Construction & Real Estate


Construction & Real Estate Industry Brochure

Experience Perspective:  2015 BKD Construction & Real Estate Outlook

Join keynote speaker J. Doug Pruitt, chairman of Sundt Construction, Inc., and thought leaders from BKD, AGC of America and leading construction and real estate companies for a day of insight. We’ll delve into industry trends, discuss the economic outlook and explore strategies to help you improve your business.

Lunch will be provided at these all-day, CPE-eligible events, and you may participate in an optional tour of the facilities. For more information or to register, click on the links below.

Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, Missouri
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NCAA Hall of Champions – Indianapolis, Indiana
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BKD National Construction & Real Estate Group has the necessary knowledge in bonding, financing, tax planning and financial management to help your firm. Our experts work with companies to help improve their bottom line and increase cash flow.

Construction companies can benefit from our wide range of offerings, including tax services, succession planning, strategic planning, valuations and risk management. Our advisors can help your business improve performance, gain control over internal finances and overcome challenges to help meet your strategic goals.

We also work with real estate investors, commercial and residential developers, brokers, agencies and property owner associations. Our real estate team has expertise in cost segregation services, operations improvement, contracts and negotiations, tax credits, financing and internal controls.

In addition, our advisors can assist architecture and engineering firms in implementing critical strategies and developing tax solutions that align with your long-range plans. From audits and corporate governance to strategic planning and human capital issues, we can help you meet your goals.

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BKD is seeking the views of industry leaders and decision makers like you to gain insight into the life-cycle trends of privately owned businesses. Please take 10 minutes to participate in the 2015 BKD Succession Planning study. When you provide your information at the end of the survey, you'll be entered to win an iPad Mini 3.

Tim Wilson

National Industry Partner
816.221.6300

Brannan Sand & Gravel Co., LLC

“We use BKD because of their expertise, knowledge and resources in the construction industry. We utilize their advisors for a variety of accounting and management issues and are pleased with their proactive ideas and recommendations on growth and profitability.

We use BKD for a variety of accounting and management issues and are pleased with their proactive ideas and recommendations on growth and profitability.”

— Ann Van Portfliet, Controller
Brannan Sand & Gravel Co., LLC
Denver, Colorado


Dalmatian Fire, Inc.

“BKD has been my CPA firm since I first started my business in 1989. As we have grown to the fifth largest union fire sprinkler contractor in the United States, with four offices in the Midwest, I have relied on BKD to advise me on how best to manage my balance sheet and to provide guidance on how to continue being profitable.

In addition, BKD continues to provide me with solid team members. In particular, my current BKD partner is someone I would consider a mentor to me in the construction field. Certainly, I appreciate his guidance, but I also find him to be very accessible and highly responsive.

Over the years, I have surrounded myself with a strong team of advisors, including my bank, my bonding company, my insurance company and, of course, BKD as my CPA firm. There is much synergy between these four firms as they each trust the other because of the credibility and reputation they have built in their individual marketplaces.

I honestly believe Dalmatian Fire would not have been as successful without BKD and the strong, construction industry focused partners and managers who are part of our team.”

— Mr. Richard Ackley, President
Dalmatian Fire, Inc.
Indianapolis, Indiana


Performance Contracting Group

“As an employee owned specialty contractor, we know the importance of understanding and responding to the unique needs of our customers. BKD has taken the time to learn our company and our business, and provides us with the expertise and personal attention that gives added value to their core services. Their knowledge and experience of ESOPs as well as the construction industry provides us with realistic approaches to complicated problems.”

— Dan Hefferon, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Performance Contracting Group
Lenexa, Kansas


Scott & Ritter Inc.

"When we first started in business, I felt that BKD was an overkill for our needs and too expensive. Over the years, as we and our needs have grown, the firm has become an invaluable member of our team.

The business has now bloomed and is diversifying and with BKD’s coaching, there are several side line businesses that are starting their growth. Even in the estate planning and financial end of personal life, these guys have played a major role. Looking back, it has been a great relationship and I anticipate that if our doors ever close, some of their staff will be the last ones out.

— Larkin Ritter, President
Scott & Ritter Inc.
Bowling Green, Kentucky


Scotty’s Contracting & Stone, LLC

“We are a heavy highway construction firm that is owned by one of the largest ESOP companies in North America. As such, we need access to specific expertise in two of the more highly specialized areas. With BKD, we have a single source for both areas. BKD provides us in-depth knowledge of the construction industry and also provides support, insight and guidance from the ESOP perspective. BKD’s expertise is highlighted by their knowledgeable, realistic and accessible staff. We are pleased to have BKD as one of our business partners.”

— Rod England, Chief Executive Officer
Scotty’s Contracting & Stone, LLC
Bowling Green, Kentucky

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