Building Better Construction Companies

Ascent Consulting is the premier provider of business, operations, management, technology, and marketing consulting services for construction companies in North America.

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We are committed to helping our clients Build Better Construction Companies. Unlike other business consulting firms, we only work with construction companies and contractors. As experienced contractors and business owners, we understand how our clients think and operate, which is why they choose us to help solve their most important challenges.

By utilizing our comprehensive industry knowledge, real-world experience and team of dedicated professionals, we create innovative, customized solutions to help our clients get to the next level of performance and success.

We are your Certified Procore Specialists.  Learn how we help contractors maximize their investment in Procore.

We have found that most of our projects fall into four categories: Operations & Performance, Growth & Expansion. Fractional Services or  Procore.

  • Operations & Performance

  • Operational Assessments

    Our Comprehensive Operational Assessment will provide real insight into the inner workings of your company from a Construction Business Expert’s perspective.

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    Operational Assessments

    Operational Excellence

    In order to operate successfully and profitably, the best companies find ways to standardize, systemize, and automate as many processes as possible.

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    Operational Excellence

    Project Management

    For construction companies, effective project management is essential for every successful project.

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    Project Management

    Strategic Business Planning

    Strategic Business Planning is a series of logical and creative steps to identify the long-term business objectives ranked by importance.

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    Strategic Business Planning

    Estimating & Preconstruction

    Your ability to accurately predict the cost of a project is paramount to the success of your business. A good estimate is the first indicator of a successful project.

    Read More
    Estimating & Preconstruction

    Finance, Succession, Exit Strategies & Acquisitions

    Whether you’re looking to improve your current financial position, closing your doors, selling your business, or handing it to your heirs, it’s in everyone’s best interest to have a solid financial strategy in place.

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    Finance, Succession, Exit Strategies & Acquisitions

    Construction Software & Technology

    Operating your business with yesterday’s technology solutions limits your ability to make sound decisions at both the project and corporate levels and creates inefficiencies that cost you time and money.

    Read More
    Construction Software & Technology

    Incentive Programs

    Finding ways to motivate employees and ensuring your culture is driving the correct behaviors in the workplace are some of the most complex challenges for construction companies.

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    Incentive Programs
  • Growth & Expansion

  • Growth Strategies

    Are you looking to grow your construction business? Turning a small business into a big one doesn’t happen by itself; you need a strategy that’s effective, manageable and customized for your business.

    Read More
    Growth Strategies

    Strategic Marketing Campaigns

    Once you have an established Growth Strategy, you likely need a Strategic Marketing Campaign to successfully execute the strategy.

    Read More
    Strategic Marketing Campaigns

    Websites

    When it comes to your construction company’s website, the ability to establish and present your company’s brand and identity is vital to your site’s value.

    Read More
    Websites

    SEO, SEM & Social Media

    Ascent understands our clients’ business and helps generate more relevant traffic and sales leads through a variety of SEO strategies.

    Read More
    SEO, SEM & Social Media

    Design Services

    The importance of construction marketing often goes overlooked. How your marketing materials look is just as important as what they say. Combining eye-catching imagery with a powerful value proposition that speaks to your ideal clients is the winning formula.

    Read More
    Design Services

    Advertising

    While digital advertising is the hot sector of the marketing industry, there are times where tried and true measures simply work better. While more and more businesses have turned to the web, email, social and other digital channels, print publications have become less saturated and more cost-effective.

    Read More
    Advertising

    Design Portfolio

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    Design Portfolio
  • Procore®

  • Procore certified partner

    Evaluate for Fit

    Ascent offers detailed demonstrations of Procore to show how the software could help improve, streamline or upgrade existing processes and procedures.

    Read More
    Evaluate for Fit
    Procore certified partner

    Implementation & Integration

    Ascent’s Procore Consultants lead workshops to define how your processes, workflows, and people will use Procore for maximum benefit. 

    Read More
    Implementation & Integration
    Procore certified partner

    Expanded Use

    Ascent’s Procore Consultants work with your Project Management , Accounting, and Field teams to define and standardize your company’s processes and procedures that may be performed using Procore tools, then train them how to use them effectively.

