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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Buyers

Bobby S.

Swan Club

To whom it may concern, With help of Adam Stein, and the Kensington Company, I recently purchased a premier Long Island Catering Hall, The Swan Club and its 7 acre property. I first made contact with Adam in early May of 2014, and it less than three months I became the proud owner of the Swan Club. Adam was the first person at Kensington that I made contact with, and he has been professional, knowledgeable and a...

Richard B.

Hooters

As you know I have been involved in several acquisitions in the restaurant industry. No acquisition is easy. I would like to thank you for your professionalism and diligence in completing the purchase of the Hooters restaurants and territory rights for Long Island. Without your assistance and ability to keep your focus on completing the transaction, this acquisition would not have come to fruition. You were able to accommodate the needs of both parties and help...

Will S.

Armonk Wine and Spirits

I wanted to reach to you and communicate the pleasure I had working with Ken Kendes during my vetting phase of Armonk Wine and Spirits. Even though he represented the seller's interest, he played both sides of the fence very well while trying to facilitate the deal. He answered all inquiries in a timely fashion, showed true professionalism. During the times that the seller was unable to produce the necessary documents in order for a...

Jerry Z.

Alini Magazine Services

I just wanted to thank you for efforts during my purchase of Alini Magazines Services. Your professionalism was exemplary throughout. Your diligence and timeliness in answering my queries and finding satisfactory answers made the process go a smoothly as possible under the circumstances. All of these business-related accolades notwithstanding, I found it a pleasure to work with you on a personal basis. I also want to thank Darren, who exhibited similar qualities throughout the purchase process....

Richie G.

My Three Sons Bagel Cafe

Joe, I just wanted to take the time to express how very thankful and appreciative I am for ALL your hard work and continued dedication in searching for a bagel shop that suites my needs. When I first met you I knew we'd hit it off well. You had told me a lot about yourself, including your high level of experience in the restaurant business. That alone made it easier for me to put my trust in...

Alfredo V.

Ginos

Joe, I want to thank you so much for your patience and eagerness to help. The knowledge and expertise you provided made our transaction so smooth. I would highly recommend your services to others and look forward to doing further business transactions with your help. Thanks again. Alfredo Vitolo—Ginos Port Washington, Ginos New Hyde Park, Ginos Great Neck, Ginos Manhasset, Trattoria 35 bell blvd, Da Nonna Rosa Park Slope....

Mike S.

Yohay

It has been a couple of days after the closing and I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all your help. Since starting this process just over a year ago you and Kensington have been professional, thoughtful, resourceful and most importantly efficient. As a buyer who drilled a lot of dry holes and went on too many goose chases, with other less savvy brothers. I would like to acknowledge how helpful it...

Nick D.

Gino's Seaford

Joe Randazzo has been an important force in our expansion. Joe's guidance and knowledge of the Pizzeria and Restaurant market are invaluable and we have had an extremely positive experience working with him. He will continue to be our "go-to" broker for many years to come....

Sellers

Fred P.

Protass Fifts

It is not often that I've taken the time to write a letter of recommendation. However, the experience I had with Albert Hakim and The Kensington Company was exceptional. We operated a family owned retail gift store for 38 years called PROTASS. I met Albert in April 2015. I had the confidence after our first get together that if there was a possibility of selling our business, Albert was going to help make it happen. First of...

Debra W.

Gymboree

Before it all fades from memory, we want to express our sincere thanks for managing the sale of our network of Long Island Gymboree Play and Music centers. Despite enormous challenges, you showed dogged determination to get the deal done and at a fair price. You, Adam, Stuart, Albert and everyone else involve showed the utmost in professionalism and competence in all dealings throughout the process. For that we will always be grateful....

Michael M.

Bounce-U

I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank you (Stu) and Ken for your professionalism, expertise, knowledge and guidance in support of the sale of BounceU Farmingdale. After speaking with several potential brokers at the onset, I was confident after our very first meeting, as it was evident to me immediately, that the Kensington Company was the right option for this transaction. You were extremely knowledgeable and immediately understood the value of the...

John M.

Chocolate Mold Company, INC.

Please allow me the opportunity to express my thanks for your successful efforts in selling my company. Throughout the long process you demonstrated incredible perseverance, professionalism and discretion. I was initially not convinced that you, and anyone, would be able to keep the knowledge of the sale confidential for such a lengthy period of time but you managed to do just that. Even after vetting a long list of potential buyers, and finding the right buyer,...

Mitchell M.

