35+ Years of Experience
Jim Hinkle represents owners of retail propane businesses wishing to exit the industry. I have been involved in more than 150 of these transactions and i am very active through Closing. As Yogi Berra once said "it ain't over till it's over."Learn More
For the past 25 years I’ve been doing business valuations for propane dealers. I've provided these values for Buying or Selling a Business, Estate Taxes, Domestic Relations Disputes, ESOPs, AOC 305 & 850 Adjustments, Bank Borrowing and still more.
I provide operating and financial advice for an owner who needs a turnaround or for someone who wants to enter the propane industry by doing a Startup. I also provide accounting services, financial statements tax returns for propane dealers of any size.
I have provided Expert Witness Testimony for Propane Dealers involved in disputes over Business Value, Non Competes, Goodwill, Excess Compensation and more. Jim Hinkle has provided Expert Witness Testimony from Washington DC to California, with stops in between in Ohio, Michigan, Colorado and others...
“I am writing to offer my highest recommendation to anyone wishing to engage JIm Hinkle’s services for the purpose of valuation, tax planning, or evaluation of an existing business. …I have worked with Jim Hinkle for a period of nearly twenty years on numerous deals of differing size and complexity. …his knowledge of the business is excellent and his insight providing management guidance or tax advice is beneficial to his clients….”Tucker Perkins - PERC
Jim provided us with outstanding advice and valuations when we sought appraisals for three petroleum related entities and related real estate holding companies. His knowledge of the petroleum industry was evident in his succinct and objective financial analysis and his insights proved to be quite shrewd. Above all he is prompt, thorough, and responsive to his clients.Jeffrey Law - Product Manager Virtus Partners LLC
"Jim Hinkle represents his clients well and has an in depth understanding of the energy business. In a world where people question the added value of a consultant, Jim delivers an added value in the acquisition process to both the buying and selling companies. I have enjoyed working with Jim and recommend his work to others."Joseph Calhoun - Business Development Manager at TransTech Energy
Jim Hinkle represented several companies that we were interested in acquiring. ...Jim went above and beyond the requirements to get us the extra details, and everything we needed to know. Because of Jim's thoroughness, we were able to provide precise purchase price offers. In addition, he remained directly involved throughout the entire acquisition process. As a result, he was able to be of great service to both the buyer and seller in resolving any issues that developed. Jim was always a pleasure to work with..Dave Cunningham - President at Bold Shore Energy, LLC