Brent Lanier, PLS, GISP



experience - 35 years

licensed – 25 years


I take pride in myself because I can use just about any survey equipment old or new, cut vegetation by hand, calculate horizonal and vertical closures, draw final maps and meet todays standards without the use of modern equipment and computers. Although I can complete jobs using “the seat of my pants”, I use the best equipment available on in the office and field. I also work hard to stay physically fit and live a clean lifestyle.

Areas of expertise include research, cadastral, topographic, GIS and control surveys, mapping, street design, subdivision layout, storm water, wetland delineation, NCDOT regulations, construction layout, hydrographic surveys, FEMA Flood Certifications, munitions clearing surveys (land and water) dive boat operations and crew boat transportation captain, processing lidar and photogrammetry. 


Campbell University – Business  Coastal Carolina Community College- Surveying UNC Wilmington – Wetland Ecology 



Allen Smith, PM



Surveying experience - 13 years


While attending The Boston University I received two awards for being on the Dean’s List two years in a row. I also received the distinction of membership to Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization.

I started working at Lanier Surveying Company in 2005. I worked directly under Brent Lanier PLS, GISP- under his tutelage I learned research, cadastral, topographic, GIS, control surveys, mapping, subdivision layout, wetlands mapping, construction layout, hydrographic surveys, FEMA Flood Certifications, munitions clearing surveys (with emphases on CH2M 3R’s), processing lidar and photogrammetry.

Areas of expertise include ArcMap mapping, ArcCatalog, File Geodatabase, Geodatabase Administration, Projections and Transformations, ArcMap editing and advanced editing, Pyton, Java Script, ArcMap Spatial Analyst, ArcMap Network Analyst, Carlson software, AutoCad Civil 3D, Civil 3D with emphases on ESRI database networking. Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 10. 


Coastal Carolina Community College-  Boston University- NC- State- GIS Certification ESRI Training Center 



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Lanier Surveying Company, PLLC.

624-4 Corbett Ave., Swansboro, NC 28584, US

(910) 325-8324


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