Sonnhalter Completes Transition of Ownership

Matt Sonnhalter becomes sole owner of B2T marketing communications agency.

Matt_Sonnhalter-240x300CLEVELAND – April 2015 – Sonnhalter, a marketing communications firm to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, became wholly owned by Matt Sonnhalter effective January 2.

Matt Sonnhalter has been a partner in the firm since 2004 and became president of Sonnhalter in 2008. Founded in 1976 by his father, John Sonnhalter, the agency serves a niche market and continues to maintain that focus. Sonnhalter developed the acronym “B2T,” which stands for “business-to-tradesmen,” to capture the essence of its specialty, which is serving companies that target professional tradesmen in the construction, industrial and MRO markets.

“This change in ownership has always been part of the Sonnhalter succession plan,” said Matt Sonnhalter, vision architect at Sonnhalter. “When I became president of Sonnhalter in 2008, I was excited to continue the company’s success and that excitement remains as we continue to grow.”

“Over the past 38 years, Sonnhalter has grown into a leading agency specializing in B2T. It has continued to grow under Matt’s leadership and I know it will continue under his ownership,” said John Sonnhalter, rainmaker journeyman and founder of Sonnhalter. “I’m also excited to keep consulting for the agency during this transition.”

Sonnhalter recently moved from Berea, Ohio, to the historic Brownell School building on Sumner Ave. in downtown Cleveland.


About Sonnhalter

Established in 1976, Sonnhalter is the leading B2T marketing communications firm to companies that target professional tradesmen in construction, industrial and MRO markets. Sonnhalter’s brand identity highlights its expertise in marketing to the professional tradesmen. Its tagline, “Not Afraid To Get Our Hands Dirty,” promotes the employees’ willingness to roll up their sleeves and dig deep into clients’ businesses, also, it refers to the market it targets: the tradesmen who work with – and dirty – their hands every day. Sonnhalter developed the acronym “B2T,” which stands for “business-to-tradesmen” to capture the essence of its specialty. For more information, visit the company website at Sonnhalter.com or visit the company blog at TradesmenInsights.com.

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