New and improved technology is rapidly changing the land development industry and KFW prides itself on being a technology-driven firm. Keeping up to date with the latest tools and technology facilitates a wide range of faster, more accurate services- reducing time spent on-site and cutting labor costs.
KFW will provide you with an accurate, on-budget delivery of services at an exceptionally faster speed. Through the use of KFW’s 3D Laser Scanners, point clouds, underground utility detection tools, etc., we are able to catch deviations before they impact your schedule and budget, minimizing costly delays.
At KFW, your projects will be prioritized and data will be delivered according to your schedule. Our land surveyors understand the challenges and urgency of the construction industry.
The process of interpreting construction plans & marking the location of proposed new structures such as roads, utilities or buildings to ensure a project is built according to design plans.
Land Title Surveys containing all improvements & title information, conforming to current ALTA/NSPS standards as well as client specifications.
Creation of 3D surfaces & models from elevation shots collected in the field or from UAV point cloud data.
High, low, pitch black, or hard to reach - this scanner captures all of the detailed areas and tight spaces your project may have.
KFW utilizes the Nova MS50, the world’s first MultiStation, with Leica’s key data component mergeTEC to perform 3D laser scanning and digital imaging to create 3D point clouds for your project.
Doug’s career in surveying began in 1970 as a draftsperson. He eventually took to the field which triggered his aspirations into land surveying. After changing employment several times to gain a broader understanding of the many facets of surveying, he became licensed as a Land Surveyor in Pennsylvania, 1982. In 1992 he opened his own firm in Oley, Pennsylvania but closed his business in 2014 to move to Texas. He became licensed in Texas in 2016 and West Virginia in 2017. Currently his primary focus is on ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys, various other land title surveys, and miscellaneous rights-of way or easement surveys. He has consistently been involved in the surveying community and is currently a member of the Texas Society of Professional Land Surveyors and the National Society of Professional Surveyors.
Tim started out in the surveying and mapping industry in Houston in 1991. He worked his way up through the field to party chief then to office survey technician on projects all over the United States. Tim was registered as a professional land surveyor in Texas in 2002, California in 2007, and Colorado and New Mexico in 2012. Tim has extensive experience in the oil and gas and pipeline industry, residential and commercial projects, and is TXDOT pre-certified. Tim earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Technology from the University of Houston and did graduate work in the Geospatial Surveying Engineering program at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. He has also been active in the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors since 1994.
Teresa is Partner of KFW Surveying and has helped grow her team for over 10 years since its founding in 2008. She grew up in the industry and is very knowledgeable of the ins and outs of the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction world, as her Dad owned a contracting company. Teresa became a Registered Professional Land Surveyor in December of 2002.
Surveying runs in the Seidel family. Hermann Lungkwitz was a Draftsman and Photographer for the General Land Office (1870-1874) and his daughter, Martha, was the first female to work for the General Land Office. Teresa’s mom is named after her. She also has an uncle, Richard Klappenback, who was the County Surveyor for Blanco County in 1916.
We use a combination of your accumulated project data along with City, County, State and Federal datasets to include:
The datasets are used to provide support for all engineering projects from the site selection and initial planning stages to SWMP reports, WPAP reports, CAD conversions, and tree mitigation exhibits. We build custom datasets specific to project needs while continuously growing our database.
Our database is accessible through our secure ArcServer giving the KFW team and clients the ability to view data through desktop and mobile devices in and out of the office.
KFW is an innovative and technology-driven civil engineering and land surveying firm backed by an experienced staff whom understand the complexities and challenges of the land development industry. KFW further augmented its capabilities establishing a cutting edge GIS department in 2014.
KFW utilizes ArcGIS and selectively aggregates useful datasets from public, private and in-house sources into fully customizable databases.
KFW has the ability to store your customized database on a password protected server accessible 24/7 from any device with internet.
This progressive piece of machinery will further KFW's claim for Surveying services in the San Antonio market by providing a survey of existing utilities without having to break ground.
With this precision scanner, there will be no question as to what lies underground at your next job site.