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Agricultural Research - California
This is an independent contract research firm specializing in pesticide research and development. It has its own research farm in California. The company conducts a wide variety of testing procedures involving both laboratory and field trials. Research studies provide data and analysis for contracting sponsor companies to aid their development of existing and new pest and disease control products. Most of the products tested involve agricultural pest control agents, but the scope of services include testing against household, structural, garden and greenhouse insect pests. In addition, companies look to the company to conduct the government regulatory testing required for labeling by the Federal and State EPA. Clients utilizing services include large chemical manufacturers and formulators as well as smaller independent pesticide development companies. The company serves a nationwide and international clientele that represent a �who�s who� list of companies. These firms return to this company each year for much of their outside research. Seller's discretionary earnings for the 10 months ending 10/31/04 is $393,259. Purchase price of $1,850,000 includes property and business. Owner is retiring in the area. Interested buyers should submit a buyer profile or resume, confidentiality agreement and financial statement.
Asking Price: $1,850,000
Airfreight Carrier - Georgia
The Company is an on demand airfreight carrier for time-sensitive deliveries in the South East and Mid Atlantic regions of the country. Customer satisfaction with service and on time performance as compared to its competitors is one reason why sales have grown so fast. Starting with just one aircraft in September 2000, this Company now owns a fleet of 25 aircraft and has a staff of 30 employees. Their current service area is anywhere east of the Mississippi River. | They provide: 24 hour dispatch, 1 hour response time, HAZMAT certification, Cargo-only configuration, and FAA approved nets, restraints and liners. The Company�s aircraft depart from 28 cities, fly approximately 5,000 miles and complete more than 70 flights per day. The total hours flown in 2003 was about 12,000. The Company has 18 aircraft in the air during the peak time of each day. The Company has contracts with over 20 major customers, some with multiple locations. The eight largest accounts provide 87% of revenue. The Company owns a new 7,600 SqFt hangar at its headquarters location and leases hangars at three other locations where planes are based. Their main hours of operations are from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Mon through Fri. The Company employs 30 experienced, quality individuals including: Director of Operations, Chief Pilot, and Director of Maintenance. They have 22 pilots and 7 experienced mechanics. The Company has opportunities to grow and diversify revenues by focusing on its established strengths and increasing asset utilization. Its expertise in meeting ultra time-critical delivery schedules positions the Company to expand its current niche expertise to other states and provide express delivery services to other industries. The company has only 3 primary competitors.
Boat Storage and Service - Chicago area
By developing customer loyalty through unmatched service in a state of the art facility, this company has built a reputation as the premier boat care operation in the Midwest. The business has concentrated in service, repair and storage of recreational boats up to 50' for over 20 years. The company has parlayed their reputation in this high end market to command a premium rate for service and storage, where the average size boat stored is 26' long. The professional staff of technicians consistently delivers to the customer a boat that is in pristine condition for a trouble free boating experience. The demographics for this company going forward are outstanding due to trends in the overall economy and with the consumer who since 9/11 is looking for family recreation that is closer to home. The proximity of this business to major regional boating communities and metropolitan centers put it in a great position for future growth. Opportunities for a new owner to continue the expansion of new service and storage business, plus expanding into new boat sales, could make this more than a fun business in a beautiful area.
Career Counseling Center - Los Angeles Area - California
This business has operated from a storefront in the South Bay, without interruption for 14 years. The business has served over 8,000 customers and has assisted a wide range of employment candidates, including people seeking top executive positions at Fortune 100 companies, employment at the White House and jobs in every imaginable occupation from administrative assistants, teachers, managers and sales people to physicians, truck drivers, rocket scientists and costume characters at theme parks. Through 14 years� immersion in the career world, the management has acquired a body of knowledge and irreplaceable experience in today�s career industry and wishes to remain. They seek an additional partner to expand services to address workforce needs, new products and trends. The Company has created an Offline & Online Career Network for the next generation business model in the career industry. Thereby putting all American�s career needs, employment products, job-hunting resources and recruiting innovations into a one-stop retail career center and online Career Network. Core business is offline retail, but it has an online Internet technology, to provide job-hunters, employers and entrepreneurs with an expanded commercial version of the same facilities everyone already knows from their career experiences in high school and college.
