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Estimate to purchase irrigation business

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Inlandsprinkler, May 23, 2006.

  1. Inlandsprinkler

    Inlandsprinkler LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    What would you guys pay for a well established irrigation business 400+ clients. No inventory to speak of, old ditch witch pipe puller in good condition.
    Chevy 96 1t with service body.:confused:
  2. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,267

    If you can get all 400 clients on a service contract or some other way of guaranteed work I would say anywhere from 20-30K. But an uneducated guess though. Did he say what he was looking for and what is the service pricing like for the area.
  3. Desertdweller

    Desertdweller LawnSite Member
    Posts: 159

    Are there are service contracts? Do these customers get winterized? At $50-$70 to shut down a system you can make the $20,000-$30,000 back in one fall. You know you're going to lose clients but sprinkler customers are very loyal especially if the former owner sends a letter out detailing your qualificaions. If you can get them for $50 a customer you should do well.

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