Our Mission:

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Provide the highest degree of value to our clientele by delivering a quality project within budget and on time. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  

Our firm is comprised of a team of professionals under the direction of Lawrence A. Stevens, President and Principal Land Surveyor.  Mr. Stevens is recognized as a leading expert witness in his field.  Whether you are a homeowner needing an elevation certificate to save on flood insurance, a design professional requiring a boundary and topographic survey for a development project, a contractor in need of construction staking, or a lawyer looking for an Expert Witness consultant on land surveying issues including boundary, mapping, construction staking, landslides, view corridors, etc., the professionals at L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. approach all projects with the same diligence and dedication. 

 

KEY STAFF MEMBERS:

  

LAWRENCE A. STEVENS, PLS - President, L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc.   

L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. is a privately owned and operated corporation founded in 1991 by Lawrence A. Stevens, a Professional Land Surveyor licensed in the State of California(LS 6649).  Mr. Stevens has more than 40 years experience in the land surveying, planning, and land use professions augmenting his work within the civil engineering professions.  Due to his firms unique position in the industry and widely recognized professional expertise, Mr. Stevens is recognized by the courts and the legal profession as a land surveyor expert witness in California.  Mr. Stevens has worked for private Civil Engineering and Land Surveying firms and was Chief of Land Surveys for the California Department of Transportation Caltrans Contra Costa County office in 1991 and 1992.  His responsibilities at L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. include, but are not limited to, researching recorded and unrecorded documents; boundary analysis and determination; deed preparation; and the set-up, supervision and final scheduling of fieldwork.  Mr. Stevens is available to act as the chief of party on any survey crew requiring his expertise as a Professional Land Surveyor. 

Mr. Stevens has spent his entire career working in Northern California, beginning in 1979 with Frost, Meglio & Associates in San Rafael, California.  Eight years later he went to work for Caltrans as an Assistant Land Surveyor and concurrently provided technical surveying services to the following firms:  Kenneth A. Frost, Civil Engineer, Vincent A. Meglio, Civil Engineer, and Arthur J. Lang, Civil Engineer.  Mr. Stevens opened L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. in 1991.  While working for CalTrans, Mr. Stevens simultaneously managed a number of multi-million-dollar projects while also providing services for his clients. Projects include all of the Highway projects occurring on Corridors 680, 24, 580, and 4 in East Contra Costa County.  The program consisted of over 1 billion dollars in improvement projects.   Mr. Stevens management of the project included the direction of as many as 10 survey crews and 5 office support staff delivering preliminary design and construction surveying services.   

Mr. Stevens was also chosen to manage the politically sensitive Highway 37 median barrier project in Sonoma and Solano County.  The project was accomplished safely and efficiently on the most dangerous highway in California.  The final construction staking of the approximate four-mile length was accomplished safely in one day without a lane closure under Mr. Stevens supervision.   

Mr. Stevens previously occupied a seat on the CLSA State Board of Directors in 2016 - 2018.  President of the Marin Chapter of the California Land Surveyors Association (CLSA) in 2005 and 2006, Mr. Stevens has been an active member since 1990.  He is a founding member of the Land Surveyors Advisory Council on Technical Standards (LSACTS) whose purpose is to research, review, debate and publish opinions and decisions issued by local, state, and federal courts whenever they relate to land surveying.  The opinions issued are intended to define and guide the standards of care in California and serve to educate fellow professionals. He is member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS).  He is an advocate of continuing education and was a Certified member of the CLSA Professional Development Program through 2020.   

Mr. Stevens grew up in Tiburon, California with his 3 brothers and a sister and remains a resident of Marin County.  He has two children, a son Ryan and a daughter, Lindsay.  He is actively involved in volunteer  activities when he is not planning his next personal sporting adventure.   

Tyler Brown, LSIT - Project Surveyor

Tyler joined the firm in May of 2017.  He began his pursuit of land surveying after graduating from California Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Soil Science, concentration in Land Resources.

Continuing his education, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Land Surveying/Geomatics awarded by Great Basin College in 2020.

When recreation beckons, you'll find him snowboarding the slopes, hiking the great outdoors, or enjoying a round of golf.

Committed to growing his career, Tyler is preparing for the Principals of Surveying National Exam and then he'll sit for the California State specific exam.  Upon successful completion of both exams, he'll advance from his current status as a Land Surveyor in Training to that of a Professional Land Surveyor.

Owen Ajioka, LSIT Project Surveyor

Matthew Spiegel, LSIT - Project Surveyor

Having an interest in the history of development in Marin County and self-taught experience in researching real property records, Matthew joined L.A. Stevens & Associates’ internship program in May of 2021. He quickly picked up the field practices of survey and proved himself a thorough archive researcher, working his way up to the role of Project Surveyor in a very short amount of time. Matthew passed the Land Surveyor in Training exam in February 2023.

Matthew is a native of Marin County and has a detailed knowledge of its geography gained through countless hours spent on its hiking and biking trails. He holds a bachelor's degree in linguistics from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Thaddeus Blustein, LSIT Project Surveyor

Matt Solari - Client Relations

Matt joined L.A. Stevens & Associates in 2020 and holds a BA in Environmental Studies, concentrating in sustainable resource management. He has spent the last 7 years in customer service and enjoys cultivating relationships with clientele, striving for clear communication throughout the complexities of their land survey projects.

When not in the office, Matt enjoys his family, wife and two young children, instilling/sharing/embracing their love of nature via hiking and camping throughout Northern California and beyond.

Mary Ann Hovis - Bookkeeper / Executive Assistant  

 

 

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