This well established manufacturer began designing and producing high end stained and etched glass doors, windows and fixtures for homes, restaurants and commercial locations in 1974. Four of the five employees are designers and craftsmen who work with an array of designs and installations. Etched glass work is currently sold to several large chain restaurants with their specific designs and logos. After many successful years, the owner also began producing and selling etched wholesale glass giftware and corporate awards to diversify the product line and increase revenue. The giftware is sold in high end gift shops typically located in tourist areas like the Empire State Building and at resorts in Sedona, Arizona. The fifth employee manages the sales for this business line and contact with these businesses is typically initiated through trade shows. The gift items include wine and cocktail glasses, coffee mugs, souvenirs, and location specific designs. Clients include homeowners, builders, developers, designers, architects, resorts, national parks, gift shops and mail order catalogs. The focus on quality and dependability has been critical to this business' success.
Business is currently located in a 5,000 square foot commercial/industrial building in a South OC development. Seller owns the property and will enter into lease agreement with qualified Buyer. Seller may consider selling the property. Front part of building combines office and display areas; large back area includes drafting, production and inventory space. All products are packaged and shipped from this location.
Extensive training, up to one year, is included in the asking price. Seller will work as a consultant to transition the business and assist in growing the business.
The stained and etched glass design and production is highly specialized with limited competition. Reputation for quality and consistency is key to long term success. Awards and giftware business is more competitive but focus on higher end, lower production business has higher profit margins and less competition.
The business has a long term track record with great sales and profits. Additional advertising and attendance at trade fairs offers the potential to grow the business.