So-Deep, Inc. Joins SAM Family of Companies

Austin, TX — December 5, 2016 — Surveying And Mapping, LLC (SAM) and SAM-Construction Services, LLC (SAM-CS) are pleased to announce the acquisition of So-Deep, Inc. into the SAM family of companies. So-Deep is a leading national provider of subsurface utility engineering (SUE) services and SAM is one of the largest geospatial solutions companies in North America. This acquisition brings together highly successful partners to expand their collective market reach and greatly strengthens SAM’s service delivery to several states in the Eastern U.S.

As two AEC industry leaders, SAM and So-Deep deliver complementary services to the same end markets. This acquisition will leverage their combined strengths to greatly enhance their ability to deliver compelling project value for clients. Both SAM and So-Deep have well-established company cultures that are keenly focused on client satisfaction, where the delivery of the highest quality work, on time and on budget, is the guiding standard. This shared commitment to quality and customer service will be amplified through the new partnership.

Headquartered in Manassas Park, Virginia, So-Deep was founded in 1981 and is recognized as the original subsurface utility engineering company. It pioneered the marketplace as a company singularly focused on underground utilities and the mapping and integrity of existing systems. With more than 85 employees and 12 offices located across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast region, their services includes SUE, utility location, and land surveying.

SAM was founded in 1994 and is a industry leader providing broad range of geospatial data solutions such as land surveying, airborne, mobile, and terrestrial LiDAR, aerial mapping, asset inventory (GIS), SUE, utility coordination, and construction phase services. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the company operates across the U.S. with more than 600 employees located in 13 offices across nine states. The SAM management team is led by Samir "Sam" G. Hanna, RPLS, CEO and founder of SAM.

According to Mr. Hanna, "We are very excited about bringing So-Deep into the SAM family of companies. Their premiere reputation and record of success aligns very well with our own and we are enthusiastic about the synergy of services this acquisition will bring to our clients."

About SAM, LLC
Founded in 1994, Surveying And Mapping, LLC (SAM) is a leading provider of complete geospatial data solutions and one of the largest surveying and mapping companies in North America. Our services include: Professional Land Surveying, Hydrographic Surveying, Airborne, Mobile, and Terrestrial HDS LiDAR, Aerial Mapping and Photogrammetry, Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), as well as construction phase services through SAM-Construction Services, LLC (SAM-CS). The company has invested heavily in advanced technologies across the enterprise and continues to expand its expertise and capabilities. We routinely integrate data across service disciplines to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to a wide range of clients in the electric energy, oil and gas, transportation, railway, telecommunications, and public sector markets.