Business Overview

The company is a full service Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance Business serving residential and commercial clients in the Portland metropolitan area. The company is a professional landscape creative problem solver. The company uses its years of experience and creative skill to functionally evaluate and then improve any landscape. Other services includes hardscape, irrigation and drainage, carpentry, stonework, and more. All assets, systems and processes need to sustain and grow the company are included in the sale.

Financial

  • Asking Price: $480,000
  • Cash Flow: $178,000
  • Gross Revenue: $824,000
  • EBITDA: N/A
  • FF&E: $150,000
  • Inventory: N/A
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: 1979

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:N/A
  • Property Included:N/A
  • Building Square Footage:N/A
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:13
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

The company operates from leased space.

Is Support & Training Included:

The owner will provide training and transition support for a mutually agreeable time and compensation.

Purpose For Selling:

Pursuing other interests

Pros and Cons:

Other landscape contractors exist in the region

Opportunities and Growth:

The company has various opportunities for growth.

Additional Info

The venture was established in 1979, making the business 43 years old.

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

There are all sorts of reasons individuals choose to sell companies. Nevertheless, the genuine factor and the one they say to you may be 2 completely different things. For instance, they may say "I have way too many other obligations" or "I am retiring". For lots of sellers, these reasons are valid. But also, for some, these might simply be reasons to attempt to conceal the reality of changing demographics, increased competitors, current reduction in revenues, or a range of various other factors. This is why it is very vital that you not rely completely on a seller's word, yet instead, use the vendor's answer together with your general due diligence. This will repaint a much more reasonable picture of the business's current scenario.

Existing Debts and Future Obligations

If the existing entity is in debt, which lots of businesses are, then you will need to consider this when valuating/preparing your deal. Numerous companies borrow money in order to cover items like inventory, payroll, accounts payable, and so on. Keep in mind that sometimes this can imply that earnings margins are too small. Lots of companies fall into a revolving door of taking loans as a way to pay back other loans. Along with debts, there may also be future commitments to take into consideration. There might be an outstanding lease on tools or the structure where the business resides. The business might have existing agreements with suppliers that need to be met or might result in penalties if canceled early.

Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

Just how do operating businesses in the area bring in new customers? Often times, companies have repeat clients, which create the core of their day-to-day earnings. Particular elements such as new competition growing up around the area, roadway building and construction, and also personnel turn over can affect repeat consumers and negatively impact future incomes. One crucial thing to consider is the placement of the business. Is it in a very trafficked shopping mall, or is it concealed from the main road? Certainly, the more individuals that see the business often, the greater the chance to construct a returning client base. A last thought is the basic location demographics. Is the business situated in a largely populated city, or is it situated on the edge of town? Exactly how might the regional median house income effect future income prospects?