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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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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

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

  • R&D tax credit: Does your business qualify?

    How much of your annual budget goes toward developing or improving a product or process? If the answer is “a lot,” you may qualify to receive a significant percentage of your qualified research expenses back through the R&D tax credit.

    Ginger Powell Amy Forester
    Video May 10, 2021 3 min watch
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  • Corporate default risk eases; experts question whether ‘reckoning’ lies ahead

    Over the past year, government stimulus has saved many companies from default during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the economy recovers and government aid wanes, some companies won’t survive. Tim Weed discusses the challenges that lie ahead via S&P Global.

    Tim Weed
    Article May 7, 2021 4 min read
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  • President Biden’s tax proposals announced; congressional deliberations to begin

    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 April 29, 2021 17 min read
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  • The CFO cheat sheet: Nine ways to improve effectiveness

    Whether you’re a CFO looking to improve your strategy or a CEO or board member wanting to coach your CFO, this nine-point guide can help.

    Stan Hannah
    Article April 29, 2021 7 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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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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