There are some important steps to take to start an HVAC business in the state of New Jersey. HVAC services can include heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and more. Here are some steps you may have to take (not necessarily in order) to register your HVAC company, along with links to more information.
Here is a website that will help if you want to start a business in New Jersey: New Jersey Business Portal
-Register your business name.
Find out more about registering a fictitious name for your HVAC company here: Naming Your Business
If you need help selecting a name for your HVAC business: HVAC Business Name Ideas
-Select your business structure.
Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Find out more here: New Jersey Business Structure
-Register your business.
You can register your HVAC company with the state of New Jersey here: New Jersey Business Registration
-Open a Business Checking Account.
You will need to open a separate bank account for your HVAC business with your new business name.
-Find out about taxes, hire an accountant.
You may want to file your own taxes if you are a small company. As you grow, it will be easier to have an accountant do the work. More information about taxes here:
-Get HVAC Software
HVAC software will streamline your business before you even start, giving you visibility and control over all your leads, sales, jobs, and tasks from a single program to get your company on the fast track toward growth.
You’ll also be able to create estimates, place material orders, automate the boring (but necessary) stuff, empowering you and your team to finish jobs on time and on budget. Try JobNimbus for Free!
-Get Liability Insurance.
More about liability insurance here: Contractor Liability Insurance
-Register as a Contractor with the State of New Jersey.
Find out more here: New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
-Get Health Insurance.
Since you will be self-employed, you will need your own health insurance. If you have employees, you will need a plan that will include their health needs also.
You may be required to obtain a license to operate a HVAC company in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.
Depending on the locale, you may need to apply for permits before commencing certain types of HVAC-related jobs.
-Building Code and Inspections.
You must be aware of building codes for your particular job, and may be subject to inspections.
Depending on how many employees you have, you may need to follow OSHA regulations.
Depending on your startup budget, you may need to apply for financing to help pay for equipment.