Professional Surveying & Civil Engineering

Andrew Lonnie Sikes, PE, RPLS began his engineering and surveying career upon completing graduate school at Texas A&M University. Upon graduation he joined the US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1969. Mr. Sikes rose to the rank of Lieutenant (03) in the Officer Corps of NOAA during his four year term.

About

Mr. Sikes recognized an opportunity to start his own business shortly after earning his professional engineering registration. In 1977, Mr. Sikes started Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc. (ALS, Inc.) offering a broad range of surveying and engineering services including geographic information systems (GIS) projects and hydrographic, global positioning systems (GPS) and aerial surveys.

From the start, ALS, Inc. has always been known for embracing new technologies. The first time Mr. Sikes gained professional experience with aerial mapping in 1971, he recognized a versatile technology that could deliver efficient survey options. In 1992, ALS, Inc. began offering aerial mapping, a division run by Benoit Blouin, RPLS. Today, ALS, Inc. is a well known provider of aerial mapping technology and has completed:

  • Over 8,000 square miles of color orthometrically corrected aerial photography
  • Numerous Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) aerial mapping projects
  • More than 100 miles of one foot contours along Harris County bayous
  • 1000’s of acres of aerial topography to tolerances as close as 6” contouring
About

Mr. Sikes has always maintained a broad range of services at ALS, Inc. and in 2002 the decision was made to expand the engineering division. Naturally the management of this division was offered to A. Lonnie Sikes II, PE. Mr. Sikes II has nearly two decades of experience in design and construction of civil engineering projects for municipal, governmental, and private clients.

Today, father and son work closely together to form the management team of ALS, Inc. The technical competence and qualifications of this management team are demonstrated through an average of 28 years of experience with each holding a college degree and related registrations in surveying and engineering. In addition, each has in-depth experience with government institutions and an intimate understanding of the responsibilities to the general public that a government or institutional employee assumes for each project.

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Understanding responsibilities, a strong curiosity for technology and a love of education has lead Mr. Sikes and many of his employees to serve the community through engineering and surveying societies. Mr. Sikes has a commitment to surveying excellence which is highlighted in his service to three Texas Governors on the Texas Board of Professional Surveyors from 1987 thru 1999. He was also elected to the Board of Directors of the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES) where he served two years as Vice President, Southern Zone. Currently, Mr. Sikes serves the University of Houston as an adjunct professor of survey.

The quality of ALS, Inc., its employees and the services they provide is what keeps clients like Houston Baptist University (HBU), Memorial Hermann Healthcare Systems (MHHS), Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT and the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD), numerous industrial client, and developers coming back to ALS, Inc. for over 30 years. Our experience is as solid as our commitment to serving the needs of our clients.

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Engineering and surveying excellence runs in the family. The picture to the left is five generations of Sikes engineers — almost. The two elders in this 1997 photo are no longer involved in engineering and the youngest does not hold a PE license yet. ALS, Inc. started as a family run business and continues the tradition today.

Land Surveying and Civil Engineering are essential to all development projects. Whether the project requires a new site plan or the re-development of a downtown block, the information collected in the surveying and engineering phase is the foundation of the decisions to be made throughout any construction project. As such, a professional survey or civil engineering service by Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc. can set the stage for a well-conceived development.

An Established Firm of Quality Professionals

An Established Firm of Quality Professionals

Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc. dba Texas Land Surveying, Inc. (also known as SikesSurveying.com) has been in business since 1977. We have personnel to help you create a quality land development project. We have made it a practice to hire educated, sober, and safe employees. We enforce our drug and safety policies so the client is exposed to the minimum of job site issues. Our field personnel have the safety training and security credentials to access the most demanding environments. Our industrial and institutional clients welcome the personnel of Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc. in their facilities.

A Firm with the Right Idea

A Firm with the Right Idea

As a front end loading service, professional surveying and civil engineering can have a major impact on the success of all real estate, institutional and industrial projects. The discovery of an error in a cheap survey or an inexpensive civil engineering design during construction can be the most expensive event in a development project. Rework of the front end effort while a bull dozer is running will seriously sour the taste of a sweet deal on a cheap professional service. The value of front end loading has been known as a valuable business concept for hundreds of years. (See John Ruskin quote.)

A Regional Engineering and Surveying Firm

A Regional Engineering and Surveying Firm

Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc. dba Texas Land Surveying, Inc. is a regional professional firm located in Houston, Texas. We service Harris and adjoining counties with commercial land surveying, industrial surveying, and land development services. Our civil engineering group is highly regarded by all of the permitting offices in the Houston Metropolitan Area, including Harris County, Houston, Piney Point, Bellaire, and Hunters Creek. Our attention to detail on the simplest or most complicated projects increases the possibility of reducing the permitting time on land development projects.

Houston, Texas and the surrounding communities in Harris and adjoining counties offer great opportunity to invest in residential, commercial and industrial land. Like any great City, the opportunity is often offset by complications. Problems can be addressed if their existence is discovered on the front end of your project. Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc. can help you discover and plan for the normal and unique challenges involved in commercial and industrial development. We provide services on large and small projects; from individual homes sites in the Villages to major expansions in M. D. Anderson Medical Center. Memorial Hermann Health System is a major client along with Houston Baptist University, and ExxonMobil Corp. Any project that deserves a quality survey or a complicated civil engineering design will get the best attention possible.

A Comprehensive Effort on Your Behalf

A Comprehensive Effort on Your Behalf

The comprehensive and thorough effort made on your land boundary survey or civil engineering project will get your project started and keep it on track. Whether you are involved with a tedious legal issue or complicated boundary issue, Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc. can bring the expertise and resources necessary to professionally address the issue. Our professionals understand the basic legal principles underlying the interworking and hidden mechanisms that govern the true course of rectitude when it comes to surveying and civil engineering.

Services to Professional Users

Services to Professional Users

We offer a full range of boundary survey services. We are expert in:

  • Complex land title and boundary surveys
  • In-depth research of the deed records back to the Sovereign
  • Right-of-way issues
  • Statute of Frauds
  • Adverse Possession
  • Boundary Agreements
  • Expert Testimony

Practical application of the science of engineering and surveying is at your disposal when you contact for professional services with Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Inc. dba Texas Land Surveying, Inc. or SikesSurveying.com.

Four decades of service in our community provides a depth and breadth of experience that will help you succeed in your land development or industrial development project. You owe it to yourself to invest in the very front end of your project. We will be honored by your call (713) 981-7132 or Email to Andy.Sikes@SikesSurveying.com.

It’s unwise to pay too much...but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money...that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing (service) you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. It can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better. — John Ruskin, (1819-1900) 19th Century Philosopher
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