Commercial Plumbing and HVAC Business - Minnesota
Commercial Printing - Los Angeles Area
Each job this company does is printed with plates that can hang on the shelf for re-runs of up to 500k impressions! With water soluble inks, there�s no need for a hazardous waste permit. Multiple paper suppliers are competing for your business on some of the least expensive roll fed paper on the market. Durable, easy to maintain equipment has 20 minute make readys, allowing for easy customization for each customer. Press operators often run multiple presses with ease.
Asking Price: $1,950,000
Construction Cleanup - Gwinnett - Georgia
A global brand that is unparalleled in the marketplace. Revenues for 2004 will be approximately $2,000,000 representing a 40% increase over the prior year. This international company has added significant products and services that create cross pollination opportunities in each market it serves. The gross profit percentage in its new service lines is impressive and is a byproduct of the fragmented competition. An ambitious owner could double sales in a 24 month period. The owner is so confident in the business and related brand that he is willing to finance over 46% of the purchase price. The company currently employs a general manager freeing the owner to spend minimum time at the facility if so desired. This company is positioned to grow at over 30% a year for the next several years. This globally branded sevice provider has added new products and services that will permit the new owner to be a one stop shop for residential and commercial customers.
Asking Price: $1,200,000
Contract Sewing - Los Angeles Area
Profitable sewing contractor looks to sell all assets associated with the production of maternity wear and women�s fashions. Sales price of $2,275,000 includes a 19,500 square foot building in the heart of Los Angeles� apparel manufacturing district, $700,000 worth of production equipment, office systems and computerized monitoring equipment and an operating company that�s earning $271,000 a year in income to the owner. The hard assets alone are worth $2,100,000. The existing plant and equipment is capable of generating revenues of over $10,000,000 a year. Current owner runs the operation according to all state and federal regulations, all employees are documented and on a salary plus benefits.
Asking Price: $2,275,000
Fire Damage Restoration - Richmond - Georgia
A full service repair and remodeling firm. The company specializes in the restoration and reconstruction of residential and commercial property damaged by fire, wind, water and mold. Services include water restoration, mold remediation, fire and smoke restoration, sewage clean up, crime scene clean up, soot/smoke odor removal, vandalism and storm damage repair. Emergency services include board-up to prevent further damage or vandalism, de-humidification, water extraction and drying and tarping.
Asking Price: $3,900,000
Graphics Printing & Digital Imaging - Los Angeles Area - California
Complete pre-press department, direct Image Heidelberg, 2 color Ryobe 1913, Drum Scanning, mounting, laminating, etc. The East Valley location is in the heart of thriving commerce. The movie studios continue to provide a steady stream of short and long run projects. Quality, customer service and responsiveness are hallmarks of the company that keep the customers coming back. Knowledgeable and well-connected, owner loves printing but he doesn�t want to run a company. He would be willing to stay with the company if the new owner needs him. Company has much upside growth potential without any additional equipment needed. Business is priced right to sell with over $400,000 current value equipment included in the price.
Ground Maintenance, Landscaping, Irrrigation & Snow Removal - Minnesota
Ground maintenance, landscaping, irrigation, and snow removal to commercial and townhome customers. Very fast growing company with prestigious customer list.
HVAC/Plumbing - Dekalb - Georgia
HVAC/Plumbing Company. Primarily commercial accounts. Located in desirable growing area of Southeastern US. Company has a management team in place. Company growth has been largely due to company's reputation and loyal customer base. Diverse customer base of over 4,000. Company's largest client is in the process of a major expansion ($250MM+) project and the company will obtain a signficant portion of this work. Company has received numerous recognitions/award from suppliers and governmental agencies. Sales for the first quarter of this fiscal year are up 33% over previous year with profitability up 47% over previous year.
Asking Price: $5,000,000
Lawn Landscaping - Cobb - Georgia
This company has been in business for approximately 20 years, and is well respected for providing both commercial and residential landscape services (construction and maintenance). The company has a loyal customer and employee base, as well as an effective infrastructure.
Asking Price: $1,400,000
Maintenance - Western Kentucky
I own a debt free company, located in a growing area great for expansion and industry.Business consist of 26,000 ft. buildings, machinery,office space,mobile equipment,and machine line. Creative finance possible
Asking Price: $3,500,000
Material Handling Systems - Los Angeles Area - California
This firm has extensive expertise in the conceptualization and design, manufacturing and installation of mechanical handling and product conveying equipment. Established for over 12 years the team of 14 people has handled hundreds of projects for top corporate clients regionally and nationally in the field of drugs and pharmaceuticals, dairy, bakery, containers, general food and beverage. The company specialties include table top conveyors, elevators and lowerators, modular pre-engineered flex conveyors, box and case conveyors, belt conveyors, in-line and bi-line directional accumulators, indexing and orientation equipment, pallet based systems, mass handling conveyors, combiners and dividers. The company deals with stainless steel and sheet metal fabrication. This is an ideal acquisition of another company in the materials handling, process or packaging industry or for a mechanically oriented engineer with good people and leadership skills.
