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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, Geophysical Instrumentation, 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 Consulting Group is 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. Since then, A1 has been consistently ranked among top DBE firms in the region.

A1 Consulting Group and its predecessors have been in the engineering consulting business for over 45 years, successfully completing over 6,000 projects for government and commercial clients throughout the United States and worldwide. The company has earned the reputation of 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 Agencies
  • State Agencies
  • Local Municipalities
  • Public Institutions
  • Private Institutions
  • Prisons & Correctional Facilities
  • Airports
  • Transit Authorities
  • University Systems
  • Community Colleges
  • K-12 School Systems
  • Municipal Works
  • Hospitals
  • Housing Complexes
  • Professional Consulting Firms
  • Private Developers
  • Real Estate Companies
  • Landfill & Solid Waste Facilities
  • Water/Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Parks & Recreational Facilities
  • Brownfield Sites
  • Water Authorities
  • Solid Waste
  • Sports Facilities
  • Superfund Sites
  • Industrial Plants
  • Environmental Sites

.A1’s predecessor, NFE was founded in 1971 in the state of Maryland and opened its North Carolina offices in January 1992. In 2010, company management decided to change the company name from NFE Technologies to A1 Consulting Group, Inc to commemorate our unique qualifications and our history of successful performance.

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 spectrum of engineering disciplines and sectors for public and private sector clients.

A1's professional staff includes highly qualified & experience:

  • Landscape Designers & Planners
  • Construction Supervisors & Managers
  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Structural Engineers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Construction Engineers
  • LEED Professionals
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Ecologists & Biologists
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Safety Professionals
  • Estimators
  • Quantity Takeoff & Estimating
  • Schedulers
  • Construction Inspectors
  • Field & Lab Technicians
  • Environmental Remediation Crews
  • Well Drillers
  • Geophysicists
  • Geologists & Hydro-Geologists

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 and environmental designs 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 states where our staff members and consultants have worked include AR, CA, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, KY, MA, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV.

Since its inception, A1 has been committed to excellence, and as such has dedicated itself to providing superior quality Professional Engineering and Construction management services to Federal, State, and Local Governments, and commercial clients.

Dedicated to preserving and enhancing its reputation for excellence, A1 is fully committed to the timely execution of new contracts, 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 technical resources give us the capability to perform 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.

We believe in sound beginnings and happy endings on each project and are motivated towards the goal of “Success Through Quality and Responsiveness.”