Wade, your team's work has been a great help to me. I've relied on you just like you were part of my in-house team to be able to help us with not just the day-to-day work, but different projects that we have going on. We bring you in just like we would my internal team.
Sandhill Glass Co
Financial game-changers for contractors.
We help contractors nationwide with remote construction accounting and bookkeeping to ensure they become permanently profitable.
What we do
Construction Accounting & Bookkeeping
Bookkeeping for construction with job costing requires special skills. Most accountants were never trained in the unique requirements of construction accounting. We help you build books you can truly use.
Construction tax law has many unique rules that most CPAs don't know, from specialized tax planning to multiple state taxation and licensing. We work to ensure you pay no more than is legally required.
Payroll for construction also has several unique needs, from certified payroll reports and workers comp reporting to job costing labor and labor burden. We help you manage and control this key part of your business.
How it works
We'll discuss your situation and find out if we're a good fit to work together. Call us at (770) 507-6625 or click below to schedule your consultation.Book your free call now
We'll take the time to understand the specifics of your current situation and where you want to go.
We'll help you implement a solution that will work for you and help you begin see the results you're looking for.Get Started
We're not your average beancounters.
We're a business management consulting firm specializing in the construction accounting industry. We help contractors nationwide who are struggling to take home what they deserve to clarify how they control cash so that they can build a consistently profitable business.
How it started
Specializing in the construction accounting industry was a natural decision for founder Wade Carpenter, CPA, CGMA, after 30 years in public accounting working with businesses from the smallest mom-and-pop companies to multi-billion dollar international firms.
Wade specializes in this industry because he recognized that construction business owners need help in many areas that generalized CPAs don’t know and can’t handle. Construction accounting, finance, and management have many challenges and issues that most other industries don’t see, but we know well.
Wade and his team stood by us every single step of the way in implementing Profit First. I can't thank them enough for walking with us hand-in-hand step-by-step, making sure we had it right, and then keeping it going.
Construction Services Management Team
Wade has over 30 years of experience in public accounting, working with contractors from the smallest mom-and-pop companies to multi-billion dollar international firms. Wade excels at helping contractors achieve permanent profitability in their businesses.
Lisa Murray, Client Services Director
Construction Payroll Specialist
Lisa joined Carpenter & Company in 2009 and has worked with several contractors over the years. While being responsible for overall client services, Lisa’s specialty is in construction payroll services.
Amanda Denton, Construction Lead Accountant
Amanda specializes in payment applications and receivables, including proper retainage receivable classification. She's also our go-to person for construction estimate accounting, change orders, and full-charge general ledger systems.
Erin Menzel, Contractor Accountant
Erin is a specialist in construction back-end systems and workflow. She specializes in particular on the payments and accounts payable side, making sure costs are properly allocated to jobs and payables are maintained for proper cash flow planning.
Lauren Webb, Communications Director
Lauren streamlines the communication and document control process and prevents our clients from working all day in the field only to come home and do paperwork at night. She knows that successful contractor implementation requires clear lines of communication and she coordinates that flow for maximum efficiency.
Josh Menzel, Construction IT Director
Josh not only helps develop custom back-office systems, but is instrumental in ensuring transaction processing systems are maintained to ensure that we always provide timely reporting to our clients that we are so privileged to serve.
It is hard to come by people that you can trust whole-heartedly. Wade and his staff are these types of people. I couldn't ask for a better group to provide me guidance and support in growing this business that my husband and I have been blessed with. I am beyond thankful for the ability to be able to call them whenever I need assistance and they are quick to my aide, no matter what the task.
Courtney Frey, President
COMPASS SECURITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
When you're talking about the financial side of your business, there has to be some trust there. I was really looking for someone with the capabilities to support me as I'm doing acquisitions, and then for the long term, work with my business. Someone that's not just trying to win your business now, but you won't hear from them three months down the road when you have something arise.
Now I can see good job profitability reports where I've got not just the materials, but labor tied into the jobs. I have at my fingertips much better information to know where are we making money? Where do we need to improve upon? Where do I need to make changes? That capability wasn't there before the acquisition. That's where I've seen the difference. It's been less than a year, so it's still a work in progress.
I've got good data now. I have a better understanding of where we're making money, which customers we're making money with, which ones we need to improve upon.
SANDHILL GLASS CO.
I have used Carpenter & Company for the past two years to not only do my taxes, but to manage my payroll, do periodic clean ups of my accounting software, and advise me on all accounting and tax related issues for my construction company. They have educated me as to the tax structure of my business and suggested changes, and then helped me implement them which has saved me money.
I appreciate that it’s never an issue to get them on the phone if I need a question answered. I have found that the staff is extremely professional and knowledgeable and able to answer my questions as well and do so cheerfully.
Thank you and your staff for allowing me to have one less thing to worry about.
ATLANTA AREA BUILDING & REMODELING, LLC
PRIORITY PRESS, INC.
I’ve worked closely with Carpenter & Company, CPAs, PC for over 15 years. The advice and support I’ve received through the years, has been invaluable. I often phone Wade to bounce ideas off of him and for his sound financial advice. I trust Wade and his team of professionals! They have proven themselves to be thorough and ethical business advisors.