Client Testimonials

Zach Fiksel

Prospective Buyer

I was dealing with Shawn Hodgson. Good guy, smart and insightful. Was a great help to me and worked hard to find the right fit, with the right terms. Grateful for his honesty and integrity.

Kathleen and Lindsey Anderson

Halton Container and Storage, Campbellville

Selling our business seemed very challenging at first but Aldrin’s team helped us navigate the process with professionalism and determination. They took the time to find the perfect buyers to ensure all parties were satisfied.
A special thanks to Jim Stan who persevered through the phone calls and paperwork with patience and kindness.
I would also like to thank the new owners and wish them only success.

Ian Stombsky


I worked with a professional and understanding Broker over there. They really understand the needs of buyers and sellers!

Abbas Khan


I spent nearly two years looking for the right business to match my corporate work experience. I came across the website for AR Business Brokerage and was immediately impressed with the number of opportunities and the way it was organized. Receiving initial information was quick and easy and I felt comfortable throughout the initial phase. Through discussions with Jim Stan of AR Business Brokerage, we focused specifically on one of their listings, a manufacturing assembly plant in Southwestern Ontario. Jim was able to set up an initial information meeting with the owners and the ball started rolling from that point onwards. I found it to be a perfect fit. Jim and Aldrin worked with my team throughout the entire acquisition and it was clear that their involvement facilitated a smoother process. I strongly recommend Jim and AR Business Brokers for anyone looking to sell or purchase a business.

Mehdi Rahmetulla


Amazing people to work with! Thank you for the support!

Mo Jack Zane

Zane Patisserie, Toronto

Whether you are selling/buying small, medium or large business Aldrin Fernandes and Lester’s team will get you the brilliant outcome you only wished for. They are the true meaning of an expert. They are nothing like other salesmen, never pushy or misleading, once you meet them then there is only one way “ without hesitation you are going to trust them fully.”

Luke Chao

Camden Spa, Toronto

I’ve dealt extensively with A R Business Brokers Inc. and Shawn Hodgson twice, first to buy a day spa, and then to sell the same spa a few years later (after realizing that I couldn’t run it effectively as an absentee owner). In both cases, he was helpful and professional. Since the business was a fixer-upper, with an uncertain lease and annual losses, it wasn’t the kind of business that sold itself. We did many showings and finally closed a deal at a price that I was comfortable with. The commission might seem high relative to real estate sales, but it was worth it because selling a business requires a special kind of expertise that this brokerage has. Thank you.

Francine Mathai


I dealt with ARBB and they are amazing! So helpful, knowledgeable and quick to respond. They were the broker for the seller and I was the buyer; even though I was not their client, they provided me with very valuable advice and I am not sure I would have gotten through this without their support!

Tania Consales

Mess For Fun, Toronto

ARBB helped me sell my business quickly and smoothly. From Day 1 they understood my situation and made it a priority. They went above and beyond to get me what I wanted and I am very grateful. I have and will continue to recommend their success to anyone looking to sell or buy. Thanks again ARBB Team!

David Carroll


Thank you again for all the help your team provided during the process. You are very good at what you do and quick to reply. Your insight and honesty throughout the entire process were invaluable and extremely helpful to me. Unfortunately, we couldn’t finalize the deal, which has nothing to do with you or the office. It was a pleasure to have worked with you. If anything comes up in the future, I will not hesitate to reach out to you again.

Imed Boumaiza


I had a very smooth service and I would highly suggest working with A R Business Brokers. They make you feel you are a priority and act as a close advisor. Thank you A R Business Brokers.

Pervez Nooruddin


The services of the company are priceless. Though I did not end up buying the business because of a contractual issue with the landlord, the sincere and fair advice is really appreciated. All this helped me become more informed and educated. Thank you A R Business Brokers.

Rushdi Basir


We are happy with the exceptional service of A R and the team in purchasing our business.

Maher Saman and Sana Naim


My wife and I would like to thank you and your team for the excellent work and guidance during our journey to buying the business, your advises and dedication helped us and hope to keep in touch.

