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West Denver Plumbing & HVAC, Largest in their Area, Up in Earnings

Morrison, CO (Jefferson County)

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West Denver Plumbing & HVAC, Largest in their Area, Up in Earnings
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Asking Price: $390,000

Cash Flow: $248,000

Gross Revenue: $1,100,000

EBITDA: $248,000

FF&E: $34,000

Inventory: $11,000

Rent: $3,136 /Month

Established: 1993

West Denver Plumbing & HVAC, Largest in their Area, Up in Earnings

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Business Description

Lower Sales Price! Great Reputation, Many Ways to Grow

The Sales Price has been lowered to 390K with earnings improving to 248K over the trailing 12 months ended July 31 2019. The seller will offer to carry $100K for buyers that either don’t need a bank or have industry experience or both. They want to retire which is why the sales price is now $390K which is less than 2 times the earnings. They are still the largest HVAC/Plumbing Co in their market with many ways to grow this business. The owners have been slowing down preparing for retirement. They will offer a full transition.

26 Year Old Colorado Residential/Commercial Plumbing and HVAC Company

The trailing 12 months earnings were 248K from revenues of $1.1M to July 31st. 2018’s earnings were 201K from 1.18M in revenues. The two year average is 221K in earnings. One of the owners spent most of September and the other some of September in North Carolina because her Brother’s house was flooded. The owners take 9 weeks off a year because they have been acting semi-retired for the last 2 years. This is having an impact that a new buyer can fix immediately. The work is there, they just don’t want to put in the time. 2017’s earnings were 264K from revenues of 1.28M. They have been profitable all 26 years including the 2008 to 2012 downturn.

This company provides a full range of Plumbing and Heating services. They are also recognized as experts in Radiant in floor heating and tankless water heater systems which are part of a “hydronic heating system” popular in high end homes in Colorado. They provide maintenance and repairs also which helps with recurring revenues. This company provides both commercial and residential services for new construction or remodels. They have seven full time employees including two master plumbers whose licenses a new owner can use.

The buyer will get approximately 45K in current value hard assets made up of 34K in equipment and another 11K in inventory. The company has a great reputation with a long-standing and recurring customer base.

The owners are retirement age and will help the new owner transition the business for as long as they would like and are confident that it will be a smooth transition. The company, not the owners, has the BBB A+ rating, customers, and reputation. They will sign a non-compete and offer full indemnifications.

Location: West Metro Denver Area.

The sales price has been lowered to 390K which includes all assets debt free. The seller will be especially flexible to any potential buyers that have HVAC and/or Plumbing experience. The seller will be keeping their cash and accounts receivables and will pay off all debt including the accounts payables so that the business transfers debt free. It is an S Corp so this can be either a stock or an asset sale.

Brief Overview and Deal Points:

They specialize in high end custom residential plumbing and hydronic radiant heat(watch the video in the link toward the top of this email). Their mix is mostly residential that is 20% service/maintenance, 40% Plumbing, and 40% Radiant heat which is mostly Hydronic in nature. Hydronic heat uses a boiler and heated water in tubes which provides a more efficient heating system that is quieter and more consistent. They also take regular service calls for plumbing and some HVAC. The company has grown historically based on their reputation and the growth of population and building in their market. They have a normal internet presence with some SEO and website but do not spend a lot on advertising. They have long term relationships with several builders and with a warranty company. The population of their entire market is mostly affluent and has and is expected to continue to grow at an impressive rate.

Growth and Expansion: A new owner can increase advertising, increase their service area, work harder than the current owners, add forced air, add fire suppression systems, and/or become solar experts. 90% of new custom larger homes in their area use hydronic radiant heat but most of the older homes can’t be retrofitted to this. Plus, the rest of their market uses forced air which they do not currently provide services for. A new owner could add a duct expert and easily add forced air as a service they provide. Fire suppression systems are now required for homes over 4,500 square feet in their market. Solar is becoming a big deal in Colorado with most of the homebuilding now offering it as an option. There is a very large opportunity in the solar industry to companies with their expertise.

