We are an experienced restoration Business Broker.

After years of working with owners like you, we understand the restoration industry AND your business. As a result, we look past your numbers, knowing it’s far more than equipment that makes your business valuable.

Our experience selling restoration businesses enables us to communicate the value in your business in a way that is relevant, understandable and compelling to your potential buyers. Plus, we can talk to banks (they tend NOT to understand you are in the construction business! For example how to calculate WIP! Or how to explain preferred vendor status to buyers!), which helps the sale get done.

We help sellers prepare to sell, avoid mistakes during the process and beat the odds.

Selling a business for what it’s worth is not easy. Not only is the process potentially disruptive, it’s loaded with unforeseen pitfalls and shouldn’t even be attempted until a fair amount of work is done to prepare your restoration business for sale. It should be no surprise, then, surveys reveal the majority of businesses for sale never reach the stage of a successful transfer:

  • Only 20% of businesses listed for sale actually sell.
  • The majority of those that do sell for 30% to 40% less than their true value.
  • Half of all sales fall apart during the due diligence stage and never close.

We avoid these dismal numbers by working with you to prepare your business for sale. Many clients see us as consultants first, business brokers second. Actually, that’s a good description of what we do.

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Most brokers focus on listing your business, we focus on closing your sale.

Traditional business brokers have earned a bad reputation; one of acting more like they’re selling real estate than the product of your blood, sweat and tears. Sadly, it is a well-deserved reputation.

They focus on listing your business in the hopes the listing attracts buyers. When a buyer happens along, you get the feeling they’re after a fast sale. Because they are. That’s why, on average, traditional brokers sell only 30% of their listings each year.

We sell 90% of the businesses we represent.

Why? Because we specialize in the restoration industry, because we help you get your business ready for sale and because we focus on closing the sale with a highly unique selling strategy (see our Proven Methodology page).

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You’ll notice we’re different from the very first moment:

  • We’ll interview you as much you’ll interview us. We are very careful who we represent because we don’t just want to list your business, we want to sell your business.
  • We charge a modest $2500 up-front fee. This allows us to work with a limited number of select sellers and provide the comprehensive, one-on-one service required to create top dollar for your business.
  • If your business is not ready for sale, we have the expertise to work with you to build a business that attracts serious buyers and sells for top dollar. This isn’t simply moving expenses around to make your income statement look better. Nobody will know more about your business than you. But we can bring years of operational best practices experience from many other restoration businesses.
  • We have our own in-house, certified business and equipment valuation team to ensure we extract the full value of your business.
  • We can assure confidentiality – confidentiality is critical to a successful business transfer because, if word gets out a business is for sale, it can impact its value.
  • From our first day together to the day you close, we’re with you every step of the way.

Let us help you navigate the path to a successful transfer of your business. For more information about our complete portfolio of services, call 407-781-4696 or email gokul@resconbusinessbrokers.com.


About Gokul Padmanabhan

Gokul Padmanabhan has devoted the past 15 years to buying and selling businesses, much of that in the restoration industry. His partnership with RESCON Business Brokers strengthens his hands-on expertise with a national presence and infrastructure that is second to none.

Gokul is NOT your typical business broker. He sat where you sit, having started, grown and sold his own businesses.

As well, he brings a broad range of business experience to each transaction, including consulting for Fortune 500 companies, raising venture capital for startups and working with many small businesses to reduce costs, grow sales and improve profitability.

Many sellers appreciate Gokul’s ability to help them improve their business operations as much as the professionalism and efficiency with which he handles the sale of their businesses.

Gokul was born and raised in Bangalore, India and attended the University of Tennessee on an athletic scholarship. He later put himself through graduate school, earning an MBA from the University of Central Florida, where he now lives with his wife and children.


About John Horgan

John was born and raised in St. Paul Minnesota where he attended The University of Minnesota. He majored in business and accounting.

Prior to joining RESCON Business Brokers, he spent 32 years in management in the service industry running an organization of 30 managers and 1000 employees. He has designed, written and implemented sales and management programs with outstanding results. His management experience includes several awards for sales and customer service which span the length of his career.

John has spent the last 8 years in a consultant role concentrating in the restoration industry. He has created several seminars and workshops that are specifically designed to assist an owner of a restoration business increase his bottom line and if needed prepare the organization for resale. With strong skills in financial management, sales and personnel management, He has assisted several small business owners move their organizations forward.

Assisting restoration owners navigate the turbulent waters of selling their livelihood is an exciting prospect.