Business Overview

Harold Crooks Garage, established in 1920. Full service auto repair. 4 lifts, 4 garage doors. Storage for over 30 cars. From auto repair, state inspections etc. All equipment in great working order. Staff in place for new ownership. Turn key, start making money from day one!! Located on a highly visible corner, intersection. . Steady customer base. Owner looking to retire. Building is also available for sale or , with a lease with option to buy. Owner financing available for qualified buyer for business and building.
Established for over 35 years, at the same location. Great customer service. Owner has a reputation for doing quality work, at reasonable prices.
Owner has created great customer services relationship. Word of mouth, continued repeat business continues to grow. Fast service, quality work. Location, location. !!!!!
Advertising is currently not being done. Additional staff to increase current business sales. Extend existing business hours, to stay open later at night, open on weekends.


  • Asking Price: $400,000
  • Cash Flow: $182,000
  • Gross Revenue: $368,000
  • FF&E: $200,000
  • Inventory: $10,000
  • Inventory Included: Yes
  • Established: 1986

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:4
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
Is Support & Training Included:

2 weeks

Purpose For Selling:


Additional Info

The venture was established in 1986, making the business 36 years old.
The deal does include inventory valued at $10,000, which is included in the listing price.

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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