Thriving Landscape Design & Construction Biz with 7-Decade Reputation

Santa Clara County, CA

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Thriving Landscape Design & Construction Biz with 7-Decade Reputation
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Asking Price: Get Financing: $599,995

Cash Flow: N/A

Gross Revenue: $924,000

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FF&E: N/A

Inventory: N/A

Established: 1949

Thriving Landscape Design & Construction Biz with 7-Decade Reputation

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Business Description

Hardscape construction—pools, decks, outdoor kitchens, arbors, patios, retaining walls—as well as landscape & planting projects. Serving the exclusive, affluent western hills of Silicon Valley, the company enjoys a sterling 6-decade reputation & almost $1MM in sales from word-of-mouth referrals.

Price and terms negotiable.

Detailed Information

Employees:
13
Facilities:
This family-owned and operated landscape design and construction company was started in 1949 by the current owner’s father, and the company has earned a sterling and consistent reputation for reliability, excellence, and quality. The company manages complete landscape projects from design to permits to construction. They are known for all forms of hardscape–swimming pools, decks, outdoor kitchens, arbors, concrete & masonry, retaining walls, etc. Landscape projects include low-volt lighting, irrigation, and all forms of planting. The area served is the very exclusive and prosperous western hills of Santa Clara County in Silicon Valley, with residential owners being customers for decades, returning over and over with lucrative contracts. The company enjoys over $1,000,000 in annual sales with virtually no advertising—everything comes from organic, word-of-mouth referrals. The company has the trained, experienced management and personnel (13 employees) to execute all the required design, demolition, construction, and agricultural aspects of the most complex and demanding projects. The business operates from a 4,000 sq. ft. warehouse, with favorable rental terms, that houses all the vehicles and tools that are required to operate. The landlord is open to negotiating a favorable long-term relationship with the buyer if wanted. Unique values. The company counts some of the most affluent and prestigious residents of Silicon Valley amongst its hundreds of satisfied customers, benefitting from the trust and confidence related the almost six decades of excellent service. These customers return year in and year out, decade after decade, from one generation to the next. The business operates as a well-tuned team with employees who have worked together for years. Financials: The owner has expensed through the business many items in 2015 and 2016 for other business, investment, and personal activities. While the financial statements for those years are available once a serious buyer has met with the seller, they do not reflect the full Seller’s Discretionary Earnings (“SDE”) for those years. The Seller represents that the true owner benefit of the business is more accurately demonstrated by the 2017 SDE calculated to be approximately $164,700, and the Seller will substantiate that for a buyer during due diligence. Buyers: This is a perfect acquisition for an existing lawn maintenance company, landscaping contractor, or construction contractor looking to add a very valuable demographic to its customer base. It is also perfect for the entrepreneur who wants to engage in hands-on management of a solid and successful business. Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment. (“FF&E”) The assets include all the vehicles and equipment necessary to continue business operations. The Seller estimates the cost to replace the FF&E with similar kind, condition, and age to be $325,000. Price & Transaction. The price is less than 30% of annual gross sales plus the fair market value of the FF&E— a total of $599,995. The 2017 SDE is calculated to be approximately $164,700.00. Based on that SDE, the asking price is 1.7x SDE plus the fair market value of the FF&E; or, 3.6x SDE, including the FF&E. However, this price is subject to competition and negotiation; and, the seller will be flexible in consideration of simple terms and a streamlined, seamless transaction. The business is offered as a sale of all the assets of the company, except for accounts receivable, accounts payable, materials inventory, and cash on hand. The current owner would be open to a substantial transition phase to facilitate a smooth transfer to new ownership. Note: All data on this business are provided by the Seller for information purposes only, and no representations are made by the Broker as to accuracy. The Broker has made no independent verification of the data contained herein. The Broker represents the Seller and does NOT represent the Buyer. The Buyer is advised to perform independent due diligence and seek the advice of appropriate qualified professionals prior to purchasing the Business. The company manages complete landscape projects from design to permits to construction. They are known for all forms of hardscape–swimming pools, decks, outdoor kitchens, arbors, concrete & masonry, retaining walls, etc. Landscape projects include low-voltage lighting, irrigation, and all forms of planting. The area served is the very exclusive and prosperous western hills of Santa Clara County in Silicon Valley, with residential owners being customers for decades, returning over and over with lucrative contracts. The company enjoys almost one million dollars in sales with virtually no advertising—everything comes from organic, word-of-mouth referrals. The company has the trained, experienced management and personnel (13 employees) to execute all the required design, demolition, construction, and agricultural aspects of the most complex and demanding projects. The business operates from a 4,000 sq. ft. warehouse with favorable rental terms that houses all the vehicles and tools that are required to operate. Unique values. ? The company counts some of the most affluent and prestigious residents of Silicon Valley amongst its hundreds of satisfied customers, benefitting from the trust and confidence related the almost six decades of excellent service. These customers return year in and year out, decade after decade, from one generation to the next. ? The business operates as a well-tuned team with employees who have worked together for years. Financials: Complete financial documentation will be provided to serious buyers once a non-disclosure agreement has been signed. The company is a closely-held business and the owner channels other business expenses through the business. These add-backs will be clearly defined during due diligence. Buyers: This is a perfect acquisition for an existing lawn maintenance company, landscaping contractor, or construction contractor looking to add a very valuable demographic to its customer base. It is also perfect for the entrepreneur who wants to engage in hands-on management of a solid and successful business. Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment. The assets include all the vehicles and equipment necessary to continue business operations. A complete FF&E list will be provided upon signing the NDA. Price & Transaction. The price being asked is approximately 75% of annual gross sales – $699,995. However, this number is subject to competition and negotiation; and, the seller will be very flexible in consideration of simple terms and a streamlined, seamless transaction. The business is offered as a sale of all the assets of the company, except for accounts receivable, accounts payable, and cash on hand. The current owner would be open to a substantial transition phase to facilitate a smooth transfer to new ownership. Note: All data on this business are provided by the Seller for information purposes only, and no representations are made by the Broker as to accuracy. The Broker has made no independent verification of the data contained herein. The Broker represents the Seller and does NOT represent the Buyer. The Buyer is advised to perform independent due diligence and seek the advice of appropriate qualified professionals prior to purchasing the Business.
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Tim Cunha, J.D.

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