Teija Heikkilä founded National Kennel Sales & Appraisals in 2007 after 18 years of being an owner-operator of full service pet care facilities (boarding, daycare, grooming, training, self wash, retail). Having owned, and successfully sold her own facility, gave her the invaluable skills to intrinsically understand facility operators, their businesses and how to best structure a confidential sale while maximizing profits. After selling her last business, Teija obtained the necessary training for appraising businesses from the Institute of Business Appraisers as well as business brokering credentials from American Business Brokers Association (Accredited Business Intermediary, ABI) and M&A certifications from Coles College of Business and M&A Source.
National Kennel Sales & Appraisals focuses strictly on the pet care industry by listing, selling and appraising dog boarding and daycare facilities nationwide and by holding real estate licenses in majority of the states. The brokerage works with all sizes of facilities and has strong ties to both the corporate and individual buyer market. Principal Broker Teija Heikkila has been recognized for her accomplishments by several national organizations, including Business Woman of the Year by National Association of Professional Women and Industry Expert by Business Brokerage Press; she is also an active member of Women Presidents Organization, International Business Brokers Association and American Business Broker Association. National Kennel Sales & Appraisals holds an office in the beautiful downtown of Grand Junction, CO.