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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 nearly 100 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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1 min read
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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4 min read
Are opportunity zones for you? Five questions to ask

An increasing number of investors are considering opportunity zones because of their significant tax advantages. But are they the right alternative investment for you? Kurt Piwko and Valerie Grunduski discuss key points to consider via Kiplinger.

Valerie Grunduski
Article November 6, 2020 4 min read
The impact of COVID-19 on opportunity zones
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

Related Events

  • Lansing CFMA: PPP 2 and Accounting Standards Updates

    Join our Plante Moran experts, Lonnie Maxwell-Cook and Anson Martens at the Lansing CFMA complimentary webinar on updated accounting standards.

    Lonnie Maxwell-Cook Anson Martens
    Webinar January 26, 2021 90 min watch Upcoming
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Construction Thought Leadership

  • Suspect fraud? Seven actions to take now
    Have that nagging feeling something just isn't right? Conduct the initial analysis to substantiate your suspicions — don't wait any longer to take these important steps to protect your business.
    Eric Conforti Michelle D. McHale-Adams
    Article January 14, 2021 3 min read
    A picture of a man sitting at a desk who is worried and suspects fraud.
  • New law clarifies effects of PPP, employee retention credit on R&D tax credits

    The latest federal COVID-19 relief allows businesses to deduct expenses paid with PPP loan proceeds. It also limits “double-dips” for wages claimed under the employee retention credit in 2021. Here’s how these provisions affect the payroll qualified for R&D tax credits.

    Ginger Powell Amy Forester
    Article January 13, 2021 3 min read
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  • Partnership tax basis capital reporting requirement for tax year 2020

    Partnerships are required to report partners’ capital on Schedule K-1 on the tax basis method for taxable years that begin on or after Jan. 1, 2020. Learn more about the recently furnished draft Form 1065 instructions for the 2020 tax year.

    Ivan Hewines Stephen Eckert Michael Monaghan
    Article January 13, 2021 4 min read
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  • Final COVID-19 relief bill of 2020 provides tax support and expands the PPP
    The Consolidated Appropriations Act provides tax support for businesses and individuals for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about what this could mean for you.
    Stephen Eckert James Minutolo Michael Monaghan Alison Frankel
    Article December 28, 2020 22 min read
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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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2 min read
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

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.”

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