Doug is Director of Audit and Assurance Services at LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors. He began his professional career in public accounting in 1990, providing audit, review, and consulting services to the construction industry, primarily in the area of specialty trades and pipeline construction. He has performed audits of some of the largest specialty trade contractors in Texas, understanding the unique issues confronting these firms relating to large construction jobs and the inherent risk associated with these contracts.
As a certified construction industry financial professional, Doug is on the forefront of industry and regulatory changes. Additionally, he has experience with employee benefit plans, agreed-upon procedures, and internal control reviews. Doug is a member of the LaPorte Construction Industry Group.
Doug is on the board of trustees for the University of St. Thomas; vice-chair of the board of Christus Foundation for Healthcare and board president of Healthy Houston Foundation. He is a former board chair of both the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Santa Maria Hostel. Doug has also served on the board of American Subcontractors Association and Construction Financial Management Association. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from University of Houston.
Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, LaPorte is one of the largest full-service independent accounting and advisory firms in the region, with offices in Houston, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Metairie, Covington, and Houma, Louisiana. The firm has over 185 personnel consisting of 148 professional staff, with over 100 of those having their CPA or another professional certification, including five members of LaPorte’s Construction Industry Group that are certified construction industry financial professionals (CCIFPs). For 11 consecutive years, the firm has been named a Top 200 firm by INSIDE Public Accounting and has been named to Construction Executive’s list of “Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms™” for the past two years.