Surveying And Mapping, Inc. Opens Denver, Colorado Office

Gary Leak, PLS and Brian Socia, PLS Join the Firm as Survey Operations Manager, Senior Project Manager

Denver, CO – October 15, 2012 — Surveying And Mapping, Inc. (SAM, Inc.), one of the fastest-growing geospatial firms in the U.S., is continuing its growth trajectory with the establishment of a new office in Denver, Colorado. With the new Denver office SAM, Inc. continues its expansion of services to clients across North America. SAM, Inc. is a leading provider of complete geospatial data solutions with advanced surveying and mapping technologies. The firm offers land surveying, airborne, mobile, and terrestrial LiDAR scanning, digital aerial mapping, subsurface utility engineering (SUE), geographic information system (GIS) services, and construction services.

The firm is pleased to announce that Gary Leak, PLS has joined as Survey Operations Manager for the Denver office. Through his 30-year career, Gary has successfully led survey departments serving federal and state agencies, oil and gas pipelines, electric utilities, counties and municipalities, and commercial and industrial developers. As a licensed Colorado surveyor he has directly managed large right-of-way projects through urban, rural and mountain corridors, right-of-way mapping and acquisition projects for pipelines and electric transmission lines, and urban redevelopment projects.

Also joining the firm in Denver is Brian Socia, PLS as Senior Project Manager. Licensed in Colorado and Nebraska, Brian has a strong background in managing land surveying activities, staffing, project management, and client support. His experience includes Public Land Survey System retracements and breakdowns, right-of-way retracements, GPS control surveys, ALTA/ACSM surveys, construction staking, topographic/design surveys, boundary surveys, and the preparation of easement documents, land survey plats, subdivision plats, annexation maps, and state highway right-of-way plans.

A Zweig White HOT FIRM for 2011, SAM, Inc. was recently recognized by Engineering News Records (ENR) magazine as one of the top engineering design firms in the nation, debuting on their annual Top 500 List with a ranking of 146.

Gary Leak can be contacted at and Brian Socia at The main phone number for the Denver office is 303-988-5852. The office is located at 555 Zang Street, Suite 210, Lakewood, CO, 80228.

About Surveying And Mapping, Inc.
Founded in 1994, SAM, Inc. is a leading provider of complete geospatial data solutions with advanced surveying and mapping technologies. SAM, Inc. offers land surveying, airborne, mobile and terrestrial LiDAR scanning, digital aerial mapping, subsurface utility engineering, and geographic information system (GIS) services. The firm’s wholly owned subsidiary, SAM-Construction Services, Inc. (SAM-CS, Inc.), also offers a full suite of construction phase services. SAM, Inc. is one of the largest land surveying and aerial mapping companies in North America and has recently experienced unprecedented growth driven by the electric utilities and oil and gas industries. The company has invested extensively in surveying and mapping technologies and continues to be an industry leader in advancing their geospatial expertise. The firm is able to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions through routine integration of data across their service disciplines and continual investment in training and new technologies. SAM, Inc. combines its experience, qualifications, and resources to solve the most challenging problems and deliver the best value for clients. For more information, visit