California Architecture and Engineering Firms For Sale

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Contract Design, Development, & Manufacturing (IN CONTRACT)

Orange County, CA

• $790K net income based on 2019 tax return • Proven Engineering and Manufacturing Brand Reputation with over 40 Years of Operations • Key Industries addressed: Defense, Aerospace, Industrial, & Commercial • Employees with Expertise in Place • Necessary Equipment and Software in Place for performing Design, Development, & Manufacturing • Key Focus areas are Requirement Analysis; Electrical and Electronic Design, Embedded Micro-Processor Coding, Mechanical Design, and Prototype Build, PCB and PCBA Design, Fabrication & Test • Products range from PCBA to complex system designs with various types of interface. • Recurring Business from Many of the Customers • Relationship with Key Suppliers to manage the cost • Fundamental Capability in Resources & Capital Equipment in Place to Grow the Company • Management Support During Transition Period • Owner willing to carry a note only for qualified buyers • US citizenship is a requirement • Having electrical and electronic engineering background is a requirement • Seller owns the building and will rent the facility at the market rate Note: Due to the nature of this business sale, we will require completing a full buyer profile (or a resume) with proof of funds prior to divulging any confidential information.



Cash Flow: $500,000

Well-Established, Very Profitable Structural Testing Laboratory


For over 30 years, this structural testing lab has been providing exceptional and trustworthy services. Its revenues and EBITDA have been consistent for past several years, with revenue of over $1M and weighted EBITDA of $560K. It offers an exceptional EBITDA margin of close to 50%. The company serves primarily the market in California and offers Non-Destructive Testing, Specialized Field Service Testing, Technical Support, and Laboratory Testing. A large part of Laboratory Testing is for FRP composite testing application, a niche testing that the lab does. About 80% of revenue is from Field services and about 20% revenue is from the Laboratory Services. Its customers are primarily Developers, Architects, Contractors, and Referring Engineers who drive work to them. The Company typically does on an average about 100 projects in a year. It is quite selective about the projects it undertakes and as a result, it wins about 75% of the proposals it submits. Since this Lab is considered as an essential business, its operation has not been seriously impacted during the current pandemic, although some projects have been placed on temporary precautionary hold because California has been severely hit and became a hot-spot. The business, however, is expected to return to pre-Covid level or even possibly surpass it, as delayed projects get started, probably in late 2020 or early 2021. The Company has a staff of 9-12 people, which include an experienced operational manager, two senior engineers and 6-8 Field Technicians. Its intellectual property includes detailed templates for proposals and reports for various types of work and operations manager and senior engineers are all involved in this. KEY FEATURES OF THE LAB ========================= * Consistently profitable, high EBITDA margins * Excellent growth potential (Company has no marketing, not even a website) * Established network of loyal business sources – steady pipeline year after year * Market niche, quality equipment, staff * Three decades of developed intellectual property REASON FOR SALE, PRICING ========================== The owners have run this business as a lifestyle business and have been able to live a very comfortable lifestyle running this business. But for a growth-oriented buyer, there are plenty of opportunities to grow – by online marketing (the Company does not even have a website at present), by formal marketing process, by geographic expansion, and / or by offering more services. The founder, having worked in this field for 45 years and running this Company for 37 years, is looking for well-deserved retirement but is also committed to offer transition help and also longer-term part-time consulting help to the buyer to ensure that the buyer is successful and his legacy lives on. Sellers are expecting a fair price with a fair multiple on the EBITDA that takes into consideration the many positives that the business comes with – consistent revenue, extremely high EBITDA margin, reliable pipeline, capable staff to carry on the operation, and excellent growth prospects.


$2,250,000 - California

Northern California Healthcare Aesthetics Consulting Firm


Are you inspired by the aethestics and visual environment when you enter into a corporate or healthcare building? Do you love architecture, design, artwork and lighting and find yourself thinking about how all of it was achieved? If so, this business is the perfect opportunity for you. This small consulting firm enjoys a powerful reputation and unbroken success in being part of that core team serving healthcare and corporate executives throughout the west coast. You would bring your sales and management experience to own and operate a firm that enjoys close to 95% repeat and referral business . This business is totally turnkey with the current owner deciding it's time to retire and pass the legacy to a new generation of business owner.


