This long-established business specializes in manufacturing and installing custom fabric awnings, canopies, and enclosures that are both functional and beautiful for homes and businesses. The firm builds and installs fixed and retractable awnings and canopies for windows, entrances, walkways, and patios. Another product line is shade sails and related fabric structures, which are provided above public gathering places such as outdoor seating areas and playgrounds where strong sun radiation makes prolonged stays in the open sun unpleasant or dangerous due to sunburn and skin cancer risk.
These high-quality, well-made products highlight properties and can be customized with artistic designs and color. They also can function as signage while providing protection from rain, wind, and sun. Another functional benefit is that they can offer some energy efficiency in a building by reducing heat gain from the sun through windows.
The Company's customer base is both commercial and residential, with 65% of its clients being commercial organizations.
Location: The firm is in a light industrial neighborhood within the San Francisco Bay Area's East Bay region.
Facilities: The firm leases a 2-building complex with offices and fabric fabrication in one, and welding operations in the other. The landlord has expressed a strong interest in leasing the facility to a new owner of this business.
Competition: This is one of the very few awning fabricators in the Bay Area. The firm's strategic proximity to this large local market gives it a distinct competitive advantage over providers that are out of the area.
Growth/Expansion: The current owners have done very little marketing, relying instead on word-of-mouth and referrals. A new owner could gain significant growth by implementing an effective marketing plan. A stronger web presence would more effectively present the Company and its products to its extensive local market area and beyond.
Another constraint is that the current owners, 4 working partners, have chosen to keep the business small both in terms of operations and geographical market area. This has limited the number of orders they are willing to accept. They often decline to take on new projects because of their limited labor capacity. There is considerable pent-up demand for their products. Profitable growth can be achieved by both increased marketings, especially beyond the current market area, and by adding employees to expand operational capacity.
Support/Training: The Seller will provide appropriate training and introductions to facilitate a new owner's transition into the profitable operation of this business.
Year Established: 2009
Reason for Sale: Sellers, after 14 years of business success with this company, are retiring.
Employees: The business operates with 4 full-time partners. One of them has expressed interest in staying with the company under new ownership.
Financing: The sellers may provide some financing for a well-qualified buyer who makes a substantial down payment.
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Contra Costa County please phone Jeff Weinstein (Broker - BRE License #:02061876) at 510-523-0232 Office - if you get voicemail please leave a detailed message - make sure you mention you saw this posting/ad #280829 on BizBen.com. In addition to phoning Jeff Weinstein, make sure you email Jeff Weinstein above to get more info about this Awning Manufacturer and Installer, to ask any questions or request an appointment to see this business for sale. Thank you. License # 01731143. Sunbelt San Francisco/Oakland.