SAM Announces Acquisition of Carolina Surveying Services Inc., Expanding Client Solutions in the Carolinas

April 4, 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, April 3, 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 Carolina Surveying Services, Inc. (“CSS”), a professional geomatics solutions company.

Headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina, in the Columbia metropolitan area, CSS has strong client relationships with national and regional architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms, commercial and residential developers, and municipal and government agencies. SAM’s acquisition of CSS further strengthens our presence and strategic initiatives in the Carolinas and Southeastern markets.

As part of the acquisition, the entire CSS team, including President Dennis Johns, will join SAM. Mr. Johns 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 across the Carolinas,” said Mr. Johns.

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 sixteenth 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 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.