Surveying BC Since 1970

Bennett Land Surveying is comprised of an experienced team of professional BC Land Surveyors with over six decades of cumulative experience. Contact us to get these trusted BC Land Surveyors working on your residential, recreational and commercial needs in offices in VancouverSurreyGibsons/Sunshine Coast, Squamish, Nanaimo, Mission, Kelowna, BC. and beyond.

Patrick Korabek, Owner, President and BCLS
Bennett Land Surveying Vancouver

Patrick Korabek has been with Bennett Land Surveying Ltd for over 15 years and became a partner in early 2005. Since receiving his commission as a BC Land Surveyor in 2000, Patrick’s focus has been in the field of engineering and cadastral surveys within the Lower Mainland, ranging from small, single-family residential projects to large multi-unit strata property developments.

John Franko – Owner and BCLS
Bennett Land Surveying Sea to Sky
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John Franko has been with Bennett Land Surveying Ltd for over 10 years and became a partner in early 2014. John spent the early part of his career surveying the steep and rocky terrain of the Sea to Sky. Since receiving his commission in 2011, he has managed jobs from 650 acre residential lots to the surveying of the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish. Apart from covering all aspects of the survey profession, if you have steep, rocky terrain, John can get the job done on time and on budget.

Tyson Cotnam – Owner, CLS and BCLS
Bennett Land Surveying Squamish

Tyson Cotnam has been with Bennett Land Surveying since 2005, recently becoming a partner in 2014. Tyson received his commissions as a Canada Lands Surveyor in 2010 and joined the  Association of BC Land Surveyors in 2011. His services and expertise include the subdivision and development processes in both rural and urban areas, ranging from small scale residential to large scale multi-phased air space-strata developments, Aboriginal surveys and utility rights of way.

Rob Adriaensen, BCLS
Bennett Land Surveying Surrey

Rob Adriaensen, BCLS, has been surveying since 1986 and with Bennett Land Surveying for over 26 years obtaining his commission in 2016. Rob has been involved with land development projects in the lower mainland which includes subdivisions, air space subdivisions, strata plans, rights of way and other legal surveys for residential, commercial and large multi-use strata projects. Rob has also worked on projects in the Canadian Arctic, BC Coast, Haida Gwaii and Venezuela.

Javier Siu, BCLS, ALS, P Eng – Branch Manager
Bennett Land Surveying Sunshine Coast

Javier Siu, BCLS, ALS P Eng, is a registered Professional British Columbia Land Surveyor, Alberta Land Surveyor and also a Professional Engineer with EGBC. During Mr. Siu’s 16 year career, he has been involved in various survey projects for various clients in the public and private sector. His past experience includes survey projects in the oil and gas industry as well as land development. He is currently managing Bennett Land Surveying Sunshine Coast office to provide all aspects of surveying services around Gibsons and Sechelt.

Wayne Brown, BCLS – Branch Manager
Bennett Land Surveying Kelowna


Wayne is a professional surveyor with over 20 years of consulting experience; the majority being in the oil and gas industry. He has been involved in numerous projects in private land development, public infrastructure projects, legal surveys, industrial and commercial construction, metal and coal mine developments, and oil and gas exploration and development projects. As the branch manager of the Kelowna office he is responsible for the overall performance and the day to day operations. As a project manager Wayne has successfully completed a wide range of survey projects in challenging locations, with tight timelines.

Danu Vandermark, BCLS – Branch Manager
Bennett Land Surveying Nanaimo


Danu is a BCLS and brings unique skills to the Bennett Land Surveying team. He is the office Manager for our Nanaimo office. Prior to joining Bennett, Danu worked all over Alberta for a large engineering firm providing various surveying services. Danu’s focus has been Legal, Construction and Unmanned Aerial Surveys.

His favourite way to spend time outdoors is Mountain Biking and rock climbing.

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Aaron Creamer, BCLS
Bennett Land Surveying Vancouver

Aaron is the newest commissioned land surveyor at Bennett Land Surveying Ltd. In 2019 Aaron joined Bennett, and has been surveying in British Columbia since graduating from the University of New Brunswick’s, Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering Program in 2012.

The majority of Aaron’s experience has involved legal and construction surveying, for residential and commercial land development in the Lower Mainland. Throughout his career, Aaron has gained experience on large engineering projects and surveys in remote locations of BC, and surveys for fence lines, single family homes, and strata developments.

