About Us

Our History

HRA is one of the oldest private history and archaeology firms in the United States. In 1974, a small team of professional historians in Missoula, Montana, began working with federal, state, and private groups to address contemporary legal and administrative problems. By the late 1970s, the firm had expanded its services to cultural resource management and became a leader in providing integrated teams of historians and archaeologists for environmental permitting in the West. We also developed expertise in supporting attorneys with historical research and expert witness work, particularly in the fields of Indian, environmental, and water law.

HRA soon built a national reputation for excellence in historical consulting, cultural resource management, and litigation support. Over the years, we have established offices in Seattle, Spokane, Portland, Washington, DC, and Kansas City to better serve our clients. We also forged a partnership with Gray & Pape, Inc., a cultural resource management firm based in Cincinnati, which allows both companies to enhance their services by sharing staff and other resources. Through this relationship, HRA has a network of support in the Midwest, East, and South.

Our Mission

HRA solves present-day problems by applying the disciplines of archaeology, anthropology, history and historic preservation in proven and innovative ways.

We are committed to:

  • delivering high-quality research, reports, and consultation services
  • honoring the professional ethics of our disciplines
  • offering our employees competitive salaries, benefits, and incentives to achieve excellence
  • providing our employees with a pleasant work atmosphere, interesting and challenging work, and opportunities for personal and intellectual growth
  • maintaining a supportive workplace devoted to flexibility, teamwork, and harmony
  • sustaining the ongoing success of HRA through controlled growth, profitability, and efficient management