Construction Business Plan Template & Example [2021 Updated]

Construction Business Plan Template

Written by Dave Lavinsky

Construction Company Business Plan Template

If you want to start a construction business or expand your current one, you need a business plan.

Over the past 20+ years, we have helped over 10,000 entrepreneurs and business owners create business plans to start and grow their construction businesses.

Below are links to each section of your construction business plan template:

Construction Business Plan FAQs

You can download our construction business plan PDF template here. This is a business plan template you can use in PDF format.

A construction business plan provides a snapshot of your construction business as it stands today, and lays out your growth plan for the next five years. It explains your business goals and your strategy for reaching them. It also includes market research to support your plans.

The construction industry is tough. If you’re a contractor looking to start a small construction business or construction services company, you need a business plan. A business plan will help you raise funding, if needed, and plan out the growth of your construction business in order to improve your chances of success. Your business plan is a living document that should be updated annually as your company grows and changes. As always, we are here to help you write a business plan and guide you through the steps of taking your business idea from dream to reality.

The main sources of funding for a small construction business are bank loans and angel investors. With regards to bank loans, banks will want to review your business plan and gain confidence that you will be able to repay your loan and interest. To acquire this confidence, the loan officer will not only want to confirm that your financials are reasonable. But they will want to see a professional plan. Such a plan will give them the confidence that you can successfully and professionally operate a business.

The second most common form of funding for a construction business is angel investors. Angel investors are wealthy individuals who will write you a check. They will either take equity in return for their funding, or, like a bank, they will give you a loan. Venture capitalists will generally not fund a construction business.

Below are some of the keys to success in the construction business:

  • Vision & Focus: determine the type of construction business you want to operate and stick to that vision.
  • Create your business plan: Your plan will help you set goals and outline how to achieve them.
  • Get licensed, bonded, and insured: before you can bid on your first job, you need to investigate and meet the requirements for local and state licenses and do what you need to do to secure them, get your worker’s compensation and liability insurance, and find out how much you need to be bonded for.
  • Build a winning team: Hire and train a team of employees with the right skills. Remember that since construction is seasonal and cyclical, you must also be willing to downsize if/when the workload decreases.
  • Purchase wisely: be careful not to overspend on salaries and equipment. Consider renting equipment when possible.
  • Properly price jobs: Keep factors such as overhead and actual production costs (materials, labor, inspections, etc.) in mind when pricing jobs to ensure a healthy profit on all projects.