A rare opportunity to acquire a completely turnkey tree services business based in the Southern QLD.
Asking price: $1,250,000 (+ optional freehold house available at an additional $350,000)
Reason For Sale: After operating his prized business for 20 years, the owner is ready to retire and travel.
Investment in the business comes with state of art machinery and vehicles that have been serviced & maintained regularly. Registrations and insurances all currently valid. The vehicles and machinery include:
- 2 x Trucks - 8 cubic metre & 14 cubic metre Tipper Trucks
- 2 x Wood Chippers / Mulchers - 15 inch & 18 Inch Vermeers
- 2 x Cherry Pickers / EWPs - 23.5m truck mounted telescopic EWP mounted on an Isuzu Truck & 16m truck mounted EWP
- Various top of range Chainsaws and Pole saws
- Climbing gear
- Plus all other tree lopping supplies, aides and tools
- Trailer + Mobile Diesel Tank for easy fuel access
*Bonus* The business owner has graciously included the below additions to the sale price to sweeten the deal:
- 8 Person Boat - ability to transport the entire crew between service areas
Stellar Local Community Reputation and Presence. The business is ranked the #1 Tree Lopping Service in their regional area and boasts an impressive 4.8-rating on Google Reviews. Having operated for over 20 years, the business is the longest standing Arborist business in the area and has cemented itself as one of the most well-known companies on the island. They have done extensive advertising, promotions, and charity events to bolster their brand name. The team is even considered “Local Reality TV Celebrities” in the region.
Can Be Run Completely Under Management. Staff are highly competent, qualified, and trained for their positions. With an operations manager and an on-site manager, the owner has not needed to be on-site for over 6 months now.
Extensive Marketing Campaign In Place. The business has an impressive website with great search engine optimisation (SEO) - organic position number 1 for all service areas. They are also advertisements in ferry terminals, notice boards, sponsorships at local Bowls Clubs, Golf Clubs and Pubs. Well-known phone number with an average of 20-40 enquiries per day.
Loyal and Happy Team. Incredibly low staff turnover with a majority of staff employed for at least 5 years, totalling 7 staff - qualified Arborists, Groundcrew & Machine and Truck Operators.
Potential for Expansion. Annual turnover of approximately $900,000 per year. This is working only a 4-day (25-30 hours) work week with 5 weeks holiday a year. For the business and financially motivated buyer, there is full potential for a turnover of $1,500,000 per year easily.
Smooth transition. The owner is committed to ensuring a seamless transition period of up to 2 months. The owner’s son is also willing to stay on as an employee of the business. He will be an asset to the continuing success of the business.