At the Stansberry Firm, we’re proud to let our past work speak for itself. We’re not only happy to share these candid testimonials from past clients, but can provide contact information for references specific to our transaction experience. Below are some of our recent success stories.
The Stansberry Firm proudly represented We-Rent-It, a six-location construction equipment rental company based in Bryan, Texas. The Company is listed number 85 on the RER Top 100 List. H&E is listed as number 10 on the RER Top 100 and will incorporate the additional 6 locations to its existing 89 locations.
The Stansberry Firm brought their many years of experience and vast base of contacts to the table for the acquisition of We Rent It. From the initial meeting to closing day, the professionalism and expertise presented by Gary Stansberry were second to none. He listens to the needs of his clients and does his best to obtain the best possible deal, all while guiding owners through the ins and outs of the many aspects of a complex business transaction. I highly recommend Gary and his team.
The Stansberry Firm proudly represented a multi-location equipment rental company in the Northeastern US in its sale to a major equipment dealership; both the acquirer and seller have chosen not to release their identities at this time. “We had a number of interested parties in this business including strategic and financial buyers, as well as another equipment dealership group,” said Gary Stansberry, president of The Stansberry Firm.
As President and part owner of a rental company in the northeast, our ownership and management team decided that 2018 was the right time to sell the business. We knew we had to stay focused on running our day to day operations and would need help in putting the transaction together. We had met with and known Gary Stansberry of The Stansberry Firm for a number of years and decided that his that his knowledge of the equipment rental industry would be best suited for us. This was the best decision we ever made! Based on the information we provided to him, he was able to outline his opinion of a sale price and proceeded to work with various buyers. He worked through the initial interested parties and got right to a letter of intent quickly. His guidance of the timing and sales price was almost exactly as he had predicted. Gary assisted us in the due diligence process and with our attorney in negotiating the purchase agreement. The care and assistance we received was invaluable and ultimately led to a closing that would have not been possible without his help. He will be forever considered a friend and someone I would highly recommend to anyone attempting to sell a rental business.
The Stansberry Firm proudly represented Liberty Party Rental in its acquisition by CE Rental. Liberty is a full service special event rental company based in Nashville, TN and founded by Bruce and Julie Hurst. The Company rents an extensive inventory of high end inventory of tents, tables, chairs, linens, place settings and other special event rental equipment and has become the leading event rental company in its trade area.
We can’t put it into words the gratitude we have towards The Stansberry Firm for handling our business deal. Gary has decades of experience in executing rental transactions, and it showed during our acquisition. Over ten years ago, we worked with Gary as a consultant to assist with the growth strategy for Liberty Party Rental. We took to heart the recommendations and began implementing. Starting in 2017, we began the process to market the company. Throughout the process, Gary was indispensable with his extensive rental acquisition knowledge as he guided us through this life changing journey. He knew when to push and when to hold. Finally coming to fruition on April 4, 2018, the deal was executed. The Stansberry Firm was key to the growth and sale of Liberty Party Rental. We highly recommend Gary and his team!
EventWorks was proudly represented by The Stansberry Firm in its acquisition by PeachTree Tents & Events. EventWorks is a full service special event rental company based in Charleston, SC, founded in 2010 by Mr. Mike Schmidt and Mr. Jeff Shavelson. The Company also operates locations in Myrtle Beach, SC and Savannah, GA. With extensive high end inventory of tents, tables, chairs, linens, place settings and other special event rental equipment, EventWorks has become a premier provider for the south-eastern US coast.
Co-owner Mike Schmidt said of his experience with The Stansberry Firm:
I would strongly urge anyone looking at selling their business to contact the Stansberry firm. As someone who was somewhat unconvinced early that we needed their help, I am so thankful we did partner with them. There is so much involved in selling your business, that I am certain we would not have had such a successful sale without them. Gary’s experience and knowledge of the industry gave us a trusted advisor creating a transaction much greater and safely structured then we could have done our own, I would highly recommend their services.
The Stansberry Firm proudly represented MSP Equipment Rentals in its acquisition by Sunbelt. MSP was founded in 1995 by Mr. Mike Cassidy to service the significant construction and industrial markets of Delaware, southern New Jersey and northern Maryland. The company primarily rents reach forklifts, boom lifts and scissor lifts from its New Castle, DE hub and Laurel, DE satellite location.
The MSP operations team will remain with Sunbelt as Mr. Cassidy will focus on other business interests. Mr. Cassidy said of his experience working with The Stansberry Firm:
The Stansberry Firm immediately got my attention at our initial meeting and tour of my facilities. It was apparent that they had an industry focus that was lacking in other M&A firms that I had previously met with. The Stansberry Firm’s blend of industry, operational, financial and equipment expertise greatly streamlined the process and resulted in multiple bona fide offers.
