Business Overview

This 3 decade old General Automotive repair shop including operational exhaust shop has a huge client base and great presence in the community.

With 5,000SF, 5 large bay doors, 6 lifts- 5 above ground and 1 in ground and all equipment is functional ready to service any customer needs. The business is currently run by the owner and they have 4 mechanics, it is up to the buyer whether or not they would like to build a new team or add more mechanics and technicians.

Owner would like to find a committed buyer who is willing to take care of the generations of clients.

The business has 4 stars on google review with honest and reputable reviews. 1 customer review states “We have used them for years. Our prior mechanic (one of the best) retired and referred all his customers to them. What does that tell you. He has an amazing ability to diagnose problems which saves me time and money.”

Owner is looking forward to retirement when the business sells. At this price, seller says a buyer would have a great opportunity to increase business which would be explained to a qualified buyer. Seller owns the building and will provide a new lease and options to renew. If you enjoy working with autos (not working on them), then this great opportunity is for you!

For additional information please contact listing agent Andy Erskine at 713-400-7663 or


  • Asking Price: $465,000
  • Cash Flow: $161,027
  • Gross Revenue: $314,875
  • FF&E: $80,000
  • Inventory: $30,000
  • Inventory Included: Yes
  • Established: 1990

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:N/A
  • Property Included:N/A
  • Building Square Footage:5,000
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:4
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

This is a leased location of 5,000 square feet with a Total Rent of $4,000. Seller is active in the business with 1 FT employee and 3 Independent Contractors. Hours of operation are 8am to 6pm Monday-Friday 8am to 2pm Saturday. $30,000 in Inventory and $80,000 in FF&E included in Asking Price. $5,000 made in Leasehold Improvements. Assets include brake, lathe and vehicle lifts.

Is Support & Training Included:

Ten (10) Days

Purpose For Selling:

Owner is looking to retire

Additional Info

The company was established in 1990, making the business 32 years old.
The deal will include inventory valued at $30,000, which is included in the requested price.

The business has 4 employees and resides in a building with approx. square footage of 5,000 sq ft.
The building is leased by the company for $4,000 per Month

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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