Steps To Success: A Construction Company Startup Checklist

Starting your own business is always a good idea. There are plenty of options in front of you and starting a construction company sure is one of them. We can only see more and more buildings being constructed in the future, which means more construction companies will be needed. However, if you want your new business to have a chance at success, you’ll have to make sure you start out the right way. That’s why we’ve come up with six steps you should follow when getting your construction company off the ground.

Research the market

One of the crucial things you’ll have to do when starting a construction company is taking a closer look at the construction industry. That way, you’ll be able to figure out whether there’s enough place for your business on the market. Luckily, researching the market is now much easier than before. You can find useful information about other your competitors on their websites. Their prices and services they offer are something you should focus the most on. Only once you’re sure you’ll be able to compete with them should you start investing in your idea.

Get your paperwork in order

This may not be the most fun part of starting a construction business but it’s something you’ll simply have to do if you want to be able to operate. While there are many laws and regulations regarding constructions companies, these tend to differ quite a lot depending on where your business is based. Therefore, your safest bet is to pay a visit to local authorities and talk to them about laws and regulations you’ll need to have in mind. Don’t open for business until you get all the certificates since this can seriously jeopardize the future of your company.

Secure your financing

The next thing you’ll have to do is get enough money in order to be able to get started. This is the case because there are plenty of expenses your construction company will have to cover. We’re talking about things such as your equipment, advertising and employee wages. And unless you have enough money to cover all of these things during your company’s early days, you’ll have to find a different way to finance your business. We recommend checking out all of the options you can go for such as bank loans, private lenders, and angel investors and figuring out what works the best for you.

Choose the location for your headquarters

Another thing you’re going to need is the headquarters for your business. This isn’t the type of business that can be run from your home so make sure you find a good location for your headquarters. Think about the geographical radius you plan to operate on, and choose your location accordingly. Also, bear in mind that one of the most important things you’ll want to do is make your company accessible, and where you set up your headquarters will determine whether you’ll able to do this or not.

Get quality equipment

It’s obvious that starting a construction company requires a lot of equipment. First of all, you’re going to need vehicles that’ll help you bring building materials to the site you’re working on. Besides these, you’re also going to need bulldozers, crawler loaders, and excavators. It’s also a good idea to hire scissor lifts which are guaranteed to make your employees’ lives much easier. When buying your equipment, make sure you go for quality, since there’s no point in investing in equipment that’s not going to last long.

Start a website

There’s no need to say that every modern business needs to have a website. Your website isn’t only going to be the place where your customers will be able to browse your services but it’s also where they’ll look for your contact info which is extremely important. When it comes to website design, it’s always a good idea to have experts handle it for you. Just bear in mind that throwing in a couple of pictures from building sites you worked on can’t hurt. In fact, this is going to make your company appear more reliable and trustworthy.

Not too many people understand how important building a company on a firm foundation is important. Follow the six steps we mentioned above and you should be able to build a strong and profitable construction company. However, don’t forget that new trends regarding construction industry keep emerging and you’ll have to stay on top of these if you want your business to grow.


Dan Miller
Dan Miller
DAN is a Payments officer with nearly ten years of experience in banking and international payments in the Australian banking sector. He has a masters degree in finance and banking. He is married and also a father of a beautiful little girl.

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  1. This one old guy while I was on a bus in Winnipeg told me something that really stuck with me. Don’t start a business the get customers. Get one customer and build a business around that customer. Then look for more customers.

    So to start a business, you must have one customer trust you. Then do the rest of the start up stuff. The rest will follow.