About C-Store Investments

The reason why we are trusted as c-store brokers and M&A Advisors is because of our people.  C-Store Investments’ leadership is well known throughout New England as the c-store appraiser. Since 1994 they have advised clients on:

  • Valuations
  • Investment Opportunities
  • Divestiture
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Purchase & Sales
  • Market Research
  • Site Identification & Development
  • Succession Planning

With a growing demand for advisory and broker services Ken began C-Store Investments, LLC.

CSI brings a depth of knowledge of the c-store industry that will position client’s businesses for maximum returns. CSI leadership is highly experienced and well known by large regional and multi-national oil companies, small store operators, lenders, and investors.

Meet Our Team Of Experts

Ken Currier - Partner

Ken Currier specializes in valuations along with mergers and acquisitions of petroleum properties throughout the northeast: varying from single sites to nationally recognized chains. He aids clients with feasibility of new stores, deposition of old stores, business planning, and acquisitions.

In 1994 Ken began his official venture into the gas business when he established Atlantic Valuation Consultants. Since then, he has overseen thousands of appraisals of c-store, gas stations, car washes, and bulk plants.

In 2019 he formed C-Store Investments.

Began real estate appraisal in 1986
MAI designation in 1994

Letourneau College 1980 – AS Flight Technology
Certified Licensed Appraiser in NH, ME, MA, VT, CT, NY, NJ

Aaron Cutler - Partner

Aaron Cutler specializes in single-site operations and small gas station/convenience store chains. He has extensive first-hand knowledge of the industry. He understands all the facets of the operation and the unique challenges that store operators face.

Aaron has been in the gas station industry since 1993 as a wholesaler, retailer, station owner/operator, and broker.

He grew up pumping gas at his family’s gas stations in Quincy, MA. He entered the family business, a gasoline distributorship called Energy Retailers, after college. He managed the wholesale business for Energy Retailers, while also handling some aspects of the retail side of the company.

When his family sold the business to Sprague Energy in 2001, Aaron helped with the transition and started to focus on starting his own business, Petro Realty, a brokerage specializing in gas stations and convenience stores, which he opened in 2003.

Aaron rebuilt and operated a gas station in Hingham, MA, bringing it to a very successful level before selling it in 2006, to focus on Petro Realty. He ran Petro Realty successfully for 17 years before joining forces with Ken Currier to form C-Store Investments in 2020.

Aaron has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Babson College.

Bobby Slater - Senior Associate

Bobby Slater graduated with a communications degree in 2005 and went on to work in sales and marketing across multiple industries.

In 2013 he joined Ken Currier and Atlantic Valuation Consultants, which is known as the go-to appraisal company for conveniences stores/gas stations throughout the northeast.

As a commercial appraiser specializing in the appraisal of convenience stores and gas stations, Bobby has completed 500+ appraisals of these properties throughout New England. Through this process, he has come to understand both the successes and challenges operators face. Additionally, as a licensed real estate agent for over ten years, Bobby combines his years of experience across multiple industries in assisting buyers and sellers of convenience stores as Senior Associate for C-Store Investments.

Ben Cutler - Senior Associate

Ben Cutler is a finance professional with an entrepreneurial background. Ben grew up learning about the retail fuel industry through the family business and is a seasoned real estate professional. A former restaurant owner and an operations director, Ben has worked with numerous small businesses addressing benefits and securities needs based on the financial position of his clients’ companies. He holds an economics degree from UMASS Boston, as well as multiple securities designations, and his financial acumen along with his broad experience allows him to deliver the creative and solutions-oriented results you need.

Ben is a passionate chef with his own line of BBQ sauce, and he loves playing guitar while his little girl dances by his side.

Dennis Dillon

In 1975, Dennis got his start with a company known as Johnson & Dix, a small oil company in Ascutney, VT. First, he sold oil and heating equipment to customers. Before long, he was managing new branch companies that joined with Johnson & Dix along the way.

For the next 7 years, he worked for Gulf Oil. This was during the Kaneb tenure. He was a distributor representative covering eastern NY, VT, NH, and ME. Adding 14 new distributors during that time.

In 1998 he took the position of General Manager of Lampron Energy, a distributorship and heating oil company located in Gorham, ME. 2 stores grew to 8, while also supplying other individual sites in the greater Portland area. The company sold in 2008 to Nouria Energy. Dennis stayed on for a year during the transition.

Back in his home state of Vermont, he joined Irving Oil as a distributor representative. During his time with Irving, he added a variety of new Irving sites through new distributors. After some time, he was part of a team that developed new ground-up stores throughout New England.

Now he has joined up with C-Store Investments!

Michaela Therrien - Executive Assistant

Michaela studied history at Plymouth State University. She is a certified email marketer.

In 2017 she was hired to work as a research analyst for Atlantic Valuation Consultants. When Ken formed C-Store Investments she began working as his assistant. Since CSI has grown, she supports the whole team.

She has a deep love for the outdoors and creatures. In her spare time, she helps to maintain a rescue sled dog kennel and small bird sanctuary.

How We Can Help You

MISSION

Our mission is to assist sellers and buyers of c-stores with their buy/sell transactions. Through our expert advice on establishing values, navigating the due diligence process, and resolving problems, we can close your deal faster.

This means more money on the sale or a bargain when you are buying.

VISION

As we continue to grow, we envision solidifying our position as the recognized industry expert in the Northeast for the merger/acquisition c-store market.

VALUES

Honesty, integrity, knowledgeable, dependable.

A company that does the right thing in all matters (clients, employees, ethics), because it is the right thing.

MISSION

Our mission is to assist sellers and buyers of c-stores with their buy/sell transactions. Through our expert advice on establishing values, navigating the due diligence process, and resolving problems, we can close your deal faster.

This means more money on the sale or a bargain when you are buying.

VISION

As we continue to grow, we envision solidifying our position as the recognized industry expert in the Northeast for the merger/acquisition c-store market.

VALUES

Honesty, integrity, dependability.

A company that does the right thing in all matters (clients, employees, ethics), because it is the right thing.

Recent Transactions

Closing deals is what we do.

It doesn't matter if you are the buyer or the seller, a single location or multi-location, we will do our best to put your interests first so you can get the best deal.

Looking for the best location to put your new c-store? We can help you find the ideal property to begin (or grow) your empire.

8 Convenience Retail Stores and 1 Car Wash of Tradewinds

have been acquired by

Ken Currier Provided Advisory Services to the Buyer

5 Convenience Retail Stores and Petroleum Assets of New England Farms, Inc.

have been acquired by Nouria Energy Corp.

C-Store Investments Provided Advisory Services to the Seller

Recent Transactions

Closing deals is what we do.

It doesn't matter if you are the buyer or the seller, a single location or multi-location, we will do our best to put your interests first so you can get the best deal.

Looking for the best location to put your new c-store? We can help you find the ideal property to begin (or grow) your empire.

8 Convenience Retail Stores and 1 Car Wash of Tradewinds

have been acquired by

Ken Currier Provided Advisory Services to the Buyer

5 Convenience Retail Stores and Petroleum Assets of New England Farms, Inc.

have been acquired by Nouria Energy Corp.

C-Store Investments Provided Advisory Services to the Seller

Contact Us To Get Your Valuation

25 Country Club Rd, #704, Gilford, NH 03249