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Doing deals

Photo credit: RICK JOHNSON

Tim Lamb Group's Tim Lamb, left, and Bob Morris, deep in discussion this morning on another buy-sell deal.

"We did a record number of deals last year," said Dick Pryor, a former General Motors zone manager who now runs the south central region for the Lamb Group. "A lot of private cap is coming in."‎

Tim Lamb, the boss, only popped his head out of the meeting for a moment to greet a Volkswagen dealer who was waiting patiently for a chance to chat.

Busy guy, busy stand.

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