Jacquie Lombardi

Kaizen Health Group, Mississauga

I highly recommend A R Business Brokers Inc. After finally making the decision to sell our business, I was put at ease throughout the entire process. Selling a business is quite different from selling a home and I was told right up front it could take up to a year. Within a month we had an offer on the table and within 4 months, the deal was finalized and closed. Amanda M., in particular, was a great support to me through the whole process from negotiating to finalizing. I am very impressed!

James Seol

Omega Family Restaurant, Kitchener

Professional business realtor team. They provide all in one service.
If you want exclusive business listing, highly recommend.

Aman Sodhi

Smoke and Spice, Sarnia

What caught my attention was the ease in which the ARBB team understood my predicament and made it all so easy all through the initial marketing process, screening of potential Buyers and finally during the Due Diligence process, while I focused on the business at hand. Great Job guys, I fully recommend AR Business Brokers for anyone that wants to sell their business. Thanks again ARBB.

Siobhan Chambers

851 Degrees, Toronto

Many thanks to A R Business Brokers and team for facilitating the sale of 851 Degrees!

Professional, efficient and personable! The ARBB team demonstrated all these characteristics and more… Never once did I feel that they were “going through the motions.” From the first conversation to the last I believed they cared…The Broker and Sam who was assigned to us worked tirelessly, and I never had an issue getting hold of him! I can be a bit pushy, but he received it with grace and politeness.

Kendra Bui

Linen Closet, Richmond Hill

I am very satisfied with your & Aldrin Raphael’s services. You guys made me feel secure from the very first meeting and through to the end of the process. Any and all questions were answered promptly and I trusted your consultations. I would highly recommend your services in the future!

Rosie Pandit

More Fun with Bounce, Brampton

We are very satisfied repeat clients. We purchased our business with the professional help of Aldrin and 4 years later (after building the business) successfully sold it through AR Business Brokers. The value they added to the entire process was priceless, and I definitely recommend their service as I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Aldrin and his team of professionals yet again.

Eric Quane and Mattieu Tanguay


We very much enjoyed working with the Aldrin Raphael team. They were prompt to answer questions and provided information as requested. We were able to close the transaction in about 90 days and it was a smooth transaction for all parties. Great result.

Kamil el-haddad


I had a great experience dealing with Firas from AR Business Brokers, he was professional in every sense of professionalism. he gone above and behind of making the transaction as smooth as it could be. and I thank him for that.

Charlyn Asher


Thank you to A R Business Brokers for all their hard work and support provided during the buying process. I was a first time buyer and the service provided exceeded my expectations. This is a team of very knowledgeable, dependable, professional agents. I am beyond grateful for everything. If you are ever considering buying or selling a business A R Business Brokers are the agent of choice. Trust me you won’t be disappointed.

Susan Campanella

Sugar Blossom Spa, Vaughan, ON

We had an excellent experience selling our business with A R Business Brokers. They are very professional and friendly and lead us through this process with knowledge and ease. They were always easily accessible to address all of our concerns, and made us feel like their top priority. Highly recommend!

Toni & Niyi Ayodele


Buying a business was a difficult and exhausting process which became simplified by working with A R Business Brokers. We are sincerely grateful for their knowledge, patience, expertise and their sheer willingness to help. We are happy to have gone through this process with them and look forward to working with them again.

Amanda Moschitti

Eden College, Bolton, ON

We had an amazing experience working with A R Business Brokers. The level of professionalism, dedication and overall attention to detail made our time with them smooth and easy. We just wanted to give a big Thank You to Aldrin and Team for all your hard work. We look forward to working with you in the future!

Karen Traicus

White Apron Restaurant, Oshawa, ON

We had a great experience with Aldrin’s team. They worked hard and brought us a great deal to sell our business.

Amar Sidhu

Milton Vacuum, Milton, ON

We had a very good experience with Aldrin and Team in terms of availability, approachability, streamlined process and professionalism. Aldrin also supported us in simplifying our decision making through professional advice and providing various options and scenario. We admire his quick follow ups (sometimes it too quick that you feel pushed) that are important to stay intact with overall timeline.

