How to Start a Roofing Business In Nevada
Here is how to start your own roofing business in Nevada. This information may also be beneficial if you want to start a siding or gutter business, or any other construction-related company.
Nevada has a website that will be helpful in getting your business started: https://nvsilverflume.gov/home
1. Register your business name.
You must file a fictituous name (DBA) with the county clerk: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/NRS-602.html
2. Select your business structure.
3. Register your business.
You can find out more about registering your business with the state of Nevada here: https://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=419
4. Open a Business Checking Account.
You will need to open a separate bank account for your 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://tax.nv.gov/ 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. Roofers have a higher risk than other types of contractors, so insurance costs will be more for roofers than landscapers, painters, etc. More about liability insurance here: Roofing Liability Insurance
7. Register as a Contractor.
To find the requirements check here: http://www.nvcontractorsboard.com/contractor_license_requirements.html#3
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 do 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 roofing jobs.
12. Building Code and Inspections.
You must be aware of building codes for your particular job, and may be subject to inspections.