Empower Your Construction Business with Our Expert CPA Team.
Achieve consistent profitability, financial control, and optimized cash flow.
Our team of specialized construction accounting, bookkeeping, and tax professionals is here to help you make it happen.
As a construction contractor, you're the hero shaping the world around us. You shouldn't have to worry about managing complex financial tasks when your focus should be on your projects. That's where we come in.
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
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.
Your path to success
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 goals.
We'll help you implement a solution designed for your success.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.
That's probably the simplest and most useful financial tool I have is that each morning I can just pull up my bank account. I can look at that income and see what's changed, what's come in. And then I can make those conscious distributions to each of my different accounts.
There isn't a business owner out there who hasn't had that year, where the accountant says man, you had a great year, and you're looking around trying to figure out what he's talking about, and where it is.
Profit First means that you've got it and it changes your mindset.
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.
What clients are saying about Profit First
I created a business to provide me more freedom financially, time to do several things, to help a lot of people, but I always neglected myself.
Now my compensation--even in the first year, 2020 was a downturn for us like it was for a lot of people, I took more in profit than I have most years combined.
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.
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.
LBR HOME SELLING TEAM/ REMAX ADVANTAGE
Running a business is much easier if you surround yourself with competent professionals. Hiring Wade's firm some 7 years ago was smart move. He not only has a vast knowledge of taxes but understands the best ways to structure and run a business profitably. He also surrounds himself with an awesome professional team/staff.
TL PHILLIPS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.
Carpenter & Company, CPAs, PC Leadership Team
Your Team of Construction CPA Specialists
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.
Lorie Palmer, Contractor Accountant
Lorie 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.