What Our Clients Say About Us


HL Environmental Services, LLC

We received our 8(a) approval letter today.  Amazingly wonderful news!  Our number one priority goal for HL Environmental has come to fruition.


Joe and Alanson, I’m aware of the time and effort you both have put into this endeavor. Ours was a complex case and we could not have done it without you. You’ve both been professional, knowledgeable, and ‘all-In’ from the beginning. Thank you for helping us every step of the way.


Octavius Locklear, Managing Member

HL Environmental Services, LLC


JMA Resources, Inc.

Joe Donnini and Alanson Anderson at ARA Consulting are the ONLY experts you want to call for getting you successfully through the SBA 8(a) certification process.


Applying for 8(a) certification turned out to be a much more rigorous process than I imagined.  But Joe and Alanson guided and assisted us and made sure we provided everything needed to get certified on the first try. 


Both were so knowledgeable and a joy to work with. They made us feel as though we were their first and only priority. 


Nancy Martindell, President

JMA Resources, Inc.

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InfoStellar, Inc.

ARA CONSULTING did a flawless job with getting our 8(a) application ready for submission. I was impressed by the thoroughness of Joe and Alanson in preparing the application as well as their quick response in answering questions or reviewing any documents.


In fact, SBA did not question or request clarification on a single item during the processing of the application. Our application was approved in less than 45 days, which was much faster than expected.  I have no doubt that retaining these top experts was the reason.  


Sweta Jain, President

Infostellar, Inc.

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Pamunkey Indian Enterprises - Professional Services

Successfully becoming 8(a) certified is hugely rewarding for a small business - but also hugely challenging.  After looking at the process and all the required documentation needed to obtain certification, I knew that we needed expert help.  I interviewed about a dozen consultants, but when I called ARA Consulting and spoke with Alanson and Joe, I quickly realized I had found the right experts.  Their depth of knowledge just stood way out.


Between the two of them they have decades of experience helping small business to push through layers bureaucracy and obtain 8(a) certification as quickly as possible.  I highly recommend ARA Consulting LLC to anyone who wants to avoid the pitfalls that trip up so many small businesses and cost them opportunities. 


Kevin Krigsvold, CEO

Pamunkey Indian Enterprises - Professional Services (PIE-PS)