Here’s your chance to buy a business at a bargain!

Here’s your chance to buy a business at a bargain!

I wanted to run this opportunity by my readers first before it goes wider. One of my largest long-term clients Ocean Breeze Exterior Remodeling in Myrtle Beach SC is selling his business. The client also happens to be my dad.

My dad’s health hit a road bump last year, and he suffered several mini-strokes and quite a few stays at the hospital. Not only that, but he’s not getting any younger, and he’s ready to hand over the reins of the business.

He’s decided it’s finally time to retire, travel, play around in the woodshop, and take it easy.

So I’m helping him sell his business.

That’s my dad there on the right, leaning on the company’s first work truck. He started the company way back in 1987 when we were all much younger. I even still had hair.

The company is in great shape. That’s not why he’s selling, but with lots of potential areas of expansion planned in coming years, he wants to get a new owner in that has the energy to put those new ideas or their own into action. As a matter of fact, he just  started construction on a new updated showroom.

If you or someone you know might be interested in taking the helm here, please get in touch.

Here’s the main website to see more about the business sale:

Here’s more basic info if you want to pass it on:

  • The main product lines are sunrooms and shade (pergolas, patio covers, awnings, etc).
  • They average around a million dollars a year with less than a dozen employees.
  • They do over 400 projects annually.
  • There isn’t a slow season. Work is year-round.
  • There is enough infrastructure and facility-related projects to stay classified as an Essential Business in disasters.

Please check in with me if you have any questions.

Thanks!

Dave Jr.


Our Living Room Climbing Wall is Done

Want a distraction from TV? Just build a climbing wall beside your TV.

It’s way easier to do than you’d think.

(Just in case the photo isn’t clickable- https://youtu.be/aFEY2xk7OQg )

Feel free to ask any questions about how we did it.

Here’s some behind the scenes notes:

  • The majority of the holds came from a garage sale.
  • It’s 8′ tall, so low enough to not need any ropes.
  • I bought a Metolius finger board for the top so we could do pullups on it. Also great for putting toys in time out, as in, “You want that Barbie doll? Climb up there and get it yourself!”
  • The majority of the wood was scrap from my dad’s remodeling business.

Here’s some resources:

Building Your Own Indoor Climbing Wall
Rock Climbing Holds for Beginners
Metolius Finger Board

Dr. Dave, the “let your kids try dangerous things” guy


We’re No Longer on the Way to Being Homeless

I know many of you were around for the start of my 40 Days to Homeless series. For you and any new list members, I’d like to do an update.

To get the entire story, be sure to check out…
40 Days to Homeless
39 Days to Homeless
38 Days to Homeless

On the situation, I have some really good news and some really bad news in equal parts. On the bad news front, I don’t want to strangle you with the whole story here, so I published a more complete version on my blog. What you’ll read there is part of the reason I’m only going to give you the good news on this update.

The good news…We’re not going to be homeless!

I landed a huge client back in South Carolina that is financially worth it to move back there from Chattanooga TN. Not that I want to leave the mountains and rivers, but I feel it’ll be a big step for easing our ‘big family’ housing situation in TN. It’s hard to find room for a married couple and 5 kids in rental housing, but we’ve managed to already secure housing there at the beach.

Aside from the big new client, work is also picking up in other areas as well…

I just wrapped up a 2 week speaking tour in the New England area that included 5 lectures at the Connecticut EMS Expo. My 10yo went with me and joined me in some of my video reviews.

As I wrote this, I’m currently in Nashville TN doing corporate training for Delta Airlines and the TN Treasury Department. This left me with some free time during the day to shoot video for several reviews at area state parks and hiking trails.

And the best news of all…

My 12yo son has just published his first book. His book The Kids Guide to Salads began as a homeschool assignment and morphed from a family experiment into a full book complete with photography. You can order your own copy HERE on Amazon, but if you want an autographed copy, get in touch. He gets really excited and has been working on his signature.

As always, your help is much appreciated in spreading the word, so please feel free to pass this newsletter on to others.

Thanks!


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