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SSMC Management Announcement

03/29/2019 12:27 PM

Early in 2018 Southeastern Surveying and Mapping Corporation (SSMC) announced changes to its ownership structure. Previously a partnership between Gary Krick, SSMC President, and Jim Petersen, SSMC Senior Vice President, the firm was sold to its employees via stock ownership and is now a 100% employee-owned company.

Following 22+ years of dedicated leadership, Gary will be retiring from his role and moving to an advisory capacity on the SSMC Board of Directors. After succeeding Roger Lonsway, the company's founder, Gary and Jim worked tirelessly to move the company forward and help it remain competitive in the changing business landscape. Their vision and commitment grew SSMC from a single office in Orlando into the largest surveying firm in Florida, with nine offices and ever-expanding clientele. Gary and Jim were also instrumental in moving the company from a single-service surveying and mapping provider to a diversified firm providing surveying and mapping, subsurface utility engineering, and GIS services.

Gary began his career with SSMC in 1973, just one year after the company’s inception. Originally a surveying rodman, Gary moved up quickly, becoming an invaluable member of the team and helping change the future of the company. In 1996, when Roger Lonsway retired, he sold the firm to Gary and Jim, and now, SSMC moves into the next chapter of its ownership.

Acting on behalf of the employee owners are Thom Mead, Darryll DeMarsh, and Brian Garvey (30, 19, and 18 years with SSMC, respectively), who will serve as the executive leadership team. During the current transition Thom will split his time between the Chipley regional office and Orlando corporate headquarters, thereby allowing him to integrate into corporate operations while assuming director duties of the Survey division. To help with this realignment, Lee Anderson and Tony Syfrett have assumed management of the Chipley office and will start assuming more of Thom’s project management and leadership responsibilities.

Given the new company structure, SSMC will be performing a detailed review to evaluate current workflow processes and adjust organizational responsibilities, with the ultimate goal of modernizing how we do business. However, our company’s objective remains the same now as it was in 1972: To meet our clients’ needs on time and within budget while maintaining our commitment to delivering outstanding quality service.
 
 

SSMC Hurricane Michael AIDE

10/15/2018 02:33 PM






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SSMC Mobile Imaging Vehicle

09/19/2018 09:14 AM
To better support our Asset Inventory Projects including signs, sidewalks, guardrails and pavement condition assessment, SSMC has recently added another tool to our extensive toolbox: Mobile Imaging.

Mobile Imaging allows the SSMC team to rapidly and efficiently move throughout the transportation network at posted speed limits and collect geo-referenced imagery which can be used to locate and assess the condition of infrastructure back in the office.

Check out this video for a demonstration of a proposed geo-referenced spherical panoramic imagery for measuring the location and dimension of roadway features for FDOT's Roadway Characteristics Inventory.

In the video, you can learn about the history of SSMC’s mobile imaging program to support transportation asset inventories, and see our latest photogrammetric tools that we have developed for measuring and locating features on the map.

 
 

JOB OPENINGS - CHIPLEY

09/17/2018 09:43 AM
SSMC is looking for Self-Motivated, Energetic, Teamwork Driven, Goal Oriented Individuals to join our exceptional staff. SSMC has challenging and rewarding opportunities available for career minded individuals in our Chipley, Florida location for:

Instrument Operator

Southeastern Surveying and Mapping Corp. (SSMC) a Multi- Discipline Surveying and Mapping, Subsurface Utility, and Geographic Information Firm has a career opportunity for a Survey Instrument Operator in their Chipley location. 

Experience preferred but not required.

Rodman

Southeastern Surveying and Mapping Corp. (SSMC) a Multi- Discipline Surveying and Mapping, Subsurface Utility, and Geographic Information Firm has a career opportunity for a Rodman in their Chipley location. 

Experience preferred but not required.

All positions require Drug Screening and Background Check. All positions will be competitive compensation packages based on experience with full benefit packages. SSMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
 
 

Pinellas County - Right of Way Transfer

09/06/2018 10:58 AM
For the past few months, SSMC's Thomas Young has been spending 2-3 days per week with Pinellas County, assisting them in the transfer of Right of Way from the County to municipalities. To date, they have completed over 300 roadway segments in 17 municipalities. The purpose of this effort is to have the mandated paperwork to show the transfer of Right of Way between municipalities. The benefit of these maps is that the maintenance easements and other support Right of Way documentation will transfer together.

