Business Overview

This long-established residential cleaning company boasts over 500 clients, many of which have been customers for years. They service from Brewster to Truro with approximately 28 employees in season. Very stable yearly gross sales with excellent cash flow. The rental market on the Cape is exploding and this company services the turnovers in rental season as well as having year-round clients. All equipment and vehicles needed to continue the business are included. Why buy a franchise and pay the fees forever when you can receive training and expertise from the current owner as well as established cash flow? Expansion into commercial cleaning could quickly increase sales.

Financial

  • Asking Price: $459,000
  • Cash Flow: $210,000
  • Gross Revenue: $540,000
  • EBITDA: N/A
  • FF&E: $24,000
  • Inventory: N/A
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: 1975

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:28
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

Home based

Is Support & Training Included:

Owner will assist for a smooth transition

Purpose For Selling:

Retirement

Opportunities and Growth:

Expand into commercial cleaning

Additional Info

The company was founded in 1975, making the business 47 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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