Growing Organic Lawn Care Business Serving Arlington Mansfield 19756
Business is a ~16-year-old well-established residential lawn and landscape maintenance business serving homeowners primarily located in the Arlington and Mansfield area. As families increasingly need two incomes, time for basic labor around the house is limited and homeowners are increasingly hiring companies to provide services. Mowing is the bread and butter but the add-ons and specialty services carry higher profitability. The business operates in the business niche of organic options for lawn care and 2017 ytd sales are up 50%+ over 2016. A valuable web domain is included with the sale. All services are offered and marketed as repeat, recurring work to provide year-round revenue and work for employee crews. Services include: mowing 34 times a year, flower installation semiannually, fertilizer 5 times per year, leaf cleanup 5 times per year, aeration once a year, top dressing once a year, mulching flower beds once a year, trimming shrubs 5 times per year. These services are offered as a la carte and levels of service change and progress as customers’ needs change and progress. Target customers are located in a tightly concentrated area and are typically able to spend $1,500-3,000 annually for their services. The business is growing; it has approximately 165 mowing accounts (up from 148 in 2016).
Arlington provides customers that are well established. Mansfield is growing and developing new lawn and landscape opportunities. Both Arlington and Mansfield have large neighborhoods of potential customers who can afford regular services, allowing the business to have dense mowing routes.
The founder started the business in 2001 as a home-based business. As the business grew, the owner expanded and added employees and equipment. The crews are professional and are a major asset of the company. The customers are happy with the service and committed to using the company. The owner feels that he can be replaced by a hard-working owner who is dedicated to the company.
The company has not advertised much in the last 3-4 years (averaging $~2,000/yr), other than signage on their trucks/trailers, between 2012 and October 2016. In late 2016, advertising was increased and phenomenal growth has occurred in 2017. The company receives repeat and referral business from customers.
While continuing to offer organic fertilization, a new, energetic owner can SIGNIFICANTLY increase sales & profits in many ways including, advertising, add services, offer disease/pest prevention/care services, pursue landscape jobs and offer irrigation (‘sprinkler’) service (requires a license). The business will benefit from a hands-on owner operator.
The asking price for the assets of the business is $600,000 with $350,000 cash at closing and $250,000 seller financing to a buyer qualified/approved by the seller for 5 years at 6% (monthly payments of approximately $4,833.20/mo). All financing is to be personally guaranteed. The assets include inventory at cost of $5,000, Accounts Receivables of $0 and FFE (Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment) valued at ~$60,000.
For information, reference Growing Organic Lawn Care Business Serving Arlington Mansfield 19756 and contact Jeff Adam, PE, MCBC, FRC, CBB at Adam Noble Group, LLC
Phone: (817) 467-2161
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