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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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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

Construction Thought Leadership

  • Consider performing a cost segregation study sooner rather than later

    With the interest expense limitation of Section 136(j), it’s now more important for real property trades or businesses to perform cost segregation studies in the year in which buildings are placed in service. Learn more.

    Caitlin Slezak Ivan Hewines Kurt Piwko Emily Murphy Jonathan Winterkorn
    Article April 5, 2021 3 min read
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  • Leverage business analytics for greater margin intelligence

    Business analytics help you invest in the right products, target the right customers, and optimize your organization. Gain new insight into operations and profitability to improve your cost system and reach your business goals. We lay out the journey.

    Eric Obrecht Stewart Zellars
    Article March 29, 2021 7 min read
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  • Final regulations clarify real estate rules for like-kind exchanges

    The TCJA limited like-kind exchange transactions to real estate, meaning that personal property included in an exchange could trigger current-year tax consequences. Recent IRS guidance clarifies how to qualify for tax deferral. Here’s what you need to know.

    Jonathan Winterkorn Lawrence Knutson Jon Powell Kyle Downey
    Article March 26, 2021 5 min read
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  • IRS issues guidance on bypassing SALT limitation on pass-throughs

    The IRS issued guidance allowing individual owners of pass-through entities, such as partnerships and S corporations, to deduct an unlimited amount of certain taxes on income earned from pass-through entities that would otherwise be limited to $10,000.

    Ron Cook Curtis Ruppal Dave DeCew
    Article March 26, 2021 4 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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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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