Buying a Landscaping Business: Stats & Resources

One-third of established, full-time landscaping company owners are over the age of 55. According to industry surveys, more than 1 in 5 of these owners plan to sell their business within the next five years.

These owners are looking to sell their businesses on the tailwinds of the COVID-19 pandemic, when demand for residential landscaping services skyrocketed.

At Beacon, we’re helping the next generation of entrepreneurs take part in the landscaping industry’s robust growth and enabling the current owners to retire on their terms.

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Landscaping Industry

615,458
Landscaping Businesses in the US
$114.6B
Market Size
4.5%
Annual Growth Rate

What we look for

We specialize in selling landscaping businesses with revenues from $500K to $5M+. We only work with business owners and buyers that are interested in selling or buying established and profitable landscaping businesses at a fair price based on historical earnings. Some other characteristics we look for include:

  • Commercial revenues

    Commercial clients, whether with an HOA, apartment building, or office park, create a consistent revenue stream for landscaping companies.

    These contracts often mean large revenue streams and are typically renewed every 3-5 years.

  • High-quality equipment

    Whether a business provides landscaping, hardscaping, lawn care, or tree services, it’s important that business owners service equipment and keep up with maintenance schedules.

  • Tenured Crews

    For many businesses, having experienced employees (whether they are an arborist, agronomist, or other landscaping professional) is essential to retaining an existing customer base.

    Having experienced, capable crews is crucial for a smooth transition to a new owner.

Landscaping is the service business we are seeing the most interest in from serious buyers.

William Fry
CEO, Beacon

Types of landscaping businesses for sale

Lawn care and maintenance
Tree maintenance and removal
Hardscaping and design
Gardening services
Snow removal
Plant health care
We also specialize in selling Auto Shops and Other Services businesses.

Sell your landscaping business with Beacon

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