Listing ID: 80540
Founded in 2008, this full-service general automotive repair and maintenance operation has built a large and well-established customer base. EXCELLENT WORD OF MOUTH!!! 4.8 stars on Google. They have been operating from the same location over the past 14 years. This Company has an excellent reputation within the community for outstanding customer service and producing high quality work for its many satisfied customers which has lead to significant repeat business and referrals for new customers. The shop’s location is conveniently situated in the heart of Kona’s light industrial/commercial area with many parts suppliers within a stones throw which facilitates quick parts’ deliveries. An extensive 9 page list of Assets (included with the sale) contains EVERYTHING a new owner will need to continue the day to day operation, ‘as is’. Their complete auto care menu includes: general automotive repair services for both domestic and foreign vehicles, drivability issues and complex diagnostics, a/c service, brake service, oil changes, safety checks, all the way up to powertrain engine repair/replacement. They also have a fleet maintenance account with the county government. They have developed a glowing reputation in the tight-knit community for producing very honest and quality work. As a result, all their revenues have been generated without implementing traditional advertising or promotion.
This business is an excellent opportunity for an experienced ASE certified mechanic to open their first shop, grow into a larger shop, or for an out-of-area qualified buyer to acquire a strong business in paradise…Kona, Hawaii!
All books records and financials are held on-file at our office, and will promptly be made available during either an in-person meeting, or during the official “Due Diligence Period” once there has been an accepted offer.
This business has been pre-screened by a leading SBA lender. Good credit and auto shop experience may qualify for 10% down payment, a waiver of SBA fees and 3 months of payments if transaction is completed by September.
- Asking Price: $325,000
- Cash Flow: $117,000
- Gross Revenue: $630,100
- EBITDA: N/A
- FF&E: $123,000
- Inventory: $2,500
- Inventory Included: Yes
- Established: 2003
- Property Owned or Leased:N/A
- Property Included:N/A
- Building Square Footage:6,000
- Lot Size:N/A
- Total Number of Employees:5
- Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
The 'shop' is 6,000 sq. ft. and has 7 above ground lifts and 10 bay doors which makes getting vehicles in-and-out simple and efficient. There is also an air conditioned office/ waiting room, restroom, breakroom for employees, and loft for additional storage. Fully fenced & secure exterior parking can accommodate approximately 25+ vehicles.
30 days of training and support to ensure a smooth and seamless transition. Seller will assist a new buyer in securing the necessary operating permits/licenses. Additional short-term support may be offered with a separate compensation agreement (if necessary), mainly to assist in transferring relationships (clients & venders), but not solely to work on vehicles.
Average for the industry. There is more than enough automotive mechanical work to go around, that is to keep all the good shops plenty busy.
A new owner can add a business website and/or a social media presence to utilize other marketing strategies and brand building to fuel growth other than strictly by word of mouth. A new owner could also expand the days/hours of operation plus add additional services such as tire service and alignments. Also, the hourly shop rate has remained constant for the past 3 years. A new owner may want to consider a marginal cost of living increase sometime in 2022 to add to the aging existing hourly rate.
The company was started in 2003, making the business 19 years old.
The transaction shall include inventory valued at $2,500, which is included in the asking price.
The company has 5 employees and is situated in a building with approx. square footage of 6,000 sq ft.
The building is leased by the company for $8,120 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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