“Dear Dr. Stokes [SEARCH CEO], Congratulations on being named Small Business Person of the Year…You are commended for your efforts in providing quality services to your clients in the field of archaeology, architectural history and maritime archaeology.”
- Mel Martinez, United States Senator, Armed Services Committee Member


Awards


Orlando Business Journal’s 2015 CEO of the Year honorees

Anne V. Stokes, Ph.D.

SEARCH

 

Inc. 5000 List (2015) 

Inc. 500|5000

SEARCH 

 

Hot Firm List Award, Ranked #99 (2015)

ZweigWhite

SEARCH

 

Top Environmental Services (2015)

Jacksonville Business Journal

SEARCH

 

Outstanding Resource Document Award (2015)

California Association of Environmental Professionals 

Coastal and Submerged Archaeological Site Occurrence on the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf  (Report for BOEM

ICF International, SEARCH, and Davis Geoarchaeological Research 

 

Business Achievement Award, Small Firms (less than $20m) Category (2014)

Environmental Business Journal

SEARCH

 

Inc. 5000 List (2014) 

Inc. 500|5000

SEARCH 

 

Florida Company to Watch (2014)

GrowFL

SEARCH

 

Hot Firm List Award, Ranked #87 (2014)

ZweigWhite 

SEARCH

 

Stevie Award, Company of the Year, Diversified Service Industries Category (2014)

American Business Awards

SEARCH

 

Outstanding Achievement Award (2014) 

Florida Association of Museums 

Prehistory Exhibit featuring Chassahowitzka Springs

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum and SEARCH 

 

Business Achievement Award, Small Business ($10m to $20m) Category (2013)

Environmental Business Journal

SEARCH

 

Environmental Restoration Project Merit Award (2013)

Environmental Business Journal

Chassahowitzka Springs, Florida Underwater Archaeology and Museum Design Project

 

USACE Mississippi Valley Division Commander’s Coin/Award of Excellence (2012)

Lower Mississippi River Museumand Motor Vessel Mississippi IV Exhibits Design Project  

 

History Preservation Award (2012)

The City of Jacksonville and The Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission

Naval Air Station Jacksonville and Rodman Bombing Range ICRMP

NAVFAC SE, United States Navy, and SEARCH

 

Island of Guam Governor's Seal (2011) 

Presented by the President of Chamorro Affairs

Edward J.B. Calvo, Governor

 

Outstanding Cultural Study Award (2011)

Florida Planning and Zoning Association

Naval Air Station Jacksonville and Rodman Bombing Range ICRMP

NAVFAC SE, United States Navy, and SEARCH

 

Small Business Person of the Year (2008)

U.S. Small Business Administration, North Florida

Dr. Anne V. Stokes, President

 

Small Business Owner of the Year (Finalist, 2008)

Orlando Business Journal

Dr. Anne V. Stokes, President

 

Environmental Ambassador of the Year (2005)

Men’s Journal, Jhane Barnes, and the publisher of Rolling Stone.

James Pochurek, Vice President & Principal

 

Florida Preservation Award (2000)

Florida Trust for Historic Preservation

Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Preservation Education/Media

Archaeology of the New Smyrna Beach Colony Booklet  

 

Outstanding Preservation Award (1999)

Tampa Preservation, Inc./Hillsborough Co. Planning Growth Management Department

Preservation Outreach Historical Resources Survey

Geoffrey Mohlman, Senior Architectural Historian

 

 

Testimonials

 

“[SEARCH] is an absolutely excellent firm.”

George Ballo
Central Environmental Management Office, Florida Department of Transportation

 

"Working with SEARCH has been easy and low risk. They were on time and under budget with their deliverables, and radiate a professionalism rarely found among cultural resources consultants."

Amy Dierolf, Lead Environmental Specialist
Duke/Progress Energy Florida, Inc.

 

"SEARCH consistently provides quality services and products for our cultural resources program. Use of exceptional professional staff members with a variety of experiences, education and training provides FDOT with a level of excellence that is second to none statewide. SEARCH's ability to meet stringent deadlines has resulted in real time and cost savings to the State of Florida. In addition, SEARCH has built very effective relationships with Florida's cultural resources agency that is invaluable."

Terri Newman, Cultural Resources Coordinator
Florida Department of Transportation, District 2

 

"My team and I have heard nothing but praise for SEARCH's professionalism and hard work. I personally appreciate their creativity and willingness to deliver a superb product."

Mike Renacker, RPA, Senior Project Manager
USACE Vicksburg District 

 

"I think this is one of the best archeological reports I have ever read... it's a model for other groups doing Section 106 work..." 

Mark Barnes, Senior Archaeologist
National Park Service

 

“[SEARCH] did an exceptional job.”

Bob Gleason, Environmental Administrator
Florida Department of Transportation, District 5

 

"SEARCH was the most professional contractor we've ever had work on base."

