Established Commercial Cleaning Business

4 days ago

Location:
Regional NSW > New South Wales

Investment level:
$125,000 (Negotiable)

Type:
Business

Industry:
Cleaning & Maintenance > Cleaning

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Summary

1st time offered for sale. Business has been operating for 10 years and is well established in the Newcastle area. High quality reputation.

Location Details

Newcastle
All contracts are located in and around the Newcastle region.

Potential

Only ONE owner. Newcastle based business. Huge potential for further growth. The business model is very simple. The focus has been offices, doctors rooms, some showrooms & window cleaning is also involved . Most work is completed outside of business hours. It would ideally suit someone located in the area & looking to take on some of the work themselves. Builders cleans, end of lease cleans & real estate work is also available to expand the business.

Skills

The business is currently home based. Basic accounting skills are required for invoicing etc. The cleaning work itself is not complex. It is general cleaning only. No floor scrubbing or polishing etc. The focus has been on excellent customer service and keeping a very high standard of cleaning. This has kept the contract turnover to a minimum, with some contracts having been on our books for 7-8 years.

Hours

The work is mainly outside of business hours.

Lease

There is no lease in place.

Employees

Currently owner operator is an employee for office/admin/quoting (approx 10-15hrs/mth). The work is carried out by contractors due to the nature of the work.

Reason for Sale

After 10 years it is time to move on. The business has grown substantially over the past 12mths and needs more time spent on it to continue to grow it. It is ready for a new owner to take it to the next level. Even as an arms length owner, the profits have been rewarding and the potential is so much greater for someone willing to work within the business & put in the time to grow it.

About the Business

The business was established in 2009 and has built a very good reputation for excellent customer service & a very high standard of cleaning. It has grown rapidly in the last 12 months, taking on many new sites around the Newcastle region.
Currently only managing offices, doctors rooms & showrooms. No shopping centre work is involved, although we are regularly asked. Previously we have also taken on builders cleans end of lease cleans & real estate work, however due to the current workloads we haven't had the capacity to take any more on.
This is a unique business as very high standards have always been maintained and the focus has been on this rather than huge growth. You would be buying a quality, not quantity based business.
In it's current set up, contractors carry out all the work, therefore the outlay/operating expenses is reasonably high. However there are no overheads and no ongoing large expenses. The sites are generally supplied with any necessary equipment such as mops/buckets etc. and the contractors supply the rest.
If you were to buy this business and take on some of the work, the income level would be greatly increased.
The potential to take this business to the next level is huge!

All the advertising is in place, including an established website & high Google ranking. There is also a Yellow Pages ad with a high rankng also. All the existing IP will be part of the sale & transferred accordingly.

History

The business was started in 2009. With a strong customer service background and a good eye for detail, contracts were secured and for the most part have been in place ever since.

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