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Indoor & Outdoor Sustainable Landscaping Services

Strong Commercial Accounts Mixed w/Residential. Record Revenue in 2022


$334,836 (3-Year Avg)
Cash Flow:
$163,364 (3-Year Avg)
San Francisco
Service Area:
San Francisco Bay Area
Profit Margin:
48% (3-Year Avg)
Reason for Sale:
Seller pursuing
other interests
Goodwill: 10 years of successful operations. 5-Star reviews on Google/Yelp
Year Established:  2013
& Services: 
Design, installation, & maintenance of environmentally responsible landscapes in urban environments & indoor green spaces.
Specialties:  Drought-tolerant, low-maintenance, eco-friendly indoor & outdoor gardens
Clientele:  44 residential accounts and 13 commercial accounts with commercial accounts providing 55% of the revenue
Facility & Lease:  1Home Based. New owner may need to add small storage for equipment
FF&E:  $4,243 tools and equipment included in the sale
Operating Hours:  9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday – Friday
Personnel:  6 PT garden specialists/administrative assistants and 1 FT Owner
Software Used:  QuickBooks, Evernote, Cozi, Google Sheets, Google Drive
This acquisition opportunity is for a landscaping company which specializes in creating urban gardens for the high demand of environmentally conscientious commercial and residential clients in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Types of Landscaping offered:
·        Permaculture-based gardens
·        Indoor green spaces
·        Water-conserving landscapes
Services include:
·        Design
·        Installation
·        Maintenance
Designers choose from:
·        Vegetables & herbs
·        Drought tolerant flowers
·        Ornamental plants

Hardscape installation is not currently offered through the business, but a new owner who holds or obtains a C-27 landscaping contractor’s license can easily expand into that territory.
Commercial accounts currently include established Bay Area IT companies, property management companies and bars and restaurants. The majority of residential accounts are located within San Francisco. Small urban spaces such as an office or home are transformed into a living oasis of sustainable, responsible & low-maintenance green décor.

Designs focus on reducing water consumption while providing all the natural benefits of a beautiful garden. Clients are given the flexibility to be involved in the design process as much or as little as they would like. Maintenance services are offered monthly or bi-monthly for the upkeep of the garden.

Established in 2013 the company has been in the sustainable landscaping & urban gardening industry for almost 10 years. The business continues to grow despite low prioritization on marketing. The high demand for drought-tolerant and low-maintenance landscaping in California’s climate crisis generate sales leads for this business through Google searches or word-of-mouth from long-term clients.

There are six Garden Specialists in addition to the Seller. Two of the Specialists also act as Administrative Assistant. The business is run from the Seller’s home. The new owner may need a small storage for tools & equipment. The Seller is selling the business to return to pursuing her academic interests

Value Proposition

  • 10 years of established reputation • 5-Star reviews on Google and Yelp
  • Growing revenue with a record high in 2022
  • Strong growth opportunity as no marketing program currently
  • The existing employees intend to stay with the business for continuity assuming no change in their employment.
  • Low-maintenance and drought-tolerant landscaping sees increased demand in California due to climate change
  • Well established commercial accounts with several large high-tech companies in the Bay Area.

Revenue Breakdown

Financial Highlights

  • Listing Price: $325,000
  • 2021 Cashflow (SDE): $121,403
  • 2022 Cashflow (SDE): $223,335
  • 2022 Cashflow grew by 84% YoY
  • 13 Commercial Accounts provide 55% of the revenue
  • No impact from COVID
  • No inventory
  • Seller runs the business as a sole proprietor from home with some necessary adjustments in expenses

Cashflow Analysis

Asking Price

The asking price is determined using a cash flow methodology. Cash flow is the sum of net income from the business plus any non-cash expenses, non-recurring items and any seller’s personal expenses. A multi-factor multiplier is applied to the cash flow based on the condition of the business.

For this business, a three-year average cash flow is applied making the business price more favorable to the buyer. The multiplier applied in this case is 2.09x, below the market in favor of the buyer.

Funding Example

Purchase Price: $325,000

20% Buyer Down Payment


Buyer’s Equity

80% Bank Loan


10-Yearterm at a rate of 7% = Monthly loan payment of $3,019

  • Cash Flow (SDE in 2020): $155,214
  • Annual Payment to Bank: $36,226
  • Net Profit (After Expenses and loan payment): $118,988

* Please note that the decision of whether to extend a loan on any sale belongs to the bank, and this document does not guarantee specific terms or verify that financing is available.

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