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With over 85 years of combined experience, knowledge & understanding of the different facets of the surveying profession, my company utilizes today's technology to accommodate your surveying needs......whether it's a small lot, large timber boundary or commercial development or a boundary dispute.......no job is too small.

Land Surveying or related seminars completed
by G.B. Armentrout, PLS.

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Meet the Team


Greg Armentrout, PLS. ** Professional Land Surveyor..........Click to find out more.

Greg A.,PLS.

I'm a professional land surveyor in the states of North Carolina & Virginia.
A member of the NCSS (North Carolina Society of Surveyors) & the VAS (Virginia Association of Surveyors). I've also been a member of the NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) for nearly 15 years.

I started Armentrout Surveying & Mapping in May of 1994 with a goal to help "piece the world together one parcel or tract at a time". I've created this site to help the general public understand what goes on in the background for preparing to do a survey of their property & try to show how those boundary problems are resolved. I've also added some links to sites that are very useful to a surveyor or anyone interested in learning more about the profession of surveying.

~~~As a child I wondered, "How'd they do that?"~~~

Years ago, I watched surveyors work on the beginning of laying out Interstate 81 behind our house, (I was probably around 13 yrs. old) in doing so, I became curious about "how do these people know which way to take the road and how far to dig down to make this road work"? It really amazed me to watch the surveyors work, driving stakes into the ground then later dozers & graders came to build the road "all this from the stakes the surveyors drove into the ground."! From that time in my life, I've always been fascinated about the surveyors job. How do they go about doing this type of work and what kind of schooling do they need to do it? Not knowing that a "seed" was planted that eventually lead me to want to become one of those surveyors.

Many years passed after my experiences with the surveyors. I found that taking drafting in high school might enlighten me as to some of what went on in the laying out of the interstate. About 2 years after graduating from high school, a position was available in a local surveying company, where I learned to do drafting for survey maps. I became very curious again about "how do these people find these things out in the woods, like stones, trees, iron pipes and the like"? Then I wanted to go out on the survey crew so I could experience these things, kind of like a detective. You're searching for peoples corners like a detective searches for facts and clues in a crime.

To a surveyor, it is a feeling of great accomplishment when you find that old "lost" corner that had been forgotten by almost everyone. Not to mention, to finally create the final product, the survey plat. This is one of the most important documents (in my opinion) a person will ever have.

If you have any questions, please fell free to email me or call us. Our friendly & experienced staff will be glad to help you.

Mike A. McPherson ** Survey Party Chief..........Click to find out more.
Mike Pherson

I'm Mike McPherson, Survey Party Chief for Armentrout Surveying. I have been in the surveying profession for over 30 years. I enjoy surveying because you are looking for old corners on a piece of property that another surveyor placed there maybe 100 years ago. A very interesting profession. I've done several other jobs in my past and land surveying keeps me refining my 'detective' skills......searching for those old corners and to 'retrace the footsteps' of the earlier surveyor. It is a challenging and exciting profession with all sorts of new technology changes. Surveying has come a long way from pulling a chain (measuring tape) thru the woods to electronic total stations and GPS (global positioning system). I can't get enough of the challenge that surveying provides. I enjoy many outdoor hobbies which include hunting and fishing and filming wildlife in it's natural habitat.

Terry S. Murphy ** GPS Tech...........Click to find out more.

Terry S. Murphy

I Terry Murphy and I have been in the survey profession for 18 years now. Being in the surveying business is a very interesting and challenging profession. It's like piecing together parts of history almost like a puzzle. You go back and retrace the steps of the surveyors before us and you get to see kind of what they saw during their lifetime. The land surveying profession has had many changes.....thanks to today's technology, I was the first to use the Javad duel frequency GPS Plus Glonass RTK system in North Carolina. It's really amazing to utilize the satellites orbiting the earth and come up with a distance on the ground that is very accurate. The accuracy of GPS that you attain in say a 8-10 mile radius of your base station is usually about the size of a dime (around 1 centimeter)......try that with conventional equipment and you can expect to get accumulating errors for each setup you make in trying to survey that distance. Some of my hobbies include fishing the New River, play guitar, electronics, astrophysics, astronomy, astrophotography and terrestrial photography.

Breanna J. Peppers ** CAD Tech/Accts. Manager..........Click to find out more.

Breanna Peppers

My name is Breanna Peppers and have been in the CAD Tech business since 2004. I got to know Mr. Armentrout thru selling real estate with a local company in Hillsville. The more I worked with him in dealing with real estate transactions, the more I became interested in the work that was put into a survey. Mr. Armentrout offered me a job and found that the whole process of doing a survey is a wonderful learning experience and every job is different. No one really understands the full amount of work that must be done in order for a survey to be completely accurate. We must research a piece of property and all of the properties surrounding it. Some of the deeds that you have to go back and research are amazing. Just to know that you are looking at a handmade deed from the 1800’s is like you’re looking back in time to piece a part of the world together today. Then the field work and finally the completion of the final map. Drawing maps is fascinating to me. To see the entire project go from parts of a puzzle (with no picture) then follows adding the information that the field crew brings in....importing this data to the computer, then we create “dots on a screen” to a begin fitting our pieces of the puzzle to what is found in the field.....then later we complete the survey map with gives me a since of accomplishment that I have put a part of the world together that will forever be recorded in history. Imagine how wonderful it would be if one day my great-great grandchildren saw a map that I had drawn. I am married to my wonderful husband and best friend, Marc. We love to go camping and fishing locally and occasionally make it to Santee in South Carolina with our good friends, Ike and Kari. We also have a Saint Bernard named Josephine Alexis and she’s just a big baby.

Please feel free to contact us at any time and I'll be glad to help you in anyway that I can.

   
 
Armentrout Surveying & Mapping
Office 276-728-3147 Fax 728-3153

Nov.2010
by Greg A. & BreannaPeppers

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