Company Operations

Operational Assessment

Construction is a complicated business. Trying to figure it out on your own can be a slow and stressful process. If you want to see results faster, there’s another way.

We’ve helped many construction companies improve their performance and profitability, and have developed a proprietary Comprehensive Operational Assessment based on our first-hand experience working with growing Construction Companies.

Operational Design

We help clients define the roles & responsibilities in their organization and align these with optimized business processes to create a complete system for their construction business.


With our systematic and comprehensive approach, we identify inefficiencies that exist within our clients’ organization and develop key personnel through training. We also provide Owners with insights about their day-to-day operations and present proven solutions to increase efficiency and profitability.

Software and Technology

Operating your business with yesterday’s solutions limits your ability to make sound decisions at both the project and enterprise levels, and creates inefficiencies that cost you time and money. We possess the knowledge to help you select, implement and operate with the right hardware and software solutions for your organization.


With a solid understanding of the financial statements, a small business owner will know and understand how to take action. Knowing what the numbers represent and what they are telling you allows you to succeed on purpose. Our definition of business success means to achieve growing and sustainable profits. Without sustained profits, you’ll eventually run out of cash and be out of business.

Project Management

We provide comprehensive training in budgeting, forecasting, procurement, subcontracting and risk management.

Strategy Development and Implementation

We help clients develop a vision for their organization and create real-world plans to reach their goals.

Could you benefit from the advice of a construction business expert? In our 30-minute call, you will get recommendations for immediate adjustments that will improve the performance and profitability of YOUR construction company.

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


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.