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Accurate results you can depend on.

As a nimble, diversified consulting practice, Depreciation Consulting is committed to providing clients with aggressive but defendable tax positions at an affordable value. Our work has consistently withstood IRS scrutiny.

DC has successfully analyzed more than one-billion square feet of commercial real estate in a full spectrum of industry service sectors totaling more than $900,000,000 in cost basis. We can truly say that we have saved many of our clients 'millions' of dollars during the course of a single engagement.

Depreciation Consulting, LLC was formed in 2008 by architect and cost segregation specialist Michael Thue after his having worked several years as a cost segregation engineer and regional relationship manager with an international accounting practice.

tax savings for commerciAL PROPERTY OWNERS


At DC, Integrity is the foundational value that we bring to our work. Whether making a sale, delivering what we promised, or in our daily decision making regarding your engagement, our integrity allows us to make the right choices in response to professional situations.


The highly important and ever-changing subject of 'fixed-asset depreciation' is an increasingly complex aspect of financial business operations. You need a firm on your side who stays on top of the latest changes to the tax code and who can help position you to maximize available tax benefit while minimizing potential audit exposure.


Whether your project is a small leasehold improvement or a multi-location portfolio worth hundreds of millions of dollars, DC can help. We’re committed to providing you with top-notch customer service at a reasonable price. In fact, we're so confident in our approach, we guarantee a minimum 3 to 1 Return on Investment, or we don't generally recommend proceeding with a study.


The success of a cost segregation study is largely dependent on the construction experience of the professionals providing it.  Cost segregation studies from DC are construction-engineering based and use nationally recognized estimating tools and IRS-recommended industry 'best practices'.  The result is an aggressive, yet defensible approach to asset classification achieved on behalf of our clients.  Our end deliverables include a detailed report with full documentation supporting the tax positions recommended to our clients.  Our work has consistently withstood IRS scrutiny.


DC is pleased to offer clients the consulting capabilities of a major-market international accounting practice, but without the high cost of overhead normally associated with a boutique. We understand the importance of fiscal responsibility and timely delivery to our clients and will work with your existing CPA to coordinate our work with the completion of your current-year tax return. All proposals and benefit estimates are prepared free of charge, so there's no risk to see if you can benefit!

In addition to the substantive tax-savings we consistently achieve on behalf of our clients, a small portion of the professional fees associated with every engagement we complete is donated to provide a much needed cleft-palate surgery to a needy child somewhere in the world.

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Depreciation Consulting is a proud 'Premier Circle' supporter of the 'Smile Train', which the New York Times in 2008 called “…dollar for deed, one of the most productive charities in the world.”  

giving back

  • Engineering-based cost segregation studies
  • Tangible Property / Partial Asset Disposition analyses
  • Construction Pay-application verification

our services

Bob Ethen                     

Regional Sales Manager

Michael Thue, Architect 

Managing Partner

Bob's prior experience includes more than 30-years  in sales & marketing management for a Fortune 500 company.  He now brings that expertise and responsiveness to clients at DC. 

​Mike is a licensed architect with over 25 years of construction-industry experience and 12 years of direct cost segregation supervision experience, including several with an international-level firm.



About DC

1313 Hillcrest NW

Grand Rapids MI 49504