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Blaes Communications Consulting, LLC was founded to help architects, engineers, construction companies and other professional services industry clients not only achieve but exceed their marketing goals

For over 25 years, Valarie Blaes has provided quality, innovative and results-driven marketing, business development and communications services to architects, engineers, contractors (A/E/C) and other professional services companies.  

Valarie Blaes, Owner

Valarie Blaes, Owner

Having worked in A/E/C companies’ marketing and business development departments — both large and small — Valarie has a keen understanding of the in’s and out’s of these professional services industries.

Blaes Communications Consulting, LLC is SWaM-certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a small, woman-owned, full-service marketing communications consulting company. The marketing communications consulting firm has also earned the distinction of being certified as a “micro-business.”

In addition to working with A/E/C and other professional services firms, Blaes Communications Consulting, LLC partners/contracts with other marketing and advertising agencies to provide marketing consulting services.

Valarie has a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Journalism emphasis and a minor in Speech Communication from Old Dominion University, and holds the distinction of being an Adobe Certified Associate CS3 – Web Communication using Adobe Dreamweaver. She is also an award-winning writer, having won first place in the Daily Press’s,  “Not Ready To Bag It Yet” feature story writing content (May 2006).

Association of Proposal Management ProfessionalsValarie is a member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP), The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Richmond Chapter of IFMA (International Facilities Management Association) and American Marketing Association.

Why Hire Blaes Communications Consulting, LLC?

  • Fast Turn-Around with Quality Assured
  • Value-Added Service
  • In-Depth Knowledge of the A/E/C Industry
  • 20 Plus Years of Marketing, Business Development and Communications Experience
  • One-on-One Contact Superior to “Conventional” Marketing Communications Firms
  • Certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a small, woman-owned business and a micro-business.

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