story by Kelly Harley photos by Miranda Osborn-Sutphen
If you head west on Highway 80, just before you get to Pooler Parkway, you’ll see Brewer Land Surveying’s new sign. Just last year the company moved into its new Pooler location. For a company that’s steadily growing, the new office space is a welcomed addition. Despite the growth, owner and operator Craig Brewer says
Brewer Land Surveying is committed to quality. “We effectively manage our growth so that quality remains exceptional,” Craig says. “We pay close attention to every detail of a project. We double check data and make sure the maps and reports we create are accurate and contain everything our clients need.”
Brewer Land Surveying is a full-service, fully licensed and insured surveying firm serving Georgia and South Carolina. Craig has more than 20 years of surveying experience. He started his own company in 2010, at which time he was the only employee. He now has three full-time employees and one part-time employee. Craig is a past Director for the Surveying and Mapping Society of Georgia and has written product reviews for Professional Surveyor magazine. He is involved in the local community and has served twice on the Pooler Planning and Zoning Board.
Craig’s company aids a variety of clients with their surveying services. They include homeowners, engineers, architects, municipalities, military contractors, construction companies, mortgage companies, insurance firms, and attorneys to name a few.
The types of surveys Brewer Land Surveying can provide include boundary surveys, topographical surveys, foundation surveys, ALTA/ACSM land surveys, subdivision plats, and route surveys. They can also provide GPS control points, aerial photography control targeting, and mapping for GIS infrastructure projects. The surveying firm specializes in flood elevation certificates.
“For many people, flood insurance premiums are going through the roof,” says Craig. “We provide them with a FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate, which contains the information insurance agents use to set policy rates.” Craig recommends this be done before you buy a home because it is such a large factor in the cost of a home. He says flood insurance rates could be anywhere from $400 to well over $1000 having a tremendous impact on the actual home payment.
Like flood elevation certificates, Craig recommends having surveys completed before you purchase a home, complete a renovation or plan a project. Many times, a survey is required for designs and permits. Craig adds that it’s also best to do it right the first time. “If you’re building a fence it’s best to put it in the right place the first time. If you’re buying a piece of property it’s best to know what you’re buying before you purchase it.” He recalls times when a survey is completed after property has been purchased and the buyer did not get what they thought they were purchasing.
Craig is passionate about his work and helping people protect their homes and property. He is personally involved in every part of each project from start to finish. “Customers can trust me to do my best to help them with whatever their surveying needs are. I may not be the “cheap guy” but my fees are reasonable and the service I provide will exceed their expectations every time,” he proudly says.