SoCal Commercial Janitorial – Semi Absentee or Manage for Growth

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This business can be managed part time as a lifestyle business (current scenario) or managed more aggressively on a full time basis for growth. The owner typically works approximately 15 hours per week, but will increase his time commitment if he focuses on direct sales. In 2023 he performed the work on smaller, easier jobs to preserve profitability during the Writers and Actors Guild strikes which impacted LA restaurant revenues and consequently Company revenues.

*The revenue and SDE figures are from 2023 operating results.

Through a 34 year operating history the Company has developed a reputation for quality and reliability to handle the toughest jobs including marble cleaning and maintenance, wood, tile, glass, stainless steel and tenant improvement construction cleanup. Industries served include hotels, restaurants and bars, offices, industrial spaces including pharmaceutical, movie production and music studios. The Company was accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in 2023.

The business is well known in the Los Angeles, high end restaurant community. These fine dining establishments rely on the Company to maintain Health Department grades which are important to their reputations and business.

The service area spans from Los Angeles to San Diego. The customer base is comprised of highly recognizable names in the business community.

Cleaning services are performed by approximately thirty experienced subcontractors who are dependable and perform quality work. Several of the subcontractors have multi-year tenure with the company, some in excess of seven years. All subcontractors provide their own equipment, supplies and transportation. Subcontractors are located strategically to provide efficient coverage of the territory.

Equipment included in the sale price includes:
• Two floor polishers
• Two sanitation, fogging machines
• One steam cleaning machine.
The subcontractors do not use this equipment. The owner will occasionally use this equipment on small jobs he performs.

The Company is principally operated out of the seller’s personal residence in Oceanside. It is well suited to management out of a reasonably equipped home office.

Opportunities for growth are increased consistency of direct sales calls and development of a social media presence, especially formats that are popular with “Social” businesses such as restaurants, wine bars, etc. Additionally, the Company receives non-solicited customer calls requesting residential services, which the Company currently declines due to lack of owner interest in residential work. Structuring the Company to also provide residential services could also increase revenues.

The ideal buyer will have solid business acumen, strong communication and customer interface management skills

The seller intends to retire.

Training offered after the close of escrow will consist of thirty hours per week for three weeks.

Financial Information

  • $650,000 Asking Price
  • $218,000 Cash Flow
  • $700,000 Gross Revenue

Business Location

  • City: Los Angeles
  • State: California

Reason for Sale

  • Retirement

Detailed information

  • Year Established: 1990
  • Home Based: Yes
  • Franchise: No
  • Relocatable: Yes
  • Lender Prequalified: No
  • SBA Prequalified: No
  • Full-Time Employees: 1
  • Part-Time Employees: N/A
  • Contractors: 30
  • Owner Worked Hours/w: 15
  • Adjusted EBITDA: N/A
  • Inventory Included: No
  • Inventory Value: N/A
  • Monthly Rent: N/A
  • Real Estate Available: No
  • Real Estate Included: No
  • Real Estate Value: N/A
  • FF&E Included?: Yes
  • FF&E Value: $11,500

Training/Support

  • Three weeks at thirty hours per week after close of escrow.

Facilities

  • The Company is principally operated out of the seller’s personal residence in Oceanside. It is well suited to management out of a reasonably equipped home office.

Market Outlook/Competition

  • Competition in the commercial janitorial and cleaning industry is reasonably strong. Competitors range from larger, well organized and structured companies, to smaller one person operations who compete primarily on price. This company competes favorably via dependable, quality service with boutique attention to detail.
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Ed Anderson
Sunbelt of Los Angeles/Whittier/Fullerton
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LOSWHIT001-54607
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DRE #02071556

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