SAM Announces Acquisition of HALIS

Austin, TX — August 31, 2020 — SAM Companies, a leading provider of geospatial and construction services in North America, is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of HALIS, formerly Metro Geospatial, LLC, a LiDAR and imagery acquisition company located in McDonough, Georgia.

HALIS has specialized in aerial data acquisition for a wide range of markets across the U.S. since its founding in 2010. They offer a full set of data acquisition and extraction services that enhance SAM’s existing aerial mapping business and will help further diversify SAM’s client base. The combination of SAM’s extensive geospatial and construction service capabilities with HALIS’s aerial mapping expertise will provide expanded opportunities and solutions for clients in multiple markets.

SAM continues to expand its geographic footprint and service offerings through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. This acquisition continues SAM’’s aggressive expansion, with this being SAM’s sixth acquisition in four years.

“Our acquisition of HALIS is another great step towards reaching our strategic growth goals,” said SAM President and CEO, Chris Solomon. “They have extensive expertise in aerial mapping that supplements our own capabilities and services and we are very excited about bringing their talent to our team. This will be a win for our collective clients.”

The HALIS leadership staff will be joining SAM as part of the acquisition, including President Geoffrey Sease. “SAM has a reputation for excellence in geospatial services nationally and we are thrilled about becoming part of their team,” noted Sease. “Our combined strengths and expertise will allow us to deliver even greater value for our clients.”

SAM has acquired all operating assets of HALIS, including its office in McDonough, Georgia. As of August 29, 2020, all employees of HALIS became part of SAM, LLC.

About SAM, LLC
Founded in 1994, SAM has grown to become one of the largest providers of geospatial data solutions and construction services in the United States. The company offers a complete suite of services including professional land surveying, airborne/mobile/terrestrial LiDAR, aerial mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Utility Engineering (SUE), Utility Coordination (UC), Building Information Modeling (BIM), and photogrammetry. SAM also provides construction services through its wholly owned subsidiary, SAM-Construction Services, LLC (SAM-CS). Headquartered in Austin, Texas, and employing more than 900 professionals, SAM has the capacity to field more than 200 crews with the ability to mobilize quickly, perform reliably, and consistently. For more information, visit