How To Start A Roofing Business In Indiana

How To Start A Roofing Business In Indiana

There are a few different steps to becoming a successful roofing business.  You may want to start here: Starting a Roofing Business.

Make sure you research the laws in your area before starting your roofing company.

Getting Started- Indiana has a website to help you get started with your business: INBiz: Your One-Stop Source for your Business

-Register your business name.

You may need to register a fictitious name for your business.  Indiana Business Forms

If you need help selecting a name for your roofing business:  

-Select your business structure.

Determine what business structure you wish to have: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Indiana Business Forms

More on Business Entities: Choosing a Roofing Business Structure

-Register your business.

Start registering your business with the state of Indiana here:  Indiana Business Registration

-Open a Business Checking Account.

You will need to open a separate bank account for your business with your new business name.

-Find out about taxes, hire an accountant.

You may choose to file your own taxes, or decide to hire an accountant.  More information about taxes here:

-Get Liability Insurance.

In Indiana and many states, understanding the regulations and laws regarding the need for contractor liability and bonds for contractors can be tricky. Having the right coverage is crucial for all roofing contractors.

We work with ContractorsLiability.com because they’re the one-stop-shop for General Liability insurance and are able to get online quotes in all 50 states. Plus, their expertise means they’re fast when it comes to getting the right bond and liability coverage.  Indiana roofers need to win the job and stay protected at an affordable price. Learn more >

-Register as a Contractor.

You need to find out if your state or city requires you to register as an insured contractor.

-Worker’s Compensation.

You will need Worker’s Compensation if you have any employees. Find out more>

-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.

-City License.

You may be required to obtain a license to do business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.

-Permits.

Depending on the locale, you may need to apply for permits before commencing certain types of roofing jobs.

-Building Code and Inspections.

You must be aware of building codes for your particular job, and may be subject to inspections.

-OSHA.

Depending on how many employees you have, you may need to follow OSHA regulations.

-Financing.

Depending on your startup budget, you may need to apply for financing to help pay for equipment. Direct Capital offers financing for equipment for businesses*Must have a 700+ FICO score OR be in business 2 years for consideration. Find out more>

-Marketing.

To get your roofing business going, you may need to use multiple marketing techniques:  Roofing Marketing Ideas