Mobile Electronics/Home Theater Retailer/Wholesaler/Installer - Midwest
A pioneer in the mobile electronics and accessories market, this company sells and installs the full range of mobile electronic devices; including navigation, security, radar detectors, auto sound and video equipment, cellular communications, and pagers. The company is very well-established, with great name recognition and a reputation for the highest quality products, professional installations, and superior customer service. It has recently expanded into the home theater business, and now also provides phone and security systems and a wide spectrum of audio and video equipment for new construction and remodeling. The company serves both retail and wholesale customers. There are two store outlets, each located in an affluent suburb of the company's home market. An experienced sales division works with upscale automobile dealerships, and satellite locations have also been established to help dealers and their customers decide on the best vehicle electronic add-on systems. A dynamic and multi-faceted outreach program has been in place for years. The company maintains high visibility among its key market segments through participation in various trade and charity events. It also supports local communities with auto electronics education and information services for "gadget hungry" young adults and executives, as well as for seniors who are curious about installing a cell phone or security system in their car. Both the sales and technical staffs are exceptionally well trained and experienced. Relationships with major corporate accounts and individual consumers are strong and long-established, thus ensuring a steady stream of new and repeat business, as well as referrals from satisfied clients. This company is extremely well positioned for continued growth on numerous fronts and is also about to enter its peak selling season (May through December). Key staff members will provide excellent continuity for a new owner, and successful strategies are already in place to take sales to the next level and beyond.
The Company is a full-service, full-line contract furnishings dealer, staffed by experienced and professional personnel. The Company's products include new & refurbished modular furniture and an extensive and varied line of new Casegoods, seating, and accessories. The Company has always been a leading supplier of modular business systems in the Southern California area. It was recently ranked #38 in Entrepreneur Magazine's list of 100 fastest growing companies in America due to its dynamic growth and marketing achievements.
Asking Price: $4,500,000 Including Real Estate, FF&E, & Inventory
Mortgage Service Company - Chicago Metropolitan Area
This company is engaged in the business of originating residential mortgage loans. It is one of the fastest growing mortgage companies in Illinois, making it an excellent opportunity for any buyer looking to enter the Chicago area mortgage origination market. Combining a dedicated staff, a commitment to a healthy infrastructure, a proven successful marketing campaign and a solid business model, the company has positioned itself to capitalize on numerous areas of potential growth. The company is licensed as a Mortgage Banker/Broker in the State of Illinois, a Mortgage Broker in the state of Michigan, authorized by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to originate Federal Housing Authority (FHA) loans, and authorized to originate loans in the state of Indiana. By entering into independent contractor agreements with various national and regional mortgage lenders/banks, this company is able to offer its prospective customers the widest variety of mortgage loan programs at the most competitive mortgage rates. To further expand the profitability of the company, the officers of the corporation created a Title Insurance Company. This company insures the title on the homes that the mortgage company refinances, and charges a fee to the borrowers at closing. The Chicago area real estate market has emerged as one of the pillars of the local economy. New condominium developments spring up seemingly over night creating a wealth of new mortgage shoppers. The present low rate environment has spurred a wave of refinance transactions which, coupled with increased consumer debt loads and rising unemployment, should continue for quite some time. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, it has never been easier for borrowers to qualify for mortgage financing. Homeownership is expected to double within the next decade. This company will continue to take advantage of these and other market trends. Any buyer of this acquisition opportunity will not only be purchasing a company with a history of success but also a company with unlimited potential for the future. While many other mortgage companies will come and go over the next few years, this company is poised for an extended period of growth making it an excellent investment opportunity
Niche Market Electroplater - Midwest
This company is in the metal finishing industry, providing overall electroplating services for a national customer base of metal distributors. The company has both underplate and finish plate capabilities. It operates six production lines and X-ray tests all finished output for certified plating thickness. The company has achieved QS 9000 certification for its efficient production of the highest quality electroplated products. It also holds a prestigious level EPA award for superior compliance with both state and Federal environmental regulations for this industry.
