ABOUT ACI

ABOUT ACI

ACI’s mission is to promote an appreciation for cultural resources through our focus on our client’s needs. ACI develops responsible solutions that balance development and preservation and gain strong support from all interested parties. While steeped in a history of standard methods and regulatory requirements, ACI incorporates new technologies that improve data collection, interpretation, and presentation in an effort to achieve client objectives, meet regulatory requirements, and protect valuable cultural resources. ACI hires trained individuals from the field crew to the project managers to ensure we have quality staff for all phases. This commitment to employing the best people is reflected in the testimonials from our clients, the awards we have received, and our commitment to the safety of our crew. 

OUR WORK

With over 45 years of experience in CRM, ACI is prepared to handle a variety of challenges related to cultural resources and regulatory requirements. We conduct over 150 projects per year ranging from small scale desktop analyses to multi-state team projects.

 

OUR FOCUS

ACI seeks to not only meet our clients’ requests, but anticipate needs based on our understanding of the changing landscapes of development, regulation, and preservation. We are focused on our clients and their needs, whether it is providing guidance, evaluating the need for CRM services, developing a project specific scope of work, or implementing a multi-year, multi-project agreement.

 

OUR REACH

ACI has played a key role in the development of cultural resource policies, procedures, and preservation laws, at the local and state levels. ACI is ready to document the past to help develop our future. ACI’s offices and staff are integrated through remote server access, cloud-based project management, and real time field data.

  1. OUR STORY

    Archaeological Consultants, Inc., founded in 1976 by Marion Almy, has grown from the kitchen table to multiple Florida offices and one of the most respected CRM firms in the southeast. ACI brings together a professional, efficient, and respected staff of prehistoric and historic archaeologists, physical anthropologists, historians, architectural historians, and skilled technicians.

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  2. MARKET SECTORS

    ACI conducts due diligence reviews, reconnaissance-level studies, and Cultural Resource Assessment Surveys (Phase I, II, or III excavations). Projects are tailored to meet the client’s needs and agency requirements. We have completed individual projects ranging from 0.5 acres to over 75,000 acres, including projects that cross city, county, and state boundaries. Click through to learn about our varied market sectors and projects.

     

    EXPLORE OUR MARKET SECTORS

  3. ACI STAFF

    In our continuing effort to meet and exceed client expectations, we brought on new staff in 2022, and expanded in several areas to be sure we can provide fast and reliable results on your projects.  ACI is family-owned with a collaborative work environment, opportunities for advancement, and an excellent benefits package.  MEET THE ACI TEAM

  4. IN THE LAB OR IN THE FIELD

    SAFETY STANDARDS ARE MET AND EXCEEDED! ACI stays current on all Federal, State, and Local laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines which set the protocols for the CRM industry. All Project Managers, Principal Investigators, Senior Archaeologists, and Senior Architectural Historians meet and exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Qualifications for professionals working in the field of historic preservation.  

    LEARN ABOUT OUR SAFETY AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH

  5. AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

    ACI’s 40 plus years of successful cultural resource service is a result of our professional integrity, client first philosophy, and knowledge and skill in navigating clients through the complex review and compliance process for local, state, and federal agencies. Learn about our achievements and special awards to ACI and our staff and founders. 
    SEE ALL OF OUR AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

  6. TESTIMONIALS

    “ACI’s ability to guide and work with individuals…is an outstanding quality which has significantly contributed to their successful relationship with the FDOT…ACI has proven to be an asset to the Florida Department of Transportation’s Central Environmental Management Office.”
    – G.B., Administrator, FDOT 

     

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Services

Services

ACI PROVIDES CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SERVICES THAT COVER A WIDE RANGE OF AREAS AND CLIENT NEEDS

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58,500
PROJECTS
16,606
SHOVEL TESTS IN ONE YEAR
1200
CLIENTS IN LAST 5 YEARS
45
AWARDS
37
TEAM MEMBERS
37
OUR PETS
MARKET SECTORS

MARKET SECTORS

ACI provides professional archaeological and historical CRM services in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act and other federal regulations. Explore the posts below to learn about our successful capabilities within key market sectors.

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ACI has continuing service contracts with all FDOT Districts and the Turnpike Authority and has worked with prime engineering companies.
ACI has provided CRM services to NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center since 1990. Learn more about this relationship and the projects we have managed with NASA.
ACI frequently works with the USCG to provide Cultural Resource Assessment Survey (CRAS) to assess the locations of infrastructure across and near waterways.
ACI has carried out cultural resource inventories, surveys, and monitoring in support of energy projects in various sectors including; Solar and Wind, Exploration, Extraction, Generation, Transmission.
Everglades Restoration and water distribution and storage projects in South Florida have given ACI an opportunity to further refine the South Florida predictive model. See how...
ACI recently completed a three-year contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  This work has resulted in the recording of 87 new archaeological sites. Read more about this exciting project that covered over 6,000 acres.
ACI works with numerous engineering and development firms to meet government and legal requirements prior to projects which may impact cultural resources and archaeological sites.
Along with many years of providing CRM surveys for construction projects in the City of St. Augustine, Florida, ACI had a large role in a project that created an educational report and website focused on protecting the City’s historic structures and archaeological sites against flooding.

MAIN OFFICE Sarasota, FL
8110 Blaikie Ct, Ste A, 34240
941-379-6206 | 800-735-9906
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ACI EAST St. Augustine, FL
Lead: Christine Newman, RPA
904-829-9100
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ACI NORTH Tallahassee, FL
Lead: Beth Horvath, RPA
850-926-9285
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