Jolin Pharmacy, INC

In March of 2008, The Kensington Company handled the sale of my two pharmacies, Jolin Pharmacy, Inc & Lumit Pharmacy, Inc. Ken Stein of The Kensington Company handled all of the contract negotiations, inventory negotiations and all the landlord negotiations (dealing extremely well with the two different difficult landlords). He was very knowledgeable about the pharmacy industry and made an anxious time in my life go very smoothly. I highly recommend the Kensington Company to represent any buyer...

Moheb S.

Newton's Naturals

I would like to take this opportunity to write about my extremely positive experience with the Kensington Company in their handling of the recent sale of my Company, Newton's Naturals. We are a Manufacturer and Distributor of Gourmet Dried Fruits, Premium Nuts, Specialty Snack Mixes & Candy based in Freeport, NY. I had real concerns about the process of selling my company, whether it could even be sold without interrupting operations as well as concerns...

Steve B.

Banks Sails

I want you to be the first person that I thank for helping us sell our business, Banks Sails USA, to the industry leader North Sails. As you know we had the Closing today and everything worked out great and according to our expectations. You will recall that we became engaged in negotiations with North Sails before you became involved. As soon as North Sails made a serious offer we contacted you to help us...

Bethany S.

Shene Nurising Service

It is my pleasure to recommend The Kensington Company to anyone who is looking to sell their business especially in the Healthcare sector. My first attempts (pleural) at selling my State Licensed Homecare Agency was time consuming and ended up being non-productive. At when I felt it was a near "close" my attorney asked me what I planned on doing with the money? I told him I had built my last 3 companies from the...

John M.

Sylvan

Throughout the long process you demonstrated incredible perseverance, professionalism and discretion. I was initially nor convinced that you, or anyone, would be able to keep the knowledge of the sale confidential for such a lengthy period of time but you managed to do just that. Even after vetting a long list of potential buyers, and finding the right buyer, the sale of my firm was kept from becoming public throughout the entire process right up...

Jack S.

Foam visions INC.

I am pleased to tell you about Kenneth Stein, who acted as broker in the recent sale of my manufacturing business. Ken demonstrated keen perception in analyzing my company's strengths and weaknesses on his first visit. This skill enabled him to evaluate my needs as seller, and also helped him determine an appropriate buyer. The entire negotiating process was handled with professionalism and courtesy. Either Ken or a member of his capable staff was always available...

Dan. N

WitorWitout, LLC

I just wanted to take a few minutes to let you that Nicole and I appreciate all that you were able to do for us. Making the decision to sell wasn't easy; however, you really made the entire process a smooth transition for us. All of your hard work paid off in the end, which we could not have done it without your help. Tony Altomare is the perfect man to take WitorWitout to the next...

Cathy G.

Gross Enterprises

We have been working with Ken Stein and Kensington Company to sell our business for a number of months. Even though he has not yet had success locating a buyer for us, I am confident that if anyone can do it, it will be Ken Stein. He has delivered everything he promised us, and more to try to market and sell our challenging and unique business. He has taken the time to get to know...

Emilio B.

Emilios Pizza

Joe, Thank you for all your hard efforts to find the specific buyer it took for my location. It took lots of patience and dedication to achieve this goal and you were the guy to do it.  You were a Super Pro like always. Joe is not only very professional, but also a guy you can have complete confidence in, like family. Yours truly. Emilio Branchinelli Emilios Pizza, Passione, Pasta-Eria, Fanatico, Gino’s Italian Ices...

Eddie P.

La Cappanina Pizza

Joe, Again I would like to thank you for all your detailed support. Without you this deal would never happened and I truly mean that:))). Things are certainly moving into right direction. Finally!!! (The buyer) has started her training yesterday and she is giving resignation notices to her current employers and soon will be in the restaurant full time learning from guys. I will wait to hear from (The attorney). As far as I remember he was requesting...

Anthony F.

Frantantoni Pizza

Ken, Joe is a great man. He offers his great knowledge, professionalism and charm to his clients. He works with honesty and his heart and it offers a quality where the clients can absolutely trust his advice and guidance. Joe's passion, experience and understanding of the pizza/restaurant is a priceless asset in what he does. Joe is absolutely the best!...

Arjan D.

Dunkin Donuts

We would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks to you for proficient handling of the sales process of our stores. Especially the skills in presentation of the issues are very much appreciated. And of course, application of the knowledge and experience coupled with the hard work, will take you a long way. On both professional and personal level, we really appreciate the efforts and time you put in. We wish you good luck in life and...

Allen G.

Plastic Bag Factory Outlet, INC.

