Top Rated AZ Business Broker
In addition to being a top producer at West USA, Phil is a Certified Business Intermediary with over 17 years of experience in helping people buy and sell businesses in Arizona. Phil’s 5 star reviews reflect the commitment and dedication that Phil put into his practice as a business broker in Phoenix. If you are in need of a true professional to assist with getting your business properly packaged and marketed in the right places so that it garners the best price, then Phil Reese is your best choice. Make sure you get compensated for the work you have put into building your company and that the value is not underestimated by brokers looking for a quick commission.
When my wife and I decided to sell our business after 25 years of ownership, we considered three different business brokers, all of whom had good reputations. One failed to show up for our initial appointment, one never followed up after our initial appointment, and then there was Phil Reese. Not only did he show up for our initial appointment (on time), he stayed in our kitchen for nearly two hours explaining the sales process, and what we could expect in the weeks and months to come. We had never sold a business before, so naturally we had a million-and-one questions. Phil answered every one of them and never appeared to be bothered or bored with anything we asked. He explained everything in layman’s terms and was very thorough and complete with his answers and explanations. During the six months of negotiations with our buyer, he navigated the entire process fairly, honorably and ethically. We highly recommend Phil Reese to anybody looking to buy/sell a business. Wish more business brokers behaved as admirably.
Dennis & Amy Davies, Craters & Freighters
We had signed on with another broker to sell our business, and it was a disaster. They wasted our time and never produced any leads. I spoke with Phil and he instantly pointed out the problems. Once we had our agreement in place, things changed dramatically. He found us a qualified buyer, any problems were quickly handled, and he was able to close the deal. I would highly recommend Phil.
Tim Ransom, A-American Septic Service
We are very pleased we chose Phil Reese as our Business Broker. As a result of our company being employee owned, the process of selling was more complicated and more involved than a typical sale. Also, the fact that we had to get approval from our major customers made the sale even more difficult.
Phil generated lots of interest in our business and we eventually chose a private equity group to purchase the company because they offered the best price and had the funds to complete a deal of this size. This, however, resulted in a very long and complicated process with lots of lawyers and accountants involved.
Phil did an excellent job of keeping people calm and informed. He was able to keep the process going in a timely and efficient manner and always looked out for our best interest. The scrutiny and demands of the buyer were quite daunting, but with Phil’s encouragement and persistence, we were able to successfully complete the sale.
I am very happy that I can now retire and enjoy the next chapter of my life.
Ilene Price, Precise Metal Products Co.
I recently purchased a business in which Phil Reese was the broker in the transaction. Phil is the consummate professional.
Having purchased businesses before, I was not prepared for the professional manner in which all of the documentation was available at the outset to evaluate the potential purchase of the business. Phil was well organized and always responded promptly.
I can certainly recommend Phil to represent you in either a purchase or a sale transaction. You will find him a pleasure to work with.
Jack Leibert, New Owner of Fantastic Sams
My wife and I want to thank Phil Reese for selling our Franchise Salon business and from the moment we met with Phil, the first time at his Scottsdale office, we knew that he was the right business broker for us and confident our business was going to sell fast listing it with Phil . We are very thankful and blessed we found him. The entire process went so smooth from start to finish and we highly recommend Phil Reese to anyone who has a business in good standing they are thinking about selling.
Gene & Michelle Forsythe, Fantastic Sams
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Phil Reese for selling our Landscape Business. We had originally listed our company with an out of state broker who specialized in the sale of landscape companies nationwide. Unfortunately, after 1 full year of trying, he was not able to find a buyer for our business, which left us even more stressed and more confused than before. We decided to continue our search for a local Business Broker.
After interviewing several Business Brokers, we called and met with Phil Reese. From the onset, Phil was open and easy to talk to. He listened carefully as we expressed our goals and fears. We felt Phil had a genuine interest in helping “Us” succeed…what a concept! Phil was polite, professional, knowledgeable, respectful, patient, honest and sincere. He made us feel comfortable as he answered our questions and educated us on the process. Never once did he make us feel pressured or “less than”. We knew then that we had found the right person to help guide us through the very important next phase of our lives. We hired Phil Reese to exclusively represent us…best decision we could have made! Not only did Phil sell our business for the full price, within the initial six month listing period, Phil helped manage the entire process and always kept us informed.