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    Expanded Use
    Procore certified partner

    System Administration & Support Services

    We are Procore-certified consultants who provide Procore administration and support services to select clients.

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    System Administration & Support Services
  • Fractional Services

  • Fractional CFO

    Project accounting, job costing, progress billings, and budget forecasting are some of the specialized financial tasks that construction companies need to master in order to successfully navigate their projects and to meet the requirements of their customers.

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    Fractional CFO

    Fractional COO

    Construction companies need strong operational leadership at the top of the organization to ensure that the project cycle is managed from start to finish and to guide their overall operating strategy.

    Read More
    Fractional COO

    Fractional CMO

    Construction companies need dynamic marketing leadership to ensure that they find and maintain a robust customer base and help define who they are and what they do best.

    Read More
    Fractional CMO

Operational Assessments

Our Comprehensive Operational Assessment will provide real insight into the inner workings of your company from a Construction Business Expert’s perspective.

Read More
Operational Assessments

Operational Excellence

In order to operate successfully and profitably, the best companies find ways to standardize, systemize, and automate as many processes as possible.

Read More
Operational Excellence

Project Management

For construction companies, effective project management is essential for every successful project.

Read More
Project Management

Strategic Business Planning

Strategic Business Planning is a series of logical and creative steps to identify the long-term business objectives ranked by importance.

Read More
Strategic Business Planning

Estimating & Preconstruction

Your ability to accurately predict the cost of a project is paramount to the success of your business. A good estimate is the first indicator of a successful project.

Read More
Estimating & Preconstruction

Finance, Succession, Exit Strategies & Acquisitions

Whether you’re looking to improve your current financial position, closing your doors, selling your business, or handing it to your heirs, it’s in everyone’s best interest to have a solid financial strategy in place.

Read More
Finance, Succession, Exit Strategies & Acquisitions

Construction Software & Technology

Operating your business with yesterday’s technology solutions limits your ability to make sound decisions at both the project and corporate levels and creates inefficiencies that cost you time and money.

Read More
Construction Software & Technology

Incentive Programs

Finding ways to motivate employees and ensuring your culture is driving the correct behaviors in the workplace are some of the most complex challenges for construction companies.

Read More
Incentive Programs

Growth Strategies

Are you looking to grow your construction business? Turning a small business into a big one doesn’t happen by itself; you need a strategy that’s effective, manageable and customized for your business.

Read More
Growth Strategies

Strategic Marketing Campaigns

Once you have an established Growth Strategy, you likely need a Strategic Marketing Campaign to successfully execute the strategy.

Read More
Strategic Marketing Campaigns

Websites

When it comes to your construction company’s website, the ability to establish and present your company’s brand and identity is vital to your site’s value.

Read More
Websites

SEO, SEM & Social Media

Ascent understands our clients’ business and helps generate more relevant traffic and sales leads through a variety of SEO strategies.

Read More
SEO, SEM & Social Media

Design Services

The importance of construction marketing often goes overlooked. How your marketing materials look is just as important as what they say. Combining eye-catching imagery with a powerful value proposition that speaks to your ideal clients is the winning formula.

Read More
Design Services

Advertising

While digital advertising is the hot sector of the marketing industry, there are times where tried and true measures simply work better. While more and more businesses have turned to the web, email, social and other digital channels, print publications have become less saturated and more cost-effective.

Read More
Advertising

Design Portfolio

Read More
Design Portfolio
Procore certified partner

Evaluate for Fit

Ascent offers detailed demonstrations of Procore to show how the software could help improve, streamline or upgrade existing processes and procedures.

Read More
Evaluate for Fit
Procore certified partner

Implementation & Integration

Ascent’s Procore Consultants lead workshops to define how your processes, workflows, and people will use Procore for maximum benefit. 

Read More
Implementation & Integration
Procore certified partner

Expanded Use

Ascent’s Procore Consultants work with your Project Management , Accounting, and Field teams to define and standardize your company’s processes and procedures that may be performed using Procore tools, then train them how to use them effectively.

Read More
Expanded Use
Procore certified partner

System Administration & Support Services

We are Procore-certified consultants who provide Procore administration and support services to select clients.

