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Labor shortages, increased work volumes, new accounting standards, evolving technologies, or strained cash flow can burden even the most established construction companies. Our seasoned construction industry experts are in your corner, offering comprehensive audit, tax, consulting, and M&A advisory solutions customized to your company's unique needs.

When you’ve served the construction industry for more than 90 years, you gain perspective. We understand your challenges and can offer flexible and creative solutions without sacrificing practicality. It takes a team of dedicated professionals to build, grow, and sustain a successful construction business; you can turn to us for help at every stage along the way.

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Transitioning your business

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Business succession in your future? Consider these questions
Personal and professional decisions about financial independence and your family's vision for the future determine how best to transfer business ownership. Ask these three questions to help gain clarity.
Katie Redle Wealth Management
Article August 18, 2017 3 min read

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Revenue recognition roadmap

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Ready for the new revenue recognition standard?
It's critical to begin planning now for the new revenue recognition standard to ensure compliance and minimize operational impacts. Our industry-specific guides can help you simplify adoption.
Christa LaBrosse
Article July 1, 2017 1 min read
With the new revenue recognition standard, it pays to be proactive
Shelly Gower
Article October 25, 2016 2 min read
Will policy changes affect revenue recognition implementation?
David Grubb
Article March 6, 2017 1 min read
Revenue recognition: The longer you wait, the less you know
Christa LaBrosse
Webinar November 10, 2016 76 min watch

Opportunity zones

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Opportunity Zones and 1031 like-kind exchanges: Which is the best way to defer your gain?
The TCJA changed long-standing rules for like-kind exchanges and added a new option for deferral through targeted investments in designated "Opportunity Zones." Here’s a comparison highlighting certain advantages of each provision.
Valerie Grunduski
Article October 11, 2018 6 min read

Construction Thought Leadership

  • Reaching a plateau in your business? Reignite growth.
    All companies hit bumps along the road to growth. We can help.
    Tim Weed Tom Harper
    Article June 14, 2017 7 min read
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  • Don’t let your tax attributes die with you
    Business owners, particularly those in real estate and construction, use net operating loss carryforwards to offset income. The carryforwards can’t be passed at death, so careful planning is needed to make sure they’re fully used. 
    Dean Rocheleau Laurice Szydlowski
    Article June 14, 2017 8 min read
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  • Preserving your legacy: Six simple steps to creating an advisory board
    An advisory board can be an important element of your overall estate plan — and setting one up doesn't need to be time consuming or cumbersome.
    Sarah Wolters Shawn Calabrese
    Article June 14, 2017 2 min read
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  • Identify hidden financial and tax risks for your acquisition
    If you’re considering acquiring another business, be sure to perform thorough financial and tax due diligence. If there are “skeletons in the closet,” you want to know prior to an acquisition.
    Matt Petrucci Michael Monaghan Michele E. McHale
    Article October 26, 2016 3 min read
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  • Building & preserving wealth amidst uncertainty: Peeling back the layers of headlines
    Whether contemplating a portfolio of $2 million or $200 million, many investors are bewildered by the constant, varying, and sometimes unsettling political, economic, and social news. If you’re wondering what the implications may be for your assets, you’re not alone.
    Jim Baird Wealth Management John Lesser Wealth Management
    Webinar October 14, 2016 9 min watch
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  • Cybersecurity is like a sponge: Five ways to safeguard your data
    Despite good intentions, IT infrastructure often seems more like a porous sponge than impenetrable vault. Hacks of all types are increasingly common, but these straightforward steps can help prevent them.
    Sarah Pavelek
    Article June 14, 2017 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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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
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Collaborative strategic planning to unite company
Heavy civil contractor aligns old and new guard, builds consensus, and gains clear direction through strategic planning process.
Case Study May 2, 2017 1 min read

Our Team

Our team of more than 300 construction advisors have dedicated their careers to serving companies like yours. We support over 500 construction clients, ranging from general contractors and specialty trade contractors, to highway and home builders and material suppliers.

As nationally recognized construction industry 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.