We feel so fortunate and grateful to have found Phil Reese. It is with great respect and an honor to highly to recommend Phil Reese to anyone who desires to sell their business.
Mark & Juanita Wdowiak, Desert Foothills Landscape
I wanted to take a minute to let you know how impressed we were with your services in selling our business. From helping us establish a fair market price to negotiating the transaction to making sure the close went smoothly, you were efficient and professional every step of the way. I have to say that as a bit of a perfectionist, I am generally pretty hard to impress but you certainly managed to do that.
Obviously, if I ever need to buy or sell a business in the future you would be the man I would call, but beyond that, I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone I might encounter who is in need of your services.
Keep up the good work and once again thanks for being such a professional.
Mike Stuart, Justwetsuits.com
I want to thank you again for your diligence and professionalism in selling my business. I am confident that I chose the best business broker available. You provided exceptional service, prompt responses, regular updates and great advice throughout the entire process. Your estimation of the time frame for the entire process was right on. You provided ideas to help me avoid hurdles in the selling process. As a result I was able to sell my business for the listed price and ideal terms. I was very impressed with your attention to detail and continued support throughout the valuation, offer negotiations, due diligence, escrow and closing. I felt I had your support at every step of the way.
Lori Murphy, Southwest Sign Art
Gene and I would like to thank you for your professionalism in helping us sell our business. You were recommended by our financial advisor who had a client who you had helped. Your guidance and commitment allowed us to feel confident that you are a person of your word and that you would find the perfect buyer. When we had a firm offer on the company you helped us through the various stages to completion of the sale. Your help will now allow us to have an enjoyable retirement. We will gladly recommend you to others.
Gene & Donna Lehotsky, Excel Electric, Inc.
It was a pleasure working with you. You were very professional and always kept me informed of the progress of the sale of my business. I am very grateful that you were able to find a buyer for my business and were able to help him get an SBA loan to pay for it. As a result, I received all cash for my business. Thank You.
Young Lim, 1-Hr. Photo Shack
Thank you very much for selling my business. I really appreciate all the hard work you put into getting the deal done. I couldn’t have done it without you. It took one year and nine months from the time you listed my business to the time we closed escrow. Most agents would have quit after six months or a year, but not you. You persisted until you succeeded in finding me a cash buyer. I will whole heartedly refer you to anyone I know who wants to sell their business.
Ron Vallone, Nevada Pay Phone
My family and I recently used your company to aid us in the sale of our plastics fabrication company, Welch Plastics. Our broker was Phil Reese. From the beginning, Mr. Reese was focused on the task at hand. He worked hard to cover all details with us and provided a realistic time frame in which the sale should take place. Our company being such a niche business, Mr. Reese certainly faced a challenge. After showing the company to two different parties, we had someone interested in making the purchase. Mr. Reese made sure that all details were covered and that we were always kept in the communication loop. We closed the deal on June 26, 2006. On behalf of my family, I would like to personally recommend Phil Reese and his company to anyone who is looking to sell a business. The honesty, integrity, and hard work put forth are rare today.
Darrin Welch, Welch Plastics and ARaffledrum.com
We wanted to let you know that we did the right thing by choosing you to be our business broker. You made it easy to do business with you. In today’s world, it is a pleasure to work with someone that understands how important it is to provide good service. You went above and beyond what we were expecting. We have worked with many business people over the years and you are one of the best. We look forward to working with you in the future.
Danny & Alla Wartenberg, Dolphin Court Salon & Day Spa
Working with Phil was a really good experience. From the beginning he returned my calls immediately and communication was never a problem. I felt that when I had a question I was getting an honest answer from Phil. He was completely on top of every step during the process and I felt comfortable knowing he was watching out for my interest. I definitely recommend you to give him an opportunity to help you.
Nelson Oseida, New owner of Mafia Mike’s Pizza
Thanks for all you did for us. We’re happier now. Thank you for the gift card. We’ll be sure to refer you to other business owners.
