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A/E Consulting Services is a management consulting organization providing strategic planning, ownership transition, valuation and related consulting services to professional service firms. We provide clients with planning, management and financial insight to enable them to be more successful. A/E Consulting Services has gained national recognition as an organization that can bring viable solutions to complex problems.

Our in-depth understanding of Architectural, Engineering, Planning, Environmental and related consulting firms provides us with a level of specialized knowledge that makes us uniquely suited to assist your firm. Our industry expertise, combined with our experience, knowledge, qualifications and resources, places A/E Consulting Services, Inc. in the best position to provide you with a full range of services tailored to your specific business needs.

Credentials and Qualifications

John Pruitt, owner of AE Consulting ServicesJohn B. Pruitt President and Founder of A/E Consulting Services, Inc.
John is a management and financial consultant for architectural, engineering and related professional service firms. He founded A/E Consulting Services in 1992 to fulfill a need of A/E firms for specialized services that are often not available in-house. John has built a reputation for developing successful strategic and ownership transition plans. He is noted for his analytical ability to identify and resolve critical management issues, working with more than 500 leaders of A/E firms across the nation.

John is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), holds an MBA in Finance and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Marketing. He has been recognized by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and awarded for his educational achievement in Business Valuations. He is a member of ACEC-Washington, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, The institute of Business Appraisers and Rotary International.

John has assisted over 300 A/E firms on a variety of topics including ownership transition and strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, company valuations, restructuring and planning, financial management, government contracting and audit defense. He has guided many companies, from start-ups to firms with over 5,000 employees, in establishing viable business and strategic plans.
John has presented numerous A/E seminars, workshops and roundtables on ownership transition planning, strategic planning, valuing A/E firms, practice management, successful government contracting and financial management. John produces seminars and workshops for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Society of Design Administrators (SDA), various consulting professional associations and A/E software companies.

Prior to founding A/E Consulting Services, Inc., John served with a national management consulting firm. He was also the CFO of a large, multi-disciplined A/E firm. He has held a senior level position with a regional CPA firm and has more than 20 years of experience in the professional service industry.