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Established Home Staging / Interior design business for sale

Irvine, CA

Established in 2001. Home Staging Business for sale. Staging, Redesign, Interior Design in Orange County, one of California's hottest markets. Over $150,000 of furniture and décor items are owned and located in staged homes and 3 storage units. Training and ongoing assistance provided. Please call for more pictures and to view Homes and inventory


$125,000 - Irvine, CA

Cash Flow: $71,500

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.



$450,000 - Redlands, CA

Cash Flow: $65,000

Pre-Construction Development and Permit Expediting

San Francisco, CA

Fulfill a need! This niche company works with Owners, Architects, Contractors, and Design Professionals to oversee the permitting processes throughout the Bay Area. Now, more than ever before, design professionals need a company like this to help transact business! For years, many industry leaders throughout the San Francisco Bay Area have been utilizing this company to obtain permits by and through their unique processes. Clients utilizing this service need less full-time staff to transact the permitting process as their time will now be freed up to work on other aspects of projects specific to their trade. Acting as an agent in preparing and filing zoning variances, special exceptions, conditional use permits, parking exceptions and many other administrative remedies are just some of the services employed. The team understands the building codes, local ordinances, and specific procedures for all metro area municipalities they service. IP consists of multiple city domains owned by the company enabling a buyer to replicate scalable operations and quickly roll out subsidiaries on a go forward basis all while utilizing existing internal procedures and software!


$3,499,999 - San Francisco, CA

Profitable West Coast Civil Engineering Co.


Growing steadily over the years, including 2020, this civil engineering firm concentrates on engineering, construction management and building-related projects for governmental agencies. For 25+ years they’ve provided a myriad of services ranging from simple engineering projects, to providing full department engineering, handling all aspects of engineering within the agency. This can include anything from answering public questions, to design and oversight of construction for major capital projects, obtaining funding for major projects, dealing with recovery efforts for major disasters, processing/issuing encroachment permits, processing development projects through agencies, and/or attending planning commission and city council meetings as the department head.

- California

Cash Flow: $1,530,000

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

***IN ESCROW*** World Class Kitchen Design Studio in LA

Los Angeles, CA

***IN ESCROW*** This highly profitable kitchen design studio is located in a prime area of Los Angeles. The business has an exclusive Los Angeles County dealership agreement with a highly respected, high-end custom kitchen manufacturer which will be transfer to a qualified buyer. The manufacture is well known as a premier designer and manufacturer of high-quality kitchens throughout the world and has been highlighted in Architectural Digest. The showroom for this business offers an extensive selection of high-end kitchen cabinetry and provides design and installation services. In addition to kitchen design, this business offers closet systems, bathroom vanities, entertainment centers and appliance solutions. Majority of customers are high net worth individuals referred by their contractor/designer/architect or past clients. Average cost of a project is $130,000+/- and this company has done projects north of $500K on individual homes. The gross revenue and profitability in 2020 was exceptional and higher than previous years even with Covid and a reduced production schedule. The pipeline in 2021 is strong with several projects underway and scheduled for throughout the year. The business will benefit from the continuing trend of people remodeling their existing homes. As per several reports, large remodel projects like kitchens will continue to be strong going forward as more and more people use equity in their home or savings for large upgrade projects. Seller is retiring after many years in the business. Seller runs this business by himself on a “relaxed” Monday – Friday schedule with one designer and a couple seasoned third party installers. The purchase price consists of a large list of FF&E and includes several high-end displays worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Seller is willing to consider seller finance for a qualified buyer with good credit and a significant down payment. This business has also been prequalified for a SBA loan for a buyer with good credit and direct industry experience. Prospective buyer should have experience in dealing with high-end products/furnishings and with high-net-worth clientele. Call Broker for further details on this unique opportunity to own a highly respected kitchen design studio in Los Angeles that is priced exceptionally well. Please note this is a confidential matter and no additional information will be provided until a Confidentiality Agreement and background information has been submitted. Please hit the reply button or the Contact Seller button or email to receive a confidentiality agreement and learn more about this opportunity.



Cash Flow: $700,000

Full-Service Architectural & Engineering Firm

San Luis Obispo County, CA

Founded in 1982, this accomplished, award-winning architectural and engineering firm averages $2 Million per year in revenue. They are an end-to-end full-service company that offers a very broad range of in-house architectural, civil engineering and land survey licensed services. This includes pre-design consulting, design services, project management, inspection and post-completion services. Project demand is increasing across the private, commercial, institutional, residential, telecommunication and military markets they serve. A key element to their success includes how they foster their close-knit, experienced team of innovative multi-disciplinary professionals in one place. This has enabled them to efficiently solve complex challenges for their repeat, top-tier clients across multiple market areas. The retiring owner desires to offer continued services within the firm to help facilitate a smooth transition and help support the short-medium term growth objectives of the new owner.



Civil Engineering -- Surveying, Mapping, & Planning

San Diego, CA

This 20-year established engineering firm offers Civil Engineering, Surveying, Mapping, and Planning services to its wide breadth of private and public clients. Their staff of seasoned professionals have earned an excellent reputation by delivering consistent quality work that their clients expect. Located in San Diego North County, this firm’s employees have been with the company numerous years. Working together to deliver on-time and on-budget completed projects, the company is known as a reputable surveying and civil engineering firm staffed with professionals capable of taking projects from a vacant piece of land to the finished product, and everything in between, to satisfy all client requirements. Over the past 3 years, the company has had consistent revenues of approximately $900,000 with Seller’s Discretionary Earnings ranging from $300,000 to $375,000. The sale will include all office and field assets. With offices in an excellent working environment, the lease expires in 2022 and can likely be extended with a new lease arrangement with the landlord.



Cash Flow: $301,840

Architecture Firm for Education, Senior Living, and Tech Facilities

Los Angeles, CA

Priced at $475,000, this Los Angeles architecture firm is selling at a 1.3 multiple with a 433% return on investment! With a team of highly skilled designers and architects with years of experience, this firm has fostered many relationships by designing spaces for children and seniors alike, and have maintained lasting connections with customers, yielding long-term contracts. They use top-notch software to create beautiful designs for educational institutions like colleges and K-12 schools, early childhood centers, senior living homes, and technical projects for communication or industrial companies. Due to their focus on universal and sustainable designs, their plans take into consideration the environmental impact of the design. The owners are dedicated to their work and both take on project management roles as well as business and financial management tasks. Due to one of the owners being ill, they will only be available to train for up to 6 months; however, the second owner can stay on for 2-3 years as negotiated. The 3,000 square feet of space is well-suited to this company’s team. A welcoming reception area greets visitors while private offices, conference rooms, and large open drafting areas are tailored to the staff. The team of technical staff (8-9) and architects (2 owners and 2 contracted associates) are supported by the Office Manager and a bookkeeper. Growth in the Los Angeles area is great. A focus on educational facilities alone could generate additional contracts for long-term development and modernization projects. Working for entities with bonded projects is also an area for sustained work as these funds are less susceptible to economic fluctuations.



Cash Flow: $489,795

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: $97,000

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

Civil Engineering/Design/Build - SBA financing

Corona, CA

Legacy (Est. 1984) Civil Engineering/Design/Build firm in 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 the 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 the ability to acquire a Class A and B contractor's 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 at 805.616.9488 or at Please register for NDA at



Cash Flow: $417,034


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