Business Overview

This certified laboratory specializes in the testing of drinking water and wastewater for residential, commercial, and government clients. For almost 30 years, this small lab has built a stellar reputation for excellence in this affluent suburban Maryland community. Over the years, this lab has provided testing for residential developments, schools, hospitals, office building and military bases.

The company prides itself on doing the highest quality work that meets or exceeds rigorous Maryland standards for testing. The 9 employees are experienced technicians who work in the lab and directly in the field.

This opportunity is ideal for the experienced environmental scientist or technician looking for a turn-key business in a booming region. The seller is willing to train the new owner during an extended transition to ensure a smooth transfer.

Pre-qualified for lender financing (subject to full underwriting)!


  • Asking Price: $360,000
  • Cash Flow: $129,453
  • Gross Revenue: $522,185
  • FF&E: $46,075
  • Inventory: N/A
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: 1995

Detailed Information

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  • Total Number of Employees:4
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About The Facility:

3000 SF facility is located in a high-technology business park. Facility is approximately 35% office space, 65% lab space. Owner has been in the same facility for 16 years.

Is Support & Training Included:

Will train for 2 weeks @ $0 cost. The lab is required to maintain a state certification through the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE).

Purpose For Selling:

Owner wishes to pursue interests with a non-profit organization.

Pros and Cons:

Clean drinking water and safe wastewater are essential in our growing urban and suburban communities. Developers and institutions must comply with rigorous state standards, and only a handful of labs are state-certified to perform this testing.

Opportunities and Growth:

Ample opportunity for growth with a dedicated sales focus and expansion of lab facilities. As a State-certified laboratory, the new owner will be able to service hundreds of clients who have permits requiring regular and repeat testing annually. With the state certification, comes access to all of the individual permits listed in the entire state database for marketing and growth. This is a consistent source of re-occurring revenue, regardless of economic conditions. Several school system and military base contracts are also available within a 50 mile radius.

Additional Info

The business was started in 1995, making the business 27 years old.

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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Existing Debts and Future Obligations

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Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

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