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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 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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5 min read
Four steps to achieve a sustainable management succession plan
Owners of construction businesses often have a vision of what their dream exit looks like but don’t know how to begin the process. Here are four steps for creating a sustainable succession plan via Construction Executive.
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
Five steps to ease succession planning at construction firms
Shane Brown
Article March 25, 2019 1 min read

Construction guidebook
Strategies to elevate your business

Opportunity zones

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10 min read
What is the optimal Qualified Opportunity Fund structure?
The IRS and Treasury have just released the final regulations for the Opportunity Zone program. Now that we know more details, here are questions you should be asking to assess the optimal fund structure to reach your goals.
Valerie Grunduski
Article February 20, 2020 10 min read

Construction Thought Leadership

  • The tax implications of the CARES Act
    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a $2.2 trillion bill designed to support the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wondering what tax implications it will have on your organization? Join our webinar to learn more.
    Josh Bemis Brett Bissonnette Shawn Dubinsky Stephen Eckert Rebecca Smart
    Webinar April 1, 2020 75 min watch
    COVID 19 tax stimulus CARES act
  • The CARES Act and qualified improvement property

    With the passage of the CARES Act, a previous drafting error (commonly referred to as the “retail glitch”) under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was resolved. Qualified improvement property will now qualify for bonus depreciation. Here’s what you need to know. 

    Ivan Hewines Biz Pavelich Faith Prager Jon Powell
    Article March 31, 2020 3 min read
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  • The CARES Act: COVID-19 assistance is on the way
    The highly anticipated $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act is bringing relief to every sector of the U.S. economy. Here’s how it supports you and your business.
    Shawn Dubinsky Joseph Rankin
    Article March 27, 2020 6 min read
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  • Enactment of CARES Act
    Economic stimulus in response to COVID-19 provides tax relief to businesses and individuals.
    Stephen Eckert Michael Monaghan Brett Bissonnette Josh Bemis
    Article March 27, 2020 16 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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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

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