Listing ID: 76518
If you are seeking an established turnkey business with both a general manager and high-performing fully trained team in-place, this is the business you have been looking for. This exceptionally well-run 3 location driving school has been serving the Denver West-Metro area for over a decade and is SBA Lender pre-qualified. A tenured team of 15 staff with all key supervisory positions filled, strong profit growth, and multiple revenue streams makes this suitable for an owner with general business and management experience. New owner will enjoy a 35 hour work week and predictable cash flow in this recession-proof business.
The owner’s commitment to service excellence across all aspects of the business is evident in both it’s brand reputation across social media platforms as well as recurring revenue from families and organizations which continue to produce a steady stream of students.
The company provides Driver’s Education (classroom) for the teen and adult market as well as enhanced adult driver’s education and testing. Classroom instruction incorporates one of the country’s leading online instruction software programs to deliver a comprehensive curriculum to its students. In addition, the State of Colorado recently ceased to administer mandated Driver’s Test for all new drivers and instead relies on the private instruction industry to administer tests. This is an additional growth segment for the business which has 2 of its locations strategically located in close proximity to State DMV facilities from which it has enjoyed additional revenue growth.
Soon after the current owner expanded the business via acquisition, they realized the opportunity to leverage back-office operations to scale and professionalize the business while migrating legacy systems to digital format to improve all aspects of the business while increasing profitability and positioning the firm for future geographic expansion.
Clients pay for services as rendered which has eliminated accounts receivables further increasing profitability.
The professionalization and standardization of operations and instruction has laid the groundwork for expansion in and beyond the Denver marketplace.
If you’ve been frustrated looking at ‘problem’ businesses, this is one for serious consideration. The reason we have sold 95% of the businesses we have brought to market is simple: we only engage with quality businesses that have demonstrably clear financials, documented processes and procedures, high-performing teams, and a seller who is committed to fully training the new owner.
Complete details will be provided in the Confidential Business Review to qualified prospective buyers.
- Asking Price: $795,000
- Cash Flow: $259,787
- Gross Revenue: $991,359
- EBITDA: N/A
- FF&E: N/A
- Inventory: $91,645
- Inventory Included: N/A
- Established: 2011
- Property Owned or Leased:N/A
- Property Included:N/A
- Building Square Footage:N/A
- Lot Size:N/A
- Total Number of Employees:15
- Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
The business has 3 fully staffed locations: Lakewood, Westminster, and Golden Colorado. These locations offer Driver Education, Instruction, and State-mandated Testing.
The Seller will provide 30 days of training and the option for additional consulting should it be required, on a paid basis. The tenured team will help a new owner quickly assimilate into the businesses with little to no disruption to daily operations.
The Seller is ready to move on to a larger, more complex business opportunity.
In the past the industry has been served by 'Mom and Pop' instruction providers as well as some regional firms with multiple locations. The Seller originally purchased a single-site operator and then expanded via an acquisition which added 2 offices whose locations provided the strategic advantage of being in close proximity to 2 State of Colorado DMV offices which drive ongoing and regular client traffic to the business.
A somewhat fragmented marketplace presents an opportunity for the business to expand beyond it's 3 locations while leveraging its back-office, web, and social media platforms for revenue and profit growth.
The business was founded in 2011, making the business 11 years old.
The deal doesn't include inventory valued at $91,645*, which ins't included in the asking price.
The company has 15 employees and resides in a building with approx. square footage of N/A sq ft.
The building is leased by the company for $0.00
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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