Jump to content

very busy, very good reputation Complete repair shop in SoCal Orange County - best location as well

Recommended Posts

Dear all,


I am considering selling turn-key my shop, as I might (nothing is concrete yet) move out of country in about a year (I do NOT turn the wrench and I am present at the shop around 20 hours/week). Excellent location, excellent reputation, ZERO advertising $$$, Very busy with big jobs (not known as an oil change place at $48/basic oil change! - although it used be known for cheap oil changes 4+ years ago - I CHANGED IT ALL).


We work on EVERY make/model! Most tools are owned by techs that are VERY WELL qualified and know how to run the shop. It is NOT small, has 3 lifts and 2 pits, ample parking space etc, and it is NOT big - VERY manageable size!. Location is incredible, on main street, no need for A/C or heating year long! indoor & outdoor waiting area...etc... building is OLD and it shows but it is OK.


I will also transfer ownership of BMW & Mercedes OEM level equipment, as well as complete database of Mitchell with all necessary computer equipment including back ups. Although California does NOT allow Non-Compete agreements, I promise not to perform automotive repair within 3 mile area for 3 years (If I move, I will be 10K miles away anyhow). I guarantee NOT to steal custoemrs or become a competitor!


My shop can be run absentee with current employees. I can sell just the business OR the corporation that's established over 4 years (there will be an extra charge for that)


Also, loaner cars (not crap cars, nice BMW, VW etc - 5 of them) are included with the sale. I perform diagnostics on the BMWs only, as that is my speciality, but as mentioned above, our custoemr database ranges from 1970s VW Buses to Camaros to newer Bentleys etc.


If you are interested , please send me a private message. I am in no hurry to sell, as I know even if I move out of country, it will continue growing fine, BUT it will be very hard to manage that way, especially with 10hr. time zone difference to SoCal.


IT is a Franchise, although there is not much left on the contract and they haven't even stopped by in 2+years! ( you can make it independent soon)


Some numbers for the interested parties:



This business treated me VERY well, if you know what I mean.

Employees : 2 full time + 1 part time + Myself (Part Time)

Average ROs per week : 50-55 (open 8-5:30 MON-SAT) ( Used to open Sundays and expect revenue to grow 10+% if you do)

Average $/RO : $225+ (there were weeks that average RO came out to $350 with 50 cars)

Marketing & Advertising : for the last 3 years, ZERO dollars is spent!!! All customers are repeat, referral or from Yelp etc. no Marketing fees to Franchisor as well - made a deal ~3 years ago)

Inventory & Lifts & electronic Equipment : Probably around $50K - included with the sale.

Selling Price/Wages/Any other details: to be discussed with the potential buyer in person. If I was the buyer, I would NOT change a thing on the operations!


Please do NOT mention anything to employees on this issue, they have been very loyal ( 1 of them with me since I started 4+ years ago, the other one is with me for 3 years, and the last one with me since I started but went away to school and came back 1 year ago), they LOVE the shop and the current business structure, they are VERY ethical, and NO SALESMEN! They are NOT on commission , so they do NOT have an incentive to smash my reputation!


Business and Corporation has VERY good relationships with suppliers and other neighboring businesses!


I personally am ASE Consultant Certified, and do NOT turn the wrench ever. My background was Quality Assurance and I am an amateur car racer) Business has gone up and in the direction I wanted since the day I took over.


I will be more than happy to stay and help the buyer for 3 months at 20 hours/week at my convenience at a very reasonable pay. I want to assure the customers will be taken care of the way they are used to, so there is NO issue with reputation or revenue.


Send me a PM message if interested. If it is sold, I will also provide you with the ideas I had (but didn't have a chance to realize yet) which is supposed to double the profits in 2-3 years! YES, I said PROFITS, not just the revenue!


This is a great opportunity and I personally guarantee all information you have and will receive will be 100% true to the best of my knowledge, and I will stand my shop 100%. ( the reviews and reputation speaks for itself anyhow)


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Have you checked out Joe's Latest Blog?

      Most shop owners would agree that the independent auto repair industry has been too cheap for too long regarding its pricing and labor rates. However, can we keep raising our labor rates and prices until we achieve the profit we desire and need? Is it that simple?
      The first step in achieving your required gross and net profit is understanding your numbers and establishing the correct labor and part margins. The next step is to find your business's inefficiencies that impact high production levels.
      Here are a few things to consider. First, do you have the workflow processes in place that is conducive to high production? What about your shop layout? Do you have all the right tools and equipment? Do you have a continuous training program in place? Are technicians waiting to use a particular scanner or waiting to access information from the shop's workstation computer?
      And lastly, are all the estimates written correctly? Is the labor correct for each job? Are you allowing extra time for rust, older vehicles, labor jobs with no parts included, and the fact that many published labor times are wrong? Let's not forget that perhaps the most significant labor loss is not charging enough labor time for testing, electrical work, and other complicated repairs.  
      Once you have determined the correct labor rate and pricing, review your entire operation. Then, tighten up on all those labor leaks and inefficiencies. Improving production and paying close attention to the labor on each job will add much-needed dollars to your bottom line.
  • Upcoming Events

