About Us


A1 Consulting Group, Inc. (A1) is a registered professional Engineering, and Construction Management Firm, renowned for its commitment and dedication to providing the highest quality professional consulting services. A1 provides the following professional services: Land Planning & Design, Environmental Science & Engineering Services, Geotechnical & Geological Engineering investigations, evaluations, and design, Civil / Site Engineering, planning and design, Structural Engineering evaluations, analysis, and design, Master Planning, Interior Space Planning, Owner’s Representation, Contract Administration, Construction Administration & Management, Construction Quality Assurance and Control, Special Inspections, Construction Materials Testing and Analysis, and Sustainable Design & Environmentally responsible solutions. A1 Consulting Group is headquartered in the Research Triangle Park located in the heart of North Carolina (USA). Our Professional staff of Engineers, Geologists, and General Contractors are registered in multiple states and countries.

A1’s predecessor, NFE was founded in 1971 in the state of Maryland and opened its offices in North Carolina in January 1992. We are certified as a small business (SB), and small disadvantaged business (SDB) by the U.S. SBA, 8(a) Successful Graduate, certified HUB by North Carolina, SWaM by Virginia, and as MBE/SDB by several State and Municipal Agencies throughout the U.S. A1 has received various awards and accolades and is the proud recipient of “Year 2011 HUB Firm of the State” award by the North Carolina Department of Administration under Governor Purdue’s office.

A1 Consulting Group and its affiliates have been in the consulting engineering business for over 40 years and have successfully completed over 6,000 projects for government and commercial clients throughout the United States and World wide. The company has earned a reputation as a leading SDB in the Mid-Atlantic USA providing its specialized services. The work performed has been for Public and Private sector clients including: the United Nations, Federal / State Agencies, Local Municipalites, Public / Private Institutions, Prisons, Airports, Municipal Transit Authorities, University Systems, Community Colleges, K-12 School Systems, Municipal Works, Hospitals, Housing Complexes. Professional Consulting Firms, Private Developers, Real Estate Companies, Landfill and Solid Waste Facilities, Superfund Sites, Industrial Plants, Brownfield Sites, Municipal Water Authorities, Solid Waste and Waste Water Treatment Plants, Parks, Recreational Facilities, and Sports Facilities, and other clients.

At the end of the year 2010, company management decided to change the company name from NFE Technologies to A1 Consulting Group, Inc, as we were commonly known as the top (#1) Asian-American owned consulting company in North Carolina because of our unique qualifications, dedication and commitment to providing the highest quality technical services, and our long history of successful past performance. Further, the name change reflects the company’s expanded list of consulting professional services for the industry and its transition into an officially recognized Engineering firm. A1 has become a comprehensive Professional Consulting firm providing the wide range of services as previously mentioned.

The Principals of A1 Consulting Group (and its predecessor) have during the past 40 years successfully completed contracts for projects with total budgets ranging from $100,000 to $12 billion. For these projects, the professional services provided have covered a wide range of engineering disciplines and sectors for numerous public and private sector clients.

A1’s professional staff includes highly qualified and experienced: Land Planners, Landscape Designers, Construction Supervisors & Managers, Geotechnical, Civil, Structural, Environmental, and Construction Engineers, LEED Professionals, Geologists, Geophysicists, Hydro-geologists, Industrial Hygienists, Environmental Scientists, Wetland Scientists, Ecologists, Biologists, most with advanced degrees and professional licenses or certifications in their respective fields; Safety Professionals, Estimators, Quantity Takeoff & Estimating, Schedulers, Construction Inspectors, Field and Laboratory Technicians, Environmental Remediation Crews, and Well Drillers. A1 and its staff are associated with various professional institutions such as: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Society of Professional Engineers, Construction Managers Association of America, International Construction (UK) and we continuously upgrade our technical knowledge through the use of such professional institutions. The President of A1 has been serving as a board member of five ASTM committees that prepare, update, and manage standards related to engineering design and construction.

A1 is fiscally sound and financially able to handle individual projects up to $500 million budget. A1’s Engineers and consultants have a broad range of project experience throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Some of the countries and states where our staff members and consultants have worked include: the USA (AR, CA, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, KY, MA, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV), China, Ethiopia, Kenya, India, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Sweden, and Taiwan.

Since its inception, A1 has been committed to excellence, and as such has dedicated itself to providing superior quality Professional Engineering and Construction Administration services to Federal, State, and Local Governments, and Commercial clients. Because of our outstanding record of past performance with various Institutions and our highly qualified staff, we are confident that we can successfully perform on the proposed contract.

Dedicated to preserving and enhancing its reputation for excellence, A1 is fully committed to the timely execution of the proposed contract, and to providing full attention and the highest priority to get the job done. We complete our assignments within reasonable budgets and schedules. We communicate with our clients regularly to meet and exceed their requirements. Our professionals are extremely cost conscious and strive to provide cost-effective and environmentally sound solutions to each assignment the firm undertakes. Our management remains continuously and intimately involved in each project from inception through completion. The A1 Team’s extensive technical resources give us the complete capability to perform this work economically and efficiently.

The firm is committed to quality, from the President on down. High quality products have been the vehicle of A1’s success. A1’s business goal is to earn and keep client confidence through superior and on-time performance. The company is proud of its track record which includes over 80% of our business coming through repeat clients. We want to serve our clients with a “One-Stop” solution for all of their development project needs.

about a1 consulting groupWe believe in sound beginning and happy ending on each project and are motivated towards the goal of “Success through Quality and Responsiveness”.

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