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On Land, On Water, In the Air

Each day GFA dispatches one of northern Michigan's largest and most experienced surveying departments, staffing projects throughout the Great Lakes basin. Established in downtown Traverse City in 1948 as the John C. Norton Company, land surveyors, surveying has always been a cornerstone of our business. Over the years we have platted over 80% of the subdivisions in the area, and our vault houses 65 years of data. Our senior licensed surveyors have worked in the area for over 35 years - longer than many other firms have been in business, serving on many boards and overseeing successive remonumentation projects.

Today our experience and expertise has grown with the market, expanding through GIS/GPS into laser scanning and hydrographic surveying - and into as-needed contracts for federal projects. Investing in quality survey work at the outset of your project will save you both time and money down the road through the design and construction process.

MDOT-prequalified surveying provider

Experienced government contractor (click here for sam.gov record), IDIQ contracts