Just $350K Down for $350K in Assets Debt Free, Cash Flow $150-$180K.

Denver, CO (Adams County)

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Just $350K Down for $350K in Assets Debt Free, Cash Flow $150-$180K.

Asking Price:$350,000

Cash Flow:$175,000

Gross Revenue:$750,000





Just $350K Down for $350K in Assets Debt Free, Cash Flow $150-$180K.

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Business Description

Sales Price is $350,00 Down and seller seeks another $150,000 over time.
Alternatively, the buyer may also be able to assume up to $150k in debt and bring that much less to closing.

Cash Flows 130k-190k on 700k-900k in Sales.

The sale includes over $350K worth of equipment trucks, and a wide variety of landscaping and snow removal equipment. The business cash flows approximately $180K-$250K a year on sales between $700k-$900k over the last several years.

The buyer will get $350K in assets, trucks and heavy equipment, completely debt free. We are one of the premier high-end landscape installation and maintenance companies in the entire Denver metro area. In fact, we are one of only a few Colorado-based landscape and horticulture design businesses that is invited to the Colorado Home and Garden Show with a 50% discount (Stipend) because we are so renowned as we create a "featured garden". It is said that “all businesses has upside potential”. However, this business has an incredible upside story because the owner spends the entire workday in the field literally installing rocks, mulch and other landscape materials himself. Further, he has nobody in the office doing any form of sales, marketing or business development efforts whatsoever. This is an understatement. The seller states that, “we have all the work we want. We turn down work every day because he simply doesn’t have the money, man-power and energy go take it all on”. The seller has deliberately kept the business small despite the incredible demand he has to take on more and bigger jobs. He states that jobs that he DOES take on often have to wait for 4-5 months or longer to even get started because he only has 2 crews including himself. Because he can’t get to these jobs in a timely manner, he sometimes loses them because people don’t want to wait that long obviously. However, most people wait because they know the quality of our work.

Please Call 303-382-1900 or Email for Information: The broker is available at any time to meet to discuss your interest in this offering. Please call or email paul@companybroker.com for a comprehensive sales packet including all financials and full video on the operations and interview with the owner. Thank you for your interest in this offering.

Another reason for NOT being able to take on all the work offered to this company is that the seller (due to poor money management) never seems to have enough money (working capital) to hire 1-2 estimators to bid the work, crews to complete the work and capital to advance the inventory for the jobs. In other words IF the owner/seller had just 150k-200k in cash/working capital, he is 100% confident that he can grow the business to $2MM next year and cash flow say 500K-600K easily. Because he has very little working capital in the business he has been unable to finance bigger jobs over the last several years and take on more work than just about 800K-1MM/year. In this industry it takes money to make money and he simply has not had the working capital to buy more equipment, finance highly profitable jobs, and hire more workers to install these landscape jobs, as stated above.

Seller Will Carry 150K of the Sales Price and Train: The seller is committed to stay on for several months to ensure a smooth an orderly transfer of the long-standing customer, and employee relationships that are intact. His willingness to carry almost 30% of the sales price speaks volumes about his commitment to assist in the training and transfer of the company to the new owner.

The Seller is Open to Stay on and Work in a Potential Partnership: Although the seller seeks to sell the company outright, he is only age 53 and loves what he does. He just realizes today that he is NOT the person to take the business where it was at $2MM/year back in 2007-2008 before the recession. Therefore, he is open to a structure whereby he can stay on for many years to come and either run the field/crews and jobs and the new owner can focus on business development and other marketing efforts. We envision that a potential buyer can put down about $150,000 and get an SBA loan of instead just put down 350K for the purchase and structure a new employee/consulting/partnership arrangement with the current owner. Whatever makes the most sense to both sides; he is very flexible here.

BBB: We are Better Business Bureau AAA Accredited and A+ rating with absolutely no complaints in the last 10 years. This says it all and very few landscape companies can say the same thing. Per the seller, we have not had one legal battle or complaint in 29 years of operation. We have had no OSHA violations in our entire history. In fact we have had only one safety incident in the past 10 years, and that was just three stitches in one finger. Think about that…. we have done between 20MM and 30MM worth of work over the last 29 years with only one injury on record. This speaks volumes about our safety and work history….

