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May 4, 2018

Planning for Success: Business Owner Examines All Options before Exiting

Tom Tolkacz, owner of Denver-based Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care, was contemplating selling his business and he wanted to fully understand and evaluate all his options. EKS&H’s Transaction Advisory team provided the expertise to model and evaluate a range of sales scenarios and see the sale through. Read on »

May 3, 2018

Colorado Department of Transportation Back on the Road with Critical Business Analytics Project

Prior to 2012, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) sought to build an analytics platform that would provide efficient real-time reporting across all departments to better identify, analyze, and predict traffic conditions.  Read on »

April 4, 2018

Business Analytics 101: State Education Office Improves Outcomes with Critical Data Integration Project

The mission of the Oregon Chief Education Office is to build and coordinate a state-wide system that meets the learning needs of its citizens by achieving the “40-40-20 goal” by 2025. The EKS&H Business Technology Services team assisted the effort with an advanced data warehouse and reporting solution to endable the client to better measure progress, identify critical variables, and recommend proven strategies to replicate success. Read on »

February 12, 2018

Stepping into the Future: Western U.S. Construction Company Upgrades ERP for Mission-Critical Implementation

GH Phipps is a 65-year-old construction company experiencing continued growth serves Colorado and surrounding states. A strategic objective for 2017 was upgrading the organization’s outdated enterprise resource planning software (ERP). GH Phipps turned to EKS&H for this critical project based on the company’s understanding of the construction industry and experience in the adoption and implementation of complex ERPs.  Read on »

January 8, 2018

Using Data to Drive Success: Nebraska State Judicial Department Upgrades Reporting to Strengthen Data-Driven Decisions

The Administrative Office of Probation continually monitors numerous data points, including the number of probationers that are receiving a formal investigation as ordered by the court, those who are under probation supervision, and those who are eligible for release from probation. The previous data system was not capable of synthesizing multiple points of data into a single report. EKS&H’s Data Integration and Business Analytics teams built a solution that enables district personnel to easily balance caseload assignments, compile probationer data, and create and deliver relevant reports. Read on »

December 5, 2017

Restoring Confidence: Small Public Financial and Insurance Services Company Catches Up on Lagging Financial Reporting

Since the financial crisis in 2008, Jacobs Financial Group, Inc., a small public company with expertise in financial and insurance services for mining industry clients, had fallen behind on its reporting. Constrained by limited resources, CEO John Jacobs contacted EKS&H in a pinch for assistance with required audited financial statements to bridge the four-year reporting gap the company was facing.  Read on »

November 16, 2017

Building in a Bust: Investment Company Achieves Success With Growth-Through-Acquisition Model

In early 2011, Kodiak Building Partners CEO Steve Swinney witnessed the real estate market bust and saw an opportunity based on a future rebound. He acquired a platform company and set out to grow it by buying additional building products distributors. However, his lean team of five people lacked the capacity to complete thorough, data-based financial and tax due diligence on all targets. EKS&H stepped in to perform this critical function, helping Steve and his team make smart purchasing decisions.  Read on »

June 7, 2017

​A Toast to Growth: Accomplished Distiller Receives Critical Valuation Enabling Greater Success

As a rapidly growing business in the booming craft distilling industry, Laws Whiskey needed a way to incentivize employees and help with strategic tax planning in the company's continuing expansion efforts. To ensure transparency and accuracy within these initiatives, the company hired EKS&H Transaction Advisory Services to perform a valuation.  Read on »

June 1, 2017

​The Right Call: Telecommunications Company Transitions SOX 404 Compliance

A large telecommunications company headquartered in Denver, Colorado was looking to transition its SOX 404 compliance initiative from internal resources to a nationally recognized firm. The business needed a controls rationalization exercise that would enable an objective advisor to evaluate whether it had the right controls in place to meet its SOX 404 Management Assertion. Read on »

June 1, 2017

​Gaining Control: EKS&H Provides Objective Evaluation for Meeting SOX 404 Management Assertion

A large manufacturing and distribution company headquartered in Denver, Colorado was looking to transition its SOX 404 compliance initiative from outsourced consultants to a larger nationally recognized firm that could grow with the business. The operation needed a rationalization exercise that would enable an objective advisor to evaluate whether they had the right controls in place to meet their SOX 404 Management Assertion. Read on »

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