Dan Kalal, Commander
Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, Puerto Rico

 

"You all were truly professional in all meanings of the word. It was a pleasure to work with you."

Dan Griffith
Delaware Department of State

 

"I... want to take a moment to thank SEARCH for [your] EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSIONALISM."

William A. McWhorter
Texas Historical Commission

 

"[I] really am impressed with the scope of your group's capabilities and professionalism."

Joseph Hautzenroder, Director of Natural Resources
United States Navy

 

"SEARCH has been very responsive to the changing construction schedule... SEARCH has consistently met these time lines...
SEARCH's response (within the contract scope)... justifies the exceptional rating."

Excerpt from "Exceptional+" CPARS Evaluation
USACE Jacksonville District

 

"It's been great working with your staff on land and in the water. Everybody from SEARCH that has been out here has been very professional and a lot of fun to work with."

Ronnie Rogers, Historic Preservation Officer
Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands

 

"I'd like to compliment the entire SEARCH team for an excellent job... Thank you very much, as always, for the thorough and professional job."

Kyle Rambo, Director Conservation Division
Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland

 

"Thanks for doing such good work. It is good to be able to read reports that are clearly written and present conclusions that are well thought out and supported by the data."

Lawrence Abbott
North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office

 

"The Rio Tanama Site Phase III report was the best excavation report we have ever seen, bar none."

Miguel Bonini, Puerto Rico State Archaeologist

 

"Dear Dr. Stokes [SEARCH Principal], Congratulations on being named Small Business Person of the Year... You are commended for your efforts in providing quality services to your clients in the field of archaeology, architectural history, and maritime archaeology."

Mel Martinez, United States Senator, Armed Services Committee Member

 

"It's a compliment to SEARCH to have that contract [Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill]. Keep up your important work protecting those resources."

Senator Bob Graham, Co-Chairman
The President's National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling 

 

“You also showed a good face for the Department to our consulting parties and to our federal partners, and SEARCH’s rapid response was a tremendous service.”

Roy Jackson
Central Environmental Management Office, Florida Department of Transportation

 

“I have completed my review [of the SR 200 Historical Documentation of the Florida Railway Draft Report]. I think it is a masterful piece of work and I can see the effort and dedication that went into it. It must have been something that really interested you and the other contributors. Tell them all it is great.”

Terri Newman, Cultural Resources Coordinator
Florida Department of Transportation, District 2

 

“Excellent as always. It has been great working with [SEARCH]. We appreciate your getting this done so quickly and correctly.”

David Ayers, Environmental Protection Manager
Phase VII Expansion, Florida Gas Transmission

 

“[SEARCH] continues to provide prompt, professional service. [We] look forward to continued quality services at competitive costs.”

David Parham, Senior Environmental Engineer
Florida Gas Transmission

 

“Outstanding! We always look forward to working with [SEARCH]. Again, outstanding work! Thank you.”

Jay Muschenheim, Environmental Project Manager
FGT Phase V Expansion, Florida Gas Transmission

 

“Everyone at SEARCH has been fantastic… Thank you for the can-do attitude and the results to match.”

Jim Thompson, Environmental Manager
FGT Phase VI Expansion, Florida Gas Transmission

 

“I wish to thank all contributors for your work during the past months. We can be satisfied that the submission is of the highest quality and we have kept the timeline presented to the agencies.”

Ragnar Wisløff, Vice President
Höegh SRV/DWP Project, HÖEGH LNG

 

“Thank you for everything… SEARCH is the most responsive and professional cultural resource firm I have worked with. No task is ever too large (or too small), too complex, or too distant. It is a pleasure to work with such a well-run firm.”

Ryan Childs, Environmental Protection Manager
FGT Phase IV Expansion, Florida Gas Transmission

 

“SEARCH is a model firm… a focused and capable team of professionals.”

Thomas Tart, Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs
Orlando Utilities Commission

 

“I would like to compliment you on the tremendously professional staff you have put together in your company! Your work has been an asset to our progressing program, especially in the area of the NHPA [National Historic Preservation Act], and has a positive impact on the State as a whole. I appreciate your hard work and dedication.”

Major Mark Widener, Environmental Protection Specialist
Florida Army National Guard

 

“SEARCH has displayed a pleasant and positive attitude, and are always responsive, courteous and professional in all facets of work over the past two years. SEARCH has been instrumental in the development of our Native American Consultations (NACs) with 16 Federally Recognized Tribes. SEARCH’s outstanding attitude and archaeological expertise has earned them the respect of their peers and the Florida Army National Guard’s (FLARNG’s) Environmental Program. Their work products of are superior quality, consistent, timely, responsive, and on budget.”

Michael Adams, Cultural Resource Coordinator
Florida Army National Guard

 

“Your approach to writing for a popular audience is exemplary, and should serve as a model for others! I devoured your
book [Talking Taino].”

