"ASA has gained a reputation for providing quality, complete, accurate and cost-effective designs and services. The City of Valdosta and Lowndes County Engineering and Utility staff personnel have recognized our abilities and professional standards in providing a full range of engineering and surveying services."
ASA Engineering and Surveying, LLC. has provided hundreds of construction plans for infrastructure improvements across Georgia and the Southeast region. ASA’s successful consulting practice has been built on client responsiveness and quality of work. Over 85% of our business has been provided by repeat clients. This extent of repeat business attests to the high quality of work performed by ASA, ASA superior customer service, and compliance with cost and schedule restrictions.
ASA has gained a reputation for providing quality, complete, accurate and cost-effective designs and services. The City of Valdosta and Lowndes County Engineering and Utility staff personnel have recognized our abilities and professional standards in providing a full range of engineering and surveying services. Recently, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources – Environmental Protection Division has singled out our construction and erosion control plans as a model for others to use. The EPD Drinking Water Division has also recognized our abilities by recommending us to assist water system operators in permitting community water systems throughout South Georgia. The Georgia Department of Transportation – Utilities Division recently praised our efforts in providing complete and accurate utility permit drawings.
In 1988, Albert E. Slone, R.L.S. formed the surveying firm, Albert E. Slone and Associates. He started out with one employee to provide surveying services in the South Georgia region. Through the years, ASA has added other survey crews, CAD drafters, and engineering staff to provide "full service" surveying and engineering.
In 1995, Michael O. Cooper, a registered land surveyor with over 18 years of experience, joined ASA. The next year, ASA began offering Registered Professional Engineering services and by 1997, the firm had relocated to downtown Valdosta under the new name ASA Engineering & Surveying, LLC. ASA purchased and renovated the historic building at 105 W. Central Avenue in downtown Valdosta, the current office location.
In early 2013, Michael Cooper, ASA's surveying department head, transitioned into ownership of the firm with the help of longtime employees and colleagues, Michael Wilson, Alan Hidy & Jaden Dean, who subsequently became partners in 2015. While the ownership of ASA may have changed, the quality service and product clients have come to expect remains constant and evolving with new technologies and design techniques. Over the course of the transition ASA has continued to grow, hiring new employees with diverse experience, while retaining Albert Slone as a consultant for the firm.
Our firm was tasked to various aspects of the project from the conceptual stages to completion and issuance of certificate of occupancy. Some of the duties performed included gathering topographic survey, conceptual site and master planning for the subject property and adjacent properties, road design to the City of Thomasville standards and specifications, building permitting and hardscape and utility as-builts. There were several design elements of this project that demanded special attention and required collaboration with local and state government to allow for the most cost effective and least impactful design.
ASA Engineering & Surveying, LLC. provided topographic surveying services as well as the necessary platting and civil design on site to complete the new commercial development. Stormwater was not required on this site, however, water quality was accomplished via an underground prefabricated unit by others.
ASA Engineering & Surveying, LLC. assisted in the redevelopment and expansion of the Valdosta Mall. The project included redesign of parking lots and master planning of out-parcels for future expansions along with associated utilities to achieve the final design. An existing on-site detention pond was filled in and relocated to a regional detention facility located across the street behind Target. ASA provided surveying, civil design, construction management as well as stormwater monitoring.
ASA Engineering & Surveying, LLC. was tasked with master planning and redeveloping an area previously occupied by commercial property as well as undeveloped acreage. As part of the new development, ASA Engineering & Surveying, LLC. provided surveying and civil design to realign the a portion of Hunt Road in preparation of the new Hobby Lobby as part of the master plan. Additionally, ASA completed the topographic surveying and civil design of the Hobby Lobby and the associated regional detention facility to accommodate the build-out of the master plan.
ASA Engineering & Surveying, LLC. was responsible for topographic surveying as well as civil site design to accommodate a new living facility for enlisted airmen. As a part of the LEED certification required for Federal site in which the design team was able to achieve a Gold status, ASA utilized design of bio-retention areas as well as pervious concrete paving to allow stormwater to infiltrate back into the ground thereby reducing the runoff and reducing any potential downstream impact.
ASA Engineering & Surveying, LLC. provided civil design for a 50,000+ square foot, 51 unit apartment complex designed to meet the needs of it's senior residents. ASA was able to overcome the challenges of the site located in the rolling foothills of North Georgia all while protecting the natural wetland areas located adjacent to the development. Collaboration with the local government and Georgia Department of Transportation were needed to accomplish the necessary permitting.