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Strategic advisory services for ownership and management

With the economy accelerating, construction companies are bidding and working on more projects. Bid lists are shorter, but margins remain thin, which makes strategic thinking on operational improvement and risk management essential.

If your company has emerged from the recession lean and ready to do business, then you need strategic advisory services that go beyond tax and audit. You want advisors who can help you plan and build lasting value, to meet your business and retirement goals.

We provide the following services:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Assurance
  • Transaction Advisory

DHG Construction customizes these services for your specific ownership and management requirements. In today’s marketplace, we all live and breathe data. We understand measurement-driven continuous improvement and how it reads in your P&L and Balance Sheet. We also understand the cultural issues of strategic planning, and have worked with many construction clients to work through change and change management.

Our insights into your data guide our strategic thinking. We use your accounting, financial reporting and operational metrics to benchmark where your business is currently, and assist with strategic imperatives and options for the future. We work with you and within your management team’s style to use best practices and tailor our advisory services, based on real-world experience. We understand the challenges you face, and we partner with you to help your business work smarter and more effectively.

DHG Construction delivers the assurance, tax and advisory resources you need through your relationship partner. While you will interact with multiple partners for various services (assurance, tax, advisory, etc.), your relationship partner leads the team and coordinates the resources and specific technical skills while providing you with continuity, accountability and responsiveness.

Early in our client engagements, we put high-level boots on the ground for a better understanding of your business. We want all of your DHG partners involved in your planning process to mitigate risk and align your business, tax, and strategic objectives.

We want you to understand we see your assurance, tax and advisory engagements — as ongoing relationships instead of a once-a-year office visit.


Your reputation and relationships with owners, developers, and general contractors (if you are a subcontractor) depends on the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of your estimating, bidding and proposal processes.  Your reputation and relationships with sureties, lenders and joint-venture partners depends, in part, on the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of your accounting and financial reporting. We provide objective evaluations of the quality of your in-house reporting systems, as well as your financial statements, to provide high-value information to your management team and your business partners. Our assurance services include:

Working with accurate, complete and secure data improves project management and communications, along with your costing and engineering functions. 


DHG’s tax works starts with strategic planning. We want to help you and your business take full advantage of applicable benefits, along with the reduction or deferment of tax liability where possible. We offer extensive experience with industry specific tax credits and deductions including energy-efficient construction, set-aside credits, and production deductions.

Our tax and accounting services include:

When you work with DHG Construction, you benefit not only from our experience with a wide variety of contractors, but the firm’s collective tax resources too. We monitor state and federal legislative and regulatory activity, to inform our recommendations on minimizing your corporate and personal tax liability.


You need advisory professionals who understand your business and how you work with other companies in the industry. We work with general contractors, trade and specialty contractors, developers, architects and engineers.

We can support your continuous improvement strategies, help you measure ROI on your investments in training and technology, and work with you on business and succession planning. DHG transaction advisory professionals can provide counsel on mergers and acquisitions or divestiture, working in tandem with our estate and gift planning professionals.

Our advisory services include:

  • Bonding, Insurance and Licensing
  • Business Continuation Planning
  • Contract Claims Consulting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Employee Compensation and Benefits Consulting
  • ERP System Review and Implementation
  • Estate Planning
  • Forensic Accounting
  • IT Security
  • Litigation Consulting
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Operations and Process Improvement (Job Cost Control, Bid Formulation and Estimating Controls)
  • Software Consulting
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Valuations

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Changing Accounting Systems
Every once in a while it happens. Management determines that it is not getting the information needed to obtain the financial results expected by the
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Financial Reporting Relief for Private Companies – G...
Private company owners and management have what seems like an endless series of rules and regulations to follow covering every aspect of their business.
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Operational/Best Practices Assessments – an Outsider...
I remember walking into a home and noticing a light fixture. The home had been built only a few years before, and was a beautiful country manor. The entry
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Rick White is CPA & ESQ Award Finalist
Rick White, a Partner in Dixon Hughes Goodman’s Construction Real Estate Practice, was announced as a finalist for the SmartCEO’s CPA & ESQ Award.
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IRS Provides Needed Clarity for Historic Tax Credit ...
On December 30, 2013, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2014-12 which establishes a safe harbor regarding the allocation of federal historic tax credits.
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45L Tax Credit – Congress Reinstates Tax Credit for ...
On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. This legislation extended the New Energy Efficient Home Tax
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Third Quarter A&A Update for Construction
This Third Quarter A&A Update includes the latest pronouncements from the FASB, AICPA, SEC and PCAOB that are currently affecting public and private
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Construction Executive Conference
Please join us for the 15th Annual Construction Executive Conference in Charleston, SC.
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Operational/Best Practices Assessments – an Outsider...
I remember walking into a home and noticing a light fixture. The home had been built only a few years before, and was a beautiful country manor. The entry
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Section 179D Tax Deduction
Buildings that are built to code but do not use alternative energy sources may still qualify for partial or whole Section 179D Tax Deductions. DHG’s
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Section 45L Tax Credit
How do energy efficiency and tax planning go together? 45L is an energy tax credit that allows for each qualified newenergy efficient residence built to
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DHG Construction professionals work with a wide variety of companies in general and subcontracting:

  • Architects & Engineers
  • Site Planners
  • General contractors
  • Specialty trade contracts
  • Home builders
  • Heavy/highway contractors
  • Construction material suppliers

The extent of this experience gives us a comprehensive understanding of best practices — we know what works, while understanding that every company is at a different point in their lifecycle and has unique needs and challenges.

We also benefit from the presence of former construction company CFOs in our practice. They know what the business looks like from your point of view and how to manage short-term results for long-term success.

DHG Construction professionals maintain active involvement in industry associations at the state and local level. This ongoing engagement helps us stay current with emerging industry trends and legislative and regulatory activity on the horizon.

Our professional certifications and associations include:

  • Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals (CCIFP)
  • LEED Accredited Professionals
  • Certified Green Professionals
  • Certified Management Accountants
  • State and local organizations
  • Trade associations

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