ASC Group, Inc., is a certified, women-owned cultural and environmental resources consulting company. Since its founding in 1986, ASC Group has grown steadily and now has offices in five cities across the Midwest. In 2021, ASC merged with Auxano Environmental LLC in order to expand its environmental services.
Services include: Archaeological Services, Architectural History Services, Ecological Services and Environmental and Hazardous Materials Services. Each senior member of the staff has more than 10 years experience in archaeological, architectural, environmental, or ecological investigations. Our staff has at their disposal more than adequate laboratory and computer facilities for the analysis and preparation of reports, as well as sufficient field equipment, including a fleet of vehicles, to handle numerous projects at any given time.
ASC Group has the commitment, experience, resources, and logistical support necessary for the successful completion of any level of cultural resource, ecological, and environmental survey.
Company History & Timeline
In January 1986 Shaune Skinner and Elsie Immel-Blei leave employment at the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus to form a private company.
Archaeological Services Consultants, Inc. is incorporated in the state of Ohio on April Fool’s Day 1986. Shaune Skinner, President and Secretary and Elsie Immel-Blei, Vice President and Treasurer.
Much of our early work was for Coal Mining Companies who needed permits to conduct strip mining.
Our first big client was Texas Eastern, who hired us to conduct archaeological surveys for replacement pipelines throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Elsie and Shaune worked out of their houses until 1987 when they moved to 3037 Indianola Ave. Total sq ft 1500.
As we continued to grow in jobs and employees, we needed more space and moved to 4620 Indianola Ave. in 1990.
In 1991 Archaeological Services Consultants was one of a team of archeological firms hired to conduct excavations at the East Liverpool pottery for ODOT.
Our first full-time architectural historian was in hired June 1991.
Archaeological Services Consultants formally changed our name to ASC Group, Inc. in 1996.
Indiana office opened in 1997 to provide service to Coal Mining Companies and INDOT. Our Cleveland office opened that same year because so many of our employees were from the Cleveland area.
ASC Group, Inc. adds ecological and wetland survey services in 1998.
Even before the opening of our Pittsburgh office in 1998 and the Harrisburg office in 2003 ASC Group conducted several large projects in that state.
Waterway permit, environmental site assessment and NEPA documentation services are added in 2000.
Elsie and Shaune celebrated 20 years in business in 2006
The Milton West Virginia office opens in 2007 and adds an additional service line–Paleoethnobotany.
ASC Group, Inc moves to 800 Freeway Drive, Suite 101, Columbus to increase space to 10,000 sq ft.
Michigan office opens in 2014.
ASC Group celebrated its 30th Anniversary on April 1, 2016.
The Kentucky office reopens in August 2019.
Beginning January 1, 2021, David Klinge and Hylton Hobday became partners with Shaune and Elsie.
In January 2021, ASC Group, Inc. merges with Auxano Environmental LLC, with founder Nichole Lashley as partner.