Thriving, profitable, enjoyable outdoor pottery and decor shop.
Unique business with a solid market niche. Simple and easy to operate.
The Pot Shop is a unique business that provides products that are difficult for big box and on line stores to supply. We specialize in medium to large out door high fired pottery that withstands harsh environments.
Our retail stores in Sandy and St George Utah have the largest inventory of high fired pottery in medium and large pottery anywhere in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada. This pottery is very popular not only for its durability but also for its beauty and practicality. landscapers, home owners, business owners, parks, cities and many other customers are using and buying our products year after year. This varied customer base grows yearly as does our sales. The largest part of our customers are retail with a small wholesale contingent. We also have a few consignment customers.
With no credit extended our sales are ALL credit card, cash and checks. The inventory of high fired pottery is so durable that it can be in stock for a long time and still look new and sell at full retail price. The styles and colors are not subject to the current fad so they are always "in". Many customers return year after year and love the pots so much they keep finding areas in their landscaping to fit more and more. There are many familiar faces we consider friends. In addition to selling the pottery by itself we also create water fountains and fire pots from them. This is not only a great way to sell more pottery but it also adds profit to the sale as we charge for creating the fountains and fire pots.
There is also a large selection of interesting yard decoration ranging from wall suns in different styles and materials to animals, wind spinners, yard stakes, glass balls, solar powered lights, kokopelli and more than can be listed. most of these items are hand made and we like to purchase items from the makers. we strive to stock unique items.
A relatively new addition is Fairy garden products, these have almost a cult following and we have the largest on site selection in the area. This is a growing customer base that likes to see what they are buying rather than purchase it from a picture on line. These customers also purchase pottery and out door decorations and are a good compliment to our other products. The customers seem to continually expand their collection of fairy items and regularly return not only for their own but they bring friends and family who are newly involved.
Some of the many comments we regularly receive from our customers are, this is the funnest store, this is my favorite store, this is amazing i'm so glad we found you, wow, this is fantastic, it may be the most enjoyable business that there is available, since Aug 2008 i have only had 4 unhappy customers, most likely they were just having a bad day.
The core employees are fantastic, during the busy season we hire seasonal employees, we look for and usually find very good ones.
In my experience this is a satisfying business that produces little to no stress.
Casino Party Business...work part time all summer long.
Profitable Casino Party business-500 parties in 7 years.
Casino Parties are very popular in Utah, and this industry continues to grow as more and more companies come to Utah, as well as many established businesses that are expanding.
This event based business averages 60% gross profit on each party.
We currently have a backlog of over 110K, and have over 300 tables already rented for the upcoming holiday party season.
Our average table price has risen above $300 this year, and we continue to provide more larger parties for larger group sizes.
We recently sold our largest party ever for next January that is 52 tables for a group of over 1200 guests.
Many venues recommend our services as we provide a more complete service that integrates with their business events.
We maintain a staff of over 50 dealers and also have relationships with non-profit groups that also provide us dealing staff for larger events.
Many of our dealers have dealt over 100 parties now, and over half have been with us for over 5 years now.
We provide an exclusive system that provides the best entertainment value and fun for our clients guests.
We provide many extras that make for an all-inclusive casino party package.
Sales have ranged from 187K in 2009 to a peak of 230K in 2014. Sales in 2015 were 217K, and we are on pace to be about 225K this year.
Huge residual income as clients re-book each year for their annual parties.
Very seasonally based business. Summer months are slower and winter months bring the majority of your revenue. Particularly in December when about 50% of the annual sales volume occurs in a three week span.
Hands on business- The most profitable year, 2011, (110K profit to owner), was when I was not raising my granddaughter, was living in Utah, and could deliver and deal at most of the parties.
I also do the majority of the marketing, some of the accounting., all of the SELLING!, all of the table repairs and building, and generally all of the administrative end of the business.
This is how I make money!
As I had to move away from Utah, it required more travel, and has affected the profitability of the business. And even though it continues to thrive with the awesome staff that does the parties, the ability to make it grow to what it can be is simply lacking without my physical presence.
In the worst year, I made only 50K as an owner in 2015.
An owner that is based in Utah and working the parties can easily make 100K+ and not work but an average of about 30 hours per week throughout the year.
This is a totally established business with huge residual income. It is not a start up.
Our reputation and name for providing a quality service is well known as we continue to entertain the largest companies in the valley.
Don't waste your money on buying a food franchise of a fast lube place that takes 15-20 years to see your return on investment. Buy this business and re-coup your investment in 3-4 years.
Largest inventory in Utah...67 tables. We have done 6 parties in one night!
A proven exclusive system that optimizes the entertainment for the players unlike any other company.
Custom built tables that we build, are durable, casino quality, and have been rented, on average, over 58 times each!!!!
I have done over 1000 parties now, and will provide 6 months consultation at no charge to teach you all that you need to know.
Due to location, health, retirement and family conditions, I cannot take this business to the next level. It is thriving without my physical presence due to an awesome staff that we treat well, but the business can be much more with a hands on owner. I can show you how to continue to be a dominant company in this fun business in Utah.
You should definitely be a type "A" personality and have the ability to socialize, build business relationships through integrity and delivering what you promise, and have a good business sense about you. This business makes good profit, but like all businesses, must be manag
Civil Engineering Firm for Sale
ESTABLISHED CIVIL ENGINEERING FIRM WITH EXCELLENT REPUTATION
Salt Lake City, UT
The Firm is an industry leader in Civil Engineering offering services in Land Development, Land Surveying, Structural Engineering, Transportation/Highway Engineering, and Water Resources to name a few. Pre-approved for SBA lending with 16% down, Seller will carry 10%. Monthly Payment on SBA loan is $13,845.
Established firm with solid client relationships and an excellent referral base. They have vast experience with UDOT and local municipalities and have an excellent reputation in the market.
Single owner who is looking to retire. He has a capable staff who will remain. They have 20 capable employees who will remain. The owner is looking to retire.