Yes, I told him I didn't want to give him $10K now and sit around for 3 months until the season starts again here in the Pacific North West to pay out the remaining $40K via payments. Winter cashflow and security was my reasoning and he understood.
He said that another company offered him $60K, no down payment, and 20% payments from his customers. I know the seller and he is legit so I know that there really is another company in negotiations.
With his pricing I should be able to do it as he charges more for his services than my company does. 20% off the top would put his pricing about even with mine.
He did say that 2 employees were interested in sticking around. I have yet to meet them and in a perfect world that would be perfect.
Sounds too good to be true. I must be missing something.
And yes, short season compared to you year-rounders.
Love the handle too WillRetire@40. Motivating.