Read More
System Administration & Support Services

Fractional CFO

Project accounting, job costing, progress billings, and budget forecasting are some of the specialized financial tasks that construction companies need to master in order to successfully navigate their projects and to meet the requirements of their customers.

Read More
Fractional CFO

Fractional COO

Construction companies need strong operational leadership at the top of the organization to ensure that the project cycle is managed from start to finish and to guide their overall operating strategy.

Read More
Fractional COO

Fractional CMO

Construction companies need dynamic marketing leadership to ensure that they find and maintain a robust customer base and help define who they are and what they do best.

Read More
Fractional CMO

"Are you ready to take your business to the next level?"

- Do you wish you knew what the big, national contractors know about running a successful company?
- Do you want your company to be more organized, efficient, and manageable?
- Are you ready to increase your capacity and grow your pipeline of projects?

We've helped hundreds of construction companies solve their most persistent problems, and we can help you too. If you'd like to talk with a expert about what you want for YOUR business, take action today and schedule a time to talk with us.

We're here to help you reach your goals.

-Adam Cooper, President

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Kendall Pittman

Human Resources & Accounting Manager

With passions for developing HR strategies and accurate financials, Kendall joins Ascent with 5+ years of hands-on experience in both disciplines. She holds a degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida, and is currently pursuing secondary education & certification in the field of Human Resources. 

Kendall has provided financial support to both the private sector as well non-profit organizations. Her accounting philosophy helps leaders connect business goals to objectives through accurate records & industry best practices. Additionally, she has pursued HR opportunities that focus on employee engagement, internal growth & development, and business-level strategic planning. 

Now, Kendall is dedicated to providing an uplifting environment to help drive further growth within Ascent. 

Sarah Red

Junior Coordinator

Sarah has 10+ years of experience in commercial construction spanning across 10 different states. during this time, she has gained experience in project & field management, also specializing in Construction Technology. Having worked on projects with value ranging from $5M – $2B, she has seen the industry from many angles.  

 

 

Sarah has worked across country and built in a variety of market sectors to perform both ground up & adaptive re-use projects. Her extensive experience has equipped her with in-depth knowledge of the construction industry, focusing on best methods of scaling technology to make her clients more competitive and successful in the market. 

 

 

Sarah is passionate about encouraging our clients to improve their business strategies, and building up the construction industry as a whole. 

Jack Austin

Marketing Coordinator

Jack is a marketing and communications professional who joins Ascent following a three-year stint in the healthcare staffing industry. 

 

Working as a member of the Ascent marketing team, Jack performs internal marketing automation tasks, analyzes web and marketing metrics, and creates multimedia content to highlight recent success stories with Ascent clients.

 

Born and raised in the Metro Atlanta area, Jack graduated from the University of Georgia in 2019 with a B.A. in Journalism and a certificate in Sports Media. He then went on to earn an M.B.A. from Georgia State University in December 2022, concentrating in the areas of marketing and business analytics.

Rhonda Hudson

Construction Accountant

Rhonda has three decades of diverse Controller experience that spans various aspects of construction, including manufacturing, mechanical, electrical, flooring, and residential building contracting. Rhonda has an Associate’s Degree in Accounting and has consistently demonstrated expertise in optimizing operational efficiencies, tracking financial performance, conducting annual audits, and building a process around the monthly close process.

In addition to her accounting work, Rhonda has a broad proficiency in a wide range of accounting software platforms and has a knack for adapting to new technologies swiftly. She has facilitated smooth transitions during software migrations and provided system training to numerous companies.

Bridgit Lawhead

Marketing Project Manager

Bridgit is a Marketing Project Manager, bringing a proven track record of managing accounts and marketing for diverse industries. Prior to joining Ascent Consulting, she was a Marketing Strategist for a small marketing agency that focused on transforming financial advisors’ businesses. Working with Marketing, Sales, and Upper Management to ensure strategic performance and management of tasks to appropriate team members, Bridgit helps manage the planning, development, design, execution, monitoring, and completion of all of our client marketing projects. 
 
Bridgit holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication, with an emphasis in Public Relations from Valdosta State University. 

