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Architecture, Interior Design & Landscape Architecture with 75% Recurring Clients

Multiple locations and 80 professionals – owner will roll 20% equity!



  • Price

  • Revenue

  • Cash Flow

  • Account Receivable

  • Profit Margin

  • Employees
    80 employees including owners, who want to stay on under new ownership

  • Intangible Assets
    Strong client base through website and social media advertising & reviews

  • Location

  • Service Area
    Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey & Maryland

This firm has multiple locations and 80 professionals on staff!  Established In 1973, their gross sales have been increasing year over year with a profit margin of 18%. The owners are looking for an industry consolidation and are willing to roll equity up to 20% as well as stay on 2-8 years. Specializing in architecture (75%), interior design (20%), and landscape architecture (5%), their highly skilled team includes a full-time business director, full-time marketing director, and a full-time public relations and social media associate. Their loyal client base is comprised of developers, contractors, and corporate end-users, as well as public and private institutions.  Serving regionally in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland, the team secures around 200 projects per year, with 75-80% recurring clients.


The firm is known for providing top-notch architecture and design services in the area for 47 years.  There is immense growth potential for this company. A new owner could expand market share in healthcare and senior living. Opening an office in Pittsburgh or otherwise expanding the market into middle or western Pennsylvania is a growth opportunity as well.

Business Highlights

  • Year Established: 1973
  • Location: Multi-Location in Pennsylvania
  • Service Area: Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey & Maryland
  • Services: Architecture, Interior Design & Landscape Architecture
  • Clients: Developers, contractors, corporate end-users, public & private institutions
  • Building: Site 1: 10,671 sq. ft.; Site 2: 5,842 sq. ft.; Site 3: 4,682 sq. ft. (currently expanding)
  • Reason for Selling: Industry consolidation, strategic exit
  • Personnel: 80 employees including owners, who will stay on under new ownership
  • Seller Training Period: All owners will stay 2-8 years
  • Growth Opportunities: Expanding market share in healthcare and senior living, opening new location in mid or western PA

Financial Highlights

  • List Price: $12,250,000
  • Gross Sales:
    • 2020: $17,407,137 Annualized
    • 2019: $16,451,782
    • 2018: $17,745,051
    • 2017: $13,047,518
  • Cash Flow:
    • 2020: $2,579,405 Annualized
    • 2019: $2,935,924
    • 2018: $3,328,272
    • 2017: $1,392,709
  • Assets Included in Purchase*
    • A/R: $4,431,384

*amounts may vary, assets may be depreciated, replacement cost, or fair market value 

Cash Flow Analysis

Description of Financial StatementP&L StatementTax ReturnTax ReturnNotes
GROSS SALES$16,451,782$17,745,051$13,047,518
Net Income Shown on Financial Statement$2,871,856$3,281,356$1,359,013
Insurance Premiums for Owners: Health, Life, Auto$0$0$0
TOTAL ADDBACKS$64,068$46,916$33,696
Seller's Cash Flow = Total Addbacks + Net Income$2,935,924$3,328,272$1,392,709
Profit Margin17.85 %18.76 %10.67 %
Profit Margin: 18%


  • Developers
  • Contractors
  • Corporate end-users
  • Public & Private Institutions

Specific information regarding clients is available upon the receipt of a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement.


  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture


  • 80 employees (including 7 owners)
    • 3 owners serve as President, VP of Marketing, and VP of Operations

Growth Opportunities

  • Expand market share in healthcare and senior living
  • Open new location in middle or western Pennsylvania

Valuation Details

The Firm used a cash flow valuation methodology to determine the purchase price of the business. 

The formula used is as follows:

Cash Flow       x          Prescribed Multiple     =          Fair Market Value

Cash flow is the sum of business net income plus any owner perks and any non-onward going expenses.

A prescribed multiple is determined by a 20 question, 100-point parameter ranking system that is used to analyze the current business health. Each question is based on a scale from 1 to 5: 1 being low, 2 below average, 3 average, 4 above average, 5 high. The average of the responses sum is the business’ prescribed multiplier.

For this business, a 3-year average cash flow was used with a prescribed multiple of 4.15.  With this information, the computation is as follows:

$2,947,867      x          4.15     =          $12,233,648

The fair market value found above positions the business list price at $12,250,000.


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