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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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Insights for owner-managed businesses

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8 min read
Turning risk into opportunity: Five questions to ask
Organizations make themselves vulnerable to risk in ways you may not have thought about. Are you vulnerable? Ask yourself these five questions.
Doug Farmer
Article December 20, 2019 8 min read
Business succession in your future? Consider these questions
Katie Redle Wealth Management
Article January 22, 2020 2 min read
Keep IT right-sized through growth and change
Evan Honour
Article April 29, 2021 4 min read
Hiring cybersecurity talent? Five things you should know
Sarah Pavelek
Article March 26, 2021 2 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 Executive Forum: Clarity and confidence, no matter what’s next

    Join executives from across the nation for a two-day virtual experience 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 September 22, 2021 3 hour watch Upcoming
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Construction Thought Leadership

  • 2021 midyear business tax planning in an era of change

    Over the past year, we’ve seen a high volume of tax changes, primarily in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Are you sure your business has taken all the recent changes into account? Join our tax experts to make sure.

    Stephen Eckert Kurt Piwko Caitlin Slezak
    Webinar June 29, 2021 60 min watch
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  • Biden administration's tax proposals: Understanding the impact
    The Biden administration has announced details regarding two major legislative initiatives. The tax proposals would impact individual, corporate, and international taxes. A challenging legislative process is expected as Congress begins deliberation of these proposals. Learn more.
    Stephen Eckert Michael Monaghan Kurt Piwko Jessica Wargo
    Article June 29, 2021 15 min read
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  • Are you ready for changes to Section 174 research deductions in 2022?

    Unless legislative action is taken before December 31, a provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will take effect that requires Section 174 research expenses be amortized over multiple years instead of deducted in the year incurred. Learn more.

    Amy Forester Ginger Powell Donny Lucaj
    Article June 17, 2021 3 min read
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  • Six critical private equity due diligence considerations
    Discover six critical due diligence considerations private equity firms should employ in today’s increasing challenging and competitive marketplace for new deals.
    White Paper May 31, 2021 24 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.”

How can we help your business?

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