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Dec 5, 2017Very rare and unique opportunity. 3rd generation owner operator is parting with this century plus old business to enjoy his central Florida golf game more, he's only 91. Beautiful facility, half of which not planted, but available.
Rutledge Nursery & Landscaping is a landscape contractor with a large network of contractors, and a new owner will also be able to source the right people for all types of jobs, no matter the size, scope or budget.
The business' services, expertise and inventory is ideal for:
Year round landscaping care
Custom landscape designs
Commercial or residential properties
Pools and water features
Brick patios
Tree and shrub nursery
Outdoor entertainment areas

Building SF: 41,675
Employees: 6FT,5PT
Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment (FF&E): Included in asking price
Facilities: 2 Greenhouses, 2 Garages, 4 Storage Sheds one with a Gas Pump Storage, 1 Workshop, 2 Residential homes. Located in Alpha, Illinois, 20 miles from Galesburg, 30 miles from Moline and 60 miles from Peoria.

Competition: Rutledge Nursery & Landscaping in Alpha has been around for over 100 years. The business has hundreds of trees and shrubs on 27 acres for commercial and residential customers to choose from. Rutledge provides full service landscaping design and installation, specializing in design, retaining walls, and installation of brick patios. The business is a landscape contractor licensed and bonded to handle both residential and commercial projects.

Growth & Expansion: Having best year ever in 2017, with $175,000 through September and $68,000 of Work in Progress. Thus top line sales figure of $243,000. Can increase tree and shrub plantings on available acreage. External marketing and business development has been inactive for some time. Owners will vacate both residential homes upon sale of the entire business.

Support & Training:Owner's son available to assist with transitioning.

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