Connor Grimes


Office: (501) 404-4980

Connor Grimes is the managing partner in the CBI office of Central Arkansas. Grimes has a life-time of experience as a business intermediary, helping bring privately-held business Sellers and Buyers together.

Grimes started his business brokerage career in the CBI+Team office in Springfield, Missouri, before moving on to work in the Northwest Arkansas office in Lowell. Grimes went on to work with CBI+Team offices in Kansas City and Charleston, South Carolina. In Charleston, Grimes was the managing intermediary where his responsibilities included recruiting and training new intermediaries as well as running the day-to-day operations of the office. Recently, Grimes was the Executive Broker in The CBI+Team office in Fort Smith, hiring, training and mentoring new intermediaries, ultimately growing that office. Having developed a strong reputation for his knowledge and experience in business brokerage, Grimes spent time traveling the country training other The CBI+Team office owners and intermediaries the method that CBI uses to bring business Sellers and Buyers together.

Grimes has experience in assisting business owners obtain independent, third party valuations of their businesses in order to set a market-driven purchase price for the business, providing the seller with a realistic opportunity to sell the business for the most money possible in the least amount of time. Grimes has also worked extensively with business buyers, training them in the CBI System, a tried and true method of finding the right business at the right price and on the right terms. Grimes has also worked closely with the Franchise Sales and Re-Sales division of The CBI+Team. Grimes states that, “Franchises mean you are in business for yourself but not by yourself. Franchises are perfect for corporate people who have decided that they want to work for themselves but need some reassurance in being the one calling the shots. “That is why franchises are a match for these people, they have management teams in place and a method that has proven itself to work.

Grimes is an avid outdoorsman.  He enjoys hunting, fishing, floating and hiking. He is also a fan of college athletics, mainly college football. Grimes was the Arkansas 100 meter state champion before going on to become an All-American sprinter during his college athletic career. He is active in his church and spends time volunteering throughout the community.

Grimes has experience in helping Central Arkansas business Sellers and Buyers as well, having brokered the sale of businesses such as Willy D’s Piano Bar, Sport Clips and others.

A partial list of businesses that Connor has brokered the sale of are:

  • Willy D’s Piano Bar- Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Sport Clips- Multi-State units.
  • All State Insurance- Springfield, Missouri.
  • Play It Again Sports- Bentonville, Arkansas.
  • Creative Printing and Design- Branson, Missouri.
  • Guido’s Pizza- Fayetteville, Arkansas.
  • Advanced Title- Rogers, Arkansas.
  • Huntington Learning Centers- Fayetteville, Arkansas.