the Emerald Queen Casino, and Boeing also are significant private sector employers in Pierce County. IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest since 1975, has locally based professionals on its staff with the knowledge, experience, and professional skill set required to successfully represent business owners in sales of businesses in Tacoma, Lakewood, Gig Harbor, Sumner, Bonney Lake, Puyallup, Buckley, DuPont, and Eatonville.
The foundation of the Thurston County economy is the government infrastructure for the state of Washington and the non profit organizations and pseudo governmental entities with offices in the capital city. Supplementing this stable economic force ensuring a robust ecosystem to support retailers and service providers are the healthcare industry, transportation & logistics companies, tribal business base, and emerging industries like cannabis. IBA past representation projects in Thurston County have included businesses in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Rochester, Tenino, and Rainer.
Formerly a sleepy Washington county best known by state residents for its outlet mall, Lewis County is emerging as a trucking & warehousing hub for the I-5 corridor of the Pacific Northwest due to its ability to deliver products to both the Seattle & Portland metropolitan areas efficiently. The area is also known for its manufacturing base where diverse products from paper to cream cheese and bowling pins to snowplows are fabricated. IBA welcomes the opportunity to represent Lewis County entrepreneurs from Centralia & Chehalis in the north to Toledo in the south to Morton & Packwood in the east.
Pierce, Thurston, & Lewis County Businesses Sold
King Salmon Marine Sales & Service
Sales & service business strategically located to serve Pierce County’s Puget Sound boating community. The business was sold to a local entrepreneur with relevant knowledge & experience.
70+ year old florist shop with a local reputation for quality & customer service. The business was merged into a regional florist shop chain.
Solar Gem Greenhouses
Manufacturing company specializing in the production of fiberglass greenhouses for residential & light commercial applications. The business was sold by the founder to an entrepreneur who identified the upside potential of the product line.
Eight location chain of Arby’s restaurants. The business was sold for entrepreneurs who first brought the Arby’s brand to Washington, including Pierce County locations in Tacoma and Lakewood.
Ward's Power Equipment
60+ year old Outdoor Power Equipment (Stihl, Honda, & DR Products) Dealer & Service Depot. 2nd generation owner sold
to an industry enthusiast with relevant experience.
King's Fleet Service
Certified truck service center operating a skilled, fleet of mobile mechanics. The founding owner sold to an entrepreneur with relevant knowledge & experience.
55 Year Old, General Automotive Shop
Kappert’s Waterfront Construction
Waterfront & Dock Construction Company
Public & Private Work Landscape Construction Company
The examples provided of past transactions successfully facilitated by IBA in Pierce, Thurston, and Lewis Counties illustrate the broad spectrum of businesses our professional business brokers have the ability to sell for our clients. We welcome the opportunity to share our knowledge, experience, and negotiation & deal facilitation abilities with entrepreneurs. The goals for our representation services and compensation are 100% aligned with our clients. We only seek payment from satisfied clients upon completion of a transaction.