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Insurance to Value Founded as a family-owned business in 2006, AAE Consulting Group was developed to provide a much needed and valuable service to the property insurance industry.  The firm's core values of honesty and customer service are demonstrated in each business engagement that is undertaken.  Through developing strong relationships and listening to the organizations that we work with, we employ an ethical perspective to understanding the unique needs of each client and offer a solution that meets these particular needs.

AAE Consulting Group is an experienced consulting/appraisal firm specializing in the valuation of machinery and equipment, infrastructure, buildings, and site improvements.  Experienced and educated staff members are well versed in the various appraisal disciplines to provide accurate and supportable insurable values for both the public and private sectors across the nation.  AAE Consulting Group offers its clientele with conclusions that are used in the underwriting process, loss control exposure determinations, equitable premium determinations, value segregation, and proof of loss documentation.

Our clientele often realize significant cost savings related to optimized premium rates due to improvement in insurance to value (ITV) studies as well as capture of important underwriting data - often paying for our consulting services after just a few years.

Each project is performed by a group of well-trained and qualified appraisers to ensure accurate and supportable conclusions.  Each appraisal conforms to the regulations set forth by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), both of which are considered the leaders in the profession.  

AAE Consulting Group exhibits the ability to provide cost effective and fully customizable services to meet the unique needs of each individual client.  With the ability to staff and execute large projects with strict deadlines, we exhibit a small firm feel with the ability to conform to various project scopes in conjunction with short turn around times.  At a time where budget concerns are the norm, entities need to be more cost conscious than ever before.  AAE Consulting Group prides itself on giving each of its clients the “most bang for their consulting buck”.  With a streamlined management team and experienced and reliable staff, we are able to reduce overhead and offer a superior product at a discounted fee.  

Unlike some of the larger firms in the industry, AAE Consulting Group has the unique ability to fully customize its reports and data collection to meet the ever-changing needs of each client.  Veering away from the “canned” reports and data packages, we are able to produce a product that meets the specific needs of both insurance reporting requirements as well as underwriting specifications with, in most cases, no additional fee.  This fact, coupled with unparalleled customer service, makes AAE Consulting Group a pioneer in the valuation industry.

Austin A. Engelhardt, ASA formerly acted as Vice President of Appraisal Services for HCA Asset Management.  Operating as part of select management team, Austin was tasked with improving efficiency and implementing better business practices to increase client services.  Managerial responsibilities included: hiring, training, and developing new team members; maintaining staff schedules; conducting appraiser performance reviews; and project review efforts while managing multiple large appraisal engagements simultaneously.  He also spearheaded the firm's development of new technologies through software/hardware enhancements, GPS collection technology, and tablet PC technology. He also assisted in business development efforts, from RFP to award - through proposal writing, fee development, conference/trade show involvement, and expert speaking engagements.  

Mr. Engelhardt’s credentials and background in engineering provide him with the technical expertise for specialization in cost segregation studies, building system valuations, utility and industrial valuations and blueprint research/analysis.  His more specialized church investigations have been used by clients to gain accurate 3rd party valuations for various insurance reporting requirements including pipe organ, stained glass, carillon, and other built-in equipment valuations. 

Prior to joining HCA, Mr. Engelhardt co-founded AIV, Inc. and served as National Production Manager.  His responsibilities included project management and processing, report preparation, software development, staff scheduling, and project budgeting.

American Society of AppraisersMr. Engelhardt is designated as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) by the American Society of Appraisers.  This designation is considered the highest appraisal designation attainable from the Society and offers proof of our firms commitment to the valuation industry.

Mr. Engelhardt earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Architectural Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, WI.  He is currently an active member of ASA (American Society of Appraisers) as well as ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers), and AIC (American Institute of Constructors).

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