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zemog
08-13-2006, 10:43 PM
i am selling my lawn business that i established in 1993. Currently have 44 yearly accounts( include fertilizer, insecticide, and pre emergence) that pay $6500/month 12 months a year; all but 7 in one country club; and also have around 20 mow only accounts.
selling equipment with it also;
(1) 3/4 ton dodge diesel 1995
(1) 2005 52" toro z
(1) 2005 37" toro walk behind
(1) 2006 21" toro push
(1)2003 52" bunton z (used for lot mowing)
(1) 200 gallon spray unit (lesco)
and all small equip.
for more information please call
817-279-3279
david
serious inquiries only please

zemog
08-13-2006, 11:39 PM
or respond to this thread and let me know
thanks
david

Michael J. Donovan
08-14-2006, 09:56 AM
Please remember, you are not allowed to post an email address. Ask that they send you a PM, call or reply to your thread.

jeffh1988
08-14-2006, 02:55 PM
would you be willing to split equipment or do you want to sell business as a whole?

Patriots
08-14-2006, 06:19 PM
David:

I would be interested in buying the Fert equipment, and 21'' Toro - let me know if you want to split things up.

zemog
08-15-2006, 08:30 PM
i would really prefer to sell the business as a whole......i'd really hate to give up the customers that we have serviced for so long......because theyve been so good to me.

twj721
08-15-2006, 11:52 PM
That is cool you are in the same town as my sister, she loves it there and has her own interior decorating service in Acton but lives somewhere in Granbury. twj

zemog
08-16-2006, 10:46 PM
very nice place...the whole granbury/acton area is growing leaps and bounds.

Patriots
08-17-2006, 09:57 AM
I can understand that Zemog, but if the sale does not go as planned I will make you and offer on Spray rig and 21'' Toro.

Let Me Know.

zemog
12-22-2006, 08:29 PM
new year coming up.. i'm still interested in selling all as a unit
david

zemog
12-26-2006, 09:39 PM
oh, and the monthly is up to 7600 and i still only work 45 - 50 hrs a week, mon-fri.
march through december only.

Brayzon Landscaping
01-01-2007, 01:08 PM
What is your asking price?

zemog
01-02-2007, 10:41 PM
i sent you a pm

Duekster
01-02-2007, 10:56 PM
PM Me please.

zemog
01-03-2007, 01:15 PM
asking 110k for everything,
1 1996 dodge 3/4 xcab diesel with 200gal. lesco sprayer
1 1995 dodge 3/4 reg cab. mower truck
1 16 ft. mower trailer
1 2005 52" toro zero turn
1 2006 21" toro push(self prop)commercial
1 2005 37" toro walk
1 hand held & 1 back pack blower

business grosses 115k in lawn service only w/ 1 employee at 24k per year (he has worked for me for 4 years) he does 95% of the work , i work with him about 3-5 hours per day. i have a private golf course that i care for that takes most of my time (not included in offer) i did 2 rock jobs (contracted)that made 8k and 3 small landscape jobs that made an additional 6k. all customers except 8 are located in one country club that i have working in since 1993. there is plenty of room to grow or expand into landscaping work here as they have just approved and additional 1500 homes in this country club, it has 2 golf courses and building a third, and 2 airplane run ways, an extremely nice place. my pay out other than the 24k for my helper is, fertilizer & chemical which come to about 6k per year. we mow march through sept. weekly and oct. -dec. 2 times per month. off jan. pre-emerge in february. i do all the fert and chemical work. helper does all lawn & bed related work.
accounts only 90k
thanks
david
817-279-3279

zemog
01-03-2007, 01:18 PM
well i meant to send as a pm but oh well heres all the info.
david

MattsMowing3535
01-03-2007, 06:46 PM
you want 2,000 for each account?

zemog
01-03-2007, 07:06 PM
yes each account (yearly)makes around 1800-2000 yearly, i have 46 yearly(and 52 of them are within a 3 mile radius) and a total of 60.
and if thats wrong go ahead and tell me what price i am supposed to ask, i have put this clientel together and have had 90% of them for over 12 years.

MattsMowing3535
01-03-2007, 07:10 PM
I dont really know but I have never seen an account go for what it brings in yearly. I would think 10% of what it brings in yearly would be fair. Who want to work all year to pay for something? I donno 90K just cuaght my eye as high.

Grass-Masters
01-03-2007, 07:15 PM
Sounds like a good company, I paid about 1 months cut for the accounts I purchased, either I got a great deal or this is a little steep. Good luck.

zemog
01-03-2007, 07:25 PM
well, i didnt know either but if i can only expect 10k then never mind, i was thinking that if i could buy something and pay it off in 1 to 3 years then all else was clear then i'd be good. and remember i really dont do any of the work if i did i could easily double or triple that income i a year or two's time.

zemog
01-03-2007, 07:47 PM
just looked and saw where premier lawn care on this site sold his business for 6 months gross income, then plus equipment , so with that analysis i would be around 60k just for the accounts, and another point is if you keep my helper that is a major plus, he has been doing all accounts so customers wouldnt even know the difference. there are many variables i took into account, distances traveled, gas, wear & tear on vehicles and equipment, markets ability to grow, and that is what i based the price on. lawn truck only travels 25-40 miles per week, majority of lawns are 8k sq.ft or less and you can use the zero on almost all. this was a plan i had from the beginning and it makes for easy work. why am i selling? both kids are almost out of school and the golf course pays me plenty, just getting ready to slow down a little, i dont have to sell it but if the right person came along i would and i would be willing to work with them for a specified amount of time to make sure everything went smoothly.
david

Metro Lawn
01-03-2007, 08:18 PM
$2000 per account! I could start from nothing and aquire over 50 accounts with $2000 in advertising. Not being a smart azz or anything, but we have bought many companies of all sizes and have never paid more than 1.5 months worth of revenue. Most were at 1 month. 2nd thing is most established companies are set with equipment and aren't going to want it. They have favorite brands ect and won't want the hassle of selling it. You may be better off just keeping it and paying someone to work for you.

zemog
01-03-2007, 11:08 PM
NOT HERE YOU COULDNT!!
and i didnt post on here for someones critisim...again do a seach on the company i stated above...thankfully he didnt listen to people like you that (know everything)(and yes thats how you sound) sold it for 6 months revenue. so please keep your unuseful comments to yourself.
thanks
david
$2000 per account! I could start from nothing and aquire over 50 accounts with $2000 in advertising. Not being a smart azz or anything, but we have bought many companies of all sizes and have never paid more than 1.5 months worth of revenue. Most were at 1 month. 2nd thing is most established companies are set with equipment and aren't going to want it. They have favorite brands ect and won't want the hassle of selling it. You may be better off just keeping it and paying someone to work for you.

Brayzon Landscaping
01-04-2007, 12:49 AM
What would happen if someone spent $60,000 on advertising?

Duekster
01-04-2007, 08:51 AM
There are a lot of things that go into evaluation of a company.