Professional judgment you can count on
Surveying the lands of California since 1982
How we conduct our land surveying practice
1. We meet with you to discuss your project and to listen carefully to your needs.
2. We focus on developing practical common-sense solutions for your project.
3. We craft a customized plan of action to conduct our land surveying.
4. We enter into a CLSA* standard agreement with you when we've mutually agreed on the work.
Every contract includes:
• A well-defined scope of services
• A clearly spelled out schedule of fees
• A cost estimate for your project
5. We map out a reasonable timeline for quality performance.
6. We issue periodic updates on the fee estimate as the project proceeds.
7. We communicate with you - you'll know the status of your project at all times.
*CLSA - California Land Surveyors Association
Our policy on fees and budgets
Fees differ on each project. Many variables affect the cost of a land survey. We'll need to have an in-depth conversation with you about your project before establishing a budget estimate. We'll be glad to meet with you to develop a scope of services, a schedule of fees and a project timeline to fit your needs.
We take our responsibilities seriously, and the quality of our work is a reflection of that. If qualifications, competence and previous performance are your primary concerns, then Bell Land Surveying may be a good fit for your project.
+ How we conduct our land surveying practice
+ Our approach to fees and budgets
+ What the cost of a land survey can tell you about the surveyor
About the Author:
Douglas Bell, PLS, is a Professional Land Surveyor licensed in four western states, and is a CFedS, a BLM Certified Federal Land Surveyor. He provides a range of property line, ALTA, boundary survey, topographic mapping, easement determination, encroachment investigation, and utility location services.
Mr. Bell provides land surveying services to engineers, architects, attorneys, and other land professionals in the private and public sectors in Southern California, primarily in Los Angeles County, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange County. He can be reached via email: AskDoug@Bell-Land-Surveying.com.
~ What you can expect from us ~
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Diamond Bar, California, 91765
How do we retain you?
The first step is to give us a call to discuss your particular needs and to identify a custom plan of action. We’ll work with you to fully understand the nature of your project, develop a detailed scope of work, establish a budget commensurate with the quality of professional service we provide, and set a timeline to accomplish the work. We’ll enter into a professional services agreement, and keep you informed of our progress at every step of the way.
What will you ask from us?
First and foremost, we ask that you be an engaged partner in the process. We can help and advise you best if we fully understand your long-term needs and the big picture for your project. That requires an investment of time and a commitment on both our parts to work together as client and consultant. We’ve helped our client’s enjoy impressive business results when all parties are pulling together to make the project a success.
We’ll also ask you to provide copies of any documentation you may have for the site. That could include title reports, deeds, prior surveys, utility reference drawings, “as-built” drawings, architectural plans, local agency determinations, or existing correspondence about the project. Of course, we’ll help you identify those items and can assist in rounding them up from various outside sources. The more informed we are about your land and your project, the more effective and efficient we can be at providing our professional services.
What Others Say
"Your project remains, in all of my work, the best documented map for its difficulty."
Joe Kooyers, PLS
Subdivision map reviewer
City of Baldwin Park, CA
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