Who we have helped

Representative clients


Among the organizations Forrest Consulting has assisted:


·        Businesses  - Century Link, Elite Eyewear, Inland Real Estate, Kearny Donovan & McGee, Monetta Financial Services, Mosaic Media, McGladrey,  National Provisioner, National Fiber, Oak Enterprises, Prairie Capital Advisors, Studebaker Technology, The Advocacy Group, 121 Marketing Resources 

·        Associations and Non-Profits - Association for Challenge Course Technology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Lung Association, Arthritis Foundation, Associated Equipment Distributors, The Council on Foundations, DuPage Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Institute of Food Technologists, MacMurray College, National Association of Realtors, National Coal Association, Illinois Soybean Association, The Theosophical Society in America, United Way of Illinois, Youth in Crisis

·        Publishers - The Business Ledger, Chicago Home & Garden Publications, Halper Publishing Company, Lawyers Weekly, Inc., National Provisioner, Physician Services of America, Sampler Publications, Trilogy Publishing, Inc.

·        Educational and Governmental Entities - College of DuPage Business and Professional Institute, Missouri Enterprise Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Village of Glen Ellyn

Representative industries


Among the industries and business segments Forrest Consulting and its associates have served:


• Advertising • Advertising sales • Agriculture
• Associations • Association management
• Bank equipment • Business assistance
• Business publishing • Challenge course
• Coal mining • Commercial banking
• Composite products • Computer training
• Conservation • Construction equipment
• Consumer publishing • Deck & railing
• Economic development • Entrepreneurship
• Foundations • Fund raising • Government
• Eyewear • Health • Fencing • Floor coverings
• Higher education • Housing • Information services
• Information technology • Life insurance • Legal
• Lobbying and public affairs • Magazine publishing
• Marketing • Medical • Mortgage lending
• Mutual funds • Non-profit • Newspaper publishing
• Outdoor adventure • Public education
• Recycled fiber  • Reinforced concrete • Religion
• Reprographics • Rotational molding
• Social services • Tile • Title insurance
• Trade publishing • Vinyl products


What they say about us 



"Lee Crumbaugh is one of the most amazing, skilled and insightful consultants I have ever hired. In fact, many of his strategic planning materials are still in my possession and reviewed - 18 years later!"  Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert.  John J. Sygielski, President, Harrisburg Area Community College; Past Chair, American Assn. of Community Colleges


"...Forrest Consulting, its principal Lee Crumbaugh, and consultant Tom Drouin...conducted a SWOT analysis for The DuPage Community Foundation as part of its strategic planning initiative. It was a pleasure to work with Lee and Tom. They are knowledgeable, reliable, affordable, easy and fun to work with, and they have a great handle on the local landscape. Lee and Tom conducted an electronic survey as well as many in-person surveys. Their report was very easy to follow and visually appealing. Their presentation at the Board retreat was extremely professional and very well received by the Board. I highly recommend Forrest Consulting. In fact, we were so impressed with their work, we rehired them for another project that came out of the strategic planning discussions."  David M. McGowan, CFRE, President, The DuPage Community Foundation

"I have been a participant in several facilitated meetings, and [Lee's] leadership in making us hone in on ideas and strategies (for the successful future of TAG) was the best I have experienced. It is fitting that we again used the indispensable services of a expert facilitator to help us chart the future of our band of intrepid entrepreneurs... Kudos!"  Kerry Marsh, Partner, Marsh-Duryea

"I have known and worked with Lee for a number of years as a friend, client and comember of the board of a charitable institution. I hold Lee in the highest regard as a friend and as an advisor, personally, and for my clients. Lee has been and remains my "go to person" when I or my clients have a need for marketing information or services. His assistance and advice have always been of the highest caliber. I recommend him highly and without hesitation."   John D. Purdy, Jr., Partner, Momkus McCluskey, LLC

“I have known and worked with Lee for many years. He is the consummate professional--intelligent, experienced, a problem solver who is always cool under pressure, skilled, honest and passionate about giving his clients the highest level of quality service. Lee is an exceptional strategic planner, leader and mentor who inspires his team with a clear and sound vision; is an excellent listener who motivates people to learn, apply themselves and excel at what they do; and is thoughtful, decisive and fair.” William A. Baltz, President, Focus Strategic Marketing

“Lee is a thoughtful and thorough business strategist and an effective facilitator. He provides wide-ranging insight to identify and resolve operational and management issues for a variety of organizations.” Erik Ford, Principal, Ford Wealth Management LLC

"Lee cuts to the chase quickly. He understands the publishing industry and gets the work done on time." Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert.  Jim Elsener,  The Business Ledger

"...commitment, drive and entrepreneurial skills.  [A] hard act to follow."  A client

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