How To Start A Masonry Business In Texas
There are a few steps to becoming a successful masonry business in Texas. You may want to start here: Starting a Masonry Business. Before you spend any money, do thorough research into all the costs that will be involved in getting started and maintaining the business. During the planning stage, you may find out you need financing to get started.
Below, you can see how to register your masonry company in Texas.
How to Register Your Masonry Business In Texas
It is a lot easier to start a masonry business in Texas than in other states. You must do your own thorough research, as laws change regularly. Here are some steps you may have to take (not necessarily in order) to start your masonry company, along with links to more information.
These links may also be helpful if you want to start any other construction-related company.
Getting Started- Here is a website that will help if you want to become a masonry contractor in Texas: https://texaswideopenforbusiness.com/start-business
1. Register your masonry business name.
Find out more about registering a fictitious name here: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/forms_boc.shtml
If you need help selecting a name for your masonry business: Masonry Business Name Ideas
2. Select your business structure.
Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Find out more here: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/businessstructure.shtml
3. Register your masonry business.
You can register your business with the state of Texas here: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/forms_boc.shtml
4. Open a Business Checking Account.
You will need to open a separate bank account for your masonry business with your new business name.
5. 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: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxes/ and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .
6. Get Liability Insurance.
Find an insurance agent that offers liability insurance. You may want to shop around, as prices and options can vary.
7. Register as a Contractor with the State of Texas.
Check with your local government to see if you need to register.
8. Worker’s Compensation.
The insurance agency that provided your liability insurance should be able to help with this. You don’t need Worker’s Compensation unless you have employees.
9. 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.
10. City License.
You may be required to obtain a license to operate your masonry business 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 masonry jobs.
12. 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.