Business for Sale - Ultimate Garage

Ultimate Garage has been a one-person, home based business in Northern NJ since 1977.  I have been responsible for all phases of the business....sales, admin and in-house logistics.  I've downsized the business over the past 10 years, focusing on quality products with decent profit margins and little or no US competition.  The company is currently the largest distributor of Facom and USAG tools in the Americas (US, Canada, Central & South America). Customers include multi-national corporations, government agencies, exporters & resellers, and DYI enthusiasts looking for these and several other high quality tool lines.  Upside potential here is very strong, especially if you decide to actively market the business and products in the US, Canada and Mexico.  I've done zero advertising in 43 years and still pull at the top of the Google searches among non-paid listings.

Now that COVID has changed the way we do business, Ultimate Garage is in a strong position to thrive and grow. It can continue to be run as a 1-person or family business without risk of closure due to COVID. However, at age 68 and some health issues to work through, I have started giving consideration to selling the business.  I'd be happy to work for the new owner as a consultant until they feel comfortable with the daily operations. 

Sale includes approximately $450,000 of product inventory and $10,000 in warehouse shelving and supplies.  It also includes a fully functional e-commerce website with over 5,000 listings and a 90% fill rate. No employees, no real estate, no debt. This is a turnkey business that can be up and running anywhere in the country in a short time. Feel free to contact me at 201-262-0412 if you have any interest and we can discuss the final pricing and basic financials.

What's New

Paypal-2020 - Ultimate Garage will continue to accept Paypal as payment for products but their fees on purchases that have been canceled or returned will NOT be refunded. This is light of Paypal's recent policy of retaining ALL seller's fees (typically 3-4%) on full or partial refunds. If you opt for a "store credit", the fees will not be deducted from the value of your return.

Shipping Charges in 2020 - Ultimate Garage will continue it's $10 flat rate shipping policy in 2020...with exceptions. Orders in excess of 5 lbs (actual or dimensional weight) that will not fit in USPS flat rate shipping boxes or padded envelopes are subject to additional shipping costs. Orders in excess of 25 lbs, regardless of location, will be charged actual freight. Note that UPS & Fedex how have a $24 surcharge for shipments in excess of 50 lbs and I'll try to repackage larger orders and tool sets in multiple boxes to keep the weights below this threshold. I'll continue to absorb some of this cost where possible and will advise you of any additional charges before processing your order.

Other Shipping options for 2020....

1. Pickup at my location in Northern NJ. Order online and indicate "check/money order" as payment. Any shipping charges will be removed from the invoice when you pick up your order.

2. Charge the freight to your UPS or Fedex account ($5 per package pickup fee from Fedex...no additional charge for UPS).

3. USPS 1st Class shipment - For orders under $50 and weighing less than 16oz, you can request USPS First Class delivery option (request MUST be received with the order). Delivery times will be slightly longer than Priority but you'll still be able to track your shipment online. Shipping cost will be capped at $6.00. I'll refund $4.00 of the online shipping charge back to your credit card or Paypal account.

4. USPS Express shipment - if you need something in a hurry, USPS Express shipping option (1-2 days anywhere in the US...typically 1 day) is much cheaper than UPS/Fedex Next Day Air. Orders that will fit in a Flat Rate Express padded envelope can be shipped anywhere in the US for $25.00 (plus insurance). Items with "critical" overnight delivery should still be shipped via UPS or Fedex.

 

  • Lista Cabinets & Workbenches - Ultimate Garage has over 40 Lista cabinets, workbenches and storage walls on display in NJ. I've personally installed over 1,000 cabinets since becoming a dealer in 1996 and I stock most of the popular drawer accessories for immediate shipment. Let me help you configure you own storage solution...call or email for pricing.

  • Facom/USAG Price Sheet (Jan 5, 2020) - shows Suggested Retail pricing, Sale price, country of origin and quantity in stock . Ultimate Garage stocks more Facom & USAG products (4,800+ items) than anyone else in North America.

  • Facom "Classic" - section on the site with pre-2005 (made in France) tools that have been discontinued by Facom. For collectors and others with older sets with missing or broken tools.

