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CCM Consulting Group was organized in January 1992 for the purpose of providing construction project auditing and consulting services for construction project owners. Since 1992, we have reviewed over $24 billion of construction contracts.

Our goal during each engagement is to provide quality services that reduce construction costs and is responsive to our client's needs. Our sole objective is to add value to each project that we are involved with.

We offer several distinct advantages in expertise and service. The Principals of CCM Group have been employed by contractors and real estate developers and have first hand knowledge of the construction industry. This working knowledge and hands-on experience allows us to provide professional and cost efficient services.

During our engagements, we make every effort to preserve our client's relationship with the contractor. We conduct an open discussion with the contractor at the completion of our fieldwork, which encourages quick resolution of audit issues and maintains good relations with the contractor.

We provide services only to owners and builders of construction projects. Our services are wholly devoted to providing the owner and builder with a team that has their concerns in mind.

CCM Consulting Group Principals

The staffing philosophy behind CCM Consulting Group is simple. Our principals all have extensive experience working for the nation's largest contractors and real estate developers. They all have a thorough knowledge of how general contractors, specialty contractors, and owners operate. This construction insight allows for an efficient audit with as little inconvenience as possible to the Owner's construction management group and the general contractor's personnel.

Vinson A. Chapman

Vince began his career in the construction and real estate industry in 1981. From 1981 to 1987 Vince was Treasurer and Controller of one of Dallas’ largest electrical contractors. Vince was responsible for all accounting functions, negotiating GMP (Guaranteed Maximum Price) contracts with Owners and contractors, and for preparing claim documentation to be used in requests for additional reimbursement from contractors.

Beginning in 1988, Vince was hired as Director of Construction Services for the Trammell Crow Co. At Crow, Vince was responsible for managing the construction audits of the $ 1 billion per year TCC managed construction projects. These projects included both Trammell Crow development as well as many third party contracts.

Vinson jointly formed CCM Consulting Group in 1992 with the sole purpose to provide construction audits to Owners and Developers. Since 1992 CCM has grown to provide 75 construction audits a year for such industry leaders as FedEx, Hewlett-Packard, Harrahs/Caesars, Tenet Healthcare, and American Airlines to name just a few. CCM currently provides these services to virtually all private industry segments such as Hospitality, Gaming, Airlines, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Higher Education, High-rise Residential and Office/ Retail Development. Vince has personally managed construction audits from Canada to Mexico and the Caribbean and in virtually every major city in the continental USA.

Vince has an MBA from SMU, a BBA in accounting from the University of Texas, was a founding member of the North Texas chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association and regularly speaks before the national conference of the Association of Airport Internal Auditors.

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Michael C. Byrne, LLC

Mike began his accounting, financial analysis, and auditing career in 1979 after graduating with a BS in Accounting from the University of Northern Colorado and successfully completing the CPA examination. From 1981 through 1998, Mike was with one of the largest General Contractors in the Rocky Mountain Region and retired as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Mike’s experience includes all corporate construction financial responsibilities, risk analysis and insurance procurement, and the analysis and implementation of construction related computer systems.

Since joining CCM in 1998 as a Principal, Mike has been involved with and managed hundreds of construction audits and currently works with numerous clients both within the Rocky Mountain Region and across the United States.

Mike’s professional affiliations have included:

• Trustee of the University of Northern Colorado Alumni Board,
• Member of the Construction Financial Management Association,
• Chairman and Trustee of an AGC sponsored Health Insurance Trust covering 6000+ participants,
• Trustee of numerous union trust funds,
• One of the founding members of the Workers Compensation Coalition (which sponsored Colorado’s new workers compensation legislation), and
• Member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP).

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D. Steve Roberts

Steve started his construction financial management industry career in 1980 after spending 6 years as a commercial loan officer with one of the Southwest’s largest regional banks. Before joining CCM in 1993, Steve was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at one of Dallas’s leading electrical contractors for 13 years. While there, he designed the job cost system, managed all billing to general contractors and Owners, negotiated all insurance and bonding arrangements, negotiated all bank lines of credit, and negotiated various types of contracts with Owners and contractors.

Currently, Steve manages a significant portion of CCM’s services on approximately $6 Billion of active construction projects on a nationwide basis. These projects range in size from a few million dollars to projects with construction budgets exceeding $1 Billion dollars each. The services provided to these projects range across the spectrum of services provided by CCM from financial audits, pay application reviews, contract reviews, and other valuable assistance to Owners. The majority of these projects are in the hospitality and gaming industry. They include hotels, convention centers, casinos, and condominium resorts with retail and office space.

Steve has a BBA from the University of North Texas and is a founding member and past President of the Dallas chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association.

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Joseph M. Stephens

Joe started his career with a Big Eight Accounting firm where he obtained his CPA.  In 1975, he began his construction and related services career with Centex Corporation.  Joe performed many functions within the Construction Products, Commercial Construction and Internal Audit Groups of Centex.  In his last 18 years with Centex, Joe served as Chief Financial Officer for divisions of Centex Construction.

During this time, Joe gained a thorough knowledge of construction operations, management, reporting, IT systems, auditing, insurance, surety, contracts, processes and procedures.  He was also responsible for implementing CCIP and Subguard programs for the division.

Joe joined CCM Consulting Group as a Principal on February 1, 2007.

Joe has a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  He has served on the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) board of directors and was president of that chapter for two years.

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