About ACOT Values
ACOT Associates Group is a valued-oriented Engineering and Construction Management firm delivering unparalleled solutions including: “(Cost Estimating, Project Management, Document Control, Construction Inspection, engineering design of Roadways, Bridges, Stormwater Drainage, Sanitary Sewer, Emergency Disaster Relief, Commercial and Housing projects.)” ACOT is a legacy firm and is currently one of the fastest growing, a world leading engineering companies in the United States. ACOT employs an array of seasoned, qualified professionals and is a Minority and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).
ACOT Associates Group is a people-focused engineering and construction management services firm dedicated to providing world-class, innovative, and sustainable solutions to our customers. We strive to unmask the mysteries of engineering and construction management systems so our customers can utilize them to their fullest potential.
To be a leading engineering and construction management company committed to providing superior customer service through sustainable integrated professional standards. We strive for moderate growth, and annual profitability, without sacrificing our high quality of service.
- Quality – Provide the most up-to-date knowledge and services by following US Army Corps of Engineering Quality Model
- Integrity – Emphasize respect and honesty and ceaselessly do what is right for our clients, staff, and community
- Client-focused – Clients are our most valued asset and our delivery of services is always centered around their needs
- Communication – Strive for clear, honest, and easy communication between all parties
Our Client Service Liaisons create and maintain a personalized and satisfying experience for each client by focusing on relationship development and explaining engineering terminology to non-engineers. We treat our customers, and employees, as part of our own family and utilize customer service, communication, and trustworthiness to build a sense of community.
Founder|Mentor|Advisor – Solomon Akinduro, PhD
Solomon Akinduro, the founder of ACOT Associates Group, started providing construction management consulting services 20 years ago after completing his master’s degree and doctoral degree in construction management from Washington University-St. Louis in 1992, and Corlins University in 2006, respectively. He was a faculty member at his Alma -mater as an adjunct professor, holding several executive positions in small and medium-sized engineering and construction management companies. Under his leadership, ACOT has expanded into several new markets and successfully diversified its revenue across more than 10 markets worldwide. In 2013 the company relocated its headquarters to Memphis, Tennessee and changed its name to ACOT Associates Group and now employs over 45 independent professionals and four full-time professionals. Mr. Akinduro has developed a network of strategic alliances with large companies and universities that align with ACOT’s core business areas, and beyond, to supplement its strategic growth.
During his early career in the construction industry, Solomon saw huge demand for small professional and multi-disciplined engineering services to address the complaint by large companies for the lack of availability of minority professional companies in engineering and construction management. ACOT Associates Group was built upon this filling this gap.
Passing on the Truncheon
“Recently, the first generation of ACOT Associates Group, LLC transitioned from Solomon Akinduro to his two sons: Daniel Akinduro, President and Akinfemi (Akin) Akinduro, Executive Vice President. Both joined the company with a wealth of engineering and construction-management education and experience.”
Daniel Akinduro (President)
Before becoming President, Mr. Akinduro worked for the City of Saint Charles Engineering Division as a Construction Inspector and Project Manager for over a year and half. He also worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for over 5 years as a Civil Engineer and Assistant Resident Engineer on multiple resurfacing projects, roadway repair improvements, bridge construction, concrete pavement repair and other various related projects. In his career, he has overseen multiple projects from bridge deck sealing to superstructure construction. At ACOT, he also oversees the Construction Engineering and Inspection staff and day to day operations.
Mr. Akinduro earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering-Transportation with a Minor in Leadership Communications from Missouri S & T University and obtained a Master Certificate in Project Engineering and Construction Management from Missouri S & T University. He served as Religious Program Specialist in the US Navy who served in Iraq until medically discharged due to combat injuries.
Akinfemi Akinduro (Executive)
Before becoming Executive V.P, Mr. Akinduro worked for Michael Baker International Construction Management Division as Project Manager, Assistant Resident Engineer and Sr. Field Engineer Inspector for over 4 years on several big Chicago Transit Authority Stations Renovation Project, Illinois Tollway Authority Resurfacing Project, Airport Projects, CTA Transit Power Stations and Worked on several Arkansas Department of Transportation Projects. He has also worked for AFRAM Group for over 7 years as President and CEO, Business Development and Sr. Field Engineer and he was in charge directing the daily business operation of the company. He also worked for AFRAM Corp for over 10 years as a Project Engineer, Field Inspector and V.P of Business Development.
In his career, he has overseen a lot of big projects from Airport expansion, University Science building, New Train Transit Stations, Train Transit Power Stations, Hotels, Federal Courthouse building, Commercial residential building and Bridge deck pavement replacement and Road projects. He has also worked on several overseas projects as well.
Mr. Akinduro earned a B.S in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is also a life coach helping people to realize their God-given potential and motivational speaker.