SAM Announces Acquisition of Axis Survey & Mapping, Expanding Client Solutions in the Greater Northwest Region

March 13, 2023

SAM experiencing rapid growth, further solidifies its position as the most technically advanced professional geospatial and inspection solutions firm in North America.

Austin, Texas, March 13, 2023 – SAM , the nation’s leading provider of professional geospatial and inspection solutions to customers across the utility, transportation, and broader infrastructure industries, today announced that it has acquired Axis Survey & Mapping, a professional geomatics solutions company.

Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, Axis has strong client relationships in engineering, public works, construction, and infrastructure-focused clients. SAM’s acquisition of Axis advances its strategic growth plan, expanding the Company’s capacity, experience, and geographic presence in the greater northwest region. Axis was represented by Chinook Capital Advisors in the transaction.

“As we continue to expand our client solutions and geographic presence, we are excited for Axis to join our team,” said SAM President and CEO, Chris Solomon. “Their excellent leadership will allow us to expand SAM’s geographic footprint to the Pacific Northwest. Expanding our reach to new areas will continue to serve as a key pillar of our strategic growth plan.”

As part of the acquisition, the entire Axis team, including CEO Travis Bradley, will join SAM. Mr. Bradley will continue to focus on business development and operations, supporting SAM’s strategic growth plans. “We’re very excited to join SAM’s industry-leading organization. The technical capabilities, resources, and expertise across complementary service lines will pave the way for new, value-added solutions to our clients,” said Mr. Bradley.

SAM continues to pursue a bold strategic growth strategy, both organic and through acquisition, with an emphasis on strengthening its technical capabilities, client solutions, and geographic expansion. This acquisition represents SAM’s fifteenth acquisition in the past seven years. Business owners interested in learning more about SAM’s M&A strategy and the benefits of partnering with the Company should visit the “Mergers & Acquisitions” page on the SAM Companies website.



SAM is a leading provider of spatial data for decision support serving utilities, transportation, and infrastructure-focused clients. As the most technically advanced professional geospatial and inspection solutions firm in North America, SAM uses industry-leading methods and solutions to capture and analyze infrastructure and environmental conditions with unrivaled speed and accuracy, providing its partners with business insights that ensure the safety, sustainability, and reliability of critical infrastructure. The Company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.