Business Overview

The Company is a snow plowing and lawn maintenance business for sale located in Southwest Michigan. The Company employs an experienced and loyal team. Its quality workmanship and professionalism bring repeat business year after year. Its commercial customers typically operate on 1- to 5-year contracts, which gives the Company a consistent base revenue to operate on. The Company boasts steadily improving financial performance over the last five years.

The Company offers various services, including lawn maintenance, fertilization, and snow removal services. The Company provides these services to hundreds of customers in both the residential and commercial markets. On the residential side, the Company services individual homeowners, apartment/condominium complexes, and more. On the commercial side, it services retailers, school systems, municipalities, and more.

The Company operates out of a facility that includes 13,200 total square feet (a 7,500 square foot cold storage building, 4,200 square foot shop building, and 1,500 square foot office building). The buildings are all maintained in good condition and located on a tillable 22-acre parcel of land. The owners are open to discussions regarding the sale or lease of the facility to new ownership.

Company ownership is comprised of two active owners and one passive owner. The active owners maintain management roles within the Company. They enjoy the business and are happy to work out a transition plan that makes sense for all parties.

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  • Asking Price: N/A
  • Cash Flow: $617,260
  • Gross Revenue: $1,556,848
  • FF&E: $625,000
  • Inventory: N/A
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: 1992

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:Own
  • Property Included:N/A
  • Building Square Footage:13,200
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:12
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

7,500 square foot cold storage, 4,200 square foot shop, and 1,500 square foot office building located on a 22-acre parcel of land. The cold storage and office buildings are newer builds, while the shop is slightly older but has undergone significant renovations. The facilities are owned through a related real estate holding entity.

Is Support & Training Included:

Ownership is composed of two active and one passive owner. Active ownership is willing and able to provide reasonable and customary transition assistance.

Purpose For Selling:

Seeking investment partners, strategic opportunities, open to discussions.

Pros and Cons:

(1) Consistent Contract-Based Revenue: The Company’s business, by nature, operates under contracts for most commercial accounts. Typical contracts range from 1 to 3 years at a time. The consistent contract-based nature of commercial work provides the Company with a consistent base revenue each year. (2) Strong Company Culture: The company's current owners have operated it in a fashion that stresses quality workmanship over rushing jobs. Employees are strongly encouraged and regularly go the extra mile to ensure all work is completed professionally with strong attention to detail. As a result, employees do not feel micromanaged and are satisfied in their roles. (3) Extensive Equipment Base: The Company operates its business with an extensive equipment base used for lawn maintenance, snow removal, and other functions. All equipment is maintained in good condition and undergoes routine maintenance and repairs.

Opportunities and Growth:

(1) Restart Landscape Construction Division: The Company previously had a landscape construction division of the Business which generated up to $1M in revenue each year. The Company made the strategic decision to remove its focus from these jobs. Restarting this division could allow the Company to recapture this work and generate substantial additional revenue. (2) Implement a Sales Team: Currently, the Company does not employ any individuals in a sales-focused role. Hiring a salesperson would allow the individual to pursue larger commercial contracts, while the managers could solely focus on the day-to-day operations of the Business. (3) Execute an Aggressive Marketing Strategy: The Company currently does little in terms of marketing. It has a website and Facebook account but is not particularly active on either. The Company could benefit from implementing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Paid Ad strategies.

Additional Info

The company was established in 1992, making the business 30 years old.

The company has 12 employees and is located in a building with approx. square footage of 13,200 sq ft.

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

There are all kinds of reasons why people decide to sell companies. However, the real factor vs the one they say to you might be 2 completely different things. As an example, they may state "I have too many other responsibilities" or "I am retiring". For lots of sellers, these factors are valid. But also, for some, these may simply be justifications to try to conceal the reality of altering demographics, increased competition, recent reduction in earnings, or a variety of various other factors. This is why it is really important that you not depend absolutely on a seller's word, however rather, utilize the seller's solution together with your general due diligence. This will paint a much more reasonable picture of the business's existing circumstance.

Existing Debts and Future Obligations

If the current company is in debt, which many businesses are, then you will have reason to consider this when valuating/preparing your deal. Lots of businesses take out loans so as to cover points like stock, payroll, accounts payable, and so on. Remember that in some cases this can mean that revenue margins are too tight. Lots of organisations fall into a revolving door of taking on debt as a way to pay back other loans. In addition to debts, there may likewise be future commitments to think about. There may be an outstanding lease on tools or the building where the business resides. The business may have existing agreements with suppliers that need to be satisfied or might lead to penalties if canceled early.

Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

Exactly how do operating businesses in the location bring in new consumers? Often times, operating businesses have repeat customers, which form the core of their daily earnings. Particular elements such as brand-new competitors growing up around the location, road building and construction, as well as staff turn over can affect repeat consumers and also adversely affect future profits. One important point to take into consideration is the location of the business. Is it in a very trafficked shopping center, or is it concealed from the highway? Clearly, the more people that see the business often, the higher the possibility to construct a returning customer base. A last thought is the general location demographics. Is the business situated in a largely populated city, or is it located on the outskirts of town? Exactly how might the local mean house income impact future revenue potential?