$550,000 - California

Cash Flow: $318,406

Well Known Architecture Firm with over 30 Year History of Success

Santa Clara County, CA

*Architecture License Not Required Take advantage of an opportunity to own a well established residential architectural firm serving Silicon Valley. This firm has been in business since 1987 and has built a loyal clientele from its reputation for quality product offerings and customer service. The excellent online reviews are a testament to the positive reputation the business has built in the local community, and with the current owner looking to retire, this provides an excellent opportunity to an incoming buyer to capitalize on the investment and reputation of the business up to this point. The business consistently produces revenues in excess of $400k, with the owner working a part-time schedule at their leisure. They are currently turning away a sizable amount of projects, that could amount to viable growth opportunities for a motivated new owner. This firm does work on a fixed fee basis, putting the vast majority of customers on a payment schedule creating a steady, consistent revenue flow throughout the year. The business is currently utilizing very limited marketing, so an incoming buyer can experience significant growth by increasing the reach of the business' online marketing presence. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of a true turn-key operation in the architecture/design profession that has a 30+ year track record of success. This business can be run in its current capacity without an architecture license by reclassifying as a design studio, if no structural engineering is done.


$200,000 - Santa Clara County, CA

Cash Flow: $270,527

Engineering Business for Sale

Redlands, CA

While the business originally concentrated on land surveying it has evolved into a civil engineering organization with the surveying component playing an important support role. It was founded in 1980 as an asset of DesJardins, Tuttle, Inc. but can be acquired either as a corporation or as an individual small business. Clients are primarily located in the San Bernardino and Riverside County areas but projects have been (or are being) conducted throughout Southern California. The bulk of the workload is through repeat clients or businesses including large corporations, developers, contractors, local Indian tribes, and so forth. Because of this working relationship, the principal of the organization, a Registered Civil Engineer, will remain in place for a period of two years for reasonable compensation. This will provide excellent transition for an aspiring engineering firm.



$525,000 - Redlands, CA

Cash Flow: $65,000

Price just reduced Electrical Contracting Business for Sale

Burbank, CA

Sale of full-service Electrical Contracting Business specializing in Mixed-use, Commercial and Industrial Installations with Design Build capabilities along with Residential and Commercial Service. The Contractor operated in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas since 1964. Syds Electric, founded in 1941 by the Father of the current owner, who has operated this business since 1986 and enjoyed a great reputation for quality service at a fair price with meaningful warranties. Excellent opportunity for a new or experienced Electrician, or Electrical Contractor wishing to relocate to Southern California.


$114,000 - Burbank, CA

Engineering Firm: Civil, Surveying, & Storm Water

San Diego, CA

The California-based firm provides civil engineering and surveying services for customers in California, primarily in San Diego county. Services also include planning and storm water services. Key Aspects · YE 2019 revenue of $2.0 million · Technical leads for the offered service segments of civil engineering, storm water and surveying perform at a high level · Committed and expertly skilled staff · Strong internal business development activities and team both dedicated to facilitating and maintaining client relationships Opportunities · Opportunity to double the size of the firm with a capital investment to increase the number of skilled technical staff · Excellent opportunity to capture additional market share by continuing to recruit top-quality engineering talent with visions and principles that are in line with those of the firm · The addition of more production staff to support the technical leads of the firm · Upgrade to accounting software specific to engineering services would offer further efficiencies Headquartered · California Current Markets · The firm serves a wide customer base which includes governmental agencies, school districts, private developers, and higher education institutions in San Diego, California. Real Estate · The firm operates from a 3,260 square-foot office space located in San Diego, California which is leased from unrelated third party. The lease is assumable by new ownership. Shareholder Objectives · One of the two owners is approaching retirement and is seeking a full exit from the business. The other owner is open to deal structures including staying on with the business to help it grow to its full potential or a full exit.

Hot Developer Opp! Architects & Engineering + RE

Alameda County, CA

SBA prequalified up to 85%! With seller carry of $130K, this $2.2M opportunity (business + real estate) can be had for $200K upfront with the bank financing amortized over 25 years. Seller is an accomplished professional engineer with an excellent track record spanning more than 40 years. He has attained a sterling reputation across a multitude of projects across public & private sectors, as well as with individual clients. He is looking to retire and will stay on to support new owners. A perfect opportunity for a general contractor to add engineering and seismic services. Owner is interested in retirement after 40 successful years in business and is willing to provide a year of assistance in transition. Please refer to Listing ID - SF1046 when inquiring about this advert. Call us at: 415.227.4411 X301 or 415.930.4801 Email us at:



