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International Business Exchange (IBEX) successfully brokered the sale of the business Price Office Supply & Equipment Inc in Leander, TX on December 16th, 2009 to a undisclosed corporation. IBEX acted as the merger and acquisition advisor to the deal, helping the business owner list, market, wade through buyers, due diligence and a close the deal. The Company is affiliated with a National Franchise “Archadeck”. The National Franchise was founded in 1980 and has since built over 60,000 projects nationwide. The franchise has earned a reputation for building quality structures designed specifically for the customer’s home. Archadeck has been featured on the covers of Gardens, Decks and Patios, American How-To, Decks & Backyard Projects, HOME, Remodeling, and Woman’s Day Gardening & Deck Design. The company recently has been featured on HGTV. The franchise supports the local franchise owners with engineering and design with the engineering software accessed locally. The National Franchise has certified engineers on staff that review and assist the local owners with all designs and certification for each project. The franchise supports the local owners with assistance and review of their financials as well as co-ops market effort nationally and locally. They negotiate with national companies for contracts such as Home Deport and National Builders. The local owners in their respective territories receive the direct benefit for this effort and the referral contracts from this effort. The national organization offers for the local franchise a strong comprehensive warranty, backed by the National Guarantee Corporation (where available). Archadeck of Austin franchise includes the six counties surrounding the Austin Metroplex. Should a Buyer want to expand, the franchises for San Antonio and Dallas are currently available. Archadeck of Austin has been one of the market areas for entry to the new relation with Home Depot. This has been very successful and is growing even with housing slowdown. Owners have decided to hold on to their properties presently and improve their properties with backyard additions. Archadeck of Austin services new builders such as Standard Pacific for their projects for new home requirements. End users other then the Home Depot customers represent a larger volume of the local Company’s business. The focus on products remains with decks, screened porches, spa decks, pool decks, sunrooms, gazebos, arbors, ramps, docks, and fences Strengths of the Company are the depth of talent and employee experience. National support, alliance with National Home Improvement Stores, brand name awareness, established qualified carpenters and masons have made the Austin Arcadecks the second largest office in the National Franchise System.