Murphy Business Franchise Owners Grow to Meet Industry Demand

September was a banner month for Murphy Business as we experienced great growth within our franchise system. Four of our existing Franchise Owners are continuing to grow their footprints with us. Edwin Pena and Paul Lapidus have both been with Murphy Business for over 10 years, each owning their own locations. Edwin joined Murphy in 2000 in Boca Raton, Florida. He has been honored with countless awards, including being in our Top 10 Producers for over 15 years. In 2014, Paul opened his office in Lantana, FL. Forty years of business ownership experience in the clothing, manufacturing, gas, and C-store and car wash industries lend to his success in business brokerage. The two joined forces to open a third office in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Russell Cohen has been a business broker since 1999, joining Murphy in 2013. Since, he has been recognized by Business Brokers of Florida as the… Read more »

First Murphy Business Office Opens in Michigan

Murphy Business is proud to announce our first office opening in Michigan! Congratulations Ken Whitley. Ken has an extensive resume that has led him to be an exceptional Business Transfer Expert with Murphy Business. He holds an MBA from Michigan State University, graduating with honors, and has also earned the prestigious Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor accreditation from the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors. With his education and credentials, Ken worked 25 years in engineering and also opened his own investment advisory firm in 2011. With personal experience in buying and selling businesses, Ken understands business transactions and is excited to provide advice to his clients in the Michigan area. As noted in an interview with the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, Ken “aims to be the trusted advisor in transactions, working cooperatively with all involved parties, to make this unique, complex, life-changing process one of the most exciting… Read more »

Murphy Business Signs Two New Business Transfer Experts in Idaho and Montana

2017 is starting strong for Murphy Business with the addition of Franchise Owners Neil Bradshaw and John Maslanik. Bradshaw brings a wealth of business development, marketing and financial experience to the table. He previously led his water bottle company, AVEX, before selling it to Newell Rubbermaid in 2014. He also served as head of the JP Morgan’s Global Utilities Equity Research. Before that he was a Director at Fieldstone Private Capital Group, responsible for the financing and development of electricity and gas projects in locations throughout the world. Bradshaw’s franchise will be located in Ketchum, Idaho. Maslanik founded a plumbing wholesale company while still in college at the University of Wyoming and grew the company to four locations before selling the business. That event introduced him to what is involved in selling a business. His experience includes helping a mining company divest its claims, negotiated the sale of telecom leases,… Read more »

Business Broker Powerhouse Chooses Murphy Business

Murphy Business is excited to announce our newest Franchise Owner, Frank Chebalo. Prior to joining Murphy Business, Frank spent three decades in television broadcasting, holding an executive position for the majority of them. And his brokerage specific experience is equally as impressive. Frank has been a business broker for 10 years having owned a successful business brokerage and M&A firm for 6 of those years. Frank holds designations as an Accredited Business Intermediary, Certified Main Street Business Broker, Certified Business Intermediary, and Certified Business Consultant. To top it off, he currently serves as president of the Carolinas-Virginia Business Brokers Association. Joining Murphy Business, Frank and his team brought nearly 60 listings with him and will be focusing on expansion in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Going through training, Frank said Murphy Business is miles ahead of any other industry training, a high compliment from such a seasoned brokerage professional.… Read more »