• Kitchen
  • Thu, Mar 02, 2017
  • High End Kitchen Design Business Sold

    Legacy Mergers & Acquisitions Completes Successful Sale of Established, Highly-Reputable North Carolina Kitchen-Design Business

    Durham, NC---On February 28th, 2017, Legacy Mergers & Acquisitions successfully completed the sale of substantially all of the assets of The Kitchen Specialist, Inc. of Durham, North Carolina to LMN Designs, Inc.

    Established in 1989 by President & Founder Mary Liebhold, CKD, The Kitchen Specialist has been using its expertise and creative vision to design countless, elegant kitchens over its nearly three-decade existence.

    “We at Legacy are thrilled to have had the privilege of assisting Mary and her husband Tom in realizing their dream of transitioning their business to a passionate and dedicated successor,” states Legacy Advisor Andrew R. Holtgrewe, CPA, CBI.  “We have the utmost confidence that LMN Designs owners, Mehul Patel and Leigh West, will use this passion to continue to build off of the stellar reputation The Kitchen Specialist has earned over its 28-year service to Durham, Orange, Chatham, and Wake Counties.”

    The business will continue to operate under the name The Kitchen Specialist with all key employees, including Lead Designer and current Eastern NC National Kitchen & Bath Association (“NKBA”) President Mary Kate Bedell, expected to stay on with the company for the foreseeable future.  Mrs. Liebhold will also stay on as a designer and consultant, giving up her administrative roles as a business owner and focusing entirely on continuing to service The Kitchen Specialist’s customers.

    “Mehul and I see tremendous value in the brand Mary has built and the quality of the employees Mary is leaving behind,” says new owner Leigh West.  “The training, knowledge, and experience these employees have earned over their tenure in the kitchen industry is second-to-none, and we know that they will help us to continue to provide the top-quality level of service our customers have come to expect at The Kitchen Specialist.”

    The Kitchen Specialist is located at 3407 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707 and is open 8:30AM – 4:30 PM Monday thru Friday.

    About Legacy Mergers & Acquistions

    With offices in Charlotte, NC, Greenville, SC, and Kansas City, MO, Legacy Mergers & Acquisitions specializes in a holistic approach to M&A transaction advisory, offering services ranging from Business and Franchise Sales, Business Valuation, Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraisals, Exit Planning, and Buyer Representation.

    Please visit our website at www.legacymergers.com

    About Andrew R. Holtgrewe, CPA, CBI

    A North Carolina CPA since 1998 and Certified Business Intermediary since 2016, Andrew services main street and lower-middle market clients throughout Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.  He resides in Waxhaw, NC with his wife Monica, daughter Samantha, and son Alexander.