  • Warehouse Parts/Tools/Storage Auction - too much to list separately. If you see any items of interest in the large photos, drop me an email. Willing to accept reasonable offers before listing on Ebay. BMW classic parts (1967-1999), woodworking and automotive tools, shelving, Movit Big Brake kits, wheel spacers, audio equipment, electrical supplies and fixtures, lighting, hardware and fasteners, collectibles, etc.

  • Facom Tool News & Commentary - catalog links, warranty info, product reviews, new & discontinued products, etc.

  • Phone Orders - if you're uncomfortable ordering online or not quite sure what you need, you can reach me from 9-5pm (EST), Monday-Friday, or 9am-noon (EST) on Saturday.... 201-262-0412

  • International Orders - by phone or email only. Payment via Paypal or wire transfer. Most orders will be shipped via USPS International Priority with online tracking and no UPS/Fedex brokerage fees (you'll still need to pay local customs & taxes).

 

 

Ultimate Garage Product Gallery

Most products listed below are in stock and available for sale online or at my location in Emerson, NJ. Please call or email for an appointment and directions. All NJ sales subject to 6.625% sales tax. Ultimate Garage accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Paypal and ACH Bank Transfers.

 

Facom Hand Tools - Ultimate Garage is the largest stocking dealer of Facom tools in the US today (4,800+ items). We also provide warranty support (repair, exchange or replacement) on most eligible Facom items purchased through Ultimate Garage (see details).

 

USAG Hand Tools - well known and respected in Italy, Ultimate Garage is proud to bring this quality line of tools to North America. We also provide warranty support (repair, exchange or replacement) on most eligible USAG items purchased through Ultimate Garage .

Facom is the parent company of USAG and there are many similarities between the 2 tool lines. Ultimate Garage will offer access to both lines and stock the tools with the best value, warranty and popularity.

 

Alto / Wap Vacuums - Attix Vacuums

Bags and Filters - Alto and Wap Vacuums - Turbo, SQ, Attix, etc

Alto / Wap vacuums - sales and service - Ultimate Garage stocks the current Attix 30 & 50 models and a complement of tools, accessories, consumables (bags and filters), and repair parts for all Alto and Wap shop vacuum models. Hepa models meet RRP standards and all Alto vacuums with sealable bags are suitable for bed bug extraction.

 

ABA Hose Clamps and Ultimate Garage - Online Store

ABA Stainless Steel hose clamps - Ultimate Garage sells ABA mini, rubber sleeve and Ultra "original series" worm-drive clamps. Mini and rubber sleeve clamps are 304ss (W4/S40-minimum time to red rust is 500hrs) and the Original series are an acid resistant 316ss (W5/S50...suitable for use in salt water...minimum time to red rust is 2000hrs). All sizes are typically in stock for immediate shipment.

Spax Screws and Ultimate Garage - Online Store

Spax Screws - don't compromise your project with inferior hardware. Spax screws - high quality European standards at affordable pricing.

Prevost Couplers - standard and safety push-button release connectors. Great for any shop that uses compressed air.

 

Phase Perfect Phase Converters - For my projects, I've found that Phase Perfect® digital phase converters (developed and patented by Phase Technologies, LLC) provide a safe and efficient means of generating stable 3-phase power. These converters, with their solid state design, are exceptionally compact in size and consume minimal power when energized under idle conditions (ie, without load). Phase Perfect provides balanced 3-phase power under all load conditions for even the most demanding applications. PT-330D converters are kept in stock for immediate local pickup. $10 flat rate shipping when ordered through the website (excl AK/HI).

 

 

BMW Parts and Specialty Tools - Ultimate Garage sold BMW automotive parts and specialty tools from 1978-2010, long enough to know what was good and what wasn't.

Original equipment quality parts at discount pricing. Hardware, tools and tech support available to complement most parts purchases.

See inventory links by model below. Some items have been sold out. The Excel price file shows current price and availability. Additional deep discounts for LOT purchases.....

 

Metric Hardware - quality metric grade 8,8, 10.9 and 12.9 fasteners from select European foundries.