Construction

Our Expertise
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.

A partner to guide your strategy

Are you confident you’ve done all you can to build your company to stand the test of time? Whether family-owned, investor or private equity-owned, ESOP-owned, or publicly owned, we have a long history of partnering with construction companies — and we know what it takes to succeed.

Our services for construction companies include:

Succession planning

The #1 issue facing contractors is generally succession planning. Who are your leaders of tomorrow? What are you doing to develop and retain your talent? Leadership drives your company forward. We’ll help you identify the next generation and develop a leadership pipeline, including identifying what skills they need to deepen, expand, or develop.

Strategic planning

What sets your organization apart from your competitors? Does your management team know the vision and use it to gain work? Setting a clear vision and executing the plan can make all the difference, and we’ll help guide you through the process.

Business transition services

Is it too early to plan for the next stage of your business? We don’t think so. Working with our wealth management experts, our strategies for financial, estate, and ownership transition planning will evaluate the best options for your company, your family, and you.

Transaction services

You’ve likely put your life into your company; what’s it worth now? We’ll look beyond tax returns and financial audits to include industry conditions as we help determine the value of your business and prepare for a sale.

Technology

Are your current systems meeting your needs? We’ll help your construction company flourish in this digital age through information technology planning, process and operations improvement, and costing and estimating models consulting. We’ll also help you explore and integrate business intelligence tools to improve and innovate. Whether that’s leveraging your current data or benchmarking against your peers and the industry, we’re here to help.

Audit

When was the last time your audit provided insights that inform future of your company? We customize our audit process based on your unique needs to generate practical observations that can start transforming your company today.

Tax

Are you worried you’re paying too much in taxes? Our tax specialists — armed with a thorough understanding of industry codes and regulations — will help you capitalize on opportunities to maximize your cash flow. We also provide future-focused tax advisory consulting to help you make the best decisions today and tomorrow.


Strategies that work, no matter what's next

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Client Experience
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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