The Stansberry Firm proudly represented Tents Unlimited, Event Flooring Solutions and Event Rentals Unlimited (Unlimited Companies) in their acquisition by Peachtree Tents and Events. The Unlimited Companies are based in Atlanta, Georgia with an additional location in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Unlimited Companies were founded and operated by industry veterans Dan Nolan, Sam Wodetzki and Arnie Seyden and are dedicated to servicing high end and large production special events. Combined, the Companies quickly became one of the nation’s largest and most capable providers (Ranked #18 on the Special Events “30 Top Rental Companies”) of large, high end tenting, specialty flooring and other high end special event rental equipment such as tables, chairs, place settings, linens, catering equipment and other related products. Co-owner Dan Nolan said of his experience with The Stansberry Firm:
I want to thank The Stansberry Firm for their efforts in making our transaction a reality. I strongly believe that, without their involvement, we would have never accomplished selling the business for our target goal. Gary has an ability to sort through pages of documents, pages of numbers and identify the pertinent issues that made the most difference to us. My recommendation to any business owner is to not do this alone, their fee is more than worth the money. If you use The Stansberry Firm, you’ve used the best professionals in the business!
The Stansberry Firm proudly represented All Seasons Event Rentals of Kansas City, Kansas in its recent acquisition by M&M Event Rentals. All Seasons specializes in providing high end structure tents and components, bleachers, scaffolding, staging, tables, chairs, linens, table top items, catering equipment, lighting and décor, and other special event-related equipment.
All Seasons was founded in 1981 by brothers Mario and Steve Brancato and quickly grew to be one of the nation’s largest special event rental companies. Though All Seasons does not publicly disclose its revenue numbers, the company would have easily ranked in the special events magazine top 30 largest special event rental companies. Mario Brancato said of his experience with The Stansberry Firm:
We would like to thank Gary and Carolyn Stansberry for helping us navigate the sale of our event rental company. Their expertise and industry knowledge as well as guidance during the due diligence process was instrumental in helping us achieve a successful conclusion to the transaction. They were available to consult with us whenever we needed their assistance. They presented a buyer that we felt aligned with the values and visions that we instilled in All Seasons at the outset. We feel confident that the new owners will continue to grow the great company that we founded. This transaction would not have been possible without the expertise and balance of the Stansberry team. I would highly recommend the Stansberry Firm.
The Stansberry Firm proudly represented Party Time Rentals in its recent acquisition by Premier Events. Party Time was founded in 1976 by Patricia Scarmardo and is the only special events rental provider in College Station, Texas, home to Texas A&M University. Mrs. Scarmardo, who sadly passed away in the spring of 2016, was very active in and loved by the College Station community and was passionate about servicing the community through Party Time and many other community service endeavors. Though she is greatly missed by all, her husband, Bill Scarmardo, is confident that Premier Events of Austin, Texas will gracefully carry on and grow Mrs. Scarmardo’s legacy.
The Stansberry Firm worked closely with Mr. Scarmardo during the process, before and after Mrs. Scarmardo’s passing. Mr. Scarmardo said of his experience with Gary and Carolyn:
I want to thank Gary and Carolyn Stansberry for their patience and professionalism in selling the Party Time Rentals business. Their knowledge and guidance during the process helped reduce our stress during this difficult time for our family. Gary had worked with my late wife Patricia over the years; he knew the business and knew Patricia’s passion for Party Time. In the sale process, The Stansberry Firm brought us several offers and ultimately, we found a buyer that achieved not only our financial goals for the sale, but also found a buyer to continue Patricia’s vision and provide the best fit four our employees and customers.
The Stansberry Firm has a long and storied history of working with businesses in a variety of industries. Here are some examples of just a few of our hundreds of satisfied clients.
I would like to express our appreciation for the professionalism and diligence that Gary and Carolyn Stansberry exemplified during the negotiation, due diligence and transaction process of the recent sale of Celebration. They brought a level of knowledge and expertise to the transaction that exceed expectations.
The Stansberry Firm led the charge with the sale of our company, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Their expertise, forward thinking and pursuit of our best interest won our trust immediately, and in the end, executed a sale that met our highest expectations.
Words cannot describe how impressed I am with Gary and Carolyn’s grasp on this industry; the sale process; the methods to valuation; and above all how to facilitate effective conversation with potential buyers. Had I tried to sell this business myself, I am certain I would have netted much less, let alone the fact it would not be sold yet.
I am very pleased with The Stansberry Firm’s efforts in our recent sale of Florida Contractor Rentals. From day one, it was obvious they knew what they were doing as they outlined the process and went right to work.
"I was very impressed with The Stansberry Firm's expertise, knowledge and contacts; they know the rental industry and they know the oilfield. They quickly brought several serious and qualified buyers to the table. Gary and Carolyn are true professionals and I hope to work with them again in the future."