Construction & Real Estate


We recognize that construction companies face complex financial reporting issues and requirements, and we are well equipped to meet those needs. We currently work with more than 100 construction clients in areas such as building, electrical, grading, highway, HVAC, roofing, utility, and various other specialty contractors. Our clients include closely held businesses, many of which are multi-generation family-owned. Our list of references includes clients for whom we have become more than a service provider for; these are construction clients that see us as an integral part of their business and processes.

We work closely with the surety industry and our clients’ bonding agents so that we can best advise our clients. Additionally, we are experienced with the different tax methods available to contractors and other tax issues unique to the industry. We use this experience to benefit our contractors to help them make the best choices for their business’ success.

Real Estate

The only constant in real estate is change. Our experienced team of real estate professionals proactively stay on top of industry updates and regulations to provide our clients with insightful knowledge specifically tailored to their success. The real estate industry has a foundation around opportunity and risk. We have unique experience to provide insight and support services across all sectors of the real estate industry. From commercial real estate and investment properties, to residential property owners and operators, our range of services will keep you in compliance and on track to hit all your business goals.

Some of the services we provide to our Construction & Real Estate clients include:

  • Audits, Reviews and Compilations
  • Federal, State and Local Tax Planning and Compliance
  • Agreed-upon Procedures
  • Financial Statement Preparation
  • Audits of Retirement and Employee Benefit Plans
  • Entity Formation and Structure Assistance
  • Assistance in Preparation of Claims
  • Business Valuations
  • Buy vs. Lease Analysis
  • Fraud/Forensic Investigation
  • Improving Job Costing Policies
  • Multi-State Tax Planning
  • Software Evaluation
  • Succession Planning
  • Cost Segregation Studies and Depreciation Strategies
  • Outsourced Accounting

Our professional staff are involved in the following organizations:

  • American Subcontractors Association of the Carolinas
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Carolinas Associated General Contractors
  • Carolinas Electrical Contractors Association
  • Carolinas Surety Association
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • BDO Alliance USA’s Construction Accounting Network
George Lambert, Jr.

George Lambert, Jr.

Managing Partner

MaryEllen Prance

MaryEllen Prance


Ashley Bolick

Ashley Bolick

Senior Manager

Jon Howard

Jon Howard

Senior Manager


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In addition to a great work environment, I enjoy the many perks the firm has to offer as well. From the Dress for Your Day policy, which allows staff more flexibility in their attire (jeans!) on days when professional dress is not required, to the firm’s Half Day Friday policy from Memorial Day through Labor Day! For me, more comfortable workdays and having additional time to spend with family and friends or get a head start on my weekend during the summer months are just some of the ways that Williams Overman Pierce helps provide me with work life balance.

Ryan Hill, Manager

One of the benefits I enjoy the most here at Williams Overman Pierce is the work life balance that unlimited PTO provides. Since there are increased work hours during busy season, having unlimited PTO gives me the flexibility to create my own schedule during the less busy time of the year to rest and recharge without being confined to a few set weeks of time off during the year.

Lindsay Morris, Supervisor

Williams Overman Pierce is a great place to work, but my colleagues are what keeps me here! I love the fact that we not only share our knowledge with one another but support each other as well. During my time with the firm, not only have I been able to build professional relationships, but my colleagues have become my friends and really care about me and my well-being.

Savannah Sutton, Senior Accountant

Here at Williams Overman Pierce I am not only provided with opportunities to grow and meet challenges, but provided the support system and career guidance to do so. I like knowing that I am in the driver seat when it comes to my career path and progression and that I will be rewarded and promoted based on how hard I work.

Jonathan Ritter, Senior Accountant

I enjoy working at Williams Overman Pierce, as it allows both staff and interns to have the flexibility to explore all industries and service lines offered by the firm. When I joined the firm I did not have experience with many of the services offered by the firm . Having the opportunity to explore and work on a variety of industries and service lines has allowed me to be in control of my career and focus on those that I have a passion for most as opposed to being stuck in one industry. To me, this is just one of the many reasons Williams Overman Pierce stands out from other firms.

Erica Propst, Senior Accountant

I enjoy working at Williams Overman Pierce for many reasons, but one of my favorite things about working here is the open door culture. I am not just a number and my contributions matter. I am always impressed by the firm’s leadership team for their willingness to listen to employees (from all levels) about their aspirations, visions for the firm and improvements that could be made to the firm and/or our processes to continue to make Williams Overman Pierce a great place to work.

Thomas Fiedler, Supervisor