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.
Working with Carpenter and Company since opening my business in 2015 has been a great experience. They have always led me in the right direction through honesty and integrity. They are very well versed in the tax law and have helped me understand the new changes for the 2018 taxes.
Chris Pettis, CEO
CHRIS PETTIS INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.
Wade and his staff are dedicated to my small business’ administrative and accounting needs. Wade developed a plan for my office that allows me sell insurance while he and his staff handle my accounting and payroll. I can trust Wade to handle my accounting and payroll needs timely and accurately.
Ann Sullivan, CLU, LTCP
ANN SULLIVAN INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.
Darrell P. Stallings, BUILDSMART ENTERPRISES, LLC
BuildSmart Enterprises has enjoyed a lengthy business relationship with Carpenter & Company. When I started the business in 2013, I needed more than a simple accountant; I needed a trusted adviser that was familiar with the construction business. Carpenter & Company proved to be the right choice. They have provided comprehensive and strategic accounting services to help my business grow.