Seller Stories.

Owners and founders work for years building their businesses, and the decision to sell has profound implications for their families, employees, and customers. Northrim recognizes each owner’s situation is unique. Whether they have children in the business, want capital for growth, or simply need a quick, clean exit, Northrim takes a collaborative approach to protect sellers’ legacies while meeting their needs today.

Meet the Sellers

JEFF MIKLUS, Founder Budget Brothers Termite and Pest Control

Jeff Miklus

Founder of Budget Brothers Termite and Pest Control

WARREN WHEAT, Founder Genesis Landscape Solution

Warren Wheat

Founder of Genesis Landscape Solutions

JOSH GONZALES, President ITC In-Home Care

Josh Gonzales

President of ITC Personal In-Home Care

JOHN LEE Total Apartment Solutions

John Lee

Total Apartment Solutions

MARK NEUSTADT Optimum Cleaning & Painting

Mark Neustadt

Optimum Cleaning & Painting

JEFF MIKLUS, Founder Budget Brothers Termite and Pest Control

Jeff Miklus

Founder, Budget Brothers Termite and Pest Control

“When I decided to sell my business, there were two things I most cared about: getting a fair valuation for my business and knowing that my employees (which included a couple of members of my family) would be taken care of and on a path to continued success and growth. Having sold my company to Northrim Horizon, I have complete confidence that I got both. My employees are excelling, my family members are loving their continued roles in the business, and I feel great about what I made in the transaction.”

WARREN WHEAT, Founder Genesis Landscape Solution

Warren Wheat

Founder, Genesis Landscape Solutions

“I started Genesis Landscape Solutions with a single truck and built the business over the years by investing in people and providing quality service to customers. When it came time to explore selling, I did not want to work with traditional private equity. I had heard horror stories from friends and competitors. My experience with Northrim Horizon couldn’t be more different. They were honest, direct and collaborative, and they allowed me to choose the structure that worked best for me. I stayed on, rolled equity, and got to focus on what I enjoyed most—continuing to build the business.”

JOSH GONZALES, President ITC In-Home Care

Josh Gonzales

President of ITC Personal In-Home Care

“We had to be really particular about who we sold our business to. As we work with special needs and disabled individuals, the buyer of our business needed to care deeply about our customers, our people, and our industry. Northrim Horizon is in a class of their own. Their long-term mindset was not just refreshing to us, but showed us that they have a very different and unique perspective for the businesses they acquire (particularly compared to traditional investment firms we’d met with in the past). Not only is the team at Northrim very experienced at what they do, but they are also trustworthy, high-integrity, and high-caliber people.”

JOHN LEE Total Apartment Solutions

John Lee

Total Apartment Solutions

“Northrim Horizon was the ideal buyer for me and my business. They had committed funding, closed quickly, were easy to work with, and treated me and my employees fairly. I didn’t know fully what to expect when I decided to sell my business, but the Northrim team was generous with their time and was flexible around how I wanted to transition out of the business.”

MARK NEUSTADT Optimum Cleaning & Painting

Mark Neustadt

Optimum Cleaning & Painting

“When Northrim Horizon initially approached me about buying my company, I wasn’t interested, as I wanted to keep growing it myself. However, after further collaboration with Northrim, we found a way to creatively structure a partnership deal that maximized my take home proceeds while maintaining significant upside. Northrim has proved to be everything you want in a partner: trustworthy, fair, and passionate.”