Success Stories

Scott Construction: Digging in and Offering Solutions

Looking beyond immediate needs yields practical and beneficial solutions.

Scott Construction
Steve Heiser, Controller
"The main thing I noticed, right off the bat, was Wipfli really dug everything apart, and as a result, we made beneficial changes in depreciation and operating leasing."
 

digging in to find solutions for contractor

Scott Construction is a highway and street paving contractor located in Lake Delton, Wisconsin.

Situation

Scott Construction had been with a large, national CPA firm for 30 years, but after a switch with the partner on their account, they thought it was a good time to explore their options. They needed an audited opinion on their financial statements in order to increase the amount of work they could bid on in Michigan from $1 million to $76 million.

Strategy

Scott Construction turned to Wipfli to meet their needs. With a large job bid closing in less than a month, Wipfli’s team needed to be flexible and perform the required audit procedures in a timely manner.

Benefits

According to Steve Heiser, Controller, there has been no looking back as the switch to Wipfli has proved time and time again to be a change made for the better. “The main thing I noticed, right off the bat, was Wipfli really dug everything apart, and as a result, we made beneficial changes in deprecation and operating leasing. In retrospect, we realized that our old firm had gotten lax over the years, not looking at everything they should have been.”

In addition to helping Scott Construction increase their service capabilities, Wipfli recently became their information technology service provider, as well.

 “We had a full-time IT person, but discovered that we didn’t have enough work to justify this position, so we decided to outsource our IT work instead,” explains Heiser. “What I found was that we were paying a lot and getting nothing in return. I have been very pleased with the amount and quality of the service we receive from Wipfli, none of which I received from the other firm.” Wipfli assisted Scott Construction with the following IT-related services:

  • Server installation
  • IT maintenance
  • On-site assistance