We have won many awards for excellence and outstanding landscape layouts and horticulture design work for both commercial and residential installations. We hold the prestigious designation of a Certified Aquascapes Contractor, which allows us the ability to construct and install rock features and water fountains ranging from $50,000 to even up to $100,000 for commercial or residential customers. In fact, we are 1 of ONLY 6 companies in Colorado with a CAC License. All crew members have been trained and certified as well. This designation is held with the company and will transfer to the new owner.

Also, it is an A to A+ looking place and again couldn't be more conveniently located to major roads and highways. The sale includes a lengthy list of approximately 50 items totaling the value of over $350,000, and that is quick sale value (QSV) at auction. This includes 8 fully-functional and extremely well-maintained trucks that have many years of life still remaining. 7 of the trucks have snowplows which can be installed in the winter time for commercial and multifamily housing snow removal services. Snow Removal: Basically we do heavy landscape-related work 9 months a year and snow-removal services during 3 to 4 months during the winter. Overall, Denver has relatively mild winters and enjoys 310 days of sunshine a year… Therefore, we can do landscape work and rock feature installation pretty much all 12 months of the year.

One of the best assets that we have the buyer will be stepping into through this business transaction is the maintenance contracts we have with dozens and dozens of long-standing and loyal customers who have us service or maintain their properties on a regular basis. Our company has incredibly strong and long-standing relationships with homebuilders, property management companies, and other general contractors. Approximately $300K of our annual revenue is from various types of snow removal or annual maintenance contracts. It is great to have predictable and steady on-going and reoccurring revenue each year from loyal customers. Please see the sales packet including our entire list of customers ranging from Checkpoint Auto, to the Cunningham Fire Station, all the way to South Metro Fire Station and St. Andrews Village.

A new owner could immediately step into this business and double, and possibly even triple the reoccurring revenue stream by going out and conduct maintenance bid proposals for additional work from these property owners. Or they can leverage the customer relationships we currently have by going out and getting new customers and converting them to a steady income stream. The seller asserts that he has not done any form of proactive sales and marketing activities in an effort to obtain any of the existing customers over the last 5 to 10 years. It is all been inbound calls and word-of-mouth.

Likewise, we have not made any efforts in the past to grow our snow removal services. The new owner could simply go out meet property management companies, high-end residential homeowners, strip-mall owners, and medical center-type property owners in an effort to bid on their snow removal services and other types of land maintenance contracts.
We absolutely need 1, if not 2 new bid/estimator professionals in the office that would do go out and provide detailed renderings of proposed landscape upgrades. Denver is going ‘nuts’ during the past 2-3 years with incredible growth and we have not gotten in on any of it. It is the seller’s opinion that if we hired 1-2 aggressive and professional commission-based bid/estimator employees to bid on new landscape installation or landscape upgrades, we would likely get 30% to 50% of the renderings/proposals we created. It's simply a numbers game at this point. We could double the sales in short order.

Colorado’s Macro Picture is Booming: Recent polls have concluded that Colorado is one of the fastest-growing and strongest economies in the country. In short, Colorado has enjoyed explosive growth over the last 2-3 years and is expected to continue to boom for the next 3 to 5 years, and the foreseeable future. There are many reasons for this, least of which is Colorado has been 1 of only 2 states in the country that has passed laws for marijuana sales. It is hard to believe, but 10’s of thousands of people have moved to Denver-metro alone since last January when Marijuana pasted.

The Seller/Owner has been a Major Bottleneck to Growth: the seller is extremely untechnical the way he has run the entire operation historically. In addition to having conducted NO sales and marketing efforts whatsoever over the years to grow the business, there has been another extremely significant bottleneck. An example, a customer seeks a proposal for say a $50,000 landscape installation including a rock feature and waterfall. Most companies in a similar size range to our company would have CAD software and other programs that are typically used today to do fast, accurate, and professional illustrations/layouts and renderings for perspective customers. Most-all medium to large landscape companies have software and hardware for their estimators to generate a professional and comprehensive residential or commercial rendering of what the property would look like after the proposed work was completed. These estimating professionals can generate incredibly detailed and eye-catching renderings often within 30 to 60 minutes and then email these proposals including pictures, etc. to a prospective customer. Often the client will review the proposed budget and rendering and make multiple changes back-and-forth between customer and estimator before a final layout is approved. Sometimes the customer may decide to NOT move forward with the project at all. Well… if the estimator has only spent say 2-3 hours working on this computer-generated graphic, then not much is lost in terms of time and energy.

