Businesses For Sale
Distributor and Mail Order Catalog, Lawn & Garden Supplies
Revenue: $3,100,000 FF&E: $80,000 Real Estate: N/A
EBITDA: $186,000 Inventory: $1,439,000 Established: 1983
Employees: FT 20; PT 8
The Company is an Amish-owned and operated mail order lawn and garden supply company, with orders received by phone, fax, and mail. The Company is known for its large selection of quality flower and vegetable seeds, which management reports include more than 3,000 varieties. Unlike many home and garden supply stores, the Company serves both amateur home gardeners, as well as professional growers. In addition to seeds and garden accessories, approximately 25% of revenue is received from the sale of the Company’s own greenhouse kits and supplies.
Each year, the Company mails three different catalogs to approximately 22,000 listings. It processes between 15,000 and 18,000 orders per year, from over 12,000 customers with 90% repeat business. The Company has sold products in all 50 states, and has a large trade territory encompassing the upper Midwest and lower Northeast US. The Company’s shipping, warehouse, and display facilities total over 27,000 sq. ft., on 7 acres.
Inventory: Included in purchase price
(FF&E): Included in purchase price
Facilities: 6 building and warehouses, not included in the business purchase price.
Option to purchase 40 acres that includes seller's house and barn, and the
7 acres (6 buildings) used for the business.
Financing: For qualified buyer
Competition: Diversified Products - The Company markets over 5,000 different products.
These items include, but are not limited to, vegetable and flower seeds,
greenhouse kits and supplies, pesticides, fertilizers, small tools, bird feeders,
knives, gloves, garden hoses, sprayers, baskets, and various lawn and garden
Growth & Expansion: Outstanding Growth Opportunities - Management believes sales could
potentially double if a professional website were established to market the
Company’s vast product line, and process online orders.
Support & Training: 30 days
Reason for Selling: Retirement