Our Company

Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, our company's mission is to deliver the best possible civil engineering, land surveying and planning services to our clients. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and the quality of our work. "Precision Delivered" is our guiding principle: high-quality civil engineering projects and surveys, done right and on-time.

Our technology and equipment allows us to perform our civil engineering design and land surveying work with the highest precision and care. The design drawings, plats and maps we produce in our civil engineering design and field survey work are of the highest quality, both in detail and presentation. We use the most advanced equipment and software available, including:


  Digital and robotic surveying equipment

  Global positioning satellite systems (GPS)

  Tablet-based field data collection

  Computer-aided design and drafting

  Small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS)

  Photo-based 3D scanning

  Geophysical electromagnetic pipe and cable locators

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Our Team

Michael Lewis R.L.S.,

Land Surveyor & Business Manager

Mike is a registered land surveyor licensed in Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky. He has a B.S. in Surveying and Mapping Science from East Tennessee State University, a J.D. from the University of Tennessee- Knoxville, and an M.B.A. from Indiana University-Bloomington. Mike has been registered as a land surveyor in Tennessee since 1994 and has worked in the land surveying, real estate and legal professions for over twenty-five years. Throughout his career, he has worked on various interesting and complex projects with challenging technical and legal requirements. He has extensive experience in all types of surveying projects and every aspect of land development. Mike is an FAA Certified Remote Pilot with a Small UAS Rating, required to operate our sUAS. Mike also holds the Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Level 1 and Level 2 Certification and the Oil and Gas Site Coordinator Certification required under Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) regulations for certain construction and oil and gas drilling activities. Mike is a member of the Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors (TAPS) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS).

Jay Lewis P.E., L.S.,

Civil Engineer & Land Surveyor

Jay is a licensed professional engineer in Tennessee and Virginia, and a licensed land surveyor in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He has B.S and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and a B.S. in Construction Technology from East Tennessee State University. Jay has been a licensed professional civil engineer since 2002, a licensed land surveyor since 1996, and has worked in the civil engineering and land surveying profession for over 17 years. He has worked on various civil engineering projects, including land development design, roadways, water distribution systems, sanitary sewer systems, low pressure pipe (LPP) subsurface sewage disposal systems (SSDS), stormwater systems, stormwater quality and quantity design, erosion and sediment control, dam safety, and earthwork projects. Jay has also worked on a variety of land surveying projects, including supervision of field survey services, property boundary and subdivision plat preparation, easement plat preparation, topographic mapping preparation, and horizontal and vertical control surveys. Jay also holds the Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Level 1 and Level 2 Certification required for site inspection by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

Preston G Smith, CST

Survey Technician / Field Supervisor

Preston joined LandTech in 2010, and he is in charge of supervising the fieldwork for all of LandTech’s various surveying projects, including topographic, boundary, construction and GPS surveys. He is well-versed in the capabilities and operation of LandTech’s compliment of modern surveying equipment, including static and real-time- kinematic GPS receivers, advanced robotic instruments, small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) or drones, and digital levels. Preston is an FAA Certified Remote Pilot with a Small UAS Rating, required to operate our sUAS. Preston holds a Certified Survey Technician (CST) Level II Certification from the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS); is certified in the use of electro-magnetic utility locating instruments by Staking University, a nationally recognized underground utility location training company in Manteno, Illinois; and the Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Level 1 Certification required for site inspection by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). Although Preston works full-time for LandTech, he is concurrently pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree in Surveying and Mapping from East Tennessee State University. Preston is a student member of the Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors.

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