In contrast the owner of THIS business has not done any of the steps stated above. He has literally operated in the 1970s in that he has spent somewhere between 20 to 40 hours in the office drawing renderings on blue prints. Then he would present his rendering by hand (face-to-face) to the perspective customer and then invariably the customer would have multiple changes which would involve erasing work that has already been completed, or worse, starting anew, if too many changes are needed. In the past, I often takes dozens and dozens of hours back-and-forth making these changes and driving back-and-forth to the customer’s house. In the end… There's no certainty that the customer will move forward and employ the company to do the work. Therefore, as much as 30 to 50 hours of time may be wasted sitting at a desk drawing layouts as well as driving back-and-forth to the customer’s house. If the owner this business does approximately 30 to 50 renderings per year, you can see the enormous amount of time that's wasted doing this work by hand the old-fashioned (manual way) versus today's advanced computer generated CAD illustrations that can be created in less than an hour, and emailed to the prospect for comments.

Also, consider how beautiful and lifelike topographic or three-dimensional landscape designs would look, often with incredible and flexible details like you see on Google Maps or on MapQuest for instance. Compare this to someone handing you a piece of oak tag or cardboard with multiple erased changes or magic marker changes, etc. In short, this company done nothing to make things more up-to-date. This is been a major bottleneck of the business and the owner understands this. He is a creature of habit and is not computer literate at all. However, going forward a new owner could spend as little as $1800 to outfit 2 work stations in the office with all of the programs and hardware needed plus another $1,000 for a plotter that would be used to conduct business in a more state-of-the art approach as stated in the first description above.

All Our Services: we specialize in full landscape installations and renovations including: Sprinkler installation, drip irrigation, xeriscapes, sod and plant installation, brick pavers, concrete walls, water features, fences and decorative concrete edging. Brick pavers are a great way to make any yard more beautiful while also increasing the value to your home. We do brick paver patios, sidewalks, driveway aprons and full driveway installation! Brick pavers are maintenance free, stronger, and more beautiful than any concrete! Water features are a great addition to any home for a soothing and tranquil environment to wind down. With a variety of options available most people can have a great water feature that can fit inside any space with any budget! We have built some of the finest water/rock features in the state of Colorado.

Retaining walls are a great way to level out areas of your yard for more usable space or to build up other areas for planting and privacy space. Let us work with you to find what style fits you. There are hundreds of options with different style and color block walls, Silom stone walls, granite boulder walls, and more. Concrete Edging is a great addition to any yard. It is much safer for kids and pets then regular metal edging, creates a much more pronounced border to separate planting beds from grass, and will cut down on mowing and trimming time. Plus it adds that decorative touch to your yard to make it more beautiful. Outdoor Living Spaces: One of the hottest and newest items/services in the residential landscape industry is Outdoor Living Spaces. See the video on this detail. Also, we can create an amazing outdoor kitchen, fire pit and outdoor fireplace that's right for you. These spaces are about as good as it gets when it comes to entertaining guests. There are options for every budget that are sure to impress. A Custom playhouse is a great way to create lasting memories for your family. Our playhouses are completely custom and can fit any budget!

Please Call 303-382-1900 or Email for Information: The broker is available at any time to meet to discuss your interest in this offering. Please call or email paul@companybroker.com for a comprehensive sales packet including all financials and full video on the operations and interview with the owner. Thank you for your interest in this offering.

Disclaimer: All information regarding businesses for sale is provided by the Seller and is NOT verified in any way by the Broker. You understand and agree that Company Broker Group, LLC or Paul Olsen is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information. You agree to indemnify and hold Broker and its agents harmless from any claims or damages which may occur by reason of the inaccuracy or incompleteness of any information provided to you. The Broker makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, the accuracy or completeness of any information provided to the Buyer under this Agreement.

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Office Location, Facilities and Operations: The business is located on 2 1/2 acres of very functional land with a completely gated yard and includes 4800 ft.² of spacious office and warehouse usage. We are located in South Metro Denver with great highway access. The rent is only $4,800/month, which is awesome considering the square footage and acreage stated above. In Fact, a "fair/market rent for this property is $6,500 per month.
Seller seeks another $150,000 over time beyond the $350,000 down.

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