This metal fabrication business produces durable, economical equipment, primarily for two industries. It serves the nursery and landscape industry, both wholesale and retail, with industrial wagons, wheelbarrows, flat carriers, fifth wheel / tracking trailers, drop trailers, soil wagons, push carts, dollies, and multi purpose box trailers. It also produces golf products: they refurbish and/or stretch golf carts into industrial flatbeds or larger carts, as well as manufacture utility boxes, roofracks, and golf cart ladder racks. They also do a fair amount of miscellaneous work: ambulance carts wheelchair carts, custom trailers, etc.
This business serves customers where quality matters. Their clients are largely Central and Southern California based, and their products are used at well-known nurseries, properties at prominent real estate developers and managers, school districts, and colleges and universities. 75% of production are standard products; approx. 25% are custom.
Orders come either to the owner or directly to the shop manager; once the paperwork is created, it enters production. The owner handles sales, customer relations, and coordinating the overall production schedule; while the shop manager manages the workforce, quality control, and manufacturing. They have a loyal workforce: 4 welders, 1 cutter, 1 painter, and 1 shop manager, who have been employed anywhere from 4 - 30 years!
The owner is looking to retire, so it's time for a dedicated, energetic Buyer with metal fabrication shop experience to step in, continue the tradition, and grow the business. Current owner is a talented operator, but does neither advertising nor marketing, missing out on the tried-and-true way to boost a client base. Additionally, current owner rarely reaches outside So Cal: there is lots of nearby territory (No Cal, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oregon) to conquer. Seller occupies a specialized niche, and doesn't generally compete with mass produced imported product, due to its' inferior quality. Leverage this reputation in new markets where quality matters: medical, fire & public safety, etc.
If you're looking to own (or expand your existing) metal fab shop, this is a great opportunity. Don't delay, contact your Agent today!