Package/ Freight Delivery - Front Range - Colorado
Package/ freight delivery to a number of publicly traded clients and individual accounts. At present, the company is experiencing a historic annual growth between 30% and 40%. Realizing considerable growth, the company is positioned for a strategic acquisition. Stock sale assures transfer of contracts. Currently adding additional warehouse to expand into new geographic area to satisfy signed contract.
Printing and Typesetting - Gwinett - Georgia
The Company offers "on demand" digital prepress services, specializing in "short run color" and "variable data" production for its primary customer base--advertising agencies, marketing departments of corporations, commercial printing operations and print brokers. Utilizing their new HP Indigo Digital Press, the firm can offer unbelievable top-quality 4- and 6-color work to its diverse client base. Clients can use the business File Transfer Protocol (FTP) site on the Internet to deliver work in a number of media formats, including Zip 100MB & 250MB, Jaz1 GB, Syquest 200MB, CD, DVD, DVD-RAM and DAT. Services offered by the Company include high end drum scanning, slide scanning, photographic retouching, color separations, file conversions, digital file preparation for direct-to-plate, layout & design, high end trapping, 8-up imposition, film imaging up to 25" x 38", digital dye-sub proofs, etc. No single client represents more than 10% of gross annual sales, and the firm is typically working with 85 to 90 customers at any given time. The business is incredibly profitable with very little debt on the balance sheet. The ideal purchaser would be printing operation currently in business that wants to bring a high-quality, established digital prepress operation "in house," but a buyer with strong graphics design and/or printing experience would fit the bill.
Asking Price: 1,050,000
Printing, Design & Typesetting - Los Angeles Area
This firm has the capability to increase sales volume by $1 million or more with current capacity and with adequate space to accommodate additional equipment and personnel. Facilities include a beautiful 19,000 SF building with its own parking. The business was established 43 years ago by a family member and has been operated by the present owners for 17 years. The company provides substantial printing services to political campaign organizations and the entertainment industry. The company has full service capability. Printing equipment includes: an Akiyama Bestech 40" 5-color; a Heidelberg 40" SORS-Z 2-color; a Heidelberg 40" SORS-Z 1-color; a Halm Super Jet 2/C High-speed Envelope Press; a Hamada 665 CD 11"x17" 2-color; a Hamada 600 11"x17" 2-color; and a Hamada 500 10"x15" 2-color in addition to other pre-press hardware/software and bindery equipment. The company recently acquired ￕdirect-to-plateￕ capability that will boost capacity and reduce employee expenses. The owner is looking for a buyer with substantial contacts in industries where he can bring in sales or contracts to generate more sales. The owner is willing to work out a very attractive financial package for the acquisition. The real estate is also available for purchase
Asking Price: $1,800,000
Refrigerated Trucking - Minnesota
Roofing Contractor - Los Angeles - California
They say the company�s phone rings constantly with referrals and repeat customers - this is without doing any selling or advertising, because of their long-term reputation for quality work, as well as relationships with area contractors. The employees all have long-term experience and the crews operate independently under a foreman. The company is doing very well as it is with little marketing � a new owner can take it to a whole new level! The business has always been family-owned and passed down through two generations. The current owner is only in part-time and transitioning out of state.
Security Guard and Patrol Services - Raleigh - North Carolina
7 accounts and 75 officers.
Revenue: $600,000 +
Ship for Charter & Pier - Mexico
Opportunity includes the ship, the company that utilizes the ship and the pier, which generates a large income with a promising future. Business currently offers sunset cruises, pirate snorkel lunch cruises, whale watching and listening cruises. Private charters available for up to 150 people for moonlight cruises, pirate nights or weddings.
Shipping and Transportation - Minnesota
Asking Price: $1,200,000
Systems Integration Contractor - San Fernando Valley - California
This unique operation provides consulting, design, equipment and installation services. The company incorporates material handling equipment (conveyors) to manipulate cartons, hanging garments, mezzanines to use the cube of a building, pallet racking, bar code scanning and information systems, and merchandise sorting systems. To maximize client options, the company does not manufacture a specific product. With no vested interest in specific products, the ownership is free to recommend the best approach and equipment to meet the unique requirements of the clients. Sales are on a direct basis to the end users: not products, but concepts and designs. By keeping overhead low and being selective in projects undertaken, this company maintains the highest gross margins in the industry. It currently has over $5 Million in pending contracts. Owner will stay if needed for up to one year.
