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SAM, Inc. Opens Denver Office, Hires Managers

Denver – Surveying And Mapping, Inc. (SAM, Inc.) established an office in Denver, continuing to expand its services to clients across North America. The firm offers land surveying, airborne, mobile and terrestrial LiDAR scanning, digital aerial mapping, subsurface utility engineering (SUE), geographic information system (GIS) services and construction services.

The firm also announced that Gary Leak, PLS, joined as survey operations manager for the Denver office. Through his 30-year career, Gary has successfully led survey departments serving federal and state agencies, oil and gas pipelines, electric utilities, counties and municipalities, and commercial and industrial developers. As a licensed Colorado surveyor, he has directly managed large right-of-way projects through urban, rural and mountain corridors, right-of-way mapping and acquisition projects for pipelines and electric transmission lines, and urban redevelopment projects.

Also joining the firm in Denver is Brian Socia, PLS, as senior project manager. Licensed in Colorado and Nebraska, Brian has a background in managing land surveying activities, staffing, project management and client support. His experience includes Public Land Survey System retracements and breakdowns, right-of-way retracements, GPS control surveys, ALTA/ACSM surveys, construction staking, topographic/design surveys, boundary surveys and the preparation of easement documents, land survey plats, subdivision plats, annexation maps and state highway right-of-way plans.

Gary Leak can be contacted at and Brian Socia at

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