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COVID-19: Get the latest guidance. Access our real estate and construction resource center.

COVID-19: Get the latest guidance. Access our real estate and construction resource center.

COVID-19: Get the latest guidance. Access our real estate and construction resource center.

Building a successful future

The market is quickly and constantly changing, requiring you to tackle challenges head on. From labor shortages and increased work volumes, to new accounting standards and evolving technologies, we can help.

With more than 90 years of perspective, we’re focused on the long game. We help construction companies build, grow, and sustain successful businesses by improving their tax compliance and planning and implementing successful audit and accounting practices. We also help companies prepare for the future with succession and strategic planning.

Our 350-plus seasoned construction industry experts have dedicated their careers to serving companies like yours, so we understand your challenges and your vision. Our national construction team continuously monitors major trends to provide concrete insights that distinguish you from the competition. With comprehensive audit, tax, consulting, M&A advisor, and wealth management solutions, we’ll help you lead industry change.

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Succession planning for construction owners

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Why smart business succession planning starts with a good personal plan
The COVID-19 crisis is underscoring the importance of business succession planning for construction company owners. Shane Brown and Dawn Jinsky explain how to balance personal financial goals with future needs of the business via Construction Executive.
Shane Brown
Article April 29, 2020 1 min read
Four steps to achieve a sustainable management succession plan
Shane Brown
Article December 4, 2019 5 min read
Four steps to a smooth, profitable exit from your business
Shane Brown
Article September 3, 2019 5 min read
Help employees develop skills necessary for succession planning
Shane Brown
Article August 2, 2019 1 min read

Construction guidebook
Strategies to elevate your business

Opportunity zones

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5 min read
The impact of COVID-19 on opportunity zones
Changes are coming for qualified opportunity funds, opportunity zone businesses, and investors. Here’s what you need to know.
Gordon Goldie
Article July 10, 2020 5 min read
Opportunity zones: Investment havens or taxation minefields?
Valerie Grunduski
Article April 15, 2020 5 min read
What is the optimal Qualified Opportunity Fund structure?
Valerie Grunduski
Article February 20, 2020 10 min read

Related Events

  • AGC IT Conference
    Join Plante Moran at the upcoming AGC IT conference and hear from our experts on cybersecurity for construction.
    Event August 3, 2020 Upcoming
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  • Optimizing tax accounting methods in challenging times

    Accounting methods are a valuable — but often overlooked — tool for managing tax cash flow, which is even more valuable during times of economic uncertainty. Join our webinar to make sure you’re optimizing your accounting methods.

    Stephen Eckert Emily Murphy Kate Oliver
    Webinar August 5, 2020 60 min watch Upcoming
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  • Rethinking business and transaction structures during COVID-19

    Explaining longer-term tax planning strategies, our tax experts focus on business entities, operations, and transaction planning. We help you find and implement the best strategy to help you attain your business goals, as well as how to implement it.

    Stephen Eckert
    Webinar August 18, 2020 60 min watch Upcoming
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  • Dealing with business debt during challenging times

    Business debt can play both positive and negative roles during trying times. Our experts will discuss bad debts, COD income and debt renegotiations, the interest expense limitation, and bankruptcy.

    Stephen Eckert
    Webinar September 1, 2020 60 min watch Upcoming
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Construction Thought Leadership

  • The Main Street Lending Program: A financial resource in reserve
    The Main Street Lending Program isn’t getting much use now but will be an important safety net should COVID-19 cases create the need for more economic shutdowns. Here’s what companies and nonprofits should know.
    Dave Andrea
    Article July 23, 2020 6 min read
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  • The impact of COVID-19 on opportunity zones
    Changes are coming for qualified opportunity funds, opportunity zone businesses, and investors. Here’s what you need to know.
    Gordon Goldie Valerie Grunduski Lucas Visser Zachary Youseff
    Article July 10, 2020 5 min read
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  • Maximizing cash flow through COVID-19 tax planning

    As organizations and individuals look to accumulate and preserve cash, we’ll provide tax-planning strategies that maximize cash flow. Our tax experts will show you how in this webinar.

    Stephen Eckert Brett Bissonnette Josh Bemis Rebecca Smart
    Webinar July 8, 2020 60 min watch
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  • Successfully navigating a downturn: Understanding cost and margin performance
    The decisions you make in the next few months could make or break your business. Accurate cost and margin data can help your business survive.
    Ken Julien
    Article June 25, 2020 3 min read
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Specialized expertise for transformational insights

We’ll partner with you every step of the way, no matter your specialty. From general contractors and specialty trade contractors, to highway and home builders and material suppliers, our expertise comes from supporting more than 600 diverse construction clients.

As nationally recognized construction thought leaders, we deliver insights to the country’s most respected trade organizations, present at the conferences you never miss, and contribute to the publications you trust. Some organizations we’re involved with include, Construction Business Owner, Modern Contractor Solutions, Associated General Contractors, and the Construction Financial Management Association.

Laura Claeys, construction practice leader, expects the best from her teams. “Our goal is always to make our clients as successful as possible. I’m proud of the specialized industry experts we’ve assembled and their ability to offer insights that transform our clients’ companies. We’re not just checking the box; we’re always looking ahead and bringing the best strategies back to our clients.”

Our clients say

The Plante Moran professionals who serve us seem to have found the right balance, blending professionalism with a relaxed approach. They have been invaluable over the years, finding tax savings, assisting with banking and surety relationships, and providing outstanding business advice.

Jeffrey G. Jamerino Vice President and CFO,  Superior Electric Great Lakes Company

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1 minute read
Large construction company upgrades critical ERP software
GH Phipps, a 65-year-old construction company, upgrades outdated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and creates highly engaged users during a critical time of business growth.
Shane Brown
Case Study February 1, 2019 1 minute read
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Succession planning with ESOP transition
Private company successfully transitions business to ESOP, preserving owner's legacy and quickly returning to positive equity.
Case Study May 31, 2017 2 min read

How can we help your business?

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