Steve Hitchcock

Business Brokerage & Valuation
Broker Associate

Business Brokerage

You’ve worked very hard to build your business and you’re considering a new chapter in your life. Is it time to discuss your exit strategy? Let me show you how our proven system to prepare your business for sale, present your financial results and confidentiality market your business can achieve your goals.

I have been a licensed broker specializing in business opportunity brokerage and commercial property transactions in Colorado since 2007.  I have been involved with the sale of many businesses including retail, service, marketing, restaurant and manufacturing enterprises.

Business Brokerage is not real estate and I am not a residential broker.  Business opportunities should be presented differently from homes.  Marketing businesses along side homes and condominiums makes confidentiality impossible.  

You can expect that the buyers I bring will be financially qualified and serious about buying.  I do not share your confidential information unless they are!

Business Valuation Consulting

I am well-versed in valuation consulting for the purpose of sale, divorce, partner buy-out and acquisition for businesses ranging from 150K to 15M in revenue. Since 2010 I have performed valuation work on retail, restaurant, marketing, manufacturing and service businesses.

I can support my opinions of value with facts and real transaction data rather than with “rules of thumb”.  Having completed the course of instruction for and passed the CBA exam I am well versed in the different approaches to business valuation and can help buyers and sellers understand why one business may be worth more than another.

These skills are also the foundation of helping parties become confident that the values they are considering for a sale or purchase of a business are grounded in reality which greatly increases the chance of a successful transaction. 

About Steve

Steve Hitchcock’s family has four generations of connection to Yampa Valley dating back to the 1940s when his grandparents began vacationing in the region. In 1977 Steve first worked in northwest Colorado as a river guide and the connection was reconfirmed. After graduating from Macalester College and working in West Berlin for two years followed by another two years in Minneapolis, he moved to Colorado in 1988 and to Steamboat Springs with his wife Denise and their two children in 1999.

Steve’s professional background includes 30 years working in the outdoor, fly fishing and ski industries in roles related to sales management, marketing, senior management, retail operations, site location and leasing. Steve was part of the management group that purchased the premier outdoor brand “Marmot” in 1992 and, as Senior VP of that company, oversaw worldwide sales, product development and production. He served on that company’s board until his departure in 1999. In 2000 Steve joined the outdoor brand leader “Patagonia.” At Patagonia, he directed a national sales force, developed product launch strategies and visual merchandising programs, mentored sales managers, conducted site selection studies, identified retail sites and negotiated leases. He left Patagonia in 2006. Steve has many years of experience in restaurant and retail ownership and small business consulting. He has completed the course of instruction and passed the exam from the Institute of Business Appraisers for the Certified Business Appraiser credential. Steve Volunteers as a S.C.O.R.E. counselor working with small businesses, and is a current or former member of the board of directors of several local organizations including MainStreet, the Chamber Resort Assoc. and the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club where he is a Past President. He is past board member of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association and has worked with a number of other community organizations. Steve has been a licensed broker in Colorado since 2007 and specializes in business opportunity brokerage, commercial property sales & leasing and business valuation. He brings his business operating background as a resource for buyers and sellers seeking a clear understanding of a business’s performance and potential.

Steve’s Recent Listings

See below Steve’s most recent listings. To see all of Touchstone’s listings, click the button below.

All Listings

Premium Reclaimed Lumber 
Custom Home Materials – Montrose

 Price: $1,090,000 
Gross Revenue: $1,350,000 
Discretionary Earnings: $300,000
FF&E: $200,000
Inventory: $300-500,000 (not included)

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Eat! Drink! Cut! – Edwards

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Soda Creek Pizza – Steamboat Springs

“Green” Dry Cleaning Business
New Equipment in 2017 – Steamboat Springs

Price: $185,000
Gross Revenue: $242,000
Discretionary Earnings: $96,000
Inventory: $5,000 (not included)
FF&E: $200,000

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Liquor Store: 50 Year History
Real Estate also for Sale – Craig

Price: $360,000 
Gross Revenue: $1,200,000
Discretionary Earnings: $140,000 
Inventory: $150-180,000 (not included)
FF&E: $267,000
Real Estate: $450,000 (not included)

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High Country Truck and Car Accessories – Steamboat Springs

Italian/American Restaurant w/Real Estate
Busiest Restaurant in Town – Rangely

Price: $200,000
Gross Revenue: $723,000
Discretionary Earnings: $95,000
Inventory: $10,000 (not included)
FF&E: $150,000
Real Estate: $325,000 (not included)

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Custom Embroidery & Uniform Business – 30 Year History, 6-Figure Discretionary Earnings – Steamboat Springs

Price: $250,000
Gross Revenue: $267,000
Discretionary Earnings: $108,000
Inventory: $10,000 (not included)
FF&E: $100,000

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Creekside Cafe – Steamboat Springs

40 Year Pizza Business – Real Estate For Sale – Grand Junction

Price: $220,000
Gross Revenue: $536,000
Discretionary Earnings: $100,000
Inventory: $10,000 (not included)
FF&E: $150,000
Real Estate: $300,000 (not included)

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Metal Fabrication Facility – Industrial Welding, Fabrication – Craig

 Price: $1,200,000  
FF&E: $1,200,000
Inventory: $10,000 (not included)

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Recently Sold Businesses

The Touchstone team collectively managages 30+ listings at any given time. See below for some of our recent successes.

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