All things Research, Strategy, and Growth

We grow AEC businesses

(by doing it differently.)

2024 Business Plan Season is HERE!

So often, we spend so much time over-engineering Business Plans, that when it comes time to implement, WE’RE JUST EXHAUSTED! But that doesn’t have to be the case. I can help you develop EFFECTIVE Business Plans in just 45 days! (Without the overwhelm.)

Uncover your next growth goal and reach it


The Flamingo Project is a Market Research and Strategy consultancy designed to GROW existing AEC firms and LAUNCH new businesses. We craft marketing strategies that knit your vision, people, pursuits, and message to help you conquer the next big thing.

Whether you are looking to grow your market share, launch a new market or geography, or simply engage more often with your clients, The Flamingo Project is ready to help you.

All things Research, Strategy, and Growth

Tell Us about you.

Our services are designed to meet your exact needs. Tell us more about what you are looking for.


Custom research to achieve your vision.  Services include Macro research to uncover trends, disruptors and indicators and Micro research including market sizing, competitive analysis, and persona development.


Strategic marketing, communications and BD planning designed to achieve goals. With The Flamingo Project, firms don’t just market, they refine their business strategy to get to specified outcomes.


Growth requires resources and leadership that can be more than your department has talent or bandwidth to tackle. The Flamingo Project works with your team until you outgrow fractional services.    

In a nutshell, we are your CMO, strategist, researcher. We are your outsourced marketing department and your “do it differently”…We know how to work with creatives and engineers to bring them onboard the journey.  And we speak real estate development, construction, and design. 

Be Curious, Learn Always, Share Generously

Tools and Research

Stay Ahead and Learn What’s Next

As curious researchers, we are always learning — and we love to share our knowledge. Find out more about our research, strategy, and professional development.


Sarah Walker Kinard

Head Bird

Curious researcher and growth strategist

Sarah is a strategic visionary who continues to build her career shaping marketing strategy for professional service firms. Known as a change agent, she tackles your challenges with strategy and implementation at a scale you can handle. Sarah’s curiosity, fail-forward/fail-fast approach, and desire to have fun in everything she does, are the hallmarks of how she “does it differently”.

“Sarah helped me understand what drives my business in one afternoon.  I’ve been an executive for over 20 years.”


Meet the we

Do you see website development, graphic design, social media, PR or proposals in my service list? Nope. Marketing is an ecosystem of talents – just like our construction and development projects. 

We have amazing partners who do this best. They make up the “we” of The Flamingo Project.

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Thinking about using research to improve your businesses? Get started today with 10 strategic questions.