Thank you Aldrin and Team, Looking forward to work with you for our future endeavour

Luc Rubino

Cable Lock Connectors, Toronto, ON

I had the pleasure of meeting one of Aldrin team members Jim.Stan who was very professional and quickly able to understand what was required to sell our business. Aldrin and his team were able to bring quality qualified buyers to the table in a very short time. The AR Business Brokers were very impressive, flexible, and work hard to ensure the confidentiality of the sale, yet marketing the business to a wide range of buyers.

We had several offers and sold the business within 90 days of the listing. I would recommend Aldrin and his team to any business.

Jane & Jason Brass

Boston Pizza, Orangeville, ON

We worked with Aldrin and his team on a very complicated and lengthy restaurant sale in the GTA. They were very professional, full of knowledge and always available when we needed them. Aldrin and his team were excellent at screening potential buyers and only introducing us to those that were serious. We would recommend them to anyone looking for a commercial realtor.

Melissa Cosentino

Toronto, ON

Aldrin and his team of professionals are hard working, honest and reliable. They take the time to understand your business and its overall scope. This allows them to be able to convey the correct details and information to prospective buyers. The process in selling a business for an owner can be stressful and very time consuming. Aldrin and Shawn were patient through it all, extremely helpful and guided us in the right direction. They always kept all lines of communication open and willing to do what it takes to make the deal happen, never delaying anything. I worked with Aldrin specifically for about a year and was always able to connect with him, he is very reachable with any questions I had during this intense process. I would recommend Aldrin and his team to anybody looking to sell their business! Thank you again Aldrin and team!

Ranjana Sengupta

Mucho Burrito, Mississauga ON

A R Business brokers is an entity that works closely with the vendor such as myself and advise from time to time the right strategy to reach the goal. They are professional and diligent to make the sale happen.

 Lesley Gloyns

Planet Fun, Toronto ON

Within four weeks of listing our Indoor Playground with AR Business Brokers we received two offers. We ended up selling for over our list price. What we appreciated about AR Business Brokers was that they only brought qualified buyers. When the purchaser had difficulty with their long-term banking relationship Aldrin’s team stepped up and brought a 3rd party option to the table. They hand held the buyers throughout the entire process. I’m not sure we’d closed the deal without their help. We highly recommend their services to anyone who is considering selling their business

Clinton and Lesley Smith


With the many listings we had to choose from A R Business Brokers, we found one which really suited us. Aldrin’s team stayed on top of the deal every step of the way and insured we were represented fairly and provided with a smooth transition. Honest, Informative and reliable and best of all they helped us find the best financing option. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to buy a business.

Gordon Galloway

“I would highly recommend Aldrin and his team for their expertise as business brokers. Recently I purchased a manufacturing company. Aldrin’s professionalism, knowledge, and personal approach throughout the process was invaluable and in particular, when navigating the myriad of bankers and lawyers. It is inevitable that buying a business will always be subject to risks and anxieties, but these were minimized as a result of the honesty and integrity of AR Business Brokers.”

Fred Khuri

Wimpy’s Diner, Aurora ON
AR Business Brokers have acted in a very professional, diligent and caring manner from the very first stage, right up to the final sale and through to hand-over and I could not have placed my faith in a better organization.

Peter and Maria Putton

Derry Tools Ltd., Etobicoke ON
Thank you for all you support and assistance during the recent sale of our business. Whilst the quick sale did create many pressures, these were well managed by AR Business Brokers who handled all negotiations professionally and in a pleasant manner.

Luis Darosa

The Cutting Room , Toronto ON
Great and professional, from meeting with the sales agent for the listing to the sale. My sales agent was very professional along with all the Aldrin team. Thanks guys. Looking forward to more business deals with the Aldrin team.

Anita Maahs

Queen’s Bush Pub, Hanover ON
AR Business Brokers performed exceptionally in helping us sell our business. The valuation was spot on, the marketing presentation was complete and professionally done, and the marketing program secured a strategic buyer for us within one month of listing the business and we closed a couple of months later. Aldrin thoroughly handled many of the transaction details and advised us throughout as to what our options were. We wouldn’t have concluded the transaction as successfully without his services. I’d recommend AR Business Brokers to any business owner.”

