This Internet Business is a unique opportunity for an eCommerce expert to acquire a company that primarily manufactures custom made products, and to begin marketing them heavily in the online channel. This opportunity is a well-established manufacturer of high-quality, custom built trailers, including Custom Landscape Trailers, Utility Trailers, Car Haulers, Steel Haulers and Dealer Delivery Multi-Level Car Haulers. They not only sell custom-built trailers, but they also provide an assortment of related parts and accessories. The company has experienced significant growth since inception.
And since this is a seasoned business, this is a truly turnkey operation with experienced and trained craftsmen ready to stay on, and a highly skilled owner ready to train. This business has a high repeat customer base and high AOV and margin with a considerable backlog of projects in process. Potential for immediate scale exists by expanding the supply business and improving online marketing activity. This is a golden opportunity to step into a specialized leadership role in a limited and fragmented space.
The business manufactures utility trailers from 8’ to 50’, maintenance to haulers, tilt & enclosed, to be mostly used by landscape and hauling companies as well as vehicle transport companies. Vehicle hauling is already in high demand, and expected to grow exponentially as more and more consumers shop online for their vehicles and want them delivered to their doors.
The business sees an average order of $1,700.00 to $7,000.00. This business is located in Lake City, FL and comes with a leased facility that allows plenty of room for growth. 2 1/2 years remain on the current lease with two options for 5-year extensions. Four offices and manufacturing space of 5,000 sq. feet house four employees: 1 secretary, 1 cleaning person, 2 maintenance persons, as well as a number of contract workers. The existing team is deeply knowledgeable in the day-to-day and should transition with minimal issues. Current owner is willing to stay on and train on all necessary duties.
The current customer base is generally located within two hundred miles of the company’s facility; however, the company has successfully delivered trailers over a longer distance despite very minimal marketing efforts. This dynamic alone creates significant potential for growth by engaging in a robust digital marketing campaign over a wider geography. In addition, the facility is set up to easily add capacity by adding a 2nd and 3rd shift. And there is space to add a parts department to the business open to the public, existing customers, and online sales. This would be the only business in the north central part of Florida offering a diverse parts business and would easily reach an interested customer base.
This business has the potential to fill a significant niche in the market, and to stand out as the only business of its kind in north central Florida. Owner is willing to teach – so no experience in the trailer business would be necessary. If you’re not keen on moving to Lake City, Florida, there’s plenty of options for you to either add a new location at a place of your choosing and slowing transitioning away from the current operating facility, or to operate the business from another location keeping things as-is after transition. Both options are easily accessible, so we identify this as an easy-to-transition opportunity.
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Listing ID: WC2017