52 Low Capital Civil Engineer Business Ideas

52 Low Capital Civil Engineer Business Ideas

Looking to start a civil engineering related business but not quite sure what to start?



The good news is, there are so many opportunities to become an entrepreneur and build an innovative product/service in this line of work.



If you're looking to start your own civil engineering related business, there are several low-capital options you can choose from.



We put a list together below of the most profitable civil engineer business ideas you can start today!



Here they are:



1. Start a civil engineering part-time lessons business

Examples of a successful civil engineering part-time lessons business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a civil engineering part-time lessons business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a civil engineering part-time lessons business ➜

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2. Start a childproof services business

Examples of a successful childproof services business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a childproof services business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a childproof services business ➜

3. Start a blogging business ($200K/year)

Examples of a successful blogging business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a blogging business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a blogging business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Chhavi Agarwal's story on creating Mrs Daaku Studio a read:

I am Chhavi, the founder and owner of the blog and YouTube channel Mrs Daaku Studio along with my husband Amit.

Our blog, YouTube channel, and products are designed to help you achieve what we have (...and, more).

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Chhavi Agarwal, on starting Mrs Daaku Studio ($5,000/month) full story ➜

4. Start a freelance civil engineering business

Examples of a successful freelance civil engineering business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a freelance civil engineering business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a freelance civil engineering business ➜

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5. Start a construction consulting business

Examples of a successful construction consulting business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a construction consulting business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a construction consulting business ➜

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6. Start a chimney repair business ($545K/year)

Examples of a successful chimney repair business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a chimney repair business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a chimney repair business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Mitchell Blackmon's story on creating Patriot Chimney a read:

Hi everyone, my name is Mitchell and I’m one of the three founders of Patriot Chimney. We sweep, repair, and build chimneys and also service and repair dryer vents around the Roanoke Valley in Virginia.

I studied marketing in college, but my experience in the past few years has been a mix between marketing and sales, so my focus is primarily around building the sales and marketing strategy for us. My brother (Matt) and a friend of his (Billy) focus on the operations, actually getting on the roof and doing some real dirty work.

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Mitchell Blackmon, on starting Patriot Chimney ($45,394/month) full story ➜

7. Start a construction estimation service business

Examples of a successful construction estimation service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a construction estimation service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a construction estimation service business ➜

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8. Start an e-book writing business

Examples of a successful e-book writing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a e-book writing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an e-book writing business ➜

9. Start a roof repair business

Examples of a successful roof repair business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a roof repair business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a roof repair business ➜

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10. Start a roads construction business

Examples of a successful roads construction business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a roads construction business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a roads construction business ➜

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11. Start an air conditioner installation business

Examples of a successful air conditioner installation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a air conditioner installation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an air conditioner installation business ➜

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12. Start a bitumen and tar supplying business

Examples of a successful bitumen and tar supplying business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bitumen and tar supplying business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a bitumen and tar supplying business ➜

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13. Start a water closet production business

Examples of a successful water closet production business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a water closet production business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a water closet production business ➜

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14. Start an iron rods suppling business

Examples of a successful iron rods suppling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a iron rods suppling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an iron rods suppling business ➜

15. Start a house painting business

Examples of a successful house painting business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a house painting business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a house painting business ➜

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16. Start an overhead and underground tanks supply business

Examples of a successful overhead and underground tanks supply business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a overhead and underground tanks supply business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an overhead and underground tanks supply business ➜

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17. Start a ceiling production business

Examples of a successful ceiling production business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a ceiling production business:

Learn more about starting a ceiling production business ➜

18. Start a transport and logistics business

Examples of a successful transport and logistics business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a transport and logistics business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a transport and logistics business ➜

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19. Start a floor cleaning business

Examples of a successful floor cleaning business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a floor cleaning business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a floor cleaning business ➜

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20. Start a roofing materials manufacturing business

Examples of a successful roofing materials manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a roofing materials manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a roofing materials manufacturing business ➜

21. Start an aluminum products manufacturing business

Examples of a successful aluminum products manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a aluminum products manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an aluminum products manufacturing business ➜

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22. Start a plumbing business

Examples of a successful plumbing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a plumbing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a plumbing business ➜

23. Start a gathers rental business

Examples of a successful gathers rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a gathers rental business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a gathers rental business ➜

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24. Start a construction equipment rentals company

Examples of a successful construction equipment rentals company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a construction equipment rentals company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a construction equipment rentals company ➜

25. Start a cement selling business

Examples of a successful cement selling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cement selling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a cement selling business ➜

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26. Start a safety gadgets production business

Examples of a successful safety gadgets production business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a safety gadgets production business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a safety gadgets production business ➜

27. Start a bricklaying services business

Examples of a successful bricklaying services business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bricklaying services business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a bricklaying services business ➜

28. Start an interior design business ($1.32M/year)

Examples of a successful interior design business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a interior design business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an interior design business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Annemarie diSalvo's story on creating diSalvo Interiors a read:

Well, to make a long story short, my mother and I started this company together in 1996. I was working as a staff interior designer at a private firm in NYC, and my mother, Rosemarie was the manager of the Estate and Trust department at a large Law Firm. We both HATED our jobs and dreamed of doing our 'own thing'. We had no idea what that looked like, and so we turned to our passion..antiques and design.

