Established Holiday Lighting Business 10+ Years

Crown Point, IN
Lake County

Asking Price: Annual Revenue:
$60,000 $40,000

Services: Landscaping & Lawn Care

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RE: Established Holiday Lighting Business 10+ Years Broker: James Shepherd
Owner Financing is Available!
We would be willing to accept 50% deposit with the remaining 50% paid out after client renewals on October 1st, 2020. Our company will handle the renewals and we will guarantee a certain level of revenue from these referrals before the final payment is made.

Quick Facts

Asking Price: $60,000
Annual Revenue: $40,000
Net Profit: $30,000
Cash Flow: $30,000
Total Debt: Not Disclosed
FF&E: $12,000
Real Estate: Not Disclosed
Year Established: 2008
Employees: Not Disclosed
BBN Listing #: 662359707
Broker Reference #: Not Disclosed

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Business Overview:

We install, service, remove and store Holiday lighting for owners of large homes in the Northwest Indiana and Chicago Suburbs area. Our clients are heavily focused within 15 miles of Munster, IN with a few accounts further away. We have 20 high value clients that we have been servicing for over 6 years on average. These clients pay us $40K collectively each year and we already have the materials, making this revenue both easy to collect and highly profitable. We will handle renewals your first season and guarantee a certain level of revenue for your first year. We will also be available to provide reasonable assistance via phone and email throughout your first season. This is a turn key business that requires some reliable labor that is willing to climb a ladder and this is the perfect off season business for a contractor or lawn care related business that has workers and needs winter income.

This business was registered over ten years ago and has become the local brand in holiday lighting for high end clients looking for customized design and excellent customer service. Approximately 5 years ago we ended all advertising as our google ratings, website traffic, referrals, silent auction participation leads, referrals from our Chicago materials provider, and especially client word of mouth began generating more new leads than we were able to service. Due to difficulties in locating good seasonal/temp employees, we have accepted only a couple new clients within the last two years and turned down dozens of other estimate requests that come in annually. The client relationships included in the sale have been renewing with Christmas Creations for an average of 6 years with the earliest having signed on with us in 2010. Our offices will plan to renew the clients this season for the buyer. And if they are all signed on at our usual early bird pricing, then these accounts would generate 40K in revenue with approximately 30K in profit after labor hours. Our office will take on client renewals this season, and remain available for questions on client history and information through the end of the calendar year. The owner/manager, will be available for evening phone appointments and also some appointments at the properties for design installation questions upon request.

This sale will also include the large percentage of lighting and materials for installation at the client’s locations. We have purchased most of our lighting (all of our opticore) in bulk from Windy City Lights in Chicago. The new opticore roof line lights are the latest LED technology to which many of our clients recently transitioned and greatly prefer, and the life span on these lights makes them good for years to come. We rarely replace any client LED lighting after the original purchase due to the material quality.

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Because the brand itself is for sale, our top ranked website is also included with the purchase which will provide built in growth each year. As part of the sale agreement, we also agree to pass on any referrals to the buyer along with any new web generated leads during the 2020/21 season. The google business ownership listing will also be transferred to the buyer.

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Property Features and Assets:

Included will be: Approximately 2500 opticore C-9s already wired for rooflines (Valued at $3125), 575 strands commercial grade LED minis (Valued at $5000 with life expectancy of 35,000+ hours remaining), All greenery for the clients comes with the sale, but this greenery is from American Sales. 50%+ is plug in ready, and the other 50% normally requires maintenance or re-stringing of the lights themselves – but the actual greenery is ready for use. All client incandescent roof line lighting included. Extension cords & timers for all clients included.

Market Competition and Expansion:

While we have remained steady over the last few years, we have turned away dozens of new clients due to a lack of interest in scaling the business. You will receive an existing website with 10+ years of SEO work and advertising that generates a steady flow of leads. Our clients also provide us with referrals and we decorate for several highly public venues including 3 local town which generates referrals for growth. This business is poised to double in revenue. We could have doubled the revenue this past season if we had created a second crew, but we took on no new business and still had our most profitable year ever.

Reason for Selling:

Changing Career Focus

Additional Details:

  • The property is owned.
  • The owner is willing to train/assist the new owner.
  • This is a homebased business opportunity.
  • This is not a franchise resale opportunity.

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