Your business plan sounds great......hopefully you are sucessful!
The twp I work in uses 2-way radios from field cars to the office; 'cell' phones may be coming in another 5 years. (Talk about being behind the times) I use my personal cell.

Here in NJ, the 'state' says 72 hrs for an inspection.....again, sometimes it works, sometimes it don't. Alas, it's not a perfect world.

The "gratituties" comment has me rolling!

To the best of my knowledge, NJ does not have a confiscation clause, for equipment of unlicensed contractors, but...you never know who is reading this forum.....hmm!

$2k will raise some eyebrows.....now if we can come up with a way to get everyone to call-in for inspections, that will be a plus.