Testimonials

“I was greatly impressed by the wide spectrum of support and services Chinook was able to deploy throughout the process - from learning the many nuances of our business, to finding well-matched suitors, to managing and navigating the complex stages of closing the deal. They have a true full-service organization and it seemed that every bit of that capability was needed to get over the finish line.”

Jay GoodfriendFormer Shareholder, Syntonic Microwave, Portland, OR

“Chinook’s business insight and advice to the management team helped position our company as an attractive acquisition. Their knowledge of potential investors and their strategic approach of introducing our company to investors resulted in a premium valuation for the business and a successful sale. I would recommend Chinook Capital without qualifications to other family, small or medium sized businesses.”

Steve RallisonFormer CEO, First Pacific Corporation, Salem, OR

“We feel very blessed that we chose to hire Chinook Capital Advisors. Only due to Chinook’s transactional experience coupled with their ‘never give up’ attitude, were we able to find the right strategic partner to help grow the business and close on a deal that we are very satisfied with. Chinook provided invaluable advice, expertise and partnership throughout the process.”

Steve Morris and Susan DoyleSiblings and Former Second-Generation Shareholders, Seawestern, Kirkland, WA

“When I met with Ed and John, it was very clear that they were experienced and had a transparent plan to get a deal completed. Their personalities and candor were a good fit for me. From their initial presentation down to the final hours before closing, they had my interests in mind. Chinook is a great team, and they executed on all aspects of the deal. I made the right choice when I signed up with Chinook.”

Ken KlunderFormer Owner, Arjae HVAC & Mechanical Services, Portland, OR

“Chinook was able to present our company to the market in such a way that we had multiple offers at valuations exceeding our expectations. We were able to select a strategic buyer that was the best possible partner for our company to pursue new growth opportunities. I am confident the owner will maintain the legacy of our company. Chinook could not have done a better job of taking our company to market.”

John IttesFormer Owner, Atlas Supply, Seattle, WA

“Chinook Capital Advisors understood and embraced our goal of finding a buyer who would take care of our employees, maintain the company's legacy and culture, and offer fair market value for the business. Chinook was the perfect partner because of their commitment to transparency, and ability to communicate, as well as their marketing, finance and transactional expertise.”

Jan SiersFormer Owner, Atlas Supply, Seattle, WA

“The Chinook team put together an incredible presentation outlining the history of the business and our vision of the future for Seattle Coffee Gear and ultimately they found us the perfect investment partner for our next phase of growth. Chinook’s team managed the transaction from start to finish. Their detail-orientation and experience made a very complex process run very smoothly. I would recommend Chinook to any business owner looking to sell or recapitalize their business.”

Mike AtkinsonCEO, Seattle Coffee Gear, Lynnwood, WA

“Each member of the Chinook team was invaluable in helping us find the right buyer for our company. They negotiated a fair sales price and managed through all the complexities of closing the deal – all during COVID which provided some unique twists and turns. I couldn’t recommend their team highly enough.”

Victor GehlenFormer President, Seattle Coffee Gear, Lynnwood, WA

“I cannot thank the Chinook team enough. Each member of the team was critical in getting our sale across the finish line. Most people only sell one business in their lifetime and it was wonderful having Chinook as our advisors to shepherd us through the process. Their organization, wisdom and guidance were critical for our sale. I would highly recommend them to anyone considering selling their business.”

Keith SchlemleinFormer President, NorthWest Construction Control, Sumner, WA

“Chinook’s understanding of the unique aspects of our industry, including seasonality, working capital management, working with government agencies, and dealing with unions helped us navigate this complex process. Chinook was able to introduce us to multiple buyers and negotiate a good deal for the Doolittle family, existing management, and the buyer.”

Tom DoolittleFormer Owner, Doolittle Construction, Bellevue, WA