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Do you want to build in Montana? The state has a population of more than 1 million, and construction jobs are one of the three fastest-growing fields in this region. If you want to build in the state, you need to understand some rules and laws. Here are three things to know about building in Montana.
The state of Montana has several rules about construction. Certain cities in Montana may have more rules. You’ll want to look for more information about the location where you plan to build.
If you have any employees, you have to register to do construction in Montana. You’ll apply at the Department of Labor and Industry. You won’t have to take an exam to get a license. The cost is $53 for the application and paperwork. Each license lasts for two years. If you’re from out-of-state, you can still do construction in Montana. You must register with the Montana Secretary of State first, though.
You should also keep in mind that certain jobs require other permits. For example, plumbing and electrical workers need licenses. You’ll also use equipment like boom lifts, scissor lifts, forklifts, and manlifts on the build. The people who use this heavy machinery need licenses, too. You may find it’s easier to hire a local worker who already has the required licenses.
The Montana soil will have an impact on where you choose to build. The soil may also determine which equipment you can use. Most areas of Montana have the same climate. Due to its northern location, the state has cold winters and moderate summers.
The soil type is usually sandy, clay, or sandy loam. Montana is one of the driest states. During droughts, all three soils harden and grow brittle. Dry clay also shrinks. For buildings, this issue can cause cracks in the foundation. Some sites may sink, too.
In Montana, you may need to bring loose, light soil from other sites. You’ll have an easier time moving it than the dense soil at the build site.
While Montana is a smaller state regarding population, it still has several great options for builds. The state has a reputation as the billionaire’s capital of America. Four billionaires and several other affluent people live in Montana. With so many wealthy people as potential clients, you can make a lot of money here.
The biggest city is Billings, which has a trade area of roughly half a million people. That’s about half the population of the state. Helena, the state capital, also has many build options. Bozeman is where three of the billionaires own homes. Missoula, Great Falls, and Butte are the other great areas to build.
Due to the size of Montana relative to the population, many builds here are larger in scale. It’s an ideal place for developers who want to do something big.
Building in Montana is potentially lucrative. If the right person notices your work, you can make your career. Just understand the construction rules before you start building.