TYPE OF BUSINESS: Well-known seasonal Garden Center and Landscaping business. They provide a wide variety of perennials, trees, shrubs, landscape rocks, soil mixes, gravel, compost, retaining walls and hardscaping. They have a beautiful general store and garden center with garden tools, seed, yard décor, fertilizer, etc. This business was established in the mid 1970’s and is located 90 minutes west of the metro area. The business operates from mid-April through October. They have built and maintained a loyal customer base. The accounts are mostly residential but there is potential to expand into the commercial side of the business. Also, the business could do snow plowing. This business is fully equipped and the equipment is in great condition. They handle nursery stock for retail sale and offer landscape designs for customers. The owners responsibilities are, husband handles, sales, management and orders all product needed and wife handles payroll and year-end taxes.
Owner is willing to train buyer to insure a smooth transition.
FACILITY: The business sits on just over an acre of land with nearly 300 ft. of exposure on major highway. Main building is approx.. 3,400 sq. ft. used as a store front / gift shop and warehouse with a greenhouse and ample parking.
EMPLOYEES: Owners: Husband works full-time; wife is a full-time CPA and handles the books only. There are 6 other full-time employees and about 7 part-time employees.
GROSS SALES/CASH FLOW: The gross sales for 2015 were $893,625 with cash flow to owner operator approximately $190,000. Gross sales in 2014 were $798,161 with cash flow to owner operator approximately $149,000. Gross sales in 2013 were $753,151 with cash flow to owner operator approximately $156,000.
ASKING PRICE: The asking price for the business is $445,000 which includes inventory valued at $25,000 (at cost) and furniture, fixtures and equipment valued at $178,000. Inventory will increase once the season begins.
The asking price for the land and buildings is $191,800.
REASON FOR SALE: Retire.