Keep in mind that the add backs taken in the adjusted earnings spreadsheet are very conservative and don’t accurately show how much impact those 3 events had. There was no way to properly monetize each event. For example: The condominium repair they lost revenue and the earnings from those employees and their ability to bid new work while they were up there. I only added back the actual cost of labor and appliances not the lost opportunity which was substantial. This is great timing for a buyer to buy this business. Another consideration is that they take 6 to 8 weeks each year for vacation and he works 35 hours a week and her only 20 hours. A new owner can come in and work more hours to help grow this business.

They have a great reputation for safety, quality, and reliability. The seller will agree to full Reps and Warranties to a solid legal and business standing. They have a great record for safety (OSHA) as proven by their low workman’s comp MOD rate. They have had no regulatory issues, no lawsuits, and no issues with the city, county, or municipality that they are in. They are also A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau.

The business has very loyal and long term employees. There are 7 full time employees and two owners. One owner only works 20 to 25 hours a week doing some administrative work. The employees are all hourly which keeps fixed costs in line with revenues. The employees are trustworthy, competent, and reliable. 2 employees were hired before 2015 and 2 before 2009. This company has a stable labor force.

The business is located near I-70 which gives them easy access to several high end Colorado Mountain communities, and West Metro Denver. The facility is 3,200 square feet with 2,400 square feet of warehouse and 800 square feet of office space. The current lease has ½ year left on it. The monthly rent is 2,700 plus CAM expenses of 450 per month.
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Please Call of Email for Information: The broker is available at any time to discuss your interest in this offering and can set up a meeting either in person or by phone with the owner(s). Thank you for your interest.
Thank you.
Sincerely,

Jeff Chapman Eisnaugle

This is prepared by Business Broker Colorado, LLC and Company Broker Group, LLC being the managing partner with information provided by the Seller. It was not created by the seller and neither the Broker or the Seller are responsible for its accuracy. Buyers are responsible for their own due diligence. Neither the Broker or the Seller will indemnify or guarantee any forward looking statements or projections.

Different Brokerage relationships are available which include Seller agency, buyer agency, or transaction – brokerage.

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Business Broker Colorado, LLC and Company Broker Group, LLC, and Jeff Chapman Eisnaugle will be operating solely as a “Seller Agent” in all transactions.

Detailed Information

Location:
Morrison, CO
Inventory:
Included in asking price
Real Estate:
Leased
Building SF:
3,200
Lease Expiration:
N/A
Employees:
7
Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment (FF&E):
Included in asking price
Facilities:
The business is located near I-70 which gives them easy access to several high end Colorado Mountain communities, and West Metro Denver. The facility is 3,200 square feet with 2,400 square feet of warehouse and 800 square feet of office space. The current lease has ½ year left on it. The monthly rent is 2,700 plus CAM expenses of 450 per month.
Competition:
They specialize in high end custom residential plumbing and hydronic radiant heat(watch the video in the link toward the top of this email). Their mix is mostly residential that is 20% service/maintenance, 40% Plumbing, and 40% Radiant heat which is mostly Hydronic in nature. Hydronic heat uses a boiler and heated water in tubes which provides a more efficient heating system that is quieter and more consistent. They also take regular service calls for plumbing and some HVAC. The company has grown historically based on their reputation and the growth of population and building in their market. They have a normal internet presence with some SEO and website but do not spend a lot on advertising. They have long term relationships with several builders and with a warranty company. The population of their entire market is mostly affluent and has and is expected to continue to grow at an impressive rate.
Growth & Expansion:
Growth and Expansion: A new owner can increase advertising, increase their service area, work harder than the current owners, add forced air, add fire suppression systems, and/or become solar experts. 90% of new custom larger homes in their area use hydronic radiant heat but most of the older homes can’t be retrofitted to this. Plus, the rest of their market uses forced air which they do not currently provide services for. A new owner could add a duct expert and easily add forced air as a service they provide. Fire suppression systems are now required for homes over 4,500 square feet in their market. Solar is becoming a big deal in Colorado with most of the homebuilding now offering it as an option. There is a very large opportunity in the solar industry to companies with their expertise.
Financing:
15%
Support & Training:
The owners are retirement age and will help the new owner transition the business for as long as they would like and are confident that it will be a smooth transition. The company, not the owners, has the BBB A+ rating, customers, and reputation. They will sign a non-compete and offer full indemnifications.
Reason for Selling:
Retiring
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