John Haas learned that the owner of Tom’s Truck Repair wanted to sell the business, and he saw it as a very positive opportunity. However, John Haas didn’t know much about buying a business and that is why seeked assistance from Valley Sierra SBDC. John Haas was referred to our consultant Dennis Murphy, who is very knowledgeable about buying and selling businesses. The purchase process was long and arduous (over eight months) with negotiations becoming very difficult at times. Due to Dennis’s assistance, John Haas was successful on purchasing Tom’s Truck Repair and has since doubled the income of the business.