Sell a Whatcom, Skagit, Island, or San Juan County Business

Are you an entrepreneur interested in selling your business in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, or San Juan County? 

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 the north Puget Sound region from Anacortes, Burlington, and Mount Vernon in Skagit County to Bellingham, Blaine, and Point Roberts in Whatcom County to Oak Harbor, Camano, and Clinton in Island County. 

Whatcom, Skagit, Island, & San Juan Counties - Washington

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IBA, a full service business brokerage firm with the ability to sell associated real estate, has a superior reputation built over multiple decades for selling businesses in an environment of confidentiality at premium market values while employing "best practices" throughout the sale process. IBA intermediaries have successfully sold businesses in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan Counties ranging from technology firms to service providers and from manufacturing & distribution companies to community favorite retailers & restaurants. If you are interested in selling your business, we would welcome the opportunity to provide you with an overview of the services we provide our clients.  All information provided to IBA is held in strict confidence.

100% of IBA's fees are paid on performance at the completion of a transaction.

Whatcom, Skagit, Island, & San Juan County Businesses Sold by IBA

The Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan County economies are built on a foundation of military (Naval Air Station Whidbey), state & local government, a public university (Western Washington University), the BP Cherry Point and Shell Puget Sound refineries, Native People’s corporations and casinos, agriculture, aerospace, tourism, and healthcare employers (PeaceHealth United General Hospital & St. Joseph Medical Center and Island Hospital). Many privately held companies and family owned businesses support these entities with products & services creating a robust, growing environment to live and work for residents. 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 Bellingham, Burlington, Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Clinton, Camano, and Friday Harbor.

Skagit Online Services & North Cascades Internet Access

Ground breaking internet service providers who brought online access to businesses and individuals in the area in the 1990’s. These companies were merged into larger ISP’s in a classic big fish eating smaller fish mergers & acquisitions marketplace.

Whidbey Furniture

Sixty year old, large format (24,500 square feet) iconic store valued by multiple generations of Skagit & Island County residents with a reputation for superior customer service and quality furniture lines including Broyhill, Lane, Flexsteel, Simmons, Englander, and Tepur-Pedic. The business was sold by the founding family to a local entrepreneur with relevant knowledge & experience.

Donut House

Legendary donut bakery with a loyal customer base of local residents and people departing by ferry from Anacortes for the San Juan Islands. The business was sold to an entrepreneur with relevant knowledge & experience.

Hart’s Floral & Belle Flora

Regional favorite floral businesses known for their product quality & customer service. IBA has sold Hart’s Floral twice in its history and Belle Flora once to entrepreneurial successors interested in serving the areas floral needs from weddings to funerals.

West Wind Marine

Full service marine repair & service center supporting the Point Roberts Marina and the pleasure & commercial craft that travel the San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands, and Salish Sea. The business was sold to an out of state entrepreneur interested in owning a marine business in the Pacific Northwest.

Whatcom Veterinary Hospital

Veterinary hospital with a reputation for professional medical care & superior customer service. IBA’s professional practice division facilitated the sale of this quality provider of animal medical care to generations of area pet owners.

The examples provided of past transactions successfully facilitated by IBA in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan 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. 

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
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I had another mergers & acquisitions broker do a valuation of my company and it was not what I had hoped for so I contacted Gregory Kovsky of IBA, based on a referral, and his valuation came in $1,000,000 higher. We went to market & within a few months had multiple offers and sold the business for full price. Gregory Kovsky did an incredible job of holding my hand, keeping me calm, and giving me sage advice throughout the sale process. I have unconditionally recommended IBA to friends and recommend the firm to anyone interested in selling their business. - Keith Lee, Former President & CEO of American Retail Supply
We used IBA and Gregory Kovsky to both buy and sell businesses and have the most successful transactions ever! All the bases were covered and both parties were completely satisfied – none of the “after-market” hassles. We are very confident in IBA’s abilities and ethics. -Mike & Sue Patterson, Former owners of Cox Wrought Iron, Inc. and Current Owners of Williams Iron Works and Steve Pool Service.
IBA and Gregory Kovsky showed the highest level of professionalism. What became apparent was how they treated all their customers on both sides of the selling equation. Their highly ethical standards, superlative service, ability to achieve consensus amongst disparate interests, and their rapid closure of the deal were just a few of the many qualities I am proud to extol. Without reservation, I would highly recommend IBA. Clearly, I would use their service again. -Leon Milberg, Former President & CEO of Sign Here, Inc.
Just a short note to thank you and your company, IBA, for all you did for me and my partner in the sale of Kitchen & Company…. After several years and two other business brokerage firms that attempted to sell my business we crossed paths and within six months you got the job done…Thank you again for a job well done…. You are a man of your word and represent a company that is very thorough and honest…I wish you well and look forward to working with you again in the future… -Harry Caraco, President & CEO of Caraco Distributing Company, Inc. dba Kitchen & Company.
“No Deal is better than a Bad Deal” is what Gregory Kovsky, President of IBA, told Barbara & I when negotiations began to go sideways related to the sale of our company after several months of meetings with a potential buyer. Gregory never lost sight of the market value of our company and our retirement goals. He knew we could do better than the deal on the table and advised us to terminate the negotiations. We followed his advice. His guidance was true and quicker than we anticipated we were in negotiations with a more qualified buyer and completing a sale at a superior price and terms than we had tentatively agreed to prior.” -Graham Hollingsworth, Former President & CEO of Lancs Industries, Inc.
We talked with Gregory Kovsky of IBA a year before going to market and even though he could have signed us then, he recommended waiting a year given our revenue growth to achieve the best possible sale price.

Once the decision was made to sell, we consulted with multiple brokers before we selected IBA. Several brokers actually quoted us higher values for our company but we felt Gregory's grounded information was realistic and trustworthy.

Once we went "live", we had a professional package to present and we had three qualified buyer within weeks.

Selling a business that you are personally invested in can be very emotional and you need a steady captain by the rudder to keep you going thru the process. Gregory Kovsky is that captain.

Gregory accused us of being serial entrepreneurs and he was right. We are already starting a new business and know where to go the day we sell this new venture. Rolf and Randi Åström, Natural Pet Pantry