Due to her remarkable professionalism and willingness to go above and beyond

Posted by Robert and Inez Hosford on

After the decision was made to sell our business, the next crucial step was to determine who we could trust to take on this task. Obviously, we wanted to realize the maximum benefit from the sale through a broker who knew what was needed to achieve this goal.

We contacted Murphy Business and Celine signed us up with a confidence that gave us the immediate feeling we were in good hands. In a very short period of time, mere weeks, Celine had an interested party. Due to her remarkable professionalism and willingness to go above and beyond her duties, we closed the sale of our business in five months without a single hitch and we might add, for the full asking price!

We are very pleased to recommend Celine to anyone contemplating the sale of their business – they will not be disappointed.



Robert and Inez Hosford

I just wanted to thank you for all the hard work

Posted by Betty Haggins on

Dear Celine,

I just wanted to thank you for all the hard work over the last 18 months. At times it has been very difficult n my family and I and we greatly appreciate your professionalism and your patience as we sought to find a buyer for Whit’s. Your guidance and advice during this time made the process easier and helped us with the transition. I would not hesitate to recommend your services and I wish you success in your future endeavors.



Betty Higgins – President

Whit's Building Supply

I wanted to take the time to express my appreciation

Posted by Daniel Trinklein, President on

Dear Celine,

I wanted to take the time to express my appreciation to you personally for the services which you provided during the course of the sale of my business. It was not by chance that I chose you to represent me during the sales process. From a random call to your business, and the professionalism and competence that I sensed during our initial contact, to the final closing, I was very satisfied with your level of professionalism, expertise, and counsel. Your accounting background and experience in rehabbing troubled businesses gives you a knowledge of the financial aspects of small businesses which proved invaluable as we sought to evaluate my business in the current economic market.

Secondly, I was very satisfied by your responsiveness to my questions and concerns during the course of these transactions. You represented me well, and I never doubted that you were truly working for my best interest. The buyer that you presented was qualified and as a result, went as smoothly as one could hope. That lack of last-minute complications was attributable to the preparation and foresight that you brought to the process.

So, I thank you for a job WELL DONE, and without reservation, I would recommend you to anyone contemplating the sales of a business!


Sincerely and fondly,

Daniel Trinklein, President

Aquarius Sales & Service, Inc. – 2047 Edgewood Drive, Lakeland FL 33803

I would like to thank you again for the sale of our business

Posted by Robert S. Gardner on

Dear Celine,

Sean and I would like to thank you again for the sale of our business in Lakeland.

We have been very impressed by your performance – from the creative way you put the offer together, presented the information to obtain the SBA financing for the Buyer, and all your hard work and dedication to bring this contract to a closing.

We particularly appreciated your high level of professionalism, your integrity, and thoroughness, as well as your positive approach to find a solution to any problem we encountered. We got the price we were looking for and Paul owns the business he was dreaming about – although he even didn't know it before he met with you. Everyone is 100% happy thanks to your good work.

We are looking forward to work with your in selling several more locations and expanding our Business. If I hear anybody who wants to sell their business, I will recommend you without any hesitation.



Robert S. Gardner

Regal $1.50 Cleaners

I wanted to take a few moments to express my appreciation

Posted by Paul D. Sexton on

Dear Celine,

I wanted to take a few moments to express my appreciation for all you did to make my dream of owning a business become a reality. As you know, I had been looking for a business for three years and had limited success finding anything to fit my guidelines. During that time span, I had solicited the help of several brokers throughout the Tampa Bay area but had no luck. Within a matter of days after contacting you for help, you found the perfect business, executed a purchase agreement, and the offer was accepted 4 hours after I signed the documents. Because of the complexity of the purchase, I know you put forth great effort and overcame several obstacles to make the deal go through.

I just completed my first week in my new business and I can already tell that I am going to enjoy it very much. I doubt I will want to sell it anytime soon, but if I ever do, I will certainly contact you to list it. You made it happen for me, and I thank you very much.



Paul D. Sexton

PKAD, INC – the Regal $1.50 Cleaners

We want to take this time to thank you and your staff

Posted by G. Don Harris & Evangelyn F. Harris on

Dear Celine,

We want to take this time to thank you and your staff for your help and assistance with the recent sale of Harris Electric, Inc., our business for the past 27 years.

When we first contacted you to explore the possibility of retaining your services for the sale of our industrial electrical contracting business, we really intended to first meet with you solely to gather information toward that end. However, it is because we were both impressed with not only your knowledge but also your professionalism that we proceeded with engaging you and your company at that introductory meeting.

Throughout the process, as we reviewed the various contracts of potential buyers with you, it was evident to us that you were committed to our best interest, rather than just "making a sale." As we considered the different offers received, we were appreciative of your integrity, as well as your thoroughness.

Thank you again for all of your help in making this experience a pleasant and rewarding one.



G. Don Harris & Evangelyn F. Harris

Former Owners, Harris Electric, Inc. 863-533-2004

1989 US Highway 17 South, Bartow, Florida

It’s hard to believe that it has been a year

Posted by Dennis and Sue Fenton on

Dear Celine,

It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since Sue and I bought the pet shop. With each new year always comes a bit of reflecting back over the past twelve months. When Sue and I looked back this time we found some unfinished business that we should have taken care of long before now.

Celine, we want to commend you for your excellent service to us during the process of purchasing the store last January. From a buyer's point of view, we could not have asked for anything more. The entire process – initial contact, due diligence, closing and post-purchase follow up – was handled professionally and personable. We soon learned that we could not trust you and the information you provided to us, and very importantly, that we could not count on you to do what you said you'd do. The pet shop was the first business we'd purchased and we were reluctant buyers (aka scared and a bit suspicious of the whole process). Your guidance was a major reason that we had the confidence to take the plunge and make the offer.

After a year Sue and I are very glad we made the decision to buy the store. The projections you helped us put together are right on target. There is one additional benefit of small business ownership that you forgot to mention – it's easy to stick to a personal budget when you never have time to leave the store and buy anything!

Seriously, Celine, we consider you a consummate professional and good friend. We apologize for the long overdue letter of gratitude. If anyone I know ever needs business brokerage services, not only will you be on the top of our list, you'll be hands down the only person worthy of even being on the list!

Thank you for helping us make a most important decision of the rest of our lives.


Best regards,

Dennis and Sue Fenton

Fenton's Pet Harbor – 863-293-3912

329 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, Florida 33880