Smith, Kesler & Company
Construction. Accountants.

Covering the Carolinas­­ • Serving the Construction Industry

Client Testimonials

At Smith, Kesler & Company, we strive to provide excellent services while maintaining that personal touch people enjoy.  See below for what others are saying about our firm:

Many thanks for the outstanding guidance Smith Kesler has provided on the assessments of our mutual clients. The caliber of your work is exceptional, and it continues to have a major impact in guiding our company's underwriting in the years ahead. We have you and your team to thank for that.

The expertise of your firm is what sets yourselves apart from the rest of the pack. It's great to know that we can count on Smith Kesler to go the extra mile. Whether it's auditing, handling company transitions or tax advice, you guys seem to do it all.

- Matt Boyd, Underwriting Manager
International Fidelity Insurance Company

For 20 years, Smith, Kesler & Company has provided our company with the highest quality accounting and tax services. Services have also included guidance with regards to generational transfer, succession plans and the establishment of buy-sell agreements. Smith, Kesler & Company's industry reputation for integrity, honesty, dependability, and professionalism have played a key role in the success and longevity of our firm. We hold them in the highest regard and recommend them highly to the confidence of the construction industry and public.

- Timothy J. Propst, President of Propst Construction Company

“It gives me great pleasure to recommend the accounting firm of Smith, Kesler & Company, PA. We have experienced a business relationship with Smith/Kesler for over sixteen years. I have been impressed with their accuracy, integrity, the way they interact with our staff and their outstanding reputation.

Smith Kesler has provided a full range of accounting and tax planning services to owner's family business and its related entities for the past sixteen years. Our business volume tends to widely fluctuate from year to year, and their tax planning needs are unique annually. Smith Kesler has been proactive throughout each year helping them to meet those obligations. Smith Kesler has also played an integral role in the construction and execution of our estate and succession plans. We have found their service to be professional while also personal and personable as they have taken an interest in our needs as a business and merging those with our values and concerns as individuals. They have worked with our attorneys, insurance brokers and financial advisers to integrate the value each discipline brings into a cohesive and evolving plan and then helped them each step along the way to implement the plan.

Smith Kesler has provided a number of functions for this company. They have always delivered our audited/reviewed financial statements in a timely manner. Their year-end tax planning has been very beneficial in determining our financial position at year end. Their yearly on-going consultation in our accounting practices, communicating with our banking and bonding companies has been above and beyond expectations.”

- John T. Brock, Controller
  Richardson Const
ruction Co. of Columbia, South Carolina, Inc.

The professionals at Smith Kesler & Company have always given sound advice to our mutual contractor clients and we are fortunate to have their accounting expertise as a resource when trying to help our contractors with surety bond credit. There are many great CPA firms that we do business with in the Carolinas and Smith Kesler & Company is at the top of our list and we will continue to refer them to construction firms that need a construction oriented CPA firm.

- W.D. Morris, Managing Member
  South Risk Management, LLC

Smith, Kesler & Company has been the accountants for KMD Construction and all related companies for over fifteen years. Their professionalism and customer care has been outstanding. Throughout each year, we receive personal attention from Eric Esasky on issues that may come up. He has been there every time we've needed him and he is always ready to help in any way possible. Smith Kesler & Company's construction expertise provides both KMD Construction and our Bonding Company the required information in the required format for quick and accurate business reviews. The checklist that we receive with each tax filing is incredibly helpful and we always use it to make sure we are sending everything needed to ensure a complete return. The instructions for filing tax returns are always very clear and easy to follow, which is enormously helpful with the multiple companies we have established. Their office has been very good about providing reminders to submit information and we received their email newsletter that keeps us up to date on the Construction industry. We would recommend Smith Kesler & Company, PA to any construction company looking for a reliable, trustworthy & friendly accounting firm.

- Kyle M. Davis & Kimberly M. Davis
  Owners of KMD Construction in Salisbury, NC

We selected Smith, Kesler & Company, PA, for all our accounting needs on the recommendation of a fellow contractor who told us how much money they had saved them and they only served contractors. We hired them and they sent us an account executive that made the transition easy and has become a major asset to our company. They have saved us money over the years with the changing tax laws. When we changed to a Sub-s contractor the IRS audited us personally and corporately and we passed with their praises of how organized our books were. They continue to handle our personal as well as corporate statements which include complicated trust and stockholder issues with ease. Our returns are filed ahead or on time as we had never filed on time prior to their arrival. I only wish we had them on board ten years earlier! Their cost is reasonable and I feel they will exceed your expectations. We give them our highest recommendation.

- Burt Benson, CEO of Benson Construction, Inc.

“I have worked with the team at Smith, Kesler & Company for some time now. As a consequent, I would evaluate their collective performance as being among the best in the industry. With the help of Chris Sellman, I sold my company in December 2012.  Chris played a leading role in helping prepare my company for this important acquisition.  I have worked with many PA employees over the past several years and in my estimation Chris stands head and shoulders over most. He not only demonstrated initiative, intelligence, and creativity but functioned as a productive member of the customer’s team. Chris’ intellect is matched by his ability to communicate clearly, and he projects an open and friendly persona to others regardless of their level of expertise.

I observed several impressive qualities about Chris, as well as his team, while they worked non-stop to leverage my company for the best possible position.  During their thorough and detailed work process, Chris and his team displayed the dependability, honesty, integrity, discretion, and enthusiasm that you would expect for a solid PA firm.  In addition, I observed a continuing commitment to get things right without exception.  It is a high standard that most organizations strive hard to achieve but few obtain.  If you’re looking for a top rated organization that is intent on employing only the best people, then Smith, Kesler & Company is your firm!”

- Fred W. Cripps, Chief Executive Officer
  Distribution Construction, LLC in Greensboro, NC