SAM’s History

A strong foundation of Geomatics services

In 1970, Samir “Sam” G. Hanna left his home in Egypt and came to the United States with only $250 and the goal of one day financially supporting his family. From that humble beginning, Mr. Hanna built one of the largest and most successful surveying and mapping companies in North America, with more than 900 highly skilled experts located in offices nationwide. Today, the firm is an undisputed leader in providing geospatial and construction solutions for a broad range of markets.

Surveying And Mapping Inc.—now Surveying And Mapping, LLC (SAM)—was founded in 1994 to offer professional land surveying services, including terrestrial, mobile and airborne LiDAR services; hydrographic surveying; subsurface utility engineering (SUE); utility coordination; geographic information systems (GIS) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). The company subsequently expanded its service line to include Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI).

“We value the people that work for us above all else. Without them, there’s no other way we could succeed.”

Leadership today and into the future

In January 2017, Mr. Hanna retired from SAM’s daily management. SAM’s daily operation is led by Christopher M. Solomon, RPLS, President and CEO, who has been with SAM since its beginning. Mr. Solomon is carrying SAM’s legacy of trusted, knowledgeable, and innovative services into the future, by expanding into a Managed Geospatial Services™ Company.

“SAM has always pushed to stay at the forefront of industry advancements to benefit our clients. It’s part of our DNA and always will be.”

SAM’s expansive growth

Today, SAM includes one wholly-owned subsidiary, SAM-Construction Services, LLC ® (SAM-CS), which specializes in construction services.

From its founding, the company has been guided by Mr. Hanna’s philosophy: to focus on the quality of work and customer satisfaction, recruit the best people, and provide the most advanced equipment and training. To that end, the company has acquired a number of firms across the U.S. to further grow its network of industry-leading service providers.