For many years, Rex and Carol Donley kept businesses and homes in the Texas Hill Country well-hydrated, operating an AquaChill Drinking Water Systems franchise out of their home. They had grown to over 300 delivery clients across the greater San Antonio area, providing bottle-free Reverse Osmosis water systems, regular maintenance, and filter service. Although they enjoyed a comfortable living from a profitable business, in late 2017 they decided it was time to retire and sell the franchise.
Upon learning of their decision, the franchisor immediately contacted them and offered to buy back the franchise. While it seemed like a reasonable thing to do, the Donleys had never sold a business before and had many questions about the process.
Feeling unsure about negotiating directly with an experienced corporate buyer with their retirement at stake, the Donleys reached out to the experts at Texas Business Buyers to evaluate the company and to walk them through the negotiation process. Rex and Karel found TXBB via the recommendation of a friend who had recently sold his business successfully through the firm.
Both the Donleys and the team at AquaChill demonstrated professionalism and high ethical standards throughout the process. On April 2, 2018, they arrived at a structure that was fair and acceptable to both the Donleys and AquaChill. The Donleys helped the corporate team hire and train a new manager to supervise the route during the transition process, and were able to move easily into a new season of their life.
If you appreciate the significant health and environmental benefits of pure, clean drinking water, but hate having to swap out heavy jugs or maintain complex water filtering systems, call AquaChill today at 880.650.4728 or visit aquachill.com and see how saving the environment can also save you money.