"Built Empire has been a trusted advisor to the Odom Corporation for 10 years. During that time period, they have assisted us with strategy, senior debt and mezzanine financing, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, shareholder buy-outs, management compensation and evaluating/sourcing senior management. They have played a critical role in our success, and we view them as a partner. I highly recommend Built Empire."
John Odom, CEO & Owner, Odom Corporation
"When I met the Built Empire team, I was a very minority owner of a small regional packaging company. We ended up having a great journey together as they helped me buy the company from the existing owners, finance the acquisition and major expansion plan, enter into a joint venture with an Australian global packaging company, and eventually sell the business. The Built Empire team performed at every stage. My partners and I thought of them as part of our team as their goals were our goals. I view their assistance and guidance as a major contribution to our success"
Jim Ball, former CEO & Co-Owner, Cello Bag Company
"I have worked closely with Built Empire over the past six years on a series of transactions that have been critical to the growth and success of Engs Commercial Finance. Our relationship culminated with a comprehensive $200 million equity and debt recapitalization to provide long-term growth capital to build a nationwide network. Built Empire's ability to dig into the business, lead us through the challenges of a complex deal, and maintain a clear focus on our objectives, sets them apart from other advisors. I view them as an awesome partner to our business".
John Engs , CEO & Owner, Engs Commercial Finance
"When we decided to consider a sale of Cleanscapes, we considered investment banking firms across the country and struggled with the decision, eventually choosing Built Empire based on the weight of advice from people we respected. In retrospect, we couldn't have made a better choice and understand now why the firm is held in such high regard."
Chris Martin, CEO, Cleanscapes
"After twenty years of building a national expanded polystyrene business, it became time to obtain liquidity for my partners. Built Empire had followed our business for many years, offering thoughts about the business and the timing of an eventual sale. Although we considered several national firms, we chose Built Empire for its knowledge and hands-on service. Our business was sold in four transactions, three of which were managed by Built Empire. The attention they gave each transaction from start to finish allowed us to realize the benefits of much hard work. I would highly recommend them to others."
Michael "Mick" Wall, former CEO and Co-Owner, Premier Industries