Cash Flow: $174,733

37537 - Construction Management Services


Great opportunity with very strong, growing business and a special niche! The Company is a specialty trade contractor specializing in general construction and construction management services. The Company’s primary services include pre-construction planning, cost estimating, value engineering, constructability and project close outs. The Company operates from a 4,500-square foot facility, which it leases from a third party. The facility includes storage and office spaces. Offering these services requires a California Contractors License. The Company has a proven track record supported by a decade of ongoing business. With its broad range of services, the Company’s marketing efforts focus on targeting laboratories and biotechnology facilities throughout Southern California and also commercial enterprises. Revenues have been increasing over past years from $12 million in 2016 to over $21 million in 2019 and close to the same in 2020 despite covid restrictions that would otherwise have seen revenues exceed $30 million. In 2019 the Company’s total revenue was $21,262,674 with Seller’s Discretionary Earnings of $1,520,000 rounded. 2020 was almost as strong and 2021 should exceed both 2019 and 2020. With a large customer base and solid reputation, the Company continues to attract new customers while maintaining its reputation with existing ones. This is an exceptional business and a “can’t miss” opportunity! Current owners will consider staying for more than the transition period for the right buyer and offer.



Cash Flow: $1,519,000

Architectural Services Firm


The Company is an architectural services firm specializing in office, retail, R&D, educational, governmental, religious, and industrial facilities, for clients primarily throughout Northern California. Customer markets/project types consist of commercial (35% of 2018 sales), interior improvements (29%), commercial (18%), industrial (18%), renovations (15%), and design and graphics (3%). Target markets served include office, retail, R&D, educational, governmental, religious, automotive, and industrial facilities. The Company’s has 12+ full-time, non-union staff. Management believes the existing facility is sufficient to support the pro forma sales volume without the need for physical expansion. Investment Considerations: • Significant Industry Expertise: In addition to the principals’ extensive experience, the Company’s key employees also have significant industry and market knowledge. • Superior Name and Reputation: The Company has a long-standing (30+ years) reputation for providing comprehensive architectural services for a wide range of clients at competitive prices by a highly trained and experienced professional staff. • Management Will Remain through Transition: The owners are willing to stay with the Company post-transaction in order to ensure a seamless transfer of ownership.

Cash Flow: $306,000

Custom Acoustical Ceiling & Wall Panel Contractor

Ventura County, CA

The Company is a specialty trade contractor providing high-end custom ceiling and wall installations for commercial, healthcare and governmental projects. The Company’s primary services include custom ceiling and wall installations of wood, metal, fabric and polymer acoustical and designer systems. The goal is to preserve the architect's and designer's vision while providing custom solutions from distributors and manufacturers both domestic and international. The company has both C-2 (acoustical & insulation) and a C-33 (painting & decorating) licenses from the California State Contractor's License Board. There are 7 management personnel in the office with over 100 aggregate years of experience. In addition, there is a core crew in the field of 8 custom installers and they flex to as many as 50 during busy periods. The Company has a proven track record, supported by 35 years of ongoing business. With its niche range of services, the Company’s marketing efforts focus on targeting healthcare facilities, school districts and commercial enterprises within Southern California. Last year, the Company’s total revenue was $6.7M with EBITDA of $614K. Revenues have averaged $6.2M over the past 3 years, with EBITDA averaging $518K. With a large customer base and solid reputation, the Company continues to attract new customers while maintaining its reputation with existing ones. As of August 26 there is over $4.3M of work in progress. The sales price of $1.75M and includes $200K of working capital. The owners are semi-retired and are now living out of state, and work only 4 hours per week. There is a senior management team in place that continues to run and manage the business.



Cash Flow: $689,000

Design and Build Process Piping Contractor Southern California

Orange County, CA

This Company designs and builds mechanical systems including steam, cooling water treatment for commercial, industrial, and military clients. The company is made up of three components which include: Mechanical and utility piping, High purity Process Piping and Custom fabrication. Our shop facilitates all three components with our fabricating space and design department. In 2005, the company was started by an industry veteran whose contacts and relationships with various companies were the beginning of what is now a well-known and reputable supplier. The company has built relationships with and serves over 30 large corporations which offer a variety of projects year after year, the likes of which include some of the largest Pharmaceutical manufacturers in SOCAL. The services that provided are unique and specialized which creates an environment for project work year around in a non-union shop. Revenue split between high purity piping systemsn(50%), mechanical/utility piping (40%) and fabrication (10%) • 15 year old company • Solid and diverse customer base • 90% of revenues from past customers • Skilled workforce • Seller willing to stay on for 3-5 yrs.