That passion has morphed into a boutique design firm that boasts over 1M in annual revenue and has completed hundreds of trophy projects.

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Annemarie diSalvo, on starting diSalvo Interiors ($110,000/month) full story ➜

29. Start a property development business

Examples of a successful property development business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a property development business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a property development business ➜

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30. Start a construction company ($4.2M/year)

Examples of a successful construction company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a construction company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a construction company ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Clifton Muckenfuss's story on creating Carolina Exteriors a read:

I’m Clifton Muckenfuss, I am Co-Founder of Carolina Exteriors, a Specialty Replacement Contractor based in Apex, NC, serving the Raleigh Metro Area. Carolina Exteriors offers residential home improvement services including Roofing, Siding, Windows, Doors, and Gutters. We believe that if we “build people, we build a winning team and combined, we Build Exceptional Customer Experiences. Our dedication to our people and customers and execution on our mission has led to us receiving numerous industry awards for customer service.

We bootstrapped the business on $3,500 and now 9 years later generate $4,000,000 in revenue.

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Clifton Muckenfuss, on starting Carolina Exteriors ($350,000/month) full story ➜

31. Start a furniture polishing business

Examples of a successful furniture polishing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a furniture polishing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a furniture polishing business ➜

32. Start a wall paper fixing business

Examples of a successful wall paper fixing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a wall paper fixing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a wall paper fixing business ➜

33. Start a landscaping business ($13.2M/year)

Examples of a successful landscaping business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a landscaping business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a landscaping business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Terry Morrill's story on creating Pacific Outdoor Living a read:

I'm Terry Morrill, the owner of Pacific Outdoor Living, Pacific Pavingstone, and creator of the AIMM System. At Pacific Outdoor Living, our main product that we sell is a complete landscape design-build project to high-end residential customers. We refer to our primary customer base as the "mass affluent". I run Pacific Outdoor living and its sister company, Pacific Pavingstone, with my two sons, Trent and Chad Morrill.

Our office, located in Sun Valley, has a staff of over 80 employees. Within the staff, we have specialized crews in demolition, landscaping, pavers, and pools. These specialized crews are experts in their field and have been trained with the highest certifications in each division.

This year, we will end up grossing around 16 million in gross sales, which is a significant increase from the years prior.

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Terry Morrill, on starting Pacific Outdoor Living ($1,100,000/month) full story ➜

34. Start a bricks and blocks manufacturing business

Examples of a successful bricks and blocks manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bricks and blocks manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a bricks and blocks manufacturing business ➜

35. Start a logging business

Examples of a successful logging business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a logging business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a logging business ➜

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36. Start a tile repair business

Examples of a successful tile repair business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tile repair business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tile repair business ➜

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37. Start a borehole drilling business

Examples of a successful borehole drilling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a borehole drilling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a borehole drilling business ➜

38. Start a marbles manufacturing business

Examples of a successful marbles manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a marbles manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a marbles manufacturing business ➜

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39. Start a cement manufacturing business

Examples of a successful cement manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cement manufacturing business:

Learn more about starting a cement manufacturing business ➜

40. Start a metal gates construction business

Examples of a successful metal gates construction business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a metal gates construction business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a metal gates construction business ➜

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41. Start a construction nails manufacturing business

Examples of a successful construction nails manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a construction nails manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a construction nails manufacturing business ➜

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42. Start a construction equipment selling business

Examples of a successful construction equipment selling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a construction equipment selling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a construction equipment selling business ➜

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43. Start a mosaic tile creation business

Examples of a successful mosaic tile creation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mosaic tile creation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a mosaic tile creation business ➜

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44. Start a land surveys business

Examples of a successful land surveys business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a land surveys business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a land surveys business ➜

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45. Start a tractors selling business

Examples of a successful tractors selling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tractors selling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tractors selling business ➜

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46. Start a building wiring business

Examples of a successful building wiring business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a building wiring business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a building wiring business ➜

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47. Start a construction cleanup business

Examples of a successful construction cleanup business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a construction cleanup business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a construction cleanup business ➜

48. Start a burglary proofs construction business

Examples of a successful burglary proofs construction business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a burglary proofs construction business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a burglary proofs construction business ➜

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49. Start a fixing POP business

Examples of a successful fixing POP business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a fixing POP business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a fixing POP business ➜

50. Start a sand and gravel supplying business

Examples of a successful sand and gravel supplying business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sand and gravel supplying business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a sand and gravel supplying business ➜

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51. Start a ceramic tile manufacturing business

Examples of a successful ceramic tile manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a ceramic tile manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a ceramic tile manufacturing business ➜

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52. Start a lawn care service

Examples of a successful lawn care service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a lawn care service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a lawn care service ➜

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