Construction Services

PRIMARY CONTACTS: Theodore M. Pettko CPA, Jay R. Meglich CPA

Our Construction industry group is committed to bringing big thinking and personal focus to help our clients solve the growing list of complex business and accounting problems facing the construction industry. 

Led by a diverse group of shareholders and managers, our team continues to provide strategic and practical solutions for our construction clients in all facets of their business. Our dedicated team of more than 350 professionals have a wide background of tax, accounting, technological and business experience in the region, specifically in Pittsburgh and Columbus. 

In Pittsburgh, we serve 8 of the Pittsburgh Business Times’ largest 25 contractors in the region. Our Columbus office serves both a Columbus Business First Top-25 architectural firm and a heavy-highway contractor awarded three of Columbus Business First’s Top-25 largest public construction projects.

Our group of professionals spends more than 50,000 hours per year serving construction clients; attends annual national, local and internal construction specific continuing education and meets monthly to discuss trends within the construction industry.  

Construction Sectors We Serve

Our clients include all sizes and types of construction firms, ranging from general contractors to heavy-highway to a host of specialty contractors. We also serve family-owned entities and private equity firms with venture capital investors or local, regional and global public ownership.

Construction Industry Services

Audit and Assurance

Services include prequalification reports, joint venture accounting/reporting, IFRS and IAS reporting, accounts receivable management, cashflow forecasting and treasury management involving liquidity and working capital. Learn more

Business Consulting

Services include business interruption, data analytics, financial and cash flow modeling, fraud mitigation and business transactions. Learn more

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

Services include tax benefit advisory, feasibility analysis and consulting, administration support, and plan design, documentation and implementation. Learn more

Executive Compensation

Services include phantom equity arrangements, stock appreciation rights (SAR), incentive compensation plans, non-qualified plans and restricted stock plans. Learn more

Investment Banking

Services include acquisition advisory, capital raising, company sales and divestitures, private equity firm advisory and specialized services for companies with ESOPs. Learn more

Tax Advisory

Services include voluntary disclosure agreements, cost capitalization deferral techniques, estate planning for business owners, research and development credits and keyman retention and incentives. Learn more

Additional Construction Services

Construction Associations and Affiliations

We are members of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania (CAWP), Master Builders Association of Western Pennsylvania (MBA), National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Associated General Contractors of Ohio (AGC), Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (BX) and Ohio Contractors Association (OCA).

        Construction Industry Resources

About Schneider Downs Industry Groups

Schneider Downs recognizes that every industry is different, often presenting unique challenges that require individualized insight, innovation and experience. Our experience in these industries is enhanced through participation in focus groups, which address the characteristics that make these industries unique.  

For more information on additional industries we serve please visit or contact us at [email protected].  

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                                    Company impacted by ransomware.
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Company impacted by ransomware.
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Restore system on-site and avoid six-figure ransom.
                                    Inefficient tax credit realization.
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Inefficient tax credit realization.
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Identified a $900,000 tax credit, nearly twice as much as prior years.
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