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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bryana Owens, Communications Director
Bryana 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.
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.
Wade Carpenter and his team have helped our construction company to become more organized and running a corporation the way it should be. After several years of neglected bookkeeping, we started working with Carpenter & Company in 2005. They helped clean up and train us on how to use QuickBooks properly for construction. Wade has mentored me and helped the company grow to what it is today. We value our relationship with Wade and the team. With their expertise in the construction industry, the firm has provided new ideas and functions that I’ve incorporated into my company. They have proven to be efficient tools in my ongoing success. I highly recommend this firm to all of my business colleagues.
Carpenter & Company, CPAs, PC has been our trusted advisor since my company’s inception, which has been almost 20 years now. We have built a very close working relationship. We feel that is key to us receiving proactive information for our business. Wade has always provided top-notch service along with solid, well-rounded advice to help me see the big picture. He has served me well to provide strategic direction to me and my business ventures. I would recommend Carpenter & Company, CPAs, PC firm as they provide a professional and timely service.
TREY RHODES INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.
I always recommend Wade Carpenter to buyers and sellers. I sell Real Estate and he has been my CPA for about 15 years. He has been my adviser and planner throughout the years. He has always been dedicated, trustworthy, honest and has represented me with integrity.