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Michael Straughan

J. Michael Straughan, P.S.M.
Secretary/Principal

Mr. Straughan is a Professional Surveyor and Mapper experienced in sectional surveys, boundary surveys, topographic surveys, mortgage surveys, as-built surveys, right-of-way surveys and specific purpose surveys. Mr. Straughan has expertise in construction layout, subdivision layout and control, as well as, proficiency in legal research and the writing of legal descriptions. Mr. Straughan coordinates large networking projects utilizing GIS/GPS surveying technology. With 34 years of experience, Mr. Straughan has successfully been the liaison between client and office to ensure excellent communication and client satisfaction. Mr. Straughan has coordinated and managed thousands of land surveying projects. He has the reputation of meeting and/or exceeding client expectations.

Select Projects:
South Lake Trail – Scope of work included a record survey of existing conditions to include location identification of all constructed or fixed improvements and features within the survey area, identification and location of all relevant property information, such as deed lines, plat lines, designated roads, right-of-way lines, easements and other matters of public record referenced in the title report.

Hancock Road – Scope of work included a record survey of existing conditions to include location identification of all constructed or fixed improvements and features within the survey area, identification and location of all relevant property information, such as deed lines, plat lines, designated roads, right-of-way lines, easements and other matters of public record referenced in the title report.

County Road 33 – This project was a PD&E study along a 2.5 mile section of CR 33, starting at SR 50 at the south end of the project to Simon Brown Road to the north. BESH was responsible for surveying the route within the limits of right-of-way to right-of-way along the route. The scope was the establishment of the right-of-way, tie seven subdivisions to the route base line and perform data collection of the topographic features along the route. Control was also established along the route for future surveying and/or construction purposes.

SR 19 PD&E Study – The scope of this project includes setting 21 aerial targets to control aerial photography, horizontal positions and vertical elevations of 18 pond borings and 4 bridge borings for geotechnical support, and 12 cross sections along the project corridor.

Education:
Major in Law, Miami-Dade College – 1971 to 1973

Professional Registrations:
Florida #5309, Alabama #9431-S, FDOT Certified-8.1, 8.2, and 8.4 Work Groups

Professional Affiliations:
Florida Society of Professional Land Surveyors
Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors

Experience Highlights:
Sectional Surveys
Boundary Surveys
Mortgage & As-Built Surveys
Subdivision Layout and Control
Topographic Surveys
Highway Design and Right-of-Way Surveys
Research Legal Documents
Writing of Legal Documents

Community Involvement:
Retired From:
Umatilla Youth League Football
Umatilla High School Boosters Club
Past Scoutmaster for Cub Scouts
Umatilla Methodist Church Youth Leader