Listing ID: 76591
This is an opportunity to own a 40 year family business in a growing area of Colorado. This irrigation supply business has realized double digit growth since COVID and is still going strong. Strategically located in Western Colorado, between Grand Junction and Fruita on the Highway 6&50 frontage road, the Business has great visibility on a 4.5-acre corner lot. Along with over 40 years in business, the company has earned a stellar reputation among its loyal clientele. The company serves local homeowners, farmers, and businesses, regardless of size, with their sprinkler system and irrigation supply needs.
Inventory levels are kept current and relevant. Salable inventory fluctuates however, inventory is always kept at a maximum for the season.
Business hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 to 5 during peak season.
With its clean financial history and tax returns, this business is an excellent candidate for SBA financing (in particular with the real estate purchase).
The Optional Real Estate was appraised at at $1,650,000 in June, 2021.
- Asking Price: $600,000
- Cash Flow: $685,000
- Gross Revenue: $1,950,000
- EBITDA: N/A
- FF&E: $50,000
- Inventory: $630,000
- Inventory Included: N/A
- Established: 1979
- Property Owned or Leased:Own
- Property Included:N/A
- Building Square Footage:8,500
- Lot Size:N/A
- Total Number of Employees:3
- Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
The Business occupies a large building with expansive retail space and loads of inventory in the warehouse. The building also houses a large workshop and service center, fitted with equipment and tools needed to custom fabricate irrigation pipe,along with substantial inventory. Sellers prefer to sell the Real Estate and Business together. The Sellers would also consider selling the Business only, and leasing the real estate. Additionally, the 24 acre parcel of land located adjacent to the west of the Business, is also for sale and can be combined for a large, mixed-use project.
This multi generational business this company is now managed by the three Oest Brothers. The owners will stay on after the sale for training to ensure a smooth transition for as long as necessary.
Sellers are retiring from the business.
A former competitor was located nearby, but closed its Fruita location a few years ago. The Business maintains a loyal customer base, including businesses, local farmers, and homeowners.
The current owners are comfortable with the size of the Business and do very little marketing or advertising. A new owner might concentrate on automating the sales process with an inventory tracking system and point of sale hardware. A new owner should also consider creating a website with online inventory and sales software.
The company was founded in 1979, making the business 43 years old.
The transaction won't include inventory valued at $630,000*, which ins't included in the requested price.
The business has 3 employees and is situated in a building with approx. square footage of 8,500 sq ft.
Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?
There are all types of reasons why people resolve to sell companies. However, the genuine reason vs the one they tell you might be 2 absolutely different things. As an example, they might state "I have a lot of various obligations" or "I am retiring". For numerous sellers, these factors are valid. But also, for some, these might just be excuses to try to conceal the reality of transforming demographics, increased competition, current reduction in profits, or a variety of various other reasons. This is why it is really vital that you not count completely on a seller's word, but rather, use the seller's answer along with your total due diligence. This will paint a much more realistic picture of the business's present scenario.
Existing Debts and Future Obligations
If the existing company is in debt, which numerous companies are, then you will certainly have reason to consider this when valuating/preparing your deal. Lots of businesses finance loans so as to cover things like supplies, payroll, accounts payable, and so on. Remember that sometimes this can mean that profit margins are too tight. Many businesses fall into a revolving door of taking on debt as a way to pay back various other loans. In addition to debts, there may also be future commitments to think about. There might be an outstanding lease on equipment or the building where the business resides. The business might have existing contracts with suppliers that have to be satisfied or might result in fines if terminated early.
Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics
Exactly how do businesses in the location attract new consumers? Most times, operating businesses have repeat clients, which create the core of their everyday revenues. Specific factors such as new competitors growing up around the area, road building and construction, as well as employee turnover can affect repeat consumers and negatively influence future incomes. One crucial point to consider is the location of the business. Is it in a highly trafficked shopping center, or is it hidden from the main road? Obviously, the more individuals that see the business regularly, the higher the chance to construct a returning client base. A final thought is the basic location demographics. Is the business located in a largely inhabited city, or is it situated on the outside border of town? How might the regional median house income impact future revenue potential?