The Axis Team

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Axis Survey & Mapping was born out of a simple idea.  Provide the highest quality, professionally prepared land surveying solutions along with a refreshing dose of plain English.  Your money isn’t spent on pretty or flashy, instead it buys a measured accuracy and a time-honored integrity.

Client-driven service and responsive professionals, who deliver as promised and on time. Together we share over 90 years of successful experience mixed with enough youthful energy to get your project completed—right, the first time!

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Mitch Evans, PLS – President – Sr Project Manager

Washington State Professional Land Surveyors Reg No. 38011
Oregon State University

As Survey Project Manager, Mitch Evans brings a unique set of talents to bear on project success and multi-disciplinary coordination of project outcomes. From field to office, coordination of documentation and project planning, each project, site and phase of a design build project has demanding needs for timeliness, thoroughness and budget conscious decisions made along the way. Experience counts in guaranteeing concise and timely answers to questions, needs and site specific constraints discovered while balancing multi-phased approaches to condensed timelines. In short, less experience can be so much less. Founding and Managing Partner of Axis Survey, Mitch has personal control of the staff and resources required to guarantee each phase of the project.

Evans brings 32 years of personal experience as a third-generation Land Surveyor to each and every project he’s involved with. Recent (2011) completion of over 7 miles of Corporate Campus renovation mapping for the Overlake area, Redmond, WA headquarters of a software giant, followed by 2012 mapping and boundary of a 5-1/2 mile long rail corridor through the urban areas of Kirkland, WA illustrate Axis’ abilities to deal with current large scale mapping and construction projects. Mitch’s specific expertise is leading the efforts in 2 main directions: We make accurate and specific maps of the land and existing infrastructures for design teams to consider in their workplace environments, and we take those same designs back to the site and test and prove their efficacy during the construction process. Each piece is proven, checked and verified to either the existing surface or the site specific constraints. Modern and ultra-productive technologies are employed from fully robotic total stations to 3D laser scanners, detailed topographic maps to fully implemented 3D BIM models play a part in each project. The right tools, the right technologies and the right team of survey professionals bring Axis Survey to the forefront of project implementation. Mitch Evans and the Team at Axis have decades of experience at Paine Field, on large scale airport and commercial projects and keep the client and other disciplines informed and prepared.

Bruce Bailey, PLS ~ Sr Project Manager

Washington State Professional Land Surveyors Reg No. 38479
Washington State University
Renton Vocational Technical Institute Survey Program

Starting in 1987 and quickly becoming a lead surveyor, Bruce succeeds in producing outstanding traditional boundary surveys even when challenged with the frenetic pace of the commercial construction industry. Commercial projects include the FY2011/2