Company Profile

Commonwealth Heritage Group is a full-service cultural resource management (CRM) consulting firm with over 25 years of experience. We specialize in large- and small-scale CRM, landscape architecture, and historic preservation projects.

We have developed an outstanding reputation with our clients and regulatory agencies for understanding the intricacies of CRM planning, permitting and project implementation. Commonwealth Heritage Group applies this understanding through strategic negotiations with our clients, the regulatory agencies, and local communities. Reaching beyond the traditional scope of cultural resource management consulting, Commonwealth Heritage Group assists our clients with streamlining their project planning and development.

Commonwealth Heritage Group provides specialized services in the areas of archaeology, architectural history, historical planning, history, preservation planning, landscape architecture, compliance and litigation support, and terrestrial and marine remote sensing.

Over the years, the offices of Commonwealth Heritage Group have enjoyed recognition on both state and national levels. Our catalog of praise includes acknowledgments from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Highway Administration, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Society for American Archaeology, the American Cultural Resources Association, the Delaware Department of Transportation, and the Michigan Department of State.


What We Offer

Commonwealth Heritage Group has the professional capabilities, expertise and creativity to design and implement comprehensive cultural resource and historic preservation programs. Proven through both pre-award and post-contract audits, our accounting system meets all government requirements.

Our talented, dedicated staff of specialists is experienced in the full range of cultural resource studies, including testing and evaluation for National Register of Historic Places nominations or Section 106 determinations of eligibility; data recovery to mitigate the impact of construction; preparation of cultural resource management planning documents; planning and design for historic landscapes, preparation of National Register nominations or determinations of eligibility; and other services to place clients in compliance with cultural resource legislation.

Our list of completed or in-progress projects reflects the diversity of our capabilities. From National Register of Historic Places site evaluations, to document preparation, to assuring compliance with historical and environmental legislation, Commonwealth Heritage Group is uniquely suited to fulfill all aspects of cultural resources management.

Commonwealth Heritage Group is prequalified by Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), and Idaho Department of Transportation (ITD), with areas including for archaeology, historic architecture, reconnaissance and intensive level survey, and Section 106/4(f) documentation. Commonwealth also works with a number of other transportation departments on a regular basis.


Decades of Experience and Excellence

Commonwealth Heritage Group was founded in Jackson, Michigan, in 1988. We began with the mission of assisting industry and government planning agencies in the identification and documentation of archaeological and historical resources. Subsequently incorporated in the State of Michigan in 1992, Commonwealth Heritage Group eventually established branch offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Buffalo, New York. Since then, the firm has been growing strong through acquisition. In 2009, Commonwealth Heritage Group acquired Coastal Carolina Research based out of Tarboro, NC. In 2012, we acquired Sagebrush Consultants based out of Ogden, UT, and in 2014 we acquired John Milner Associates (JMA) with offices in West Chester, PA; Charlottesville, VA; Alexandria, VA; and Littleton, MA.
Today, we are a full-service CRM firm servicing the majority of the United States. If you would like to learn more about Commonwealth Heritage Group and the services we provide directly from a member of our staff, please contact us.


Select Client List

· USDA Forest Service
· US Army Corps of Engineers
· National Park Service
· General Services Administration
· Veterans Administration
· Bureau of Land Management
· Natural Resources Conservation Service
· US Coast Guard
· Federal Highway Administration
· Michigan DOT
· New York DOT
· Wisconsin DOT
· Minnesota DOT
· Iowa DOT
· Delaware DOT
· New Jersey DOT
· Maryland DOT
· North Carolina DOT
· Virginia DOT
· Utah DOT
· Idaho DOT
· West Virginia Division of Highways
· Massachusetts Highway Department
· District of Columbia DOT
· Civil War Preservation Trust
· Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation
· Smithsonian Institution
· Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
· NPS Midwest Archaeological Center
· New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Wildlife
· State of Michigan, Department of Military Affairs
· Local Governments and Economic Development Authorities
· Solar Energy Planning Firms
· Natural Gas and Petroleum Industry Firms
· Wind Energy Planning Firms
· Roadway, Airport, and Rail Transportation Engineering, Planning, and Design Firms
· Telecom and Broadband Companies
· Private Developers
· Private Family Foundations