Midwest Heavy Equipment Reconditioning And Manufacturing Business

Price: $5,000,000

Location: Ohio

Industry: Auto Repair and Service Shops

Listing ID: 2008-17503

Listing Status:

Description

Midwest Heavy Equipment Reconditioning & Manufacturing Business

For almost 4 decades, this well-established, successful operation has been providing exceptional products and client-centered services to its loyal, expanding customer base. From humble beginnings as a small garage-based truck repair shop, this business has evolved into a large, diversified trucking and transportation services enterprise specializing in manufacturing and reconditioning medical trailers (housing CatScans and MRI Technology). The operation is well-regarded, nationally recognized, and offers a full menu of diversified, yet highly complementary services, across 7 different profit centers, including:

  • Custom Builds -- mobile medical trailers and drive-able units built to client specs.
  • Recondition -- major truck/trailer overhauls to minor upgrades, including cleaning.
  • Transport -- moving freight from Texas to Alaska and all points in between.
  • Storage -- powered storage (if needed) and daily monitoring checks.
  • Field Service -- mobile repair and maintenance service.
  • Shop Service -- extensive repair capabilities, including an industrial paint booth.
  • Specialty Repairs & Fabrication -- no job is too complex.

The founding guiding principle of the company – Professional Expertise and Outstanding Service – has now become an established hallmark and sustainable competitive advantage.

This business is constantly evolving in service offerings and solidly profitable ... but is well positioned and poised for additional growth. With major capital investment already in hand, products and services in demand, a loyal customer base, strong brand equity and a professional, trained team in place, all that is missing is a motivated ownership group ready to capitalize on established momentum and exploit the high margin, profitable transportation services landscape.


Detailed Information

Inventory: Included in asking price
Real Estate: Leased
Building SF: 23,600
Lease Expiration: N/A
Employees: 32
Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment (FF&E): Included in asking price

Facilities: The business operates in a standalone facility that includes a business office, inventory & equipment storage, sales display, repair and manufacturing shop and heavy truck paint booth. There is 23,600 square feet under roof on a land plot covering 10 acres. The present shop features 14 extra sized work bays in addition to the over-sized downdraft heavy truck paint booth bay. The facility leases for $14,000/month on triple net terms. Lease expires on December 31, 2023 but there are three (3) additional 5-year renewal options.

Competition: 

The competitive density of this business is somewhat mitigated by the long tenure of the customer service and professional expertise provided to a repeat, loyal, and referral customer base. There is also a wide disparity of competitive pressure depending on the business segments with medical re- build/transport being more specialized and having a more limited competitive presence versus heavy truck repair being broader with more competition. The capital-intensive nature of this business model (equipment, tools, facility) does provide an entry barrier. That heavy investment coupled with an ideal location, professional staffing, excellent facility and successful track record help to ease competitive pressures. Ground transportation demand for moving cargo (and the medical units) remains steady and the margin outlook remains very healthy for the repair, maintenance, reconditioning, and out-fitment of these business tools.

Growth & Expansion: 

One of the most promising aspects of this offering is the growth opportunities that await the new ownership:

  1. The addition of a second shop shift and/or expansion of Saturday service to the schedule. Presently, there is a full 8-hour/ 5-day work week shift fully employed. The physical open capacity is already in place – a key enabler would be recruiting quality personnel to fill a second shift.
  2. The introduction of an aggressive sales and marketing staff in concert with the marketing budget necessary to drive incremental, new business. Currently, the business is absent any dedicated sales personnel to generate and serve the needs of new customers. A motivated, well compensated (based on volume and margin targets) sales force with the marketing campaign would serve well to enable #1 above.
  3. Launch a full-scale dedicated business development effort to build all-new medical transport trailers for the major medical technology companies such as GE, Philips, Canon, and Siemens.

Financing: This business has been qualified for lender financing with $2,000,000 down coming either from a combination of buyer equity and/or seller financing. Complete details are shown in the CIM Prospectus. Qualified buyers will be required to undergo complete underwriting.

Reason for Selling: Owner is selling the business for personal reasons.

Midwest Heavy Equipment Reconditioning & Manufacturing Business

For almost 4 decades, this well-established, successful operation has been providing exceptional products and client-centered services to its loyal, expanding customer base. From humble beginnings as a small garage-based truck repair shop, this business has evolved into a large, diversified trucking and transportation services enterprise specializing in manufacturing and reconditioning medical trailers (housing CatScans and MRI Technology). The operation is well-regarded, nationally recognized, and offers a full menu of diversified, yet highly complementary services, across 7 different profit centers, including:

· Custom Builds -- mobile medical trailers and drive-able units built to client specs.
· Recondition -- major truck/trailer overhauls to minor upgrades, including cleaning.
· Transport -- moving freight from Texas to Alaska and all points in between.
· Storage -- powered storage (if needed) and daily monitoring checks.
· Field Service -- mobile repair and maintenance service. 
· Shop Service -- extensive repair capabilities, including an industrial paint booth.
. Specialty Repairs & Fabrication -- no job is too complex.

The founding guiding principle of the company – Professional Expertise and Outstanding Service – has now become an established hallmark and sustainable competitive advantage.  

This business is constantly evolving in service offerings and solidly profitable … but is well positioned and poised for additional growth. With major capital investment already in hand, products and services in demand, a loyal customer base, strong brand equity and a professional, trained team in place, all that is missing is a motivated ownership group ready to capitalize on established momentum and exploit the high margin, profitable transportation services landscape.


Detailed Information

Inventory: Included in asking price
Real Estate: Leased
Building SF: 23,600
Lease Expiration: N/A
Employees: 32
Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment (FF&E): Included in asking price

Facilities: The business operates in a standalone facility that includes a business office, inventory & equipment storage, sales display, repair and manufacturing shop and heavy truck paint booth. There is 23,600 square feet under roof on a land plot covering 10 acres. The present shop features 14 extra sized work bays in addition to the over-sized downdraft heavy truck paint booth bay.  The facility leases for $14,000/month on triple net terms. Lease expires on December 31, 2023 but there are three (3) additional 5-year renewal options.

Competition: The competitive density of this business is somewhat mitigated by the long tenure of the customer service and professional expertise provided to a repeat, loyal, and referral customer base. There is also a wide disparity of competitive pressure depending on the business segments with medical re-build/transport being more specialized and having a more limited competitive presence versus heavy truck repair being broader with more competition. The capital-intensive nature of this business model (equipment, tools, facility) does provide an entry barrier.

Growth & Expansion: One of the most promising aspects of this offering is the growth opportunities that await the new ownership: 1. The addition of a second shop shift and/or expansion of Saturday service to the schedule. Presently, there is a full 8-hour/ 5-day work week shift fully employed. The physical open capacity is already in place – a key enabler would be recruiting quality personnel to fill a second shift. 2. The introduction of an aggressive sales and marketing staff in concert with the marketing budget necessary to drive incremental, new business.

Financing: Lender pre-screened with $2MM down.

Reason for Selling: Owner is selling the business for personal reasons.

LISTING DETAILS

Total Sales: $6,828,461

Cash Flow: $1,189,484

FFE: $2,700,000

Inventory: $998,199

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LISTING BROKER
Hal Feder
Hal Feder