Jared Diamond, Ph.D., Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel
UCLA Professor of Geography and Physiology

 

“[SEARCH] conducted a remote sensing survey for our project in the Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI… SEARCH’s professionalism and persistence in the face of challenging conditions was exemplary. They worked well with other project team members and were unfailingly cheerful and confident. We are extremely happy with the results of their work and will not hesitate to contract with [SEARCH] again.

Dr. Donald Keith, President
Ships of Discovery, Corpus Christi, Texas

 

“This practicum would not have been possible without the efforts of your company, and most of all, you guys! We sincerely thank you for all of your hard work and support in providing our students with training and experience in remote sensing.”

Jennifer McKinnon and Mark Staniforth
Flinders University, Adelaide-Australia

 

“I am very impressed with the SEARCH team’s overall quality of work and professional expertise involving complex cultural resource compliance issues.”

Rick Richardson, Base Archaeologist
Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

 

“SEARCH…has always provided exceptional support for Camp Lejeune’s training mission…”

Rick Richardson, Base Archaeologist
Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

 

“I wanted to thank you for providing the County with the guidance and direction for the displays at the Museum. The support that SEARCH has provided for the entire project, from the regulatory support in project development, the field observation and material collection, to the Curation and public display has been outstanding. We could not have asked for better support on the project.”

Phillip Rhinesmith, Sr. Environmental Scientist
SW Florida Water Management District

 

“I have enjoyed working with your company and have been thankful that your team has been responsive and helpful.”

Chuck Sayon, Project Manager
NAVFAC Marianas

 

“Thanks to your team and SEARCH for your good recommendations and support.”

Margo Schwadron, Ph.D., RPA
NAGPRA Co-Coordinator National Park Service, Southeastern Archaeological Center

 

“Congratulations… This is great tribute to your hard work and dedication to your company and community. This honor is well deserved and I wish you continued success.”

Lee Constantine, Florida State Senator

 

“This was a very comprehensive and well prepared survey and survey report that sets an outstanding standard.”

Barbara Mattick, Chief
Bureau of Historic Preservation, Florida Division of Historical Resources

 

“Thank you for your contribution to this project. You all were truly professional in all meanings of the word. It was a pleasure to work with you. I hope that our work here will be a model for partnerships and public involvement while at the same time providing sound
academic research.”

Dan Griffith
Delaware Department of State, Lewes Maritime Archaeology Project

 

“You all certainly did a lot of work on this and it paid off. This is a fine piece of work and presents the recovery and findings in a concise and informative way. This is a great contribution to historic archaeology and underwater archaeology.”

Dan Griffith, Project Director
Delaware Department of State, Lewes Maritime Archaeology Project

 

“Man, that was a really good report.”

Dr. Roger Smith
State of Florida Underwater Archaeologist

 

“Our agency would like to compliment SEARCH on the excellent report. The data and interpretations are very valuable in illuminating two areas of Florida history that are relatively under-represented and under-investigated.”

Laura Kammerer, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
Florida Division of Historical Resources

 

“Thank you again for the wonderful and well written reports.”

Mertie Kani, Acting Director
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Historic Preservation Office

 

“It is rare to get this quality of information in a CRM report, so the review has actually been a very enjoyable, thought provoking experience… when finalized, it should receive wide distribution.”

Miguel Bonini, Puerto Rico State Archaeologist

 

“This is an excellent report that provides a substantial amount of information about this wreck, its history and current status.”

Pam Breaux, Louisiana State Historic Preservation Officer

 

“The Chudang Palii Japanese World War II Defensive Complex was officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places on 5/1/2012. The documentation was excellent and the site clearly eligible for listing in the National Register.”

Paul Lusignan, Historian
National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service

 

“The report meets our office’s guidelines and those of the Secretary of the Interior. The present version of this document can serve as the final report for this project. We appreciate the very high-quality level of effort and reporting produced by SEARCH, Inc. and their staff.”

Peter Sandbeck
State Historic Preservation Office, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

 

“The report is comprehensive and well-written. There are no revisions requested. We thank… SEARCH for the continuing quality of work.”

Romona Bartos, Administrator
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

 

“[SEARCH] not only takes initiative to make something work, you go above and beyond to find new and innovative ways to tell the story. I truly believe that this vessel will be the shining star of my museum. I can see it being the model for future museums. I can’t say enough how much I appreciate SEARCH’s work.”

Mike Renacker, RPA, Senior Project Manager
USACE Vicksburg District

 

“The success of this massive project (to clean up after Hurricane Sandy) is the result of a true team effort involving not just the DEP, but the hard work of our contractors [SEARCH], our sister state agencies, the federal government and local and county governments.”

Bob Martin, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner
Governor Christie Administration