These maps are needed as previous annexations did not include right of ways, and other approved transfers were not completely documented or the supporting documents were lost. Thomas and the County are currently working on 4 municipalities and 3 more municipalities are anticipated.


 
 

JOB OPENINGS - PANAMA CITY OFFICE

08/23/2018 03:30 PM

SSMC is looking for Self-Motivated, Energetic, Teamwork Driven, Goal Oriented Individuals to join our exceptional staff. SSMC has challenging and rewarding opportunities available for career minded individuals in our Panama City, Florida location for:
 

Survey Party Chief

Southeastern Surveying and Mapping Corp. (SSMC) a Multi- Discipline Surveying and Mapping, Subsurface Utility, and Geographic Information Firm has a career opportunity for a Survey Party Chief in their Panama City location.

High School Diploma or equivalent required along with a minimum 5 years’ experience as Party Chief.  Knowledge of all types of surveys to include boundary, topo, control, as-built and construction layout.

Senior CADD Technician

Southeastern Surveying and Mapping Corp. (SSMC) a Multi-Discipline Surveying and Mapping, Subsurface Utility and Geographic Information Firm has a career opportunity for a Survey CAD Technician in their Panama City location.

Minimum 5 years Survey CADD experience. Must possess strong organizational skills with experience in all type of surveys to include ALTA, boundary, topo, subdivision platting, as-built and legal descriptions. Proficiency in Civil 3D required.

Instrument Operator

Southeastern Surveying and Mapping Corp. (SSMC) a Multi- Discipline Surveying and Mapping, Subsurface Utility, and Geographic Information Firm has a career opportunity for a Survey Instrument Operator in their Panama City location. 

High School Diploma or equivalent required, along with 2 years’ experience as instrument operator.
Knowledge of all types of survey equipment to include conventional, robotic, GPS and leveling preferred.

All positions require Drug Screening and Background Check. All positions will be competitive compensation packages based on experience with full benefit packages. SSMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Please submit resumes to: kcarr@ssmc.us
 
 

Orlando Field Training Topics Seminar

08/09/2018 08:35 AM
The SSMC Orlando Office Field related Surveying and Mapping Topics Seminar on July 28 was organized by Mark Klaers. There were topics for all interested SSMC staff member students and the instructors were SSMC staff members interested in teaching and giving back to the Profession.


Gary Krick, SSMC President says "This is the sort of team work that is a pleasure to be associated with and as someone that has been associated with Surveying for 4 decades it reminded me of the days when Associate Level Self Improvement Seminars were sponsored by the Central Florida Chapter of FSMS and held on Saturdays at Valencia Community College and attended by all of the, want to learn and be better at what we do, future Surveyors and Mappers."

These seminars were all organized and taught by volunteers that wanted to give back to the Profession that had been good to them.






 
 

Panama City Beach Skywheel Project

06/12/2018 04:25 PM

SSMC has had the privilege of working on the new Panama City Beach SkyWheel project. SSMC performed the initial Boundary and Topographic Survey and provided Dutch Wheel with a high precision As-Built Survey of the bolt alignments and foundation piers for the wheel’s structural framework. We are currently working on additional topography and an existing condition As-Built Survey for the civil engineer. Once construction is complete, SSMC will provide a Final As-Built Survey of the site. 


 
 

Job Openings - Chipley

06/11/2018 11:57 AM
SSMC is looking for Self-Motivated, Energetic, Teamwork Driven, Goal Oriented Individuals to join our exceptional staff. SSMC has challenging and rewarding opportunities available for career minded individuals in our Chipley, Florida location for:
 

Field Staff Technicians

Survey Instrument Operators
High School Diploma or equivalent required, along with 3-4 years experience in the survey industry. FDOT Experience will be preferred, but not required. Knowledge of all types of survey equipment would be favorable.

 

Survey Party Chief
High School Diploma or equivalent required along with a minimum 8 years experience in the survey industry. FDOT Experience will be preferred, but not required. Knowledge of all types of surveys and programs to include AutoCAD and/or Micro Station.

