Highly Profitable Sustainable Design And Energy Efficiency Consulting Business

Business For Sale BS7996, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Business Category Building and Construction Civil-Construction



Highly Profitable Sustainable Design And Energy Efficiency Consulting Business

FY 2021 Adjusted Profit to working owner of $695,000 – Asking $1.75 million

This consultancy business has over 12 years of trading history specialising in providing independent reports on energy efficiency compliance and Ecologically Sustainable Development (“ESD”). This is an area of increasing demand due to regulatory changes and awareness in our society. The business is positioned to provide high quality, helpful and efficient services to assist architects, designers, home owners, builders and developers across Australia in satisfying regulatory building and planning permit requirements at a competitive price.

In terms of undertaking the work, the business uses a team of external contractors with the qualification and experience to perform the analysis, modelling and prepare the reports. The current owner manages the direct interaction with clients, secure the engagement, manage the workflow with contractors, review and sign off the reports and undertake a selective number of engagements as needed.

Adjusted income EXCLUDES any government grants and Jobkeeper payments to the business.


-Strong history of yearly profit to the current owner, even during FY2020 with the COVID trading restrictions
-Very high margin with FY2021 adjusted profit to working owner of $695,000 from a revenue of $800,000 after accounting for payment to contractors
-The business generates its revenue across activities in residential and commercial property development, new construction or renovation
-Type of compliance reports include energy efficiency report for both residential and commercial buildings and sustainable design reports
-Majority of engagements are generated from existing portfolio of clients or referrals
-Streamline operation with all systems and processes in place
-Business can easily be relocated, currently operates from a home office
-Majority of clients are architects, designers, builders and developers across Australia
-The reports can be signed off by an owner or employee or external consultant with the recognised qualification (such as Certificate IV in Home Energy Efficiency and Sustainability)

This business has provided the existing owner with a great income and flexible lifestyle. After operating for 12 years, he is ready to seek a new direction, and wants to do something different. He will offer 4 weeks as a standard handover, and will consider a longer period of support based on the training and handover requirements of the new owner.

The business can be structured to operate under different models depending on the skills, experience and qualifications of the new owner.

-For an individual with ESD experience and qualification, the option is either to grow the business or to maintain the business “as is” to enjoy the income and lifestyle it offers
-For an individual with the professional experience to operate a consultancy business but lack the technical qualification or experience, the options will include using external consultants or employ a full time or part time qualified person to prepare and sign off the reports. The new owner can enrol in the Cert IV program to obtain the needed qualification while operating the business.
-For an existing Engineering or Consulting business in the design or building industry, this can be an opportunity to expand with additional services and take over an existing portfolio of clients.

Asking Price: $1,750,000
Business ID: BS7996
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Xcllusive Business Sales

Bsale ID: 556057
Broker REF: 6601387

Xcllusive Business Sales Pty Ltd
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