South Walton Business and Commercial Brokers, LLC through it affiliate (Destin Business Brokers, LLC) was established in 1999 by Ted and Debra Perkins. The Company is focused on providing the exceptional service for entrepreneurs desiring to buy or sell their business.
Ted Perkins is the founder and Owner/Broker of South Walton Business Brokers, LLC since its inception. Prior to founding the Company, Ted as an entrepreneur has started, purchased and operated numerous businesses within the Destin area of Florida for over 40 years. He has owned and operated over 30 diverse businesses in his successful career, and during that time has gained the knowledge and experience needed to assist and guide buyers and sellers from the beginning analysis and valuation to the final closing of a purchase and sale transaction. Ted’s longevity in the local market allows him to deliver his clients a keen sense of the flavor and growth that is occurring and how to position local businesses for success.
Ted’s motivation 20 years ago to enter the local business broker industry was due to the lack of a step by step simple process that he personally experienced when selling one of his own businesses. Drawing on his business and entrepreneur experiences, Ted realized there had to be a better process to create a stress free win-win process for business buyers and business sellers. That experience allowed Ted to form Nationwide Business Brokers Corp. dba Destin Business Brokers, LLC which has consistently been the premier leader along the Northwest Florida area from: Pensacola to Destin to 30A to Panama City Beach.
Since that initial start, Ted’s company and his professional staff of six other licensed business broker associates, have represented thousands of buyers and sellers with hundreds of millions of dollars in transaction value. His exceptional success is due to his Mission Statement that he lives by every day:
We will strive in setting the highest standards in service, reliability, maintaining excellence, respect, and ethical representation in all aspects of our operations and our professional and business conduct. To deliver an exception customer experience and process for entrepreneurs buying or selling a business.
Ted’s children were born and raised in the Destin, Florida area and graduated from Walton High School. Ted currently lives in the South Walton County beach area with his wife Debra and is very active in the community supporting the high school, nonprofit organizations and other associations. Ted is also a Vietnam Vet who served honorably in the U.S. Navy.