 
 

New Trucks for Chipley

05/23/2018 01:52 PM
On our way to our best year yet! Southeastern Surveying & Mapping Corp. is shipping four new survey trucks to our Chipley office to keep up with our growth and demand for our services.

 
 

JOB OPENING - CHIPLEY

05/16/2018 10:24 AM
SSMC is looking for a Self-Motivated, Energetic, Teamwork Driven, Goal Oriented Individual to join our exceptional staff. SSMC has challenging and rewarding opportunities available for career minded individuals in our Chipley, Florida location for:

Survey CADD Technician - Minimum 5 years Survey CADD experience. Must posses strong organizational skills with experience in FDOT and/or Land Development project experience. Experience in multiple CADD software platforms preferred to include Civil 3D and traditional Auto-CADD platforms.

All positions require Drug Screening and Background Check.
All positions will be competitive compensation packages based on experience with full benefit packages.
SSMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
 

Colors of Autism

04/24/2018 10:24 AM
SSMC sponsored and participated in the Colors of Autism 5K and Fun Run on April 21. The Colors of Autism 5K/Fun Run was a fundraising event for Chipola Area Autism Resource Center (CAARC) a 501c3 non-profit organization serving families in Jackson, Holmes, Washington, Calhoun and Liberty Counties.





 
 

NEW OFFICE LOCATION - MARIANNA

04/13/2018 09:45 AM


 
 

SSMC Visits Lockhart and Rock Lake Middle Schools

03/29/2018 11:19 AM



In conjunction with National Surveyors Week, Southeastern Surveying and Mapping Corp. (SSMC) participated in Presenting ProfessionalSurveying and Mapping as a career to Lockhart and Rock Lake Middle Schools on March 27th and 28th.  James Mazurak, PSMand Patrick Phillips, GISPfrom the Orlando office of SSMC, along with,Lenora Spence, Outreach Coordinator from Florida Department of Agriculture, visited the two schools.  James explained about Surveying and Mapping using videos, slides and personal experiences, while Patrick physically demonstrated his drone skills in the school yards.  This was part of the ongoing community involvement and education thatthe SSMC staff takes pride in being involved in with students ranging from Elementary School on up to College.    
 


 
 
 

Lockheed Martin plans to expand Orlando Division

02/19/2018 10:08 AM
Currently Southeastern Surveying and Mapping Corp. (SSMC) is proud to be performing Construction Layout Work, Topographic Survey, Subsurface Utility Designation & Verification services

For link of article in the news about project:
 
 

Orlando’s Gatorland’s “Stompin-Gator-Off-Road-Adventure”

12/04/2017 11:00 AM


Southeastern Surveying and Mapping Corporation is proud to have been an integral part in the development of Orlando’s Gatorland’s “Stompin-Gator-Off-Road-Adventure” ride. As the Park’s surveyor we were able to provide surveys for the Park to expand into the far reaches of its property in South Orlando with wetland delineation surveys for regulatory approval and the initial surveys to lay out the paths for the development of the adventure ride. We feel honored to be able to serve one of Florida’s original theme parks with our combined services as they are called for.

Check out their article:  
 
 

Central Florida Chapter FSMS Awards Ceremony

10/16/2017 03:37 PM
During the Central Florida Chapter - Florida Surveying and Mapping Society Awards Ceremony on September 27, the following SSMC team members received plaques for their volunteer services throughout their 2016-2017 term as CFC-FSMS Board Members:
Ronnie Figueroa, PSM, President

Bill Rowe, PSM, Vice President

Heather Marie Krick, Associate Director and Benchmark Editor

James Mazurak, PSM, Director

Mike Dougherty, PSM, Director

Mike Lucas, Photographer


 
 

APWA Give Kids the World Landscaping Day

10/11/2017 04:15 PM
SSMC recently participated in the American Public Works Association, Central Florida Branch, "Give Kids the World Village" Volunteer Quarterly Landscaping Day in Kissimmee.

Give Kids the World Village (GKTW) is an 84 acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families can go for weeklong, cost-free "storybook" vacations. GKTW has welcomed more than 85,000 families from all 50 states and over 60 countries with the help of many generous donations from individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations. For more information about this organization, please visit www.gktw.org.


