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
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.
Mr. 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).
Company Background - Property Insurance Appraisals