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Meet the team behind Ardent Consulting Services

Ardent Consulting Services is an Indigenous-owned boutique consultancy that provides high-level construction consulting services. We bring passion, integrity and expertise to every project we work on. Our team of experienced professionals is committed to finding the best solutions and providing quality advice, no matter the size or complexity of the job.

We take great pride in our work, and strive to ensure that our clients are informed and empowered to make the right decisions. With Ardent Consulting Services, you can rest assured that your project is in the best hands.



Shannon Kratzmann is a highly experienced construction professional specialising in project, contract and quality management. With more than 12 years in the industry, her expertise is unparalleled. Shannon is passionate about her work and her business, Ardent, is aptly named after her passion for her craft.

At Ardent, Shannon provides turnkey, comprehensive, holistic strategies designed to meet the unique requirements of each project. With a strong focus on quality assurance, Shannon works hard to ensure that all projects are delivered on time and on budget, with complete customer satisfaction.



Rick Gardiner is a proud Gangulu man, He is a highly experienced construction professional with over 15 years in the construction industry. He brings a unique skill set to the table, having worked on a variety of projects with a special focus on HVAC, mechanical and refrigeration engineering.

Rick’s passion for the industry and commitment to the highest standards has earned him the respect of his peers and clients alike. He is highly sought after for his expertise and dedication to each project he undertakes. With Rick at the helm, you can be sure that your project will be executed with the utmost professionalism.


Growth. Leadership. People. Community. Innovation.

Our mission as a construction consultant is to be a part of creating a better future for our clients and the communities they operate in. We value our employees and their growth, and we strive to create an environment where they are seen, heard, and valued.


We are passionate about our work and feel a deep responsibility to our clients and the communities we serve. We strive to provide the highest quality services that are reliable, innovative, and creative. Our mission is to be the premier construction partner in the industry.



We have passion for what we do and strive to bring that passion to each engagement.


We have integrity in how we conduct ourselves ensuring open and transparent communication in everything we do.


We have expertise across all industries, sectors and disciplines. It is this holistic understanding that allows us to provide turnkey and innovation solutions. 

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