Business Overview

Firm that has been in operation since 1986 in the rental of specialty commercial equipment. Current management purchased the distributor operations of Washington state in July of 2016 and the product manufacturer in late 2016 (which included the Oregon territory).

Operates on a lease / maintenance basis that provides a stable base of cash flow from over 800 units. Additional retail and distributor products were made available for sale late 2017.

The ideal purchase candidate would be a company or person currently in the industry space or have the desire and capacity to enter it. Preferably, the candidate would have experience in operating a firm of comparable size. No special certifications or licenses are required for buyers.

Staffing is currently two full time technicians, a part time technician and part time accounting/customer service representative, and an operations manager on a full-time basis. An outside consulting firm was hired additionally for project work that discontinued at the end of 2018. The owner has general oversight.


  • Asking Price: $800,000
  • Cash Flow: $173,182
  • Gross Revenue: $443,025
  • FF&E: $860,962
  • Inventory: $50,998
  • Inventory Included: Yes
  • Established: N/A
About The Facility:

Current operations are within a leased facility of approximately 1,968 SF in the Pacific Northwest. The lease expires October 31, 2019 and can be transferred.

Is Support & Training Included:

The current owner is willing to support new ownership on a negotiable basis for up to six months for training and transition of key accounts.

Purpose For Selling:

Owner is relocating.

Additional Info

The transaction will include inventory valued at $50,998, which is included in the listing price.

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

There are all sorts of reasons individuals choose to sell operating businesses. Nevertheless, the true reason and the one they say to you may be 2 completely different things. For instance, they may claim "I have a lot of other commitments" or "I am retiring". For numerous sellers, these reasons stand. However, for some, these might just be justifications to try to hide the reality of transforming demographics, increased competition, recent reduction in incomes, or a range of various other factors. This is why it is extremely crucial that you not count absolutely on a seller's word, however rather, use the seller's response together with your overall due diligence. This will paint a more realistic image of the business's existing circumstance.

Existing Debts and Future Obligations

If the existing company is in debt, which lots of businesses are, then you will certainly have reason to consider this when valuating/preparing your deal. Numerous companies finance loans with the purpose of covering points like stock, payroll, accounts payable, and so on. Remember that sometimes this can imply that revenue margins are too small. Numerous organisations come under a revolving door of taking loans as a way to pay back various other loans. In addition to debts, there may likewise be future obligations to take into consideration. There might be an outstanding lease on equipment or the building where the business resides. The business may have existing agreements with vendors that have to be met or might cause charges if canceled early.

Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

Just how do operating businesses in the location bring in brand-new consumers? Many times, businesses have repeat clients, which develop the core of their everyday profits. Particular factors such as new competitors growing up around the location, road building, and also personnel turn over can affect repeat clients and also adversely influence future incomes. One crucial point to consider is the location of the business. Is it in a highly trafficked shopping center, or is it concealed from the main road? Clearly, the more people that see the business regularly, the better the possibility to build a returning customer base. A final thought is the general location demographics. Is the business placed in a densely inhabited city, or is it located on the outside border of town? How might the neighborhood average household income influence future earnings potential?