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About American Business Brokers

ABB specializes in the Buying and Selling of Convenience Stores & Truck Stops. American Business Brokers (ABB) is a group of experienced professionals and a blend of talent that actively works with our clients to help them achieve their goals. ABB representatives have assisted in transactions ranging from $50,000 to multi millions.


Collective Experience

Terry H. Monroe

Terry Monroe has been in the business of establishing, successfully operating, and selling businesses for more than 25 years. At American Business Brokers, he serves as a consultant for business buyers and sellers throughout the nation, while his knowledge and expertise in multi-store operations and sales has led to several multi-million dollar transactions. As an expert source in the c-store industry, he writes a routine “Financial Insights” guest column for Convenience Store News and has been featured in CSP, NPN, and NACS magazines. For nearly a decade, his in-depth knowledge of enterprising, franchising, financing, and acquisitions have generated over 400 successful transactions for ABB, most of them in the convenience store industry.

As an owner of more than 30 different businesses and 10 different franchises, Terry has a thorough understanding of business growth and enterprise management. With ABB, Terry has created a unique organization that is a leader in the c-store industry, offering broker and consulting services to business buyers and sellers, while also developing brokers through a comprehensive training program. Through ABB, Terry has developed a personal side to the business transaction. The company offers services to clients regarding valuations, mergers and acquisitions, business sales, and franchise opportunities with the focus on finding a business that suits the lifestyle and cash flow needs of the buyer, while managing the transaction for the seller.

Throughout his career, Terry has been a business leader. He has served as president and chief operating officer for five organizations, including New Sprit Inc., C&M Video Inc., Entertainment One Inc., TPM Inc., and American Business Brokers Inc. Terry’s business ventures range from the discovery of more than 20 million barrels of oil in the St. James Oil Field, to the founding and franchising of a national video store chain, to involvement with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., as a video rental provider that included 750 employees in 155 stores in 27 states and 2 countries.

Seeking adventure in the business world and in his own life, Terry is an accomplished mountaineer, aircraft pilot, musician and philanthropist. He has climbed to the summit of many of the world’s most famous peaks, including Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, Mount Jaungfrau and Mount Brighthorn in Switzerland. His adventurous spirit has led him on hikes through the Andes Mountains and the lost city of Machu Pichu, to river rafting and exploration of rain forests in Costa Rica. Always seeking community involvement, Terry has volunteered in fund raising efforts for The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Hope for Haiti, Naples Community Hospital and Duke University cancer research. click for more info...

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Bill Cash

Comes to American Business Brokers with more than 22 years of retail and management experience with such companies as Wal-Mart, Walgreens Drug Stores and later as President of his own 32-store convenience store chain in Central Illinois and Indiana. As president of his own company he faced the daily challenged of merchandising, selection of vendors, pricing, site selection, volatile gas prices and personnel issues. His experience is invaluable to either an individual entering the business or to a present day operator who faces these same daily challenges. He enjoys working with people and helping them to find solutions to their problems in their pursuit of buying or selling of a business.

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Jeff Highfill

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Brian Barkley

Brian Barkley comes to ABB with an extensive background in management, sales, manufacturing, production and retail experience.

After graduating in 1980 from Creighton University School of Business, Brian became President and co-owner of a successful packaged food wholesaler in Central Illinois. He has continued to live in the Peoria, Illinois area with his wife Rebecca and four children. Brian’s hobbies include golf, jazz, and serving on various organizations throughout the community.

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Dave DePaoli


Dave De Paoli graduated from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles in 1993, and has practiced both business and real estate law. Mr. De Paoli received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Entrepreneurship/Marketing, and a Minor in Economics from California State University, Los Angeles in 1989. Mr. De Paoli has also been a licensed real estate broker in California since 1999. As part owner of several businesses himself, and with his background in business and real estate law, he is highly qualified to represent sellers as well as buyers.

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