Upper Michigan Lumber and Hardware Dealer with Construction Division (RA195)


Company Summary

This Company has provided construction services, and hardware, lumber and other building materials supply to do-it-yourselfers and contractors in the upper peninsula of Michigan for 40 years. It features a full-service hardware store and lumberyard in addition to commercial and residential construction services and overhead door offerings. Its large and stable base of customers value the Company for its excellent service, quality and thoroughness. The combination of the three divisions benefit the Company as a whole, as they are able to offer installed sales to customers and the lumberyard provides consistent and cost-effective access to building materials. The Company presents a geographic growth opportunity for a buyer interested in taking over an established, successful business in an underserved region of the state. The owners are willing to assist buyers through a reasonable transition period.

Growth Opportunities

Room to grow – The business is operating at less than full capacity, and its current facilities could handle additional sales volume. 

Additional marketing – Current efforts are focused primarily on newspaper and radio advertising and the Company’s website.  

Investment Highlights

Broad capabilities – As a hardware and building materials supplier with design and build capabilities, the Company offers more services than its competitors and is able to generate above-average profit margins. 

Loyal customers – The Company’s reputation for high quality and customer service has won it many repeat buyers. It currently maintains approximately 250 customer accounts, and one of its main customers on the construction side of the business has a multi-year construction budget that exceeds $200,000,000. 

Professional systems – The Company’s construction division utilizes a state-of-the-art cloud-based project management system. 

Commercial and high-end focus – The Company’s construction division is primarily focused on larger commercial projects, and residential work is often limited to high-end luxury homes in the region. 

Central location – The Company is ideally located to serve the many resorts, cottages, year-round homes, farms, businesses, and local governments in its region. 

2023 Revenue: $10,000,000
2023 Cash Flow: $1,660,000


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