Mike came aboard in 1999 and is now a co-owner of DEW, leading the finance, accounting, and human resources teams. With over 30 years of accounting and finance experience, including over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Mike provides efficient financial leadership responsibilities essential for a healthy and growing construction company. His tax expertise allows for a full range of planning for the business and its shareholders.
Mike is an expert in construction and real estate accounting, taxation, and financing and is involved with all facets of construction finance for DEW construction. He works with customers to assist with their needs in arranging financing for projects. This can involve verifying adequate funds are in place to ensure a successful project completion, working with and introducing banks to provide financing, and working with owners to assist and ensure they meet financing criteria. His tax background also allows him to provide owners with the details and documentation to allow for maximizing of depreciation deductions for tax purposes.
Mike served as the Tax Manager for Grippin, Donlan & Roche, PLC, balancing the responsibilities of the entire firm with the billing and collections for his own client base. He planned, supervised, and completed engagements of all sizes; performed research and review of complex tax returns, and prepared numerous business valuations. Mike also represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service, and was responsible for directing and instructing staff accountants. Prior to working for Grippin, Donlan and Roche, he worked in the audit and tax departments for Berry, Dunn, McNeil and Parker in Portland, Maine and in the accounting department for Green Mountain Power in South Burlington, Vermont.
Mike regularly attends industry group meetings and has hosted speaking engagements on topics such as tax issues and business valuations. He was also an expert speaker for Merrill Lynch in Burlington, Vermont.
Life Outside DEW
Father of three sons, Mike was a youth football and hockey coach for more than ten years. Mike and his wife Andrea enjoy yoga, golf and checking travel destinations off their bucket list.