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Before Carl Grimes founded The CBI+Team, he published an award-winning newspaper, built and operated a state-of-the-art cable television system, owned a real estate firm, a retail catalog sales business and an abstract and title company. All of these businesses were successfully sold and led Carl to the field of business brokerage. He received the designation of Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) from the International Business Brokers Association and owns CBI+Team offices in Duluth, Minnesota, Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas, as well as Joplin and Springfield, Missouri.
As a licensed real estate broker in both Arkansas and Missouri, Carl is also the president of the Professional Association of Arkansas Business Brokers. Having handled transactions worth as little as $10,000 to as much as millions of dollars, Carl has been involved in the sale of over 600 businesses in his career as a professional business broker. His areas of specialty in business sales include print businesses, motorsports industry, title companies, cable television industry, renewable energy, retail stores, manufacturing, and restaurants.
Born and raised in Clarendon, Arkansas, Carl is proud of being a native “Arkansawyer”. In 1971, Carl married his high school sweetheart, Kathy. In 1984, he started his first business in Northwest Arkansas. Carl and Kathy have two grown sons, Casey and Connor. Casey, the oldest, recently married and Carl is happy to announce Casey’s decision to join the family business of The CBI+Team. Connor has been involved in the family business for many years now.
A graduate of the inaugural class of Leadership Fayetteville, a program conducted by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, Carl has served as a city councilman, school board member, and a Chamber of Commerce president. A member of New Heights Church in Fayetteville, Carl has also served as an elder, a deacon, and a Sunday School teacher.