Architectural Services Specializing in Healthcare


Investment Considerations: Targeted/Specialized Customer Base: The Company’s deep expertise and experience base within the healthcare and hospital industries serve as a significant competitive advantage. Strong Client Relationships: The Company’s loyal group of subcontractors is considered a competitive advantage as it relates to lead generation for the IDIQ contracts. IDIQ Contracts: The Company’s success with IDIQs is the result of maintaining continuing relationships with clients as their needs evolve, and from referrals from its strong subconsultant relationships. The Company is a full-service provider of architectural services. The Company serves a wide range of markets including healthcare, institutional, higher education, university research facilities, commercial and residential projects. Projects include new buildings, as well as expansions and remodeling of existing buildings. The Company provides a full range of architectural, planning and landscape architectural services including site planning and design, master planning, facility programming, architectural design, energy conservation design and green building design, landscape design, interior design, construction documents and specifications, construction contract administration, and value engineering. The Company’s has 5+ full-time, non-union staff.

Cash Flow: $402,000

Orange County Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Firm

Huntington Beach, CA

Located in Orange County, this Engineering firm has been in business for over 16 years. They specialize in Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering. Their clients range from well-known Restaurant chains like Cheesecake factory, Taco bell, McDonalds, Yard House to Medical, Hotels, Industrial facilities, Disneyland and Universal Studios. They are licensed in all 50 states, and they also carry CalGreen compliance and LEED compliance. They have 1 Professional Engineer and 3 Engineers on the staff. The right buyer would be an experienced Engineer or an Engineering firm. With $200,000 down payment, seller will carry a NOTE for the balance for the right buyer. For more information and additional details please contact Ved Sajnani at (714) 904-8457.



Cash Flow: $320,000

37595-Professional Civil Engineering Firm

Sacramento County, CA

SDE around 50% of revenues with approximately $2M in municipal contracts to complete! Offering an earn-out opportunity, the company is a professional civil engineering firm specializing in planning, design, surveying and construction and operations support for municipal flood control and wastewater infrastructure. The primary services revolve around their Long-Term Agreements (LTA) with their local Utilities and Public Works Departments. While the company operates from a leased 1,000-square foot facility, the business could easily be operated from home or a different location. Offering these services requires a Civil Engineering License and personnel with significant industry experience. While manager training is currently underway to make for a smoother transition, the current owner is willing to negotiate an extended role with the business. The company has a proven track record supported by 21 years of ongoing business. The marketing efforts focus on targeting municipal entities near the Greater Sacramento Area of California. Due to a strong reputation and multiple contract agreements, significant growth is foreseeable. In 2018, the total revenue was $215,424 with Seller’s Discretionary Earnings of $124,000 rounded. With a reliable customer base and solid reputation, the company continues to attract new customers while maintaining its reputation with existing ones. Equipment, inventory, financing, earn-outs, A/R and WIP are negotiable at time of sale.



Cash Flow: $124,000

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Civil Engineering/Design/Build - SBA financing

Corona, CA

Legacy (Est. 1984) Civil Engineering/Design/Build firm in rapidly growing Riverside County, CA available for new ownership. 10% down with SBA financing in place. For 30 years the Company has outlived most other competitors in the field with no marketing for two decades with the exception of word-of-mouth reputation through exceptional deliverables and industry professionalism. The Company allows clients the option of contracting architecture and engineering work followed with the construction phase of the project, providing a seamless transition from blueprint to final product. Specializing in Food Manufacturing Plants, the firm has also performed projects in Educational, Retail, Commercial, Office, Light Industrial, Municipal, Religious, Multi-Family, and Medical Industries in California, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico. The Company has been kept at a manageable size purposely by the current owners, however, due to the high population growth of Riverside County in the past years and the persistence of loyal clients, the Company undertook larger projects for the 2018-2019 FY. Expansion and continued growth opportunities are therefore positive and achievable for a new owner. 2020 numbers are through Q1. The business requires a PE designation and ability to acquire a Class A and B contractors license and is an excellent opportunity for a corporate bound engineer looking for greener pastures and the freedom to choose their own destiny in life. Variations in earnings are due to profit carry over but are accurate over time. For more information please contact Cody King 805.616.9488 or at Please register for NDA at



Cash Flow: $326,837

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