Well-known seasonal Garden Center and Landscaping business.

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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.

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Bill Kraemer

About Bill Kraemer

Bill Kraemer brings a unique skill set to the business broker arena. As a former business owner himself, Bill understands what it takes to develop, build and successfully sell a business for maximum value. He has the unparalleled ability to indentify individual strengths and align buyers with the proper businesses. His passion, experience and honest approach give him the ability to relate to business owners and their enterprises. Bill has over 20 years experience in the Minneapolis/St. Paul marketplace and has established a reputation as a trusted business advisor to clients and businesses alike. He specializes in buy/sell transactions spanning across manufacturing, distribution, franchises and service industries. Bill lives in Apple Valley with his wife of 20 years, Susan and their two children – Lauren and Nick. Bill loves spending time with family and friends and is an avid outdoorsman.

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