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Just because a business sale is a transaction, 1st & Main Intermediaries and Associates do not operate transactionally. Your life goals and your business goals are our goals. It is our belief that delivering ethical, knowledgeable and honest communication is not negotiable.  We guaranteed we'll be empathetic while never afraid to communicate honestly - even in the event of more difficult conversations.


Our mission is similar to our customers: to provide the tools and resources that foster a great standard of living for our team, and to be challenged and enriched by the work we choose to do every day, all while assisting in building wealth for ourselves and our business partners and clients. We invite you to meet and discuss what's on your goal horizon and how we can help you get there.

Meeting the Staff



Carrie L. Duvall 

Business Broker/Owner

"Carrie is incredibly knowledgeable, thorough, informative, and kind - so much so, that when I made the decision to exit my company, I knew right away I wanted Carrie to help me with it. ... The sale was closed in RECORD TIME!!"


Lisa Schummer
Leasing, CRE & Business Sales

"Lisa is never afraid of a challenge. She's quick to find resources to solve even bizarre problems.  She's also a very clear communicator which made complicated things easy to deal with."


Carl Davis

Senior Administrator

"Carl's attention to detail and genuine good-nature add so much to this already professional and high energy team."


Shannon Truex
Business Intermediary

Expertise meets passion. As a licensed Business Intermediary, Shannon Truex has transitioned her 15+ years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry to assist entrepreneurs with expanding their dreams and aspirations by selling or buying a business. As an Associate of 1st & Main Partners, Shannon brings experience in staffing, training, operations development, payroll integration, and human resources allowing her to see the full picture of the ins and outs of the hospitality industry.


Although centrally located in Orlando, Florida, Shannon does partner with businesses statewide.



  • Assist in the sale or purchase of businesses.

  • You own 100% of your work.

  • Motivating and challenging career.

  • Unlimited earning potential.

  • Must receive and maintain license through the State of Florida.

  • Work from home and our office on your own schedule.

  • Work a local, regional or statewide market; be a specialist or generalist.

  • Training and marketing support.

  • Strong business acumen and advanced degree recommended.

  • Earn through commission and fee'd work.

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