2018 UPDATE: At the end of 2017 SAM, LLC and So-Deep, Inc. were formally merged and now provide services as a single company, Surveying And Mapping, LLC (SAM, LLC). The below story is the announcement about the original acquisition in 2016.
Surveying And Mapping, LLC (SAM) and SAM–Construction Services, LLC (SAM-CS) are pleased to announce the acquisition of So-Deep, Inc. into the SAM family of companies. So-Deep is a leading provider of subsurface utility engineering (SUE) services headquartered in Manassas Park, Virginia. SAM is one of the largest geospatial solutions companies in North America and this acquisition pairs it with a highly successful companion company to expand their collective geographic and market reach.
As two AEC industry leaders, SAM and So-Deep deliver complementary services to the same end markets. This acquisition will leverage their combined strengths to greatly enhance their ability to deliver compelling project value for clients. Both SAM and So-Deep have well-established company cultures that are keenly focused on client satisfaction, where the delivery of the highest quality work, on time and on budget, is the guiding standard. This shared commitment to quality and customer service will be amplified through the new partnership.
So-Deep was founded in 1981 and is recognized as the original subsurface utility engineering company. It pioneered the marketplace as a company singularly focused on underground utilities and the mapping and integrity of existing systems. With more than 85 employees and 11 offices located across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast region, their services includes SUE, utility coordination, and land surveying.
According to Samir “Sam” G. Hanna, RPLS, CEO and founder of SAM, “We are very excited about bringing So-Deep into the SAM family of companies. Their premiere reputation and record of success aligns very well with our own and we are enthusiastic about the synergy this acquisition will bring to our clients.”