Company sells “cell vents” to distributors across the U. S.-who then sell to building contractors, specifically mason contractors. Cell vents (made from ultra violet resistant, flexible, polypropylene polymer) are used by mason contractors to allow for moisture drainage in brick walls and prevent moisture damage. Owner-is the only employee. He is 82 years old and ready to retire. He buys from manufacturers in the U. S. and Canada, and sells to customers across the U. S. He leases about 1500 square feet-office warehouse, month to month. The business can be moved.
His competitive advantage is he can customize size and color. Included in the sales is cutting equipment and other equipment for customization. Also included in the sale is $40,000 in inventory, mostly finished product.
The business does not have a web site and the owner has not put much energy in sales/marketing. The business is profitable, netting the owner about $34,500 in 2014. Owner is asking $85,000.