The Company designs and manufactures accessories for the automotive, motorcycle and marine aftermarkets. Sales channels include national retail chains, e-commerce sites, mail order retailers, and various specialty and industrial wholesalers. The Company typically serves 220 accounts and has a high rate of repeat business; no single customer represents more than 10% of annual sales. Most products are exclusively designed and branded by the Company, and many high-margin items are patented. Production largely is outsourced to a network of 20 longtime contract manufacturers.
A well-recognized brand and creatively designed packaging make the Company’s products particularly appealing to retailers and their customers. Packaging features QR barcodes that deliver product information and demos online when scanned by any mobile device.
Founded in 1961, the Company is the preferred supplier of custom gravel and sand products to utility companies and their construction subcontractors. With an active base of 100 customers at any given time, many customers have been with the Company for over 25 years. The Company operates from a 50-acre gravel pit and has access to two additional pits with 40 acres each. Gravel products are crushed for a broad range of applications such as pipe bedding, drainage, seepage holes, roadways, landscaping, walkways and driveways. Sand product is used to line trench bottoms for utilities and for private projects. The Company produces all grades and types of sand and gravel for residential and commercial applications.
The Company fills a fundamental, compelling need by business owners for better financial visibility, strategic support and access to best-in-class domain expertise and educational resources to reach their business goals. The Company’s diverse IPportfolio includes one patent-pending software application and numerous trademarks and copyrights on its books and other educational resources. The business model has demonstrated an ability to expand throughout the U.S. and offers an ideal synergy for a buyer targeting privately-held, mid-market companies.
The Company’s sole focus is delivering high-value services and fostering a community of advisors supported by professional staff dedicated to continuous improvement. From 2016 to 2017 revenues increased 11% due to the number of new members and an increase in the total billings by active members. Into 2018 and beyond, the Company is focused on continuously growing the member base. The Company could generate significant leads and new business for the right strategic acquirer.