Owners of Local Trophy Shop Looking to for Buyers
Lynn and Dan Babbitt have owned S & K Trophy Story since 2010. The business was originally started by Jim and Jeanie Klein, and Chopper and Jonda Schrauben.
The Babbitts have recently decided to sell still growing business.
When asked about the decision to sell, Lynn said, “We really love S & K and are very sad to sell it. Dan was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2012 and the challenges with that is why we are selling. We would not be selling if it wasn't for his health issues.”
If you are not familiar with S & K, Lynn describes it as, “a full-service trophy shop. We build all our trophies and do our engraving in house. We do custom plaques and plastic signage. We also offer sublimated items, t shirts and vinyl. It is fun making awards for people and we enjoy seeing people win our awards.”
She added, “Our customer base is Portland and the surrounding areas. We also sell online through Ebay and Etsy and that expands our customer base to worldwide.”
Jim and Jeanie Klein, and Chopper and Jonda Schrauben were the original owners of the business. They started it in 1993. Lynn said they started out small and grew S & K into, “a thriving and profitable business.” She added, “We purchased the business from them in 2010 and we have continued to grow from there.”
When asked about who she would see as an ideal next owner for S & K, Lynn said, “We would love for it to be someone in our area. It would be great for someone seeking a profitable business with lots of room for growth.”
The Babbitts also plan to assist in the transition of ownership. Lynn said, “we would offer support to the new owners. I would do exactly what the Kleins did for us by helping them learn as much as possible before they take over.”
Anyone interested in purchasing S & K Trophy can call their shop at 517-647-7374 to set up an appointment.
Lynn added, “We really appreciate all of the support we have received from the community over the last 11 years. We have enjoyed owning S & K, because everything you are making is going to make someone happy.”