Rick & Lynda Friend, Fantastic Sam’s
I’m writing to express my deepest, most heartfelt appreciation, as does my wife Natalia, for the expeditiously successful manner in which you handled the sale of our business, Today in Las Vegas magazine. Thanks to your efforts, it was achieved in a manner and in a time span beyond our fondest expectations. That applies to the way in which you brought us together with the buyer, to the discussions you so efficiently handled and ultimately to the totally trouble free conclusion of the sale. Thank you, thank you, thank you-so sincerely.
Nicholas Naff, Lycoria Publishing Company
I just wanted to thank you for helping me find a business to buy. I will be happy to recommend you to anyone I know who may wish to buy or sell a business.
Michael Berkovitz, New owner of The Perfect Wedding Guide
We recently sold our business here in Las Vegas. It was listed with Phil Reese. We wanted to let you know how much we appreciated Phil’s professionalism and high quality service. He was very personable and trustworthy, a quality we looked for in selling our business of 19 years. We were greatly satisfied the transaction was completed in a smooth manner. We will highly recommend Phil and this company to any of our associates and acquaintances. Thank You.
Randy & Cathy Hamilton, Sun Valley Bumper, LLC
From the first time I contacted you, to the completion of the sale of my business, you were courteous, returned my calls promptly & answered all of my questions. You approached the sale with an upbeat, positive attitude, never encouraging me to drop my price. I would gladly recommend you to my associates, friends & family.
Phillip Scheeler, The Brake Shop
Thanks for helping me sell my business. Not only did I receive a fair price, but I also received cash. I will gladly refer to you anyone I know who wants to sell their business.
Sharon Devine, Abbott Trophies
I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate all the hard work you put into selling my business. There were times when I didn’t think the sale would go through, but you helped hold the deal together and got it done. I won’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone interested in selling their business.
Mark Shaffer, The Perfect Wedding Guide
Thank you very much for helping us sell our business. You went above and beyond to make the sale go as smooth as possible. You brought us several prospective buyers. The people that ended up buying our business were very qualified to take over. The SBA loan process took a lot longer than we thought it would, but we feel it would have taken even longer if you didn’t stay on top of it. You always stayed in contact with us throughout the whole process and always returned our calls. That meant a lot to us. If we ever decided to buy or sell a company again, we would definitely have you handle it and we will continue to recommend you in the future.
Jim & Mary Sorg, Bath-Tech
Thank You very much for helping me sell my business. I was ready to close the doors but, fortunately, you found a buyer just in the nick of time. Good Job!
Frank Perez, Class Cleaners
Alloys and Actuation listed the company with you in October, 2001. We had three potential buyers in a little over a week. We had a consistent list of people that wanted to see the business. You always called ahead and made sure that the time and day worked out for us at A & A. You helped us with all aspects of the transaction, from the value of the business to the final paperwork. With all of your help the business had a firm buyer and was sold in four months. I would like to thank you, Phil, and your company for all of your help in the sale of my business. Without that help the sale would not have gone as smoothly as it did.
Ronald Jahraus, Alloys & Actuation
I just wanted to tell you thanks for selling my business. When I called and spoke with the President of your company regarding selling my business, I told him I wanted the best agent he had to work on my deal. He selected you to handle the account. He also said it would take no more than 65 days to sell my business. You did it in 35 days! You were definitely the best man for the job. Thanks again.
Ken Einiger, Glass Mechanix
I wanted to let you know how happy we are with the service you provided to us. We listed our business with you in June and you had it sold by July and we closed in August. The buyer you found for our company is very qualified to take over. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone who is looking to sell their business.
Mark Slade, Chandler Screen & Awning
I want to thank you for your outstanding job of helping me during a very upsetting time. First of all, you were doing a very good job helping my brother Fred sell his donut shop, (I know his record keeping didn’t make it easy), and then he fell ill and passed away right after you found a buyer. It was up to me to take care of his estate and I just wanted to close down the business, but you made me realize that the buyer, all the employees and customers would be greatly affected if I did. You gave me unbelievable, and greatly appreciated, help and strength to follow up with the transfer of my brother’s business. It was the best thing to do and it was made easier by you as my heart was so heavy. I have referred you to my sister and brother-in-law because they have recently expressed a desire to sell their business so they can retire. You are very professional and a hard worker so I believe you will do an excellent job for them like you did for me.
Ricki Canham, Windmill Donuts
Working with Phil has been a real pleasure. His attention to detail and his professionalism took the stress out of selling our business. Phil has great communication skills, no matter how small the issue he kept us informed throughout the entire selling process. In a world of agents that will promise you anything, Phil was a breath of fresh air. His honesty and work ethic were priceless. Thanks Phil for being with us every step of the way, we couldn’t have done it without you.
David & Deborah Dewey, Zoe Industries, Inc.
Phil is a true professional. When one hires an agent one expects that person to keep his word. When he tells you he is going to keep you informed and promote your business through every means possible you can count on Phil. There is no B.S. with Phil.
Gary & Jan O’Connell, Fundraising Solutions
I can’t thank you enough for the hard work, dedication, and professionalism you exhibited during the sale of my preschool. You kept me informed every step of the way and even reassured me when I needed it. From the listing to the closing, it was thanks to your tenacity, business acumen, and preparedness that this deal came to fruition. I most assuredly recommend Phil Reese for anyone looking to sell or buy a business! After 28 years in the business, I can begin to enjoy my retirement.
Christine Jones, Learning Works Preschool
Just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful job you did selling my business. During our first meeting together you informed me that 50% of all listings never sell, and not to get my hopes up. In parting that day, I asked you realistically how long you thought it might take for a sale, you said my goal is to sell it by this Friday! Wow… the next day we had a looker! Than the following day an offer! And by Friday it was done!! I guess you set some kind of record there, but your hard work and professionalism definitely was evident.I would recommend you and your company to anyone selling a business. You treated us with the highest regards at all times. Thanks again!
Paul A. Consentine, Self Expressions Salon
Phil Reese was recommended to us by a good friend who he had contracted with to sell his company and was very pleased with the entire process while working with Phil. After meeting Phil, he was professional and up front with us regarding the value of our company and the process we would need to go through in order to complete a successful transaction. I was shocked when Phil said the contract between our company and his would be 6 months in length and he would not need any more time. He was confident and positive that he would get the job done for us, so that we could move on to our new life. Within 3 months we met with several prospects and found the group that was a perfect fit to continue forward with what we had started 29 years ago. From start to close, Phil made sure that all details were covered and even found a couple of errors by the Buying parties attorney which was left out. Please feel free to contact us regarding a referral; we would enjoy sharing our experience with any future clients contemplating on selling their business.
Brent & Pam Jeffries, BJ Landscape Maintenance, Inc.
I want to thank you for selling my business in such a timely manner. When I was searching for a broker to help me, I came across your name and took a chance. I am glad I did. Your professionalism was inherent from the first day all the way through to the closing process. You listened when you needed to and you found me a cash buyer at full asking price. I would highly recommend you to anyone who is serious about selling their business.
Damian Serafine, One Coffee Company
Jennifer and I are happy that we chose you to help us sell our company. You found the right buyer and within the 6 month time period we were willing to list with you. It was real close to the deadline, but you prevailed. You made the transfer of our business go smooth because you have been through the same thing and could anticipate a lot of our concerns. We were also pleased that we received cash for our business. Thank you so much for your professional help. We have no hesitation referring people to you and have already given your name to other business owners.
Mike & Jennifer Cogan, Westdeck Concrete Coating
I want to thank you for helping me purchase my business. It was a lot harder and took a lot more time than we all anticipated, mainly because of the SBA loan, but you hung in there and helped me see it through to the end. If I talk to someone who is looking to buy or sell a business, I will be sure to tell them to call you.
Jon Bolenbaugh, New owner of The Mighty Electricians
I just wanted to thank you for selling my Wireless Phone Store for me. Due to health reasons, I needed to sell as fast as possible. Within five days of listing my business you found a buyer. Not only did I get close to the listing price, I also got all cash. Thanks for staying on top of things during the buyer’s due diligence process and for keeping in contact with me throughout the whole process.
Judith Castillo, Encore Wireless Communications, Inc.
I wanted to thank you for being so helpful in selling my business. You handled everything efficiently and all went very smoothly, from handling interviews to getting the final paper work done.Thanks Again!
Rod Simenson, Rods Speed & Track Parts