APS Survey & Mapping

APS, a nationally recognized land surveying and mapping firm based in Bellevue, has been acquired by two land surveying executives. Val Ward and Ander Larson have purchased the 20-year-old firm and will merge it with their surveying firm, Direct Surveying of North Bend. The new entity will keep the APS name and merge Direct Surveying employees and assets into APS. The transaction was completed earlier this month.

“We are excited about the potential of the new entity created by the merger of Direct Surveying and APS”, said APS President Ward. “APS has long been recognized as a national leader in land surveying and mapping. Their expertise combined with the 50 plus years experience of the Direct Surveying team will prove invaluable to our existing and new clients.”

APS has a broad and varied professional resume throughout the Northwest and Alaska.”I am delighted to remain part of the new APS team and look forward to many exciting opportunities,” said Tyler Sweet, previous owner and principal of APS.

Sweet has been recognized by numerous land surveying professional organizations,trade publications and clients for his contributions and participation in land surveying and mapping. His professional career began in 1971 in Alaska and continued in Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and the Pacific Coast, among other locations.

“Tyler is a true legend in our industry,” said Larson ,CEO of APS.”His experience and technical skills are tremendous and will serve as a great resource for our staff and clients.”

The new APS team roster will include: Ward, Larson, Sweet, Sam Ward, Piper Sweet, Matt Galdo, Shawn McCullough, John Culliton, Troy Mills, and Dana Aamodt.

APS will continue to serve clients from a variety of sectors like; Federal,State and local government,maritime, land development,construction,home owners,agriculture, forestry and others.

Services include boundary and short plat surveys,topographic and utility surveys, 3D high definition scanning, hydrographic surveys, land title surveys,legal descriptions and research, forensic surveys, and GPS survey nets.

APS’s offices will be at 13221 SE 26th Street Suite A, Bellevue. phone 425.746.3200.

APS is a certified SBA (Small Business Association) member along with various professional trade organizations.  APS is also near completion in the process of becoming a certified member of WOSB (Woman Owned Small Business).

Contact Val Ward, 425.746.3200 or valw@apssm.com, for further details.