Your BC Land Surveyors

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 Vancouver, North Vancouver, Surrey, Squamish / Whistler, Kelowna, Gibsons / Sechelt, Nanaimo, and beyond.

BC Land Surveyors - Patrick Korabek
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.

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Michael Shaw – Branch Manager and BCLS – Bennett Land Surveying Surrey

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).

John Franko – Owner and BCLS – Bennett Land Surveying Sea to Sky

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 Vancouver

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.

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Michael Seitz, BCLS – Bennett Land Surveying Vancouver

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Neil Bennett

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

Contact Bennett Land Surveys

We have over 40 years of experience providing accurate, reliable surveys. All Bennett Surveyors are certified by the BC Land Surveyors Association.

Contact our main office or the regional office best situated to serve you:

Vancouver – 604-980-4868
Kelowna – 250-763-5711
Surrey – 604-582-0717
Sunshine Coast – 604-886-2531
Squamish / Whistler – 604-892-4816
Nanaimo – 250-754-5518

Bennett Land Surveying Services include:

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