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Full-Service Interior Design in Chicago

With $1.2M in sales in 2020 and a beautiful new design studio!



  • Price

  • Revenue

  • Cash Flow

  • Location

  • Employees
    5: 2 Senior designers, 1 junior designer, 1 project manager, 1 administrative

  • Profit Margin

  • Service Area

  • Reason for Sale
    Retirement planning

  • Intangible Assets
    Excellent reputation, superior social media reviews, positive and long-standing relationships with vendors

This interior design business boasted over $1.2M in sales in 2020, and 2021 is looking highly profitable with nearly $540k in sales in the first quarter! Located in the Chicago area, this award-winning full-service company is well-known for its client-oriented approach and one-of-a-kind luxury homes, hospitality spaces, and commercial projects. The team of five includes 2 Senior Designers, 1 Junior Designer, 1 Project Manager, and 1 Administrative Assistant. They specialize in kitchen & bathroom remodeling, redesigning living spaces such as great rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms, and new construction & major remodeling. Projects include furniture plans, selections, fabrics, area rugs, window treatments, lighting, paint, and accessories. Clients include high-end homeowners, business owners, executives, architects, and general contractors.


The team handles approximately 10-12 projects at one time, with the average sale size in the $55k range. Software in use includes Studio Designer, CAD, Minutes Matter, SketchUp, and Revit. Established for over 20 years, the business has an excellent reputation, superior social media reviews, and positive & long-standing relationships with vendors. The owner will stay on board for up to 2 years to ensure a smooth transition.


Priced at $1,100,000, a 10% down payment of $110,000 returns $136,624 in the first year after debt payments – a 124% return on investment. The company is off to a very strong start in 2021 with several large projects on the horizon. A new owner could grow the business by advertising and networking within the community and engaging on social media platforms to generate interest in the company’s design style.

Business Highlights

  • Year Established: 20+
  • Location and Service Area: Chicagoland
  • Services: Interior design: new construction and renovation
  • Clients:  High-end home owners, business owners, executives, architects
  • Reason for Selling: Retirement planning
  • Employees: 5: 2 senior designers, 1 junior designer, 1 project manager, 1 administrative
  • Seller Training Period: 2 years 
  • Growth Opportunities: Advertise & network within the community, engage on social media particularly Instagram and Pinterest to generate interest in their design style
  • Current Owner’s Responsibilities: Operations 

Financial Highlights

  • List Price: $1,100,000
  • Gross Sales:
    • TTM (April 2020-March 2021): $1,471,636
    • 2020: $1,236,209
  • Cash Flow:
  • TTM (April 2020-March 2021): $283,447
  • 2020: $184,656

Cash Flow Analysis

Description of Financial StatementP&L Statement
April 2020-March 2021
P&L StatementTax ReturnTax ReturnTax ReturnTax ReturnNotes
GROSS SALES$1,471,636$1,236,209$1,489,951$1,986,941$1,590,666$1,753,206
Net Income Shown on Financial Statement$207,838$104,516$117,354$276,658$173,113$258,929
Compensation to Owner$89,210$97,320$97,320$97,320$97,320$95,914
11% Tax on Owner Salary$9,813$10,705$10,705$10,705$10,705$10,551
Meals & Entertainment$1,505$1,720$1,560$1,337$1,297$2,343
Contributions$18,000$18,400$0$0$0$0Non-onward going expense
Pension$6,904$7,514$8,539$8,738$9,316$7,638Personal expense
Health Insurance$10,079$9,936$9,320$7,956$8,182$668Personal expense
Auto Repairs$2,553$2,589$3,644$2,900$2,557$4,551Personal expense
Auto Payments$0$0$0$0$0$7,105Personal expense
Auto Fuel$1,623$1,899$2,592$2,592$239$3,563Personal expense
Auto Insurance$0$0$987$987$943$1,312Personal expense
Home Office$0$0$1,080$1,080$500$1,573Personal expense
Retain Owner$-70,000$-70,000$-70,000$-70,000$-70,000$-70,000
TOTAL ADDBACKS$75,609$80,140$71,618$64,480$61,923$66,358
Seller's Cash Flow = Total Addbacks + Net Income$283,447$184,656$188,972$341,138$235,036$325,287
Profit Margin19.26 %14.94 %12.68 %17.17 %14.78 %18.55 %

Profit Margin: 19%

  • Q1 2020 was an anomaly low.
  • Q1 in 2021 was much higher in revenue and profit.
  • Looking at the Trailing Twelve Months (TTM), the company has profited over $280k.

Typical Clients

Interior design services for:

  • High-end homeowners
  • Business owners
  • Executives
  • Architects
  • General contractors

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

Additional Facts About Interior Enhancement Group:

  • Projects: 10-12 are managed at one time
  • Presentations are done in person and follow-up details are often handled via email.
  • A beautiful new website was implemented one year ago.
  • Software in use: Studio Designer, CAD, Minutes Matter, Sketch Up, and Revit


Total Employees: 5

  • 2 Senior designers
  • Junior designer
  • Project manager
  • Administrative

Growth Opportunities

  • Obtain storefront with design studio
  • Advertise and network within the community
  • Engage on social media, particularly Instagram and Pinterest to generate interest in their design style

Valuation Details

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