After almost seven decades serving Nanaimo, George Smythies and partner Terry West are transferring the Charles O. Smythies and Associates business and office to Bennett Land Surveying Nanaimo.

Bennett Land Surveying combines legacy of local service with unique new technology

After almost 70 years in the area, Nanaimo company passes the transit to innovative surveyors

The planning, lay-out, and development of British Colombia has traditionally been done by experienced surveyors in small markets.

That includes Nanaimo veterans George Smythies and Terry West of Charles O. Smythies and Associates.

As jobs, building codes, and bylaws become more complex, surveying, like many industries has seen a transition to modern methods and sophisticated solutions. Locally that evolution sees Charles O. Smythies and Associates becoming Bennett Land Surveying Nanaimo creating a surveying dream team with local knowledge, a province-wide talent pool, and the latest surveying technology and techniques.

Bennett is a full-service land surveying operation with offices in North Vancouver, Surrey, Squamish, Kelowna and Gibsons. Adding Nanaimo to the mix, and keeping Smythies and West on board during the transition period, means they’re now poised to bring their acclaimed services to the central west coast of Vancouver Island.

“By establishing a network of local offices we can draw on the collective experience of our full team of professional land surveyors regardless of their location. In this way Bennett feels they can offer the best parts of personalized local service and the broader range of expertise, technology and skills that come with a larger organization.” says Patrick Korabek, President and Owner of Bennett Land Surveying.

New Technologies, Experienced Companies

Bennett surveyor Danu Vandermark is the Nanaimo Branch Manager.

“We are pleased to continue the tradition Smythies has established of providing professional surveying services in the area. The Bennett team is made up of down-to-earth, family-first people so it is no coincidence that when we choose to grow, it’s into communities full of like-minded people,” says Vandermark.

“What we’ve learned surveying across BC will help people and companies around Nanaimo get their projects done right.”

Along with his enthusiasm, Vandermark brings exciting expertise in the burgeoning area of UAV (drone assisted) surveying.

That new technology pairs well with the decades of experience shared between Bennett’s and Smythies’. Charles O. Smythies and Associates has been serving the Nanaimo region since 1952, and Bennett Land Surveying has been working in the Lower-Mainland since 1970. Bennett works carefully with both individual homeowners and high-profile clients like the Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola.

Reach out to Bennett Land Surveying for:

  • Strata plans
  • Subdivision plans
  • Statutory rights of way/Easement plans
  • Construction packages
  • Topographical surveys
  • Property boundary surveys
  • Building location certificates
  • Air space plans
  • UAV surveys

Meet the Bennett Land Surveying Nanaimo team and see a full list of services at https://bennettsurveys.com/offices/land-surveying-nanaimo/or give them a call at 250-754-5518.

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