Summit Surveying, Inc.

Registered Professional Land Surveyors
2040 Deerbrook Drive • Tyler, Texas • 903-561-9544
TBPLS Firm No. 10081000
National Society of
Professional Surveyors


Key Personnel



Mr. Clark has been a Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS) since 1986. He began his surveying career in 1980 where his early experience was primarily in surveying related to the oil and gas industry and later became involved in surveying services associated with civil engineers and architects. 

Mr. Clark’s workload is associated with commercial development projects, particularly where surveying services involving topography surveys, earthwork quantities, land title surveys, land descriptions and record or final plats are needed. As with all employees of Summit Surveying, Inc., his primary goal is customer satisfaction in regard to product quality and delivery schedule.

Vice President


Mr. Nixon is a Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS) in the State of Texas. Over the years he has developed superior supervisory skills in regard to the field crew personnel, technical expertise in field operations and office production, and an effective working relationship with clients associated with large commercial and retail development.

A significant aspect of Mr. Nixon’s experience is his involvement with transportation projects for TxDOT. Mr. Nixon is the designated Project Manager on TxDOT projects. He has developed a good working relationship with TxDOT employees and with contracted design engineers associated with the surveying services provided by Summit Surveying, Inc., on transportation projects He is very knowledgeable about client requirements and expectations. This has been a key factor in a relationship with TxDOT which started in 1986.

Senior Survey Technician


Mr. Urban is a Senior Survey Technician and CAD manager. He attended Stephen F. Austin University, Austin Community College and The University of Texas in Austin and is certified in both GPS Real Time Kinematic and GPS Static Post Processing. He has over 18 years experience rising through the ranks of rodman, party chief, technician, land researcher and GPS.

Mr. Urban's expertise lies in his ability to anticipate and avoid potential problems or troubleshoot and solve these problems that arise in the daily activities of surveying and the technology involved. He received training in CAD at Austin Community College, Certifications in GPS Post-processing, Real Time Kinematic GPS, and attended Autodesk technical seminars.

Mr. Urban is responsible for managing TxDOT right-of-way, GPS control monument data sheets and photogrammetric control establishment projects and record research.

Construction Manager


Mr. Eiland, with 37 years of party chief experience, serves as the construction manager for the firm. His duties include managing, planning and maintaining quality control over construction layout services including large and small commercial construction projects. Other projects include roadway construction as well as our work with the Tyler District / North Region of TxDOT and NETRMA (North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority)


In the field, Summit uses conventional surveying equipment including manual and robotic total stations, electronic data collectors and auto levels, as well as GPS equipment to accomplish this important first step in the project sequence. All surveying equipment is maintained in good adjustment and working condition through a scheduled maintenance and precision monitoring program. This allows us to detect and correct equipment problems before they cause errors in the survey results. Supplemental equipment includes magnetic locators, traditional surveyor's tapes, and incidental equipment for various surveying tasks.

Office equipment includes desktop and laptop PCs, a network file server and a backup server, HP black line and color plotters, HP personal printers, and an Oce' 9400-II plotter/copier. Summit uses AutoDesk Land Desktop & Civil 3D, a state-of-the-art software for surveying/drafting applications, and MS Office for spreadsheet/text document production. Adobe Acrobat, AutoDesk "dwf" and various image softwares are also used to provide deliverables in formats compatible with the needs of our clients.