    • March 24, 2023 01:00 PM Until 09:00 PM
      Hi all,
      AutoLeap is hosting Amplify 2023, a virtual auto repair conference for shop owners, on March 24. We have 22 incredible speakers, and 13 industry associations and training institutes participating in this virtual event. The conference is free of cost.
      You can book your complimentary, virtual seat today using this link: https://bit.ly/3EXvfWY
      Amplify 2023 speakers include: Joe Marconi, Co-Owner AutoShopOwner and Elite Business Coach @Joe Marconi Aaron Stokes, ShopFix Academy Cecil Bullard, The Institute for Automotive Business Excellence Chris Cotton, AutoFix Auto Shop Coaching Darrin Barney, Elite “G” Jerry Truglia, Automotive Technician Training Services Greg Bunch, Transformers Institute Jeremy O'Neal, AdvisorFix The conference will cover essential topics such as:
      Navigating through the current industry challenges Tackling the technician shortage through employee retention Creating memorable customer experiences Growing & expanding your business in 2023 Financial planning & KPIs to measure And that’s not all.
      The interactive, dynamic conference also offers live networking opportunities, and fun games and prizes.
      You can book your complimentary, virtual seat today using this link: https://bit.ly/3EXvfWY
  • Similar Topics

    • By carmcapriotto
      Will diagnostic work overtake remove and replace work? How will you position and present your shop as a technologically advanced repair center? What training will our employees need? How will artificial intelligence impact our industry? Will we be prepared? Join Jake Sorensen, Chris Chesney and Derek Kaufman as they discuss the shop of the future. Jake Sorensen, 2019 NAPA ASE Technician of the Year and 2019 Ratchet + Wrench All-Star technician of the year. Shop manager and diagnostic technician at McNeil’s Auto Care in Sandy, UT Listen to Jake’s previous episodes HERE
      Chris Chesney, Training and Organizational Development, Repairify. Chris’ previous episodes HERE
      Derek Kaufman, Managing Partner, Schwartz Advisors, President of C3 Network. Listen to Derek’s previous episodes HERE
      Show Notes:
      Looking up and reading service procedures is already a must, but even more so as technology advances. Example: ADAS systems now require calibrations when performing repairs like an alignment or bumper cover removal. If you change a headlight assembly that requires bumper R&R, you may need to perform a radar calibration. The only way to know for sure is to read service information. Reading technical information/technical reading skills- much different than reading newspaper or Facebook posts, a book etc. Evelyn Wood speed reading course- reading with purpose An explosion of information- computing power for all industries  2022 captures over a trillion data points that will be aggregated to provide insights AI- mining data for trends Diffusion of innovation curve- 17+ years for EV’s We have expected Technicians to be masters of everything.  Many better diagnostic technicians are inefficient at R&R and do not enjoy it. Shift mindset to a technology industry Even today, electric vehicles account for 18% of new vehicles sold, and those won't be in our bays tomorrow. By 2030 the population of vehicles in operations, over 300 million, and only 8% will be electrified. Get ready, or some other service industry will beat you to the punch How are you presenting your shop to the public?
      Thanks to our Partners Shop-Ware and Delphi Technologies Shop-Ware: More Time. More Profit. Shop-Ware Shop Management getshopware.com Delphi Technologies: Keeping current on the latest vehicle systems and how to repair them is a must for today’s technicians. DelphiAftermarket.com
      Connect with the Podcast
      Aftermarket Radio Network
      Subscribe on YouTube
      Visit us on the Web
      Follow on Facebook
      Become an Insider
      Buy me a coffee
      Important Books
      Support our partners:

      Click to go to the Podcast on Remarkable Results Radio
    • By carmcapriotto
      Thanks to our partner, RepairPal. Visit the Web HERE
      Mac Akram is the owner of Mac’s Complete Auto Repair in Chandler Arizona. Mac’s story is an amazing story of perseverance and making things happen. As a young child and teenager, Mac and his family lived in war-torn Baghdad, Iraq. Listen in on this episode to hear the inspiring story of Mac moving to America, learning to be an auto tech, and eventually opening a state-of-the-art shop in Chandler, Arizona.
      How To Get In Touch with Mac
      Website - https://www.macsautorepairs.com/
      Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/macscompleteauto
      How To Get In Touch
      Group - Auto Repair Marketing Mastermind
      Website - shopmarketingpros.com 
      Facebook - facebook.com/shopmarketingpros 
      Get the Book - shopmarketingpros.com/book
      Instagram - @shopmarketingpros 
      Questions/Ideas - [email protected] 
      Click to go to the Podcast on Remarkable Results Radio
    • By Joe Marconi
      There are many benefits to growing a company so that it runs smoothly and efficiently without the shop owner.  Building systems and procedures to get the entire team on the same page is essential to any successful business. In addition, an auto repair shop will grow more successful, and worth more if  the shop owner, is not needed in the day-to day operations.
      However, the question is: Should you become an absentee owner?  This is not an easy question to answer, since it really depends on the size of your shop, your role in the business and how you feel about your business. For example, if you run a 4-bay shop, with four employees, that is vastly different from a company that has three locations with 25 employees. And also, you may really enjoy going to work and being involved. 
      The bottom line is this: Build your company so that it can run without you, but know when to step back in when needed. Great leaders know when to get out of the way, and when to step back in and make course corrections.  Ultimately, your business is your business, and the responsibility for its success rests largely on your shoulders. 
    • By Joe Marconi
      For all the veteran shop owners who have been around the block a few times, and have experienced the roller-coasted rides of being an auto repair shop owner, what advice could you give those shop owners just starting out or planning to go into their own business? 

    • By Joe Marconi
      When I started my repair shop in 1980, we mainly worked on three car lines: GM, Ford, and Chrysler. Through the decades, technology has dramatically changed the average automobile. Plus, today, we have many more car models to worry about, then add EVs, hybrids, and who knows what else car makers will throw at us.  
      Is it time to rethink our business model?  Can we really be that shop that works on All Makes, All Models?  

  • By nptrb, in Automotive Industry,

    By nptrb, in Automotive Industry,

    By nptrb, in Automotive Industry,

  • Our Sponsors

  • Create New...