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You will benefit from our significant experience working with hundreds of construction clients in commercial construction, residential construction, and heavy/highway construction including general contractors, specialty trade and material suppliers across the construction supply chain.

Construction

Creative thinking gives contractors a competitive edge
You are accustomed to dealing with fluctuations in material costs, availability of labor, work-stopping weather and other construction disruptions, even wild swings in the credit markets, and you’ve remained successful. However, in this economy, you realize that business can’t be done as usual. You need experienced advisors to help you fine-tune your bids and improve your operations. You need out-of-the-box thinking to help with strategic planning and financial issues.

We know the construction industry
But who can help? Our construction services team will bring entrepreneurial enthusiasm and creativity to your projects. We believe “your business is our business.” That means our philosophy of service involves investing our knowledge and experience in your success. It also means that the construction services team knows about the challenges you face because they serve more than 500 construction industry clients and understand various issues.

Our construction services team members are active in state construction associations, state housing councils, the Association of General Contractors (AGC), and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).

Multidisciplinary team to advise contractors

Team members are CPAs, management consultants, architects, and licensed builders. Among our specialties:

  • Development and implementation of costing/estimating models
  • Implementation of purchasing, inventory management, and project tracking systems
  • Information technology planning, selection, and implementation
  • Process re-engineering
  • Performance management
  • Operations improvement
  • Strategic and business planning

You will appreciate our commitment to help you stay in front of the ever-changing regulations and our proven experience when we begin to help you strategize and implement improvements. You can depend on us to anticipate major issues that might adversely impact your company, and help you negotiate workable solutions.

Services to help contractors thrive

Plante Moran’s construction experts provide practical advice and industry best practices to give contractors a competitive edge. Our construction services team can also collaborate with the firm’s tax specialists to assist you with tax deferral strategies, cost allocations, federal, state, and local tax planning and compliance. Because Plante Moran is one of the nation’s leading accounting, tax, and business management consulting firms, our construction services team delivers a full menu of services to help your organization thrive.

When we give you references, you might ask them to confirm that Plante Moran is earnest in providing quality service and making every engagement especially pleasant and rewarding.

Financial Statement Audit

When Plante Moran audits your organization’s financial statement, you benefit from our reputation for thoroughness and professionalism as well as our focus on client service. Our exemplary reputation combined with our audit opinion, helps assure that your financial statement fairly represents your comany to your stakeholders, including assurities, banks, tax authorities, regulators, suppliers and customers.

Energy Audit

Typically energy audits are offered at increasing levels of detail starting with a preliminary audit that compares only data from usage and moving on to audits that survey the envelope construction, HVAC system, operating schedules, maintenance procedures, and equipment inventory. The audit can also benchmark the data against similar buildings in a comparable geography.

Heavy/Highway Construction

Our heavy/highway construction consultants can help you with a number of critical issues, as well as challenges such as government procurement, state and federal regulatory requirements, financial reporting, construction contract administration and audits.

Our consultants also have deep expertise in setting up systems to monitor productivity. We can help with development and implementation of estimating models as well as purchasing, inventory management, and project tracking systems.

Management Consulting

Plante Moran's construction consulting team is part of the firm's overall management consulting practice which includes more than 140 highly experienced, dedicated professionals. Out construction industry specialists provide clients with deep experience in areas such estimating, bidding and project costing, strategic business planning, operations and process improvement, as well as business continuity planning, corporate finance, and employee compensation and benefits.
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“The team from Plante provides unmatched service. From the staff members all the way up to the partners, they are all in the trenches helping us resolve a myriad of issues every time we need them.”

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Multi-state Electrical Contractor