Description of the business for sale
This manufacturer of pondless fountain kits and artificial rock bubblers was formed in 2004 after the owners were frustrated by not being able to find suitable alternate products for a home landscaping project. This business' products offer a quick and easy solution to building a custom water feature that provides low on-going maintenance compared to traditional fountain installation methods that have proven to be time-consuming, difficult to install, and once completed, are high maintenance.
The company has nationwide sales, but its primary market is the Pacific Northwest where marketing efforts are focused. The owners of this business own a larger un-related manufacturing company that is their primary business. Because this is a side business, the owners have failed to devote the time and energy necessary to fully exploit opportunities and take this business to the next level.
Unlike many products that have a small end user target market (i.e. a piece of equipment used in only one industry), this business has a large end-user market that includes any homeowner or business that wants a fountain. While there are other firms that sell reservoirs and pumps or that sell rocks and pottery, there are few that sell a complete kit that can be installed in 3 hours. The quality, durability, and light weight of the reservoir is also unique.
Support / Training provided by seller
Seller will provide comprehensive training to buyer.
This business offers a great opportunity for those who are willing to put forth the effort. Costco has asked this business to participate in more roadshows than it chooses to be involved with. In 2010 the company participated in 24 Costco roadshows. Likewise, this company's products are sold through most of John Deere Landscape's Pacific Northwest stores, but there are 650 such stores nationwide that potentially could carry their product if relationships were built with other region's managers.
Description of the facilities
Business is operated out of a 10,000 square foot manufacturing facility that is being rented on a month-to-month basis. This business is not location dependent, so a buyer could relocate this business to an area that they would prefer to live in for lifestyle reasons if desired. All equipment necessary to operate the business will be transferred to a buyer including, but not limited to, a variety of artificial rock molds, mold stands, a variety of tools, a forklift, airless paint sprayer, and 5 complete trade show displays.