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Credentials of Lee Thomas

The past 38 years have been a real business adventure. There have been joys, challenges, successes and failures. All in all, it has been a wonderful experience of learning and growing. It is my desire to share the experience and knowledge with other “entrepreneurial oriented” people. The following is a chronology of my business adventures.

•    1973 - 1984 Dental Practitioner (L E Thomas, DMD, Family Dental Care)

•    1984 - 1995 Owned, managed, and operated 16 Dental practices (Family Dental Group, Quality Dental Care).        Sold to a public company.

•    1994 - 1996 Conducted seminars, workshops, and speaking, engagements on a national level in the Dental Healthcare Industry (Managed Excellence LLC)

•    1975 - 1996 Owned and operated 23 childcare centers (Thomas Learning Centers, New Thomas Learning Centers and Learning Tree) Sold business to employees, and retained properties.

•    1984 - 1986 Partner in a professional practice brokerage company (Professional Resources, Inc.) and was involved in the sale of over 30 professional practices, and sold to employee.

•     1981 - 1983 Started and operated a long distance telephone company (NuTel of Colorado) Sold to larger competitor.

•    1982 - 1983 Owned a commercial equipment rental company (Time Rentals), learned
      valuable business lessons and lost money.

•    1989 - 1995 Owned and operated a plumbing and heating company (Lee’s Plumbing and Heating) Sold to employees.

•    1989 - 1995 Owned and operated a residential & commercial inspection firm (Warranty Services of Colorado) Sold to a group of Professional Engineers.

•    1983 - Present Ownership and management of multiple units of commercial and residential real estate.

•    1996 - 1999 Owned and managed a midsized landscape maintenance company (RB Landscape and Tree Service). Sold to firm who was a consolidator in the market.

•    1997 - 1999 Owned and managed a direct mail coupon business (Best Value Publications, dba,The Advantage). Sold to employees.

•    2001 - 2005 Owned and managed  an automobile dealership/vehicle modifier business (Adaptive Automotive). Sold after 4 ¾ years for a very nice margin over its acquisition cost. 

•    2003 - 2005 Started with a Partner a business  (Sidewalk Shavers, Inc. ) that provided trip hazard removal services .After two years the original business opportunity was successfully sold.  Partner continues business model in Missouri.

•    2007 - 2010 Owned and managed a business (Denver Avionics, Inc.) that provided installation, service and repair of electronic instruments in small private and commercial general aviation aircraft. Sold to larger full service (aircraft maintenance) company.


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“Magical Business Solutions: Adventures of a Serial Entrepreneur and Lessons Learned”,
ISBN 978-0-9786807-1-8

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