Applied Archaeology and History Associates, Inc. (AAHA) is a small, women-owned, consulting firm established in 1998 to provide archaeological investigations, historical and architectural studies, and related management and historic preservation services for clients in the Mid-Atlantic. We focus our efforts on defining and satisfying client needs not only to address local, state, and federal cultural resource mandates, but to manage public perceptions of heritage issues and to provide applied research to support heritage tourism and site restoration initiatives. To date AAHA has completed almost 200 archaeological investigations in the Mid-Atlantic region. This depth of experience has allowed us to serve our clients more efficiently and gain an in-depth understanding of the archaeological record.
AAHA strives to provide high-quality, innovative, professional services at competitive prices to deliver exceptional value for our clients. Because we are a small firm each project receives the direct personal attention of one of the firm’s key senior staff, thus insuring that all aspects of our projects delivered on time and are professional in every respect.
AAHA is certified by Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey as a DBE with certification pending in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Jeanne A. Ward, President, is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA). In addition, Ms. Ward’s professional qualifications exceed U. S. Department of the Interior standards for both archaeologists and historians as published in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 61.
Since 2011 Archaeological Response Consultants (ARC), now based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has dedicated its staff and volunteers to afford in-depth cultural resource management in compliance with Federal Law Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act as well as providing local curation and research services to local museums and historical societies.
Coastal Archaeology & History Research, Inc. (CAHR) is a small cultural resource consulting company with offices in southern Maryland and south-central Florida. Established in 2008, CAHR’s staff and consultants have over thirty years of experience in historic preservation and archaeology throughout the U.S east coast. CAHR’s diverse team of professionals provides a range of preservation services including terrestrial and underwater archaeological survey; architectural and historic structure survey; historic designation and National Register nomination; municipal preservation planning and best practice consulting, and historic materials conservation. Through a variety of professional partnerships with professionally licensed architects, general contractor, and specialized trades CAHR is able to provide and coordinate numerous historic preservation special projects including historic structure additions, relocation, rehabilitation, and restoration carpentry and masonry work. CAHR’s clients have included municipal governments, utility companies, engineering/development firms, and private individuals.
Established in 1987, Gray & Pape is a national consulting firm specializing in cultural resources management and historic preservation services. Working under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, we assist clients with navigating the federal and state requirements for projects that may potentially effect historic resources. Through eight corporate offices we provide professional consultation for all phases of work, and have established a strong reputation with clients in the energy, transportation, and government sectors for understanding the intricacies of project engineering and permitting. Our staff of more than 50 professionals include archaeologists, architectural historians, GIS Specialists, and preservation planning experts. Each meets or exceeds the Secretary of Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards (36 CFR 61 Appendix A) and are listed as qualified professionals on multiple State Historic Preservation Offices’ consultant lists.
JMA, a CCRG company, is a professional consulting firm specializing in a broad range of historic preservation, design, and cultural resource services. Established in 1968, JMA maintains offices in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and Alexandria and Charlottesville, Virginia. JMA’s multi-disciplinary staff includes landscape architects; landscape historians; prehistoric, historic, urban, and geoarcheologists; preservation planners; historians; and architectural historians, all of whom meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for their respective professions and disciplines. A support staff of CAD, GIS, and IT specialists, field and laboratory assistants, and administrative personnel further augments this professional expertise. This diverse, knowledgeable, and experienced staff interacts closely, providing each client with a breadth of in-house expertise rarely found in one firm, and ensuring a streamlined and comprehensive approach to every undertaking. JMA approaches each project with a full appreciation for the client’s objectives, constraints, schedule, and budget. JMA’s professionals successfully complete projects using a system of effective planning, project management, cost control, quality management, contract administration, and technical support. JMA’s diversity of expertise and projects, as well as a familiarity with many geographic regions is the firm’s hallmark and greatest strength. JMA also provides professional services to a wide range of clients. Private clients include architectural and engineering firms, professional and nonprofit organizations, foundations, institutions, corporations, individual property owners, and developers. Public-sector clients at the local, state, and federal levels include governmental agencies responsible for resource stewardship and preservation, as well as development-oriented agencies.
SEARCH is a leading nationwide and global provider of cultural resources services to government and commercial customers in the Defense, Energy, Transportation, and Development markets. SEARCH is a full-service company, and we offer a multidisciplinary integration of our five divisions: Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, Architectural History, History and Archives, and Heritage Design.
Our staff of more than 80 professionals works from 15 offices nationwide, including Hawai‘i, Guam, and our 11,000-square-foot curation facility outside Washington, DC. Since 1993, SEARCH has conducted over 2,000 projects across 27 US states, 6 US territories, and 16 countries in Oceania, Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the West Indies.
Established in 1969, Skelly and Loy is a privately owned, mid-sized corporation with 6 Mid-Atlantic offices. The firm provides a myriad of professional engineering and environmental services to various public and private sector clients throughout the United States and abroad. As trends change and markets emerge, Skelly and Loy continues to build on its strong foundation and enhances its offering of professional services of mining, civil, and environmental engineering; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance studies (EISs, EAs, CEEs, etc.); natural resource management including wetlands, aquatic studies, and wildlife management; environmental, mining, and wastewater permitting; noise and air quality investigations; hazardous waste management investigations and remedial design; industrial hygiene studies; archaeological, cultural, and historical studies and documentation; digital information technology; and equipment sales, installation, operation, and maintenance of municipal, industrial, commercial, and private water, wastewater, and remediation treatment systems.
Experts with broadly based experience and sound technical skills work closely together to produce the superior work for which the firm is well known. Clients’ requirements and desires are always kept foremost by working closely with them to develop the project. The cooperation between Skelly and Loy professionals and clients allows cross-pollination of ideas from many fields of expertise, as well as from the client’s own particular insight and experience. In each task undertaken, project personnel are carefully chosen to encompass the full range of disciplines required to completely analyze a problem and provide the best practical solution.
Verdanterra’s cultural resources staff comprise a group of highly qualified and experienced professionals dedicated to providing our clients with the best approach and services for completing National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 compliance from small to large projects. We are skilled at developing innovative approaches to keep projects on time and within budget. We’ve successfully completed projects of all types and scale including energy, transit and highway, and development projects.