Asking Price: $7,500,000
Systems Integration Speciality Contractor - San Fernando Valley - California
Consulting, design, equipment and installation services for Distribution Centers and Logistics Operations. The company incorporates material handling equipment (conveyors) to manipulate cartons, hanging garments, mezzanines to use the cube of a building, pallet racking, bar code scanning and information systems, and merchandise sorting systems. To maximize client options, the company does not manufacture a specific product. With no vested interest in specific products, the ownership is free to recommend the best approach and equipment to meet the unique requirements of the clients. Sales are on a direct basis to the end users: not products, but concepts and designs. By keeping overhead low and being selective in projects undertaken, this company maintains the highest gross margins in the industry. It currently has over $5 Million in pending contracts. Owner will stay if needed for up to one year.
Asking Price: $7,500,000
Temporary Employment Agency - Southern CA outside of LA
Well-established temporary employment agency is working overtime to fill all of the job requests that it receives. Company places 175 to 200 oil field workers (general labor) on temporary assignment in the Central Valley. The week this listing was taken the workers worked an average of 41 hours each. The workers want jobs and the oil fields have seemingly unlimited demand. This win-win service gives a new buyer extreme growth opportunity. Over the last 16 years the current owner has created a very efficient system that an enterprising buyer can expand to other oil producing locales. In addition, the agency can expand to other temporary employment niches without adding significant staff. The business is focused, consistent, and easy to learn. This is a Stock Sale and accounts receivables are not included. Current owner wants to retire.
Asking Price: $3,000,000
Traffic Control Service - Colorado Springs - Colorado
This subcontractor provides traffic control for general contractors, by providing them with barrels (both orange and white directional barrels and yellow crash attenuator barrels), cones, signage, electric arrow boards, electric message boards, and flaggers for various road construction projects throughout Colorado. Real estate is available to purchase for additional $190,000 (subject to appraisal). The Down Payment assumes that the buyer will qualify for new SBA financing.
Asking Price: $1,200,000
Transportation and Warehousing - Los Angeles Area
This well-known company has been operating for over 60 years under the same owner. It also has a reliable customer base that continues to support the existing owners. The company specializes in LTL, but also does truckloads transporting general freight: chemicals for the plating industry, packaged goods, material and handling equipment (palate jacks, tow motors). No hazardous waste; only dry goods. It covers Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, and Kern Counties, has 11 drivers and has 16 power units with 8 trailers. The equipment is well kept and relatively new. The facilities include over 40,000 square feet of warehouse space that is 60% filled, with room to take on more customers. The owners are tired and long to retire.
Transportation and Warehousing - Riverside - California
Using flatbeds, refrigerated trucks, trailers and dry vans, this company provides truckload and LTL service. Its territory extends from San Francisco to San Diego, and includes everything in between. The operation has 120,000 square feet of warehouse space that generates a major portion of the total revenue. In the past three years, the business has grown 20% a year. Seller willing to carry a note for 10 years.
Travel Agency - Leesburg, Florida
The business is a full service travel agency. The main staple is the cruise business, although the company caters to all aspects of travel.
Asking Price: $90k
This highly profitable trucking company is a contract carrier running truckload shipments (TL) across the United States. The customer base consists of over 1,200 clients in widely diverse industries. Because the business serves a large number of diverse customers, revenues are not reliant on a single customer or contract.
Asking Price: $2,400,000
Wireless Infrastructure General Contractor - Chicago area
This well respected General Contractor has quickly established itself as a major player in the Midwest and Northeast in the rapidly expanding and dynamic wireless infrastructure industry. The company has been recognized for its Project Management, competitive pricing and strong service philosophy. With repeat business in the upper 90 percentile, the company is leveraging their great reputation by expanding into other regional and national markets. The company has crew managers in place with the technological experience to manage the most demanding projects. Services include start to finish Project Management, Steel Erection, and Quality Assurance Surveys. The General Managers are hands on with both the customer and the non-union workforce and handle the day-to-day operations of the business, allowing the owner to concentrate on financial and strategic opportunities. With its solid reputation and impressive growth in a very exciting and dynamic industry, this well managed company would be an excellent acquisition candidate for a strategic buyer. Orders booked in the 1st quarter of 2004 already exceed the full year 2003 revenues.