Business Overview

High volume, high profit auto body shop in the St Louis region. In business for over 40 years. Business has a great customer base with numerous fleet accounts and insurance relationships. Facility is over 17,000 sq ft with fully equipped stalls, paint booths and state of the art equipment.

No experience in the auto industry is needed with a well-seasoned crew in place that will make transition a smooth process. Owner is willing to stay on to train /support for an extended period of time. Business could be great for an investor with business being priced a little over two times earnings.

2021 projected sales up to $2.4 million. For more information, call Len Behnen at 314.703.7978 or


  • Asking Price: $795,000
  • Cash Flow: $336,168
  • Gross Revenue: $2,263,026
  • FF&E: $252,500
  • Inventory: $25,000
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: 1981

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:Own
  • Property Included:N/A
  • Building Square Footage:17,365
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:9
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

Building Own 17,365 sq. ft. Real Estate is available for an additional $250,000

Is Support & Training Included:


Purpose For Selling:

Other Opportunities

Opportunities and Growth:

Could Expand New Construction

Additional Info

The venture was established in 1981, making the business 41 years old.
The deal shall not include inventory valued at $25,000*, which ins't included in the asking price.

The company has 9FT/1PT employees and is located in a building with disclosed square footage of 17,365 sq ft.

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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