Andrea Peart

Reggae Fusion Caribbean Restaurant, Mississauga, ON
It has been a year since I first walked into your office to enquire about buying a business. In all that time you have provided a consistently high level of service and assistance to me as a prospective purchaser, as well as encouragement when I was struggling to find the right opportunity. When you listed the restaurant you were acting on behalf of the vendor, however you continued to assist me through the process and your support and knowledge was integral to me successfully completing the purchase. During my search I had contact with most of the business sales agents in the area and you are the stand-out business for service, quality of information and knowledge of the market. I have no hesitation in recommending you and your team to anyone looking to purchase a business through AR Business Brokers

Marianne Mannerheim

Wild Wing, Blue Mountain, ON
Tough… we took over two years to sell. The approach taken by Aldrin and his team was correct. Big thank you for your patience Aldrin.

Stephanie MacIntosh

Mono, ON
I would highly recommend Aldrin for all your commercial needs. He is very knowledgeable and quick to respond to any questions you may have. This was my first time buying a business. Aldrin took me through the steps one by one with ease.

Andy Gogia

Mucho Burrito, Barrie, ON
Happy with the service I received from Aldrin. Keeps his word and met deadlines. Will list again with him for sure.

George Bahna

Wild Wing, Milton, ON
Aldrin provided an outstanding level of professionalism.

Saima Abdali

Pickering, ON
It was a pleasure working with Aldrin through out this entire process involving the purchase of Wild Wings. He is a very honest, hardworking and a great person to be involved with.

Pina Palmeri

Mess for Fun, North York, ON
Aldrin recently assisted us in selling our commercial business and what a success!! He matched us up with the perfect buyer and provided us with exceptional service. He was available every step of the way and was very patient with us. His screening process for potential buyers was also a great feature. We knew that if he was sending someone to see the business they were a qualified buyer. Thank you Aldrin and Team for your amazing service.

Albina Coutinho

Top Millwork Interiors Inc. – North York, ON
Aldrin has been great support throughout the acquisition process, with his strong business acumen providing a valuable source of advice. He was proactive, reliable and ensured that our best interests were always served!

Tania Consales

As a first time business purchase, my experience was both smooth and simple. Aldrin and his staff made everything super easy to understand and answered all my questions and concerns at my convenience. Thank you Aldrin and Lester for all your hard work!

Gabriel and Zella Bonin

Milton, ON
Having never sold a commercial property before we were completely unaware of how to begin. Aldrin came to us with an excellent recommendation from a former tenant of our retail space. Upon meeting Aldrin and as we discussed the sale we were very quickly impressed by his knowledge of market conditions and his ability to help us understand how to proceed.
Aldrin’s honesty and integrity shone through his warm personality as we discussed our needs with him. He gave us excellent direction in preparing for the sale.Then from the time the property was listed Aldrin kept us informed at each step of the way as to who would be coming for a showing, what interest was exhibited and any pertinent feedback. Each week he gave us an update and whenever we phoned and left a message for him he returned our call promptly. He was there for us all the way!
We highly recommend Aldrin if you are selling a commercial property.

Robert Stadnyk

Collingwood, ON
I’ve worked with many agents over years but never have I worked with such a knowledgeable one like Aldrin!. If I could use him for every transaction I would!!!. Amazing guy!! Rob

Luigi Petrella

Pizzaiolo, Mississauga, ON
Amazing Service, amazing team, easy to work with and I would welcome another opportunity to work with Aldrin and his team.

Pre Svirac

Snap Fitness – Markham, ON
Aldrin is your man if your looking to sell your commercial property. He was on point all the time and kept me in the loop through the whole process. It was a difficult one but Aldrin kept the mood light and we got it done together. I had tried 3 other agents and not one brought me any potential clients. I will definitely refer him out and use him for future activities.

Joshua Reagan

Oakville, ON
Aldrin was beyond helpful in facilitating and getting my business deal handled.