Who We Help
Contracting business entrepreneurs like you and the business you have built are unlike any other combination of entrepreneur and entrepreneurial business. The contractor accountants of Apparatus are experienced in the unique skills specific to the construction industry.
You and your contracting business face unique challenges, you have a specialized set of bookkeeping, payroll and reporting requirements, and there is an ecosystem of tools unique to contracting businesses that are available and essential to your success.
You need a collaboration partner like Apparatus whose contractor accountants specialize in providing contracting businesses the tools and solutions to help you grow and succeed.
“Hiring Apparatus was a game-changer for our business. They have allowed me to grow our construction company over 100% since we hired them about a year ago.”
Elizabeth Evans – President, E2 Design and Construction
The Problem We Solve
Apparatus specializes in one thing and one thing only…transforming your bookkeeping from a “necessary evil” and source of confusion and chaos to a powerful tool that will allow you to rapidly grow a profitable contracting business.
Our clients are just like you…they have the desire, but they lack the skills, time, and resources to create and maintain a set of books that is specifically designed for a contracting business.
Our clients are not bookkeepers…they are contracting entrepreneurs who don’t want to have to be experts at designing and maintaining a set of books unique to a contracting business.
Our clients are busy…they know that their most valuable time is spent serving existing customers and finding new customers. Any time spent at their desk, especially doing administrative work, is time that does nothing to drive the growth and success of their contracting business.
Our clients don’t have (and don’t want to have) team members who are experts in the design and maintenance of bookkeeping, payroll, and reporting systems for a growing contracting business.
Just like you, all our clients were dead tired of having inaccurate, incomplete, and confusing books and were tired of paying non-expert staff to do work that gives them no useful information.
They became clients of Apparatus because they finally said enough and took the action needed to permanently solve their bookkeeping problems.
If you’ve had enough of the bookkeeping administrative treadmill and are ready to have a bookkeeping, payroll, and reporting capability that will be the foundation of your successful contracting business, Apparatus is the specialized solution you’ve been seeking.
The Tools Our Contractor Accountants Use
The Apparatus Construction Advantage Program™ is built entirely on industry-leading software tools.
- We are not a software company…we are a group of contractor accounting specialists using the best and most sophisticated tools available to give you the capabilities, expertise, and support you need to grow your business.
- We let these other companies spend millions on innovating the platforms and technology needed for contractor-specific bookkeeping, payroll, and reporting.
- We then use these tools in collaboration with growth-minded contracting entrepreneurs like you to transform your results!
The Apparatus Bookkeeping and Reporting Platform
We’ll work with you to establish a cloud-based online bookkeeping and reporting system for your contracting business using the Quickbooks® Online toolset from Intuit®.
Intuit® is pouring millions every year into expanding the capabilities of the Quickbooks® Online platform. We make use of all the features of this platform, including project reporting, to implement a complete solution for all our contracting business clients.
The Apparatus Time Card and Time Tracking Toolset
Apparatus employs the Quickbooks® Time (formerly TSheets™) program for time cards and time tracking. With this tool, we give your team members the ability to book their time directly to the appropriate project using an App on their smartphone. This is essential to ensure that direct and indirect labor is allocated correctly to the right project. If you are using a project management platform such as CoConstruct®, Buildertrend®, Service Fusion®, Corecon®, Procore®, JobTread® or another similar program, we work with you to ensure that time tracking is done through these platforms and then synchronized with the precision set of books we operate on your behalf in Quickbooks® Online.
The Apparatus Payroll, Benefits, Insurance, and HR Services Toolset
Apparatus has partnered with ADP® to provide all our clients with a robust and feature-rich payroll, benefits, insurance, and HR services platform.
ADP® has an extensive list of tools including conventional payroll, certified payroll, direct deposit, deposit to debit cards for the unbanked, health insurance, business insurance, worker’s compensation insurance, benefits administration, retirement plans, employee portals, and employee onboarding and management.
In the same way that Intuit® is investing heavily into the Quickbooks® Online platform, ADP® is investing millions into their payroll and related services platform. There is no better solution for the payroll, insurance, benefits, and HR needs of growing contracting companies.
Other Industry Leading Contractor Platforms
Apparatus can also work with you to help you integrate your Quickbooks® Online file with any of the industry-leading construction management platforms such as BuilderTrend®, CoConstruct®, Knowify™, ProCore™, JobTread®, Leap®, Joist®, Jobber®, Builderprime®, and others. To learn more, take a look at our Add-On Services page.
Once you have your bookkeeping, payroll, and reporting system implemented and running smoothly, your growing contracting company will be ready for one of these sophisticated construction management platforms.
You should be prepared to consider them as your business grows. When you are ready, Apparatus will be there with you every step of the way.
The Outcome We Promise
Each of our clients had some form of bookkeeping in place when they decide to become Apparatus clients.
We’ve seen it all…from “pretty darn good” to “dumpster fire”. We don’t judge, we just pitch in and get to work.
The Outcome for Your Business
Apparatus will take whatever bookkeeping you have in place today and completely transform it to the powerful tool you need to grow your business.
When you become an Apparatus client, we’ll equip your growing contracting business with a bookkeeping, reporting, and payroll system that is:
- Structured: Based on the NAHB chart of accounts
- Accurate: All transactions booked to the right line and the right project
- Up to Date: Consistently reflecting your current business operations
- Clear: Useful reports at a business and project level
- Accessible: 24/7 access via your smart phone, tablet, or PC
The Outcome for You
As a contracting entrepreneur, we’ll give you the tools and training to have a new level of understanding and confidence about the operations of your business.
Bookkeeping confidence comes from four things:
Components: A comfortable understanding of the components of a well-designed contracting business bookkeeping system.
Contents: Complete clarity on what is needed to keep a contracting business bookkeeping system up to date and accurate.
Capabilities: An intuitive grasp of what is possible for your contracting business once you have a smoothly running bookkeeping, payroll, and reporting system.
Collaboration: The excitement that comes from understanding how your partnership with Apparatus will allow you to maintain and expand your bookkeeping system – and how it can transform the success of your contracting business.
If you’re ready to demolish the barrier that a poorly designed and poorly run bookkeeping system presents to your growth and success, Apparatus has the team, the tools, and the expertise to get you there.
Apparatus Contractor Services
Most Builders and Remodelers don’t have a handle on the finances of their business.
We’ll give you bookkeeping, payroll, reports, and CFO services you and your team need to have an in-depth understanding of the financial performance of your construction business.
When you have accurate financial information that you really understand, you have the tools and confidence you need to unlock the true potential and profitability of your construction business.
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