 
 

Job Openings - Jacksonville

10/09/2017 02:13 PM



SSMC is looking for Self-Motivated, Energetic, Teamwork Driven, Goal Oriented Individuals to join our exceptional staff. SSMC has challenging and rewarding opportunities available for career minded individuals in our Jacksonville, Florida location for:

Professional Surveyor and Mapper - Minimum of 5 years post registration experience. Requirements include strong management skills with experience in FDOT and/or Land Development project experience, field and CADD experience preferred in multiple survey aspects. Team player with a desire to promote a team effort and lead by example.

Survey CADD Technician - Minimum 5 years Survey CADD experience. Must posses strong organizational skills with experience in FDOT and/or Land Development project experience. Experience in multiple CADD software platforms preferred to include Civil 3D and traditional Auto-CADD platforms.

All positions require Drug Screening and Background Check.
All positions will be competitive compensation packages based on experience with full benefit packages.
SSMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
 

SSMC Recognized at Central Florida FSMS Conference

08/28/2017 04:32 PM
SSMC recently attended the Central Florida Surveying and Mapping Society Conference where we took home the Large Chapter of the Year Award.

In addition to the Large Chapter of the Year Award, our very own Ronnie Figueroa won the President's Award and Young Professional Surveyor and Mapper of the Year.

Ronnie was also appointed to the National Society of Professional Surveyors Director position to represent Florida for the 2017-2019 term. Way to go, Ronnie! We are proud of you!




 
 

Administrative Assistant Job Opening - Chipley

07/24/2017 03:30 PM


SSMC is looking for an Administrative Assistant in our Chipley location. Applicants must possess working knowledge of office equipment, systems and procedures, proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Word and MS Excel), time management and organizational skills, and written and verbal communication skills to include but not limited to reception duties. SSMC offers a competitive compensation package based on experience will full benefit packages. All positions require Drug Screening and Background Check. SSMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
 

ACSE Icebreakers

07/20/2017 11:09 AM
On July 13, SSMC participated in the 10th Annual ACSE Icebreakers Event at the Orlando Science Center - Dino Digs Exhibit. The ACSE Icebreakers Event hosts 200+ engineering professionals and surveyors for an evening of networking, raffles, games, and refreshments. The Central Florida SSMC team had a wonderful evening catching up with old friends and making new one, and is looking forward to next year's event.










 
 

SSMC Holds Boat Safety Training

06/12/2017 10:36 AM


As part of SSMC's continuing safety and training programs, a class on proper boat operations was conducted on Saturday, June 3rd.

Instruction in pre-operation checks, transport water safety and post operation checks and storage were performed under the watchful eye of experienced peers.

“It has been my experience that hands on peer training gives the greatest results. People learn easier by doing and instruction from peers builds cohesion within the company.” – Mark Klaers, Survey Manager, SSMC











 
 

In the Spotlight: Brasfield and Gorrie

05/16/2017 10:22 AM
Brasfield & Gorrie has been working with Southeastern Surveying and Mapping Corporation since 2002 for various tasks including utility designation and verification, survey, concrete imaging, and CCTV to help construct many hospitals and stadiums around the state of Florida. SSMC offers Brasfield & Gorrie on call service to help them safely get through the various stages of construction.

Hospitals:

  • Baptist Medical Center of the Beaches (2017)
  • Florida Hospital, Apopka (2016)
  • Baptist Medical Center (2016)
  • Osceola Regional Medical Center (2016)
  • Florida Hospital, Winter Park (2017, 2010)
  • Florida Hospital, Orlando (2012, 2010)
  • Jackson County Hospital (2011)
  • Orlando Regional Medical Center (2011)
  • Jacksonville Memorial Hospital (2009)
  • Florida Hospital, Altamonte Springs (2003)
  • Florida Hospital, Fish Memorial (2003)
  • Florida Hospital, Kissimmee (2002)
Other Notable Projects:

  •  Everbank Field (2016)
  • University of Florida Indoor Practice Stadium (2015)

Everbank Field

Osceola Regional Medical Center

University of Florida Indoor Practice Stadium


 
 

St. Johns River Cleanup

05/02/2017 11:28 AM





 
 

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