Specializing in Child Care Center, Preschool, Montessori
and Private School Sales since 1989
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Enrique Iturriaga Sr. & Enrique Iturriaga Jr. – Golden Bear Academy

Seller’s Testimonial

To whom it may concern,

I have known Enrique Iturriaga in a variety of capacities for many years, but most importantly he helped me with the buying and selling of my former business Golden Bear Academy in Orlando. Enrique is efficient, detail oriented and extremely competent in his field of expertise.

He went out of his way to make the selling process of Golden Bear Academy as smooth as possible. He is very knowledgeable at his line of work and does everything with proficiency.

In summary, I would highly recommend Enrique Iturriaga to anybody who needs to buy and/or sell a daycare. He will be a valuable and dependable person to have at your side.

Thank you Enrique for all your support!

Best regards,


Julio Folker Hanze

Buyer’s Testimonial

To whom it may concern,

My family and I first met Enrique lturriaga in the fall of 2018 when we had made a decision to buy a Preschool/ Academy in the Central Florida area.

Although I had 30 years’ experience in restaurant operations, market development and franchise management; and my wife had been both treasurer and volunteer for Orange County Public School System; and our daughter had been teaching preschool and elementary; we had no previous school ownership experience.

Enrique engaged with us immediately, counseling us about acquiring the credentials and completing the necessary courses we would need to proceed.

Enrique helped guide us to the viable options in the area, with everything from franchises to independent businesses, that were possibly available. When he presented the school to us, that we now own, you could see his excitement in finding the right fit for us. Enrique worked side-by-side with us through the entire financing and loan processes. He actually advised us against the first financial package that we were presented with, as it was not a good deal for us. Thank you, Enrique! Most brokers would have had us sign on the line and then go collect their own commission check.

He also helped us throughout the entire licensing process; even completing an Orange County VPK course with my wife and daughter to gain a better understanding and to see if he could help us in any way. Enrique’s communication has been incredible. Even now as we go through some crazy times here in the spring of 2020, he has contacted us with support and financial aid that may be available for us. He will answer his phone whenever he can, he returns texts quickly and is always available even on nights and weekends.

Enrique has been so much more than a broker to our family, and he remains a good friend.

We have truly appreciated working with Enrique during this entire part of our life and we love owning our school!


Fawn & Scott Gallagher