How to Start a Roofing Business In Oklahoma
The State of Oklahoma is a great place to start a roofing business. You may want to start here: How to Start a Roofing Business.
How To Register Your Roofing Company in Oklahoma
Getting started– The state of Oklahoma provides a few helpful websites for getting your business started: https://www.sos.ok.gov/business/infoSB.aspx and http://okcommerce.gov/business/startup/ . Here is a link to Oklahoma’s Business Start-Up Guide: http://okcommerce.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Oklahoma_Business_Startup_Guide.pdf
-Register your business name.
Find out more about registering a fictitious name here: https://www.sos.ok.gov/business/default.aspx
If you need help selecting a name for your roofing business: Choosing a Roofing Company Name
-Select your business structure.
Decide what type of business structure you want to have–Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Find out more here: https://www.sos.ok.gov/corp/organization.aspx
-Register your business with the state.
You can register your business with the state of Oklahoma here: https://www.sos.ok.gov/corp/filing.aspx
-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 and hire an accountant.
You may choose 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 info about taxes here: https://www.ok.gov/tax/Businesses/index.html and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business
-Get Liability Insurance.
Choose an insurance agent that offers liability insurance. The pricing and options can vary. Roofing carries higher risk, so insurance costs can be greater than other construction related jobs.
-Register as a Contractor in Oklahoma.
Find out more about registering as a roofing contractor in Oklahoma here: http://cib.ok.gov/roofing-contractor
Your insurance agent can help you with this.
-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.
-Find out if you need a license to operate in your city.
You may be required to obtain a license to do business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.
-Research the need for 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 particular jobs, and may be subject to inspections.
Depending on how many employees you have, you may need to follow OSHA regulations. http://www.osha.gov