Contact The PASTeam

5180 US 42 South

Plain City, Ohio 43064

(614) 214-4478

pasteam@earthlink.net

  
  • Pre-qualified by the Ohio Department of Transportation                                    
  • Personnel meet the Secretary of Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation                                                                
  • Qualified by the State Historic Preservation Offices in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia                     
  • Membership in the Ohio Archaeological Council
  
     Quality, professionalism, reputation, and integrity are important to PAST. It is our promise to use these assets to guide a client through the Section 106 process. Our survey reports pass through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) with no problems on a regular basis. PAST welcomes potential clients to check with SHPO concerning our reputation and compare it to that of our competitors. The quality of work associated with a consultant is an important asset to consider for a project. Several competitors have problems clearing their reports and too often receive revision requests that can cost a client expensive delays and additional work costs.

Below is list of problems to be aware of when using a CRM firm:

  • Numerous revisions: Poor writing, editing, and poorly presented evaluations, often lead to a revision request or questions from SHPO.
  • Under testing project areas: In an attempt to reduce costs, some firms cut corners and do not test projects according to accepted archaeology guidelines. If caught, this can result in the rejection of the report and expensive delays.
  • Competency: Too often investigators at CRM firms are not trained properly in up to date theoretical or methodological approaches. This can often result in an easy assessment turning into a costly and time-consuming endeavor.
  • Lack of Representation: A CRM firm must act as an advocate for the client and be able to advise them on guidelines and possible options when dealing with SHPO survey requirements. A firm with a poor reputation/report record will also lack respect with the SHPO and consequently put a client at a disadvantage when planning complex projects.

We at PAST take great pride in our work and our ability to get our clients though the Section 106 process in a timely manner.