Kellie Barber

Office Manager

With a career spanning over 25 years in both the public and private sectors, Kellie stands as a seasoned professional and a valuable asset to our Ascent team. A dedicated, results-driven individual, Kellie brings a wealth of experience to the organization.

She is no stranger to the world of construction and has a comprehensive understanding from both the project management and engineering perspective.  Kellie has a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering excellence.

Nazia Hasnain

Project Coordinator

Nazia joined Ascent in the role of a project coordinator. Before joining Ascent, she served as a Web Project Coordinator.

With a rich background of 5 years of experience in the digital realm, she has been at the forefront of coordinating and managing web projects from concept to launch. With a blend of technical expertise and project management skills, she is dedicated to contributing to the success of diverse projects to ensure that projects not only meet but exceed expectations.

Gary Johnson

Consultant

Gary grew up working summers from 7th grade through graduating college for a large plumbing and process piping contractor in Mobile, AL. After graduating from Auburn University with a BS in Computer Engineering, Gary spent the next 16 years working in the industrial automation industry with The Foxboro Company and the ERP software solutions space with JD Edwards.  

The 7 years with JD Edwards were primarily focused on the construction business, providing ERP software solutions to both large general contractors and large homebuilders. In 2003 Gary acquired a small residential plumbing contracting business in Pace, FL.  Over the next 17 years, Gary grew this business to three physical locations and more than 130 employees, performing commercial and residential plumbing projects in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. 

In 2020, Gary sold the business and continued to work for the company on a consulting basis for 2 more years. The unusual background, including providing construction industry ERP software solutions as well as nearly 20 years acquiring, growing, operating and ultimately selling a large subcontracting business, gives Gary a unique perspective on the operations of a construction company. Gary holds master plumbing and gas fitter licenses in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.

Stephen Crawford

Junior Consultant

Stephen possesses nearly a decade of extensive financial, operational, and leadership expertise spanning diverse professional sectors, primarily centered on construction, development, and construction management. Before joining Ascent Consulting, he spent five years as a CPA at Ernst & Young. He then made significant contributions to an electrical construction company in an internal consulting capacity. Subsequently, he pursued multiple freelance roles, including a pivotal position as a Fractional Chief Transformation Officer (CTO).

Throughout his career, Stephen adeptly guided companies through various rapid growth phases, overseeing crucial financial matters, driving strategic growth initiatives, and managing back-office functions. He holds a BBA in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from The University of Georgia.

Zachary Hickman

Project Coordinator

Zachary brings 10+ years of project management experience as an owners representative for clients and from the developer side of the business.

He began his career as an assistant project manager with a masonry subcontractor in Florida, before moving to Atlanta.

Daphene Koch

Consultant

Daphene’s construction experience began working in her family’s mechanical construction company.

Next, she worked for a large EPC firm on projects in Texas and Malaysia. With over 15 years of construction industry experience on commercial and industrial projects. Her roles have included project manager, safety manager, construction services leader, and pipefitters helper.

While a professor at Purdue University in the School of Construction Management, she worked as a consultant to help construction companies improve processes, project management, workforce development to name a few. She has a BS, MS, and PhD from Purdue University and resides in Indiana.

Hakeem Slaughter

Marketing Coordinator

Hakeem is a brand designer with over 10 years of experience. He has been a freelancer for about 9 years working with many different clients and industries under the following subjects: brand design, graphic design, web design, and social media marketing.

 

During that time freelancing, he also worked at many companies as a graphic and web designer. As well as taught disciplines of Art and Design to students varying from middle school age to college. As mentioned, he has a “jack of all trades” range but is quite proficient at WordPress and uses that knowledge to design cutting edge websites!

 

Hakeem specializes in branding, design, and creativity and is bringing his talents, skills, and passion to take Ascent Consulting to a new level!

Aimee Collier

Project Coordinator

Aimee joins Ascent as a Project Coordinator supporting our Senior and Procore Consultants. With construction industry experience both in-field and back-of-house (ranging from project site coordination to contract management to software administration), she brings a holistic perspective of the day-to-day challenges faced by our clients. Her varied professional roles include software implementation and training, technical content creation and design, and coordinating across teams to bring projects to successful completion. She is excited to direct her passion for people and processes toward our customers.