Construction

Construction Accounting Services in DC & VA

CST Expertise

From general contractors and construction management firms to subcontractors and specialty trade contractors, CST Group delivers expert accounting, tax, and business consulting services that address the unique challenges of companies in the construction industry. We provide creative, real-world solutions to construction industry clients, tackling key issues including strategic planning, operational growth and cash-flow efficiency, project financing and controls, financial reporting, dispute resolution, and business transition. With knowledge of not just evolving financial rules, but also of the broader economic environment in which construction and construction-related businesses operate, CST Group excels in helping contractors maximize profits while taking care to help their businesses remain on sound financial footing.

Read client testimonials for construction.

Our specialized construction accounting services include:

  • Strategic planning
  • Cash flow and net operating income forecast modeling
  • Surety and bonding assistance
  • Valuation and transaction consulting
  • Due diligence
  • Business transition and continuity planning
  • Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)
  • Project controls
  • Project financing
  • Operating cost minimization analysis and strategies
  • Debt and equity capital structuring
  • Employee benefit plan audits
  • Contractor prequalification
  • Performance benchmarking
  • Contract dispute resolution
“It’s not every day you join a new CPA firm and instantly have a team of experts who understand the unique needs of your industry,” said Will McAteer, CEO of Dominion Mechanical. “In addition to providing accounting and tax planning needs, CST Group helps us a great deal with cash flow protection and business model planning.”
“We are involved in very large commercial projects,” says Akridge Founder and Chairman Chip Akridge. “We rely on CST Group and others’ expertise and competency for managing complex real estate tax laws and regulations.” He adds, “CST does a great job of correctly assessing and analyzing situations. In nearly 40 years in business, we’ve never had any penalties regarding any of our transactions.” Akridge commends not only the accounting firm’s quality of work, but its value as well. “They are great people to do business with,” he says. “They work hard, and just do really good, honest work. They deliver big city results for my business with small town personal service and exceptional value. I can’t find that combination at another firm.”
“Gulick Group has worked with CST Group for over 20 years, starting with the founder Charles Cocke,” said Amy Swineford, Vice President of Gulick Group. “Since we’re a niche industry in real estate, we needed a firm that could provide hands on attention, had extensive real estate knowledge, and could guide our team in the right direction when making complex decisions. CST Group has been able to accomplish all of the above in addition to providing us with valuable advice on tax entities. When we’re searching for property to build on, we involve CST Group in the process to make sure that we’re not only staying compliant with tax guidelines but also that we’re making a cost-effective business decision for our company.”
“Before coming to CST Group we had worked with only one CPA, understandably we were concerned to start working with a group. However, the team at CST Group made the transition seamlessly. They are knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. They really know our business and they’ve helped us tremendously,” said Joy Anderson, President of JRA & Associates Contracting, LLC. “Our relationship with CST Group is very important to the operation of our business; it is critical that we have good financials in place in order to renew our lines of credit and increase our bonding capability. Our financials have improved since working with CST and we’ve been able to grow our business as a result.”