Samir “Sam” G. Hanna RPLS
Founding Chairman, Principal
In 1968, Sam Hanna received a B.S. in Engineering, Major in Surveying, from Cairo Polytechnic Institute in Cairo, Egypt. He arrived in the United States as an immigrant in 1970 and became licensed as a Registered Professional Land Surveyor in Texas in 1975.
From 1977 to 1994, Sam was Senior Vice President for a large national engineering firm and was responsible for overseeing company-wide survey operations and managing up to 300 personnel, including numerous licensed surveyors and more than 50 field crews. He worked directly with a diversified group of engineering, geological, natural science, and environmental professionals.
Sam founded SAM, LLC (formerly known as SAM, Inc.) in 1994 and currently serves as Founding Chairman. Under his direction, the company expanded its initial offering of Land Surveying services to include Digital Aerial Mapping (Photogrammetry), full‐service Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), Utility Coordination, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Construction Phase Services. Sam’s philosophy of recruiting the best people and providing the most advanced equipment and training helped maximize the firm’s efficiency and he personally guided the company’s methodology and approach to delivering high quality services. In December of 2016 Sam announced his retirement from the daily management of the company, but retains a position as Founding Chairman and continues to serve as an advisor to the management team.
Sam has been practicing Land Surveying for over 40 years. His experience includes projects with both the private and public sector, including local, state, and federal governments. His experience also includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve as Chief Construction Surveyor. He is currently a member of numerous professional associations including the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS), American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveying (MAPPS), American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), and International Right of Way Association (IRWA).
Sam’s favorite core value is Excellence in Service. He believes in the highest level of integrity from our staff to support the company’s goal of delivering premier services for our clients. By hiring the best talent and utilizing the latest technology SAM provides the best product to our customers. Sam is committed to numerous charitable activities, with a particular interest in supporting educational programs and organizations. He and his wife reside in Texas and have five children and 11 grandchildren.