Sunbelt of Beaumont Team

When you’re preparing to buy or sell a business in Beaumont, you need an experienced, winning team to guide you through the transaction process. At Sunbelt of Beaumont, our brokers and M&A advisors have decades of combined experience and are well-versed in the Beaumont marketplace. Give our team a call today to begin your search for a business or prepare your business for sale.

Don Pippin Jr
Don Pippin Jr, CBI M&AMI
Owner/Business Broker
Don Pippin Jr
Don Pippin Jr, CBI M&AMI
Owner/Business Broker

Don Pippin, Jr. is the Sunbelt Business Brokers office owner for the Southeast Texas Beaumont Office. Don brings an array of personal experience in Lafayette, LA, Lake Charles; and the Beaumont, Texas area including real estate development and franchise acquisitions.

Don has business savvy from extensive marketing knowledge, and has been involved in all areas of business from start-ups to mergers and divesting. In 1989, Don purchased an IT solutions franchise known as ComputerLand that provided professional networking, software integration and training services for businesses, in particular major petrochemical facilities in southeast Texas. In 1991, Don was awarded a top Franchisee within the ComputerLand system. Don was a founding partner in EmStat, a comprehensive Hospital Emergency Information System to Business Records after successfully installing the system in over 75 hospitals nationwide.

In addition, Don was a founding partner in Justice Link, an electronic filing system between courts and law firms. The business installed systems nationwide and was merged with CourtLink and sold to Lexis Nexis in 2002. In 1997, he began developing real estate holdings in Louisiana, Texas and Colorado. Today Don owns Fast Signs in Lafayette (he sold his Beaumont and Baton Rouge locations) and consistently operates in the top 10% of all 550+ Fast Signs stores. He recently sold local popular retail franchises Once Upon A Child and Clothes Mentor. Don is presently on the board of Lafayette, LA Better Business Bureau, and enjoys fishing, aviation, and all things outdoors.

Tana Pippin
Tana Pippin, CMSBB
Business Broker
Tana Pippin
Tana Pippin, CMSBB
Business Broker

Tana Pippin has background in both business ownership and marketing. She spent 20 years in the marketing industry working with thousands of local businesses to find solutions and increase sales. She spent the last several years owning and growing and then selling in early 2016 her own marketing franchise company. Through the years, she became a trusted advisor to her clients and developed roots in the local business community.

She is currently on the executive board with the local BBB of Acadiana and is active in the business community. She has the experience to understand the needs of “Main Street” business owners and a unique perspective on how to better market each business to find the right match for its needs. The time spent as a business owner herself has given her the ability to quickly understand and analyze a business financially to assist with determining a most probable selling price and valuation for business owners looking to sell.

Her marketing background can also assist the new owner with strategies and connections to great sources for a new marketing perspective for their new business. Call or email Tana today to help find the business of your dreams or sell your business to pursue the dreams of your new future!

Pete Prados
Pete Prados
Business Broker
Pete Prados
Pete Prados
Business Broker

After graduating from the University of Louisiana Lafayette, Pete spent his early career commercializing new technology for an International Company prior to starting his first technology business in 1995. For over 25 years, Pete has established, sold, and consulted in several strategic business ventures domestically and abroad. You will find his wide range of expertise and easy demeanor as a valuable asset during the transaction process.

Pete primarily works with business owners from all Louisiana parishes between Lafayette and Lake Charles, LA, and also Beaumont, TX area.

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