Business Brokers of San Antonio

Business Brokers of San Antonio (BBofSA) was started by Robert Howells, CBI, CEB, CMEA and Doug Scheiding, BCB, P.E., CMEA, BCA. 

Our professionals are involved through the entire business acquisition process from the listing, marketing, buyer filtering, due diligence and then finally closing. 

Our office is one of the largest and most experienced business brokerages in San Antonio with three (3) brokers and typically over 10-15 business listings. We use a third party company to facilitate the business closing and handle escrow.

Why Choose Us

All of our work is done CONFIDENTIALLY so that your competitors won’t know, your customers won’t know, your employees won’t know, and your landlord won’t know.  When you hire our firm, you can be assured that former business owners will work diligently to represent your needs from listing to closing.

Please contact our local San Antonio office if you are interested in having one of our professionals provide a free consultation to understand your needs. 

Our Team

Following is a quick overview of the brokers we currently have in our office.  


Robert Howells, CBI, CMEA, CEB

(Owner of BBofSA)

Robert finds great satisfaction in helping people achieve their dream by not only owning their own business but also building equity in something they enjoy. Mr. Howells is a member of IBBA and has obtained the CBI (Certified Business Intermediary) designation. He is instrumental in helping buyers and seller navigate the transaction process and clarify goals to help each party reach their objective. Robert heads up the Business Broker of San Antonio’s Acquisition system using the tools and experience he developed at LexisNexis. Prior to establishing the Business Brokerage of San Antonio office with Doug Scheiding, Robert worked for seven years with LexisNexis providing services to the Fortune 500 corporate legal and business development departments. He excelled in the areas of due diligence and client development where he enjoyed working with the acquisition and research departments of major corporations in the Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana areas. From this experience he leads the buyer directed searches. Robert is a graduate of the University of Houston with a Bachelors degree in Industrial Distribution and a minor in Labor Relations. Mr. Howells is an Eagle Scout, and a graduate of Leadership New Braunfels class of 2008.  Robert recently earned the CMEA (Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser) certification in 2009. 

Doug Scheiding is familiar with the challenges and rewards of small businesses having been an owner of several engineering consulting and software companies. After graduating from Texas A&M University Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Aerospace Engineering, Doug went to work for an engineering consulting company and helped to grow the company from 3 employees to 19 while in charge of the operations as Vice-President and Engineering Manager.  Doug then started the first North American Regional Office for ANSYS Inc. (a publicly traded company) responsible for the direct sales of Finite Element Simulation Software and distributors in the Gulf Coast Region.  Before starting the Business Brokerage office in San Antonio with Robert Howells, Doug was in charge of worldwide sales for an engineering software product line and assisted in the market development/re-branding of the simulation tool.  Doug has several certifications and licenses including a Board Certified Broker (BCB) from TABB, a Professional Engineer (PE) designation in the State of Texas, Business Certified Appraiser (BCA) from ISBA, Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser (CMEA) from NEBB, and a licensed P&C Insurance agent from the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI).  Doug also recently earned the CMEA (Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser) certification in 2009.  Doug looks forward to helping both buyers and sellers of businesses meet their personal, financial, and lifestyle choice goals.


Doug Scheiding, BCB, CMEA, BCA, P.E.

(Owner of BBofSA)

Frank Duringer, MBA

With 30 years of diverse industry experience in areas such as Technical sales, Logistics and Business Analysis, Frank brings a broad based perspective to those ready to sell or buy a business. Included in this experience is 2 years of Acquisition and Divestiture where he was project manager for deals with combined value of over $100,000,000. Retired at age 50, he now devotes his energy to what he values most, his family and helping others reach their own success. A graduate of LSU, Frank holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and an MBA.

John F. Dini is a consultant and coach to hundreds of business owners, CEOs and Presidents of companies and the author of “11 Things You Absolutely Need to Know Before Selling Your Business.” John owns and operates the most successful peer group franchise in North America, overseeing 15 Boards of business owners under the auspices of The Alternative Board®. He has a BS in Accounting, is a Certified MBA, and holds six additional certifications in business-related disciplines.  John writes on business for newspapers, magazines, and in his own blog . He speaks to business groups and national associations, and is a member of Jim Blasingame’s “Braintrust;” appearing frequently on “The Small Business Advocate” nationally syndicated radio program as an expert in business ownership. John has been a business broker since 1994 and a CBI since 2005. John also recently became a Certified Exit Planner (CExP) as designated by Business Enterprise Institute.  


John Dini, CMBA, CExP Owner of MPN Inc.


Ronnie Ressmann, CMEA Equipment Appraiser

Ronnie Ressmann has worked as a independent contractor to Equipment Appraisers of San Antonio  for several years after becoming a Certified Machinery Equipment Appraiser) as designated by the NEBB Institute. CMEAs are located throughout the United States and several foreign countries, and are used by banks, other lending institutions, CPAs, attorneys, business buyers/sellers and others to provide needed estimated appraisal values. 

In addition, Ronnie consults as an Equipment broker at Equipment Transactions.

In the past, Ronnie worked in the Geology/Hydrology field primarily with creating, editing, and interpreting map data, Network and Website Admin in the medical field, and in Automotive Restoration