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2019 Year End Tax Planning for Business and Individuals

With the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changing the playing field in the tax realm, there are several approaches you may want to consider before year-end to help minimize your tax burden. Below are some of the. Read More >>

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Managing Risk from Construction Change Orders

“That project finished exactly as the contract stated,” said no Construction owner, ever. Managing risk is key to any successful construction project. And while change is to be expected with nearly all projects, change orders can present a significant. Read More >>

Recruiting: A Continuous Challenge for Construction Contractors

The construction industry faces a number of tumultuous challenges. From unreliable subcontractors, scheduling challenges, high insurance costs, available cash, tax reform, turbulent weather conditions and technology adoption, there’s no shortage of challenges, but recruiting remains the top focus for. Read More >>

Construction Succession Planning and Ownership Transition

As this next wave of construction company owners begins planning their retirement, their children begin contemplating their own long-term career commitments. Many times, owners must consider other succession plan opportunities because what was once thought of as a family-owned. Read More >>

Construction Industry Outlook for 2019

The first quarter of 2019 is showing signs of a slowdown for the Construction Industry, and trade groups like FMI and other construction associations have been acknowledging the slower pace. An indication from the Dodge Momentum Index shows a. Read More >>

Work in Process Schedule: The Lifeblood of a Construction Company

The work in process schedule (WIP) is the heartbeat of any construction company and needs to be accurately maintained and analyzed. The WIP is a financial performance summary of each individual contract that the company enters. There are many. Read More >>

Revenue Recognition for Contractors: Seminar Takeaways

There aren’t many instances when the businesses face a game changer, but that what every company will experience in its day-to-day accounting practices with the Revenue Recognition Standards. To help make sense of the change, we hosted an educational seminar. Read More >>

Revenue Recognition Issue 8 – Special Focus: Construction

As the new standards are being rolled out, the construction industry needs to address these standards as well as the unique accounting issues that the construction contractor faces with preparing their annual financial statements. There are several unique items. Read More >>

Study Identifies 5 Major Construction Risk Factors

It’s impossible to run any business without incurring risks, but the construction industry is riskier than most. Smart contractors do all they can to understand and mitigate the business threats they face so their businesses remain viable in times. Read More >>

Nasty Numbers: 7 red flags to watch out for in your financial statements

Financial statements show not only where a construction company stands financially, but also where it may be headed. Contractors who work with their financial advisors to analyze their statements can often catch problems early on — before they turn. Read More >>

Construction Insights: Now is a Good Time to Reconsider Lean Construction Concepts

If you’ve been in business for any length of time, you’ve probably encountered the term “lean.” It emerged and gained popularity in the 1990s as the automotive, pharmaceutical and other industries sought to eliminate waste, increase value to their. Read More >>