In January 2021, ASC Group, Inc. merges with Auxano Environmental LLC, with founder Nichole Lashley as partner. ASC Group founders Shaune Skinner, and Elsie Immel-Blei, along with Auxano founder, Nichole Lashley.
Beginning January 1, 2021, David Klinge and Hylton Hobday became partners with Shaune and Elsie.
The Kentucky office reopens in August 2019.
ASC Group celebrated its 30th Anniversary on April 1, 2016. US Representative David Leland was in attendance to present owners Shaune Skinner and Elsie Immel-Blei with a certificate from the state acknowledging this milestone achievement. Employees, clients, former staff, and friends celebrated with an open house and cookout at the headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.
ASC Group’s midwest office locations increases to 7.
ASC Group, Inc moves to 800 Freeway Drive, Suite 101, Columbus to increase space to 10,000 square feet. Our new office at Freeway Drive in Columbus Ohio is home to Archaeologists, Architectural Historians, Ecologists, and Environmental Scientists, as well as a number of wild animals including coyotes, ducks, geese, peafowl, and deer. Here, our new artifact analysis laboratory.
The Milton West Virginia office opens in 2007 and adds an additional service line–Paleoethnobotany. Here, Dr. Annette Ericksen conducts flotation to recover ancient seeds.
Elsie and Shaune celebrated 20 years in business in 2006. Here, Elsie and Shaune in front of old Indianola office during 20th year celebration.
Excavation of the “big pit” at Leetsdale for the US Army Corps of Engineers near Pittsburgh in 2003.
Waterway permit, environmental site assessment and NEPA documentation services are added in 2000. Here, ASC collects soils during a Phase II ESA Survey.
Asbestos inspection of John Harris Bridge (I-83) over the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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 Pennsylvania.
ASC’s 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.
Celebrating 10 years in business, Archaeological Services Consultants formally changed our name to ASC Group, Inc. in 1996.
Our first full-time architectural historian was in hired June 1991.
In 1991 Archaeological Services Consultants was one of a team of archeological firms hired to conduct excavations at the East Liverpool pottery for ODOT. Here, our archaeologists are pictured inside a below-ground water reservoir at the Sebring Pottery site in East Liverpool, Ohio.
As we continued to grow in jobs and employees, we needed more space and moved to 4620 Indianola Ave. in 1990. This second office included 4,900 square feet.
Much of ASC’s early work was for coal mining companies who needed permits to conduct strip mining. Our first big client was Texas Eastern, which hired us to conduct archaeological surveys for replacement pipelines throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Here, ASC’s Oklahoma Crew is shown visiting the Spiro Mounds in 1990 during our survey work there.
Elsie and Shaune worked out of their houses until later in 1987 when they moved to 3037 Indianola Ave. The first office included a total of 1,500 square feet.
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. The original logo was designed by Oro Ray King.
In January 1986 Shaune Skinner and Elsie Immel-Blei leave employment at the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus to form a private company.