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.

Become a permanently profitable construction contractor.

Financial game-changers for contractors.

We help contractors nationwide with remote construction accounting and bookkeeping to ensure they become permanently profitable.

Become a permanently profitable construction contractor.

Financial game-changers for contractors.

We help contractors nationwide with remote construction accounting and bookkeeping to ensure they become permanently profitable.

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.

We want to hear from you! Call us at (770) 507-6625 or schedule a free consultation.

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.

Eric Wilkinson

Sandhill Glass Co

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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.


Contractor Tax/
CFO Services

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.

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In-Depth Analysis

We'll take the time to understand the specifics of your current situation and goals.

Customized Solution

We'll help you implement a solution designed for your success.

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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.

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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


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.

Lincoln Parks





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.

Darrell P. Stallings,
Managing Principal & Executive Team Leader




Wade and his team have been my trusted advisors on all phases of my business development. From start-up and establishment to massive expansion they have helped my company strategically grow.

James D. Chapman, CEO



Lincoln Parks, WebMobileFusion

Wade Carpenter and his team have changed the trajectory of my company. Wade laid out a comprehensive 5-year business plan with projections for my company and it provided me with the insight that changed our company's direction. If it were not for Wade and his team working with me in such detail, I doubt we would have been able to grow as we have. We owe the last 5 years of our existence to Carpenter Company CPAs.

Lincoln Parks, President


Carpenter & Company, CPAs, PC Leadership Team

Your Team of Construction CPA Specialists


Wade Carpenter,


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

Construction Accounting/ Accounts Receivable Specialist

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

Construction Payables/Systems Specialist

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

Contractor Documentation/ Communication Specialist

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

Contractor Backend Systems Development Specialist

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.

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