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Plante Moran

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

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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4 min read
How to position your construction company for post-COVID-19 success

The economic downturn isn’t permanent. Construction companies that are strategic in leveraging their company’s strengths and navigating the new market will have opportunities for success in the coming months and future. Here’s why you should start strategizing now.

Shane Brown
Article April 20, 2020 4 min read
Four steps to a smooth, profitable exit from your business
Shane Brown
Article September 3, 2019 5 min read
Five steps to ease succession planning at construction firms
Shane Brown
Article March 25, 2019 1 min read

Succession planning for construction owners
It’s never too early to start

Opportunity zones

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5 min read
The impact of COVID-19 on opportunity zones

The ongoing pandemic has resulted in additional relief for qualified opportunity funds, opportunity zone businesses, and investors. Here’s what you need to know.

Gordon Goldie
Article January 26, 2021 5 min read
Are opportunity zones for you? Five questions to ask
Valerie Grunduski
Article November 6, 2020 4 min read
Opportunity zones: Investment havens or taxation minefields?
Valerie Grunduski
Article April 15, 2020 5 min read

Related Events

  • 2021 Year-end Webinar Series

    Make sure you’re ready for year-end — join our experts for a two-day virtual experience as they present important year-end updates for tax (individual and business), accounting, audit, and employee benefit plans.

    Webinar November 30, 2021 1 min read Upcoming
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Construction Thought Leadership

  • Congress extends debt ceiling as all eyes turn toward tax legislation

    On October 14, President Biden signed into law a short-term extension of the federal debt ceiling. This, coupled with other recent funding extensions, sets the stage for further negotiations over the major tax proposals. Our tax experts discuss. 

    Stephen Eckert Michael Monaghan Kurt Piwko
    Article October 15, 2021 7 min read
    Business professionals walking down a flight of stairs outside a courthouse.
  • SOX compliance: Challenges boil down to people, process, technology issues

    SOX 404 compliance is complex, but problems often boil down to issues in three key areas: people, process, and technology. Identify and resolve those in order to strengthen controls, reduce the risk of material weaknesses, and drive better business results.

    Amanda Carrigan Bryan O’Neill Caroline Smythe
    Article October 12, 2021 4 min read
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  • Top surprises, hidden impacts, and tax implications of the proposed Build Back Better Act

    The current version of the Build Back Better Act offers a combination of surprises, quiet proposals with big impacts, expected developments, and implications for what might be coming next. Our National Tax Office experts discuss.

    Stephen Eckert Michael Monaghan Kurt Piwko
    Article September 23, 2021 22 min read
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  • 2021 Executive Forum: Clarity and confidence, no matter what’s next

    View our on-demand webinar featuring a panel conversation with prominent C-suite and government leaders, an economic update, and a keynote from disruptive innovator and founding partner of Detroit Venture Partners, Josh Linkner.

    Jim Proppe Jason Drake Laura Claeys Jim Baird Wealth Management
    Webinar Sept. 23, 2021 3 hour watch
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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.”

How can we help your business?

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