AR Consultants was founded in 1977 when Dr. S. Alan Skinner was on the faculty of the Anthropology Department at Southern Methodist University. The purpose of the sole proprietorship, then known as Archaeology Resource Consultants, was to provide services in the cultural resources field to organizations that needed archaeological and historical surveys done on short notice. The firm was active through 1979 after which Skinner left SMU and joined a national environmental consulting company.
After four years with the environmental firm, having established three regional offices and becoming General Manager, Skinner resigned to reactivate AR Consultants. The name was changed to AR Consultants because the services had been expanded to include historic building studies, environmental baseline investigations, and cultural resources projects that involved major testing and mitigation. AR Consultants was incorporated in 2000. We continue to grow on an annual basis and our focus remains on service.
AR Consultants continues its primary focus on cultural resource surveys and site evaluations using a team that practices hands-on management. Experience consists of employees that have experience through most of the contiguous United States, and some overseas. Recently, our interests include Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and, of course, Texas. We continue to carryout small projects and regularly work with engineering firms, electric cooperatives, land developers, cities, and other governmental agencies throughout the above states. We are certified to work in New Mexico. We provide quality state of the art investigations in the cultural resources and environmental fields and continue to offer quick response investigations. We have had considerable success coordinating with local, state, and federal review agencies. We have conducted pipeline route studies for various petroleum industries and water and pipeline routes in Texas and the surrounding states as well as for numerous water districts.