I want to thank you for making the sale of my business possible. Evaluating and marketing my kind of business required first class professionalism, but the sale would not have taken place without your ability to negotiate the deep waters of the small business administration's banking establishment....

Mel V.

Armonk Wine & Spirits

As an absentee partner selling a significant business in Westchester County NY we needed a business broker who would pay attention to the daily activities in selling our store. Ken Kendes gave me updates daily if necessary and met a number of potential buyers whether during the business week or weekend. He was a very good communicator to both my partner and me. Ken took us through the lengthy process professionally and with a consistent...

Franchise Consulting

Bethany S.

Shene Nurising Service

It is my pleasure to recommend The Kensington Company to anyone who is looking to sell their business especially in the Healthcare sector. My first attempts (pleural) at selling my State Licensed Homecare Agency was time consuming and ended up being non-productive. At when I felt it was a near "close" my attorney asked me what I planned on doing with the money? I told him I had built my last 3 companies from the...

Michael D. and Dan M.

Hand & Stone Massage Spa

We wanted to take the time to write and express our sincere thanks to you for the outstanding job Kensington Company did, assisting us in choosing Hand and Stone as the business that was right us and the subsequent regional developer training. Without your steady and conscientious presence, our dream of owning our own business would have taken infinitely longer. Your relaxed but highly motivated attitude always gave us the assurance that we were moving...

Liza H.

Stuart is the best franchise consultant and the only one you will ever need! It took me eleven months to find the perfect franchise for me, but that did not discourage him. Stuart was always there for me throughout the entire process of finding a franchise that was the right fit for me. He was incredibly supportive, and gave me the guidance that I was seeking to navigate the exciting world of franchises. With Stuart...

Debra C.

Hand and Stone Massage Spa

After spending the past 18 years as an 8-unit McDonald's franchisee, I searched long and hard to find the right franchise concept and company to start my "second franchise career". McDonald's is a hard act to follow financially, but I knew that I wanted to be in a growing industry that had fewer "moving parts" and was easier to run than a restaurant. My criteria in judging a franchise was simple: It had to be...

Franchise Sales & Development

Michael D. and Dan M.

Hand & Stone Massage Spa

We wanted to take the time to write and express our sincere thanks to you for the outstanding job Kensington Company did, assisting us in choosing Hand and Stone as the business that was right us and the subsequent regional developer training. Without your steady and conscientious presence, our dream of owning our own business would have taken infinitely longer. Your relaxed but highly motivated attitude always gave us the assurance that we were moving...

Jodi R.

Mosquito Joe

It is with great pleasure and sincere gratitude that I send you this letter. Last summer we were able to completely sell out the Long Island market largely due to your help and four quality candidates placed through your office. Of those four candidates three are currently listed in the Top 10 New Franchisee List for customer recruitment. Dennis and Melissa Stein are the leaders in New Customer recruitment; Marc Wiener is sixth ranked; and Jason...

Don L.

Express

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank you for the great Meet the Zor event on Thursday, April 26, 2012. It was by far the best planned and organized MTZ that I have attended. The quality of attendees with whom I spoke was excellent, and we have several strong leads to pursue. Express is a great franchise model, and as a former owner for 12 years, I can attest to the ability to...

Jack L.

JAN-PRO

Both Ken Stein & Stuart Levenberg from The Kensington Company have been representing JAN-PRO Franchising International with a number of very qualified candidates. We are very appreciative of their outstanding performance and find them to be exceptional among Consultant Franchise business Brokers. We started working with Ken and Stuart in early 2006 to begin identifying appropriate Master Franchise Owners that would best fit our business model. Although Ken and Stuart understood the franchise segment of...

Keith C.

Great Play

On behalf of the (expanding!) Great Play team, I want to thank you for your great work finding outstanding candidates to become Great Play franchisees - for both the sale of our corporate unit in Scarsdale, and now for a new unit in Nassau County. A few thing I feel stand our and set you apart in what you do: You surface strong candidates, but you don't leave it at that. You work diligently in the background...

Harold K.

Franchise Attorney

I have known Ken Stein for many years and have yet to become associated with a more ethical salesperson in my career. Not only does he possess the highest ethical standards. But the quality of his work and the work of his employees is impeccable. I would never hesitate to recommend any franchisor client of mine to use their services....

Ken K.

Signworld Corporation

The Kensington Company hosts the finest, best attended “Meet The Franchisor Event” of any other business broker firm that I have met in my 25 years of speaking at these meetings. More importantly, the attendees are the highest caliber, most sincere individuals who desire to be in business for themselves. Kudos to Ken Stein, Stuart Levenberg and their associates....

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