” I have purchased and sold a business with Richard, both experiences were fantastic. After the purchase I felt I was well protected and the loop holes were wrapped up, same goes for the sales process. Richard goes the extra mile and puts in work other brokers would not take the time to do. I would happily purchase and sell with Richard again A+++.”
Chuck Freeman – former owner Whitewater Sport Co, LLC


“I truly believe that without Richard’s help, I never would have sold my business. He is helpful, kind, funny, professional, reliable, knowledgeable and honest. In nine months, he helped me sell an odd-ball niche business which sometimes I doubted whether anyone would ever buy. I am extremely grateful to Richard for the good work he did for me and I have and will continue to recommend him to all of my friends who run small businesses and are thinking of selling. If anyone wants to ask me any further details about my experience selling my business please email me …”
– Rob Walton, former owner Spring Creek Recumbent Bicycles

“… Richards’ tenacity and knowledge was essential to getting my business sold. I would not have been able to sell my business as well as operate my business at the same time. His fees are reasonable and the goal, selling the business, was accomplished. What more could I have asked for? Nothing and I thank Richard for making this process as painless as possible.”
– Barbara Stern, former owner Affordable Closets,LLC

“Selling a business is tough. Buyers demand the kind of detail I never imagined. Richard systematically waded through the sales process professionally and efficiently. I don’t think I could have done it on my own.”
– Bill Leuchten, former owner Front Range Anglers

“Selling a multimillion dollar manufacturing company that was widely brand recognize presented challenges for complete confidentiality while, at the same time, getting the job done.  Richard took over finding the buyer and getting the terms and timing that were acceptable to us, and he left the running of the business to us. His confidence in accepting the challenge and his ability to create the deal were exemplary of someone who definitely knows his business. I have nothing but the highest praise for Richard, his ethical standards, his methodology and his ability.”
– Tim Riley – former COO, Body Bar

“I will certainly remember how your framed our retirement – BonBons! It was an amazing process and you completed it within our selfish schedule, which you promised you could not promise. You were great to work with and John and I hope our paths cross again. We’re moving away and off the grid, and you’re invited.”
– Carol Lynn Edrington, former owner Colorado Cottages, Estes Park

“Richard nailed it. Well marketed, well managed and well sold. Thank you! ”
– Grif Kohlberg, Spawlash, Thornton

“If you want a truly creative and knowledgeable broker and a partner who sticks with you throughout the process, better call Richard.”
– Adam Odosky, former owner Via Viva, Carbondale

“I resisted working with a Broker when I sold my coffee shop 2 years ago. I had it listed for a year and a half by myself. I was getting lots of interested buyers, I THOUGHT. Most of them were just nosy people, tire kickers, and, in the end, I didn’t know how to qualify real buyers from time wasters! It was frustrating and I thought about just closing the doors. I chased after every lead and exhausted myself. Richard had been a regular customer for a long time; I knew he was a broker. One day, I finally looked at him and handed him the reins. He never said ‘I told you so.’ He smiled kindly and gracefully took over selling the business. He had great advice so that I retained customers and employees throughout the sale! I never worried about a thing after that. Everything went smoothly from that day forward. Calls from the buyer’s lawyers and accountants? I never dealt with them! I saw the buyer when we sat down to negotiate and at the closing. Richard is a gem and I can’t imagine working on a deal like that without him! Call him today. Let him help you. You will be so glad you did. Get your life back!”
– Alesa Wittlief, former owner, Cannon Mine Coffee

“Richard is of the best business mentors and business brokers there is. He has helped clients from purchase, start-up, through business plans, strategy, market re-positioning, growth and disposition for sale. If you are considering selling your business there is no better to bring you the value you have worked so hard to build. He is a wonderful person which makes what can be a stressful process so much easier to manage.”
– Katie Beamon – Realtor®

“We were not your ‘typical’ business for sale … or ‘typical’ people to have to deal with. Yet, Richard Feist couldn’t have been more professional nor had more patience!!! Thank you, Richard!!! You can count on us referring CBL to anyone in need of your services!!!”
– Dave DeOreo, owner Longmont Memorials

“The process was more complicated than I had expected, but Richard took command and led all the way. In the end, it wasn’t at all complicated for me … thanks to Richard.”
– Nick Wigston, former owner, Whitewater Tubing Company

“Thank you for all your help last spring. Your seminar clarified the process and inspired me to take action. Buying the competition is a great way to grow fast and inexpensively compared to taking the organic route and waiting years for results. The buy paid for itself in one year just as you had predicted. I continue to be an ‘I want it NOW’ guy. Thanks for all your help.”
– Alan Wier, owner of PaintPro

“Richard Feist helped us find a small business to buy in Colorado. He was very helpful;  he gave us many ideas, was always quickly responsive to phone calls and emails. He gave us helpful advice when he could and he told us when a question was one he could not help us with. His billing for services was clear and fair. My son and I liked working with him.”
– Louise Googins, Googins and Anton Financial / Investment Advisors.

Other “happy campers’” who would be happy to tell you about us:

  • Nic and Darren, owners Aloha Mountain Cyclery, Carbondale;
  • Shane Ortell, former owner and the new owner, Mark Veilette, Gotcha Covered, Glenwood Springs
  • John Hammond & Phyllis Kretch, former owners, Boulder Gardens