Anna Niraz, BCLS
Bennett Land Surveying Vancouver

Anna spent 10 years in North East BC before became the BC Land Surveyor in 2016, studying art and science of legal surveys predominantly for resource and facilities right of way and reference plans, and setting up, processing and directing field surveys. Since obtaining her commission, she has progressed into doing rural and urban subdivision surveys and plans, consolidations, boundary update reference plans, Crown Grant surveys, and building strata plans.

True to the motto ‘never stop exploring’ – Anna enjoys discovering the great Canadian outdoors, road trips and adopting Canada’s great ways of life.

Haemee Lee, BCLS
Bennett Land Surveying Surrey

Haemee started her career in land surveying at Bennett in 2011 and became a BCLS and a partner in 2020. She has earned her experience in land development from residential to mixed-use development throughout her career. She has worked on numerous strata and air space projects and offers her service in the Lower Mainland and beyond.

Trevor Hutchins, BCLS
Bennett Land Surveying Vancouver

Trevor Hutchins has been with Bennett Land Surveying since 2003, he earned his BCLS commission and became a partner in 2020.  The majority of Trevor’s experience is in construction surveying and monitoring, ranging from multi tower projects and infrastructure such as  the Millennium sky train line, to single family residential projects.  He also has worked in northern BC and Alberta setting up control networks for mines and conducting pipeline surveys.  He is currently working on projects throughout the lower mainland and is ready to assist you with your project.

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Devon Pallmann , BCLS – Branch Manager
Bennett Land Surveying Mission


Devon Pallmann has been surveying in the Fraser Valley for over 25 years. His experience and local knowledge will be a valuable asset to any project you decide to undertake.

Bennett’s Legacy and Founders

Bennett Land Surveying was founded when Neil Bennett purchased the four person operation, Miller Engineering Surveys Ltd, from George Miller in 1987.

Since then Bennett has grown to have 6 offices and over 60 employees.

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Neil’s surveying career took him around the world in a professional capacity including North America, South America and Saudi Arabia.

Neil retired from Bennett Land Surveying in 2015. He still visits us often and provides valuable advice as a business mentor. Neil has been recognized as a Life Member in the Association of BC Lands Surveyors, and he continues to perfect his photography skills – Neil Bennett Photography

Neil indulges his photography hobby at every opportunity.

Neil is a long time resident of North Vancouver and has made many contributions to the North Shore community, including volunteering on the Grouse Grind.

Michael Shaw – Branch Manager and BCLS (Retired)

Mike Shaw has worked in the survey profession for over 35 years. He earned his diploma in Surveying Technology from BCIT in 1973 and was commissioned as a B.C. Land Surveyor in 1988. He has experience with a wide range of engineering, hydrographic and legal surveys. Mike applies his expertise to major land development projects that include subdivisions (conventional and air space).

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Mike Seitz – Branch Manager and BCLS (Retired)

Michael Seitz has been involved in the surveying profession since 1976 and was commissioned with his fellow BC land surveyors in 1985. Throughout the years he has gained experience in managing topographic mapping surveys, mineral claim, utility right-of-way, construction, legal, and GPS control surveys. Mike has worked in remote areas of Canada, the U.S., Africa, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and South America.

George Smythies –  BCLS (Retired) – Nanaimo

George Smythies along with his business partner Terry West offered professional land surveying services in Nanaimo and the surrounding areas for decades. As experienced Vancouver Island surveyors they laid the foundation for Bennett Land Surveying in Nanaimo.

Henk Van Gurp –  BCLS (Retired) – Kelowna

Henk (Hank) was a professional land surveyor in Kelowna and area for over two decades, he retired in 2019 to send more time exploring the Okanagan but not before supporting Bennett’ Wayne Brown in learning about surveying the area.

Larry Penonzek –  BCLS (Retired) – Gibsons

Larry served Gibsons, Sechelt, Gambier Island, Keats Island and the surrounding area for well over 30 years and his local knowledge aided Bennett in providing efficient, thorough and cost effective solutions to the area. We are proud to cary on Larry’s legacy of land suveying the Sunshine Coast through our Gibsons office.

Bennett Land Surveying Services

Construction SurveysProperty BoundariesRestrictive Covenants
Topographical SurveysSubdivision PlansAs-Built Surveys
Strata PlansLeasesVolumes
Air Space PlansEasements / Rights of WayDrone Surveying
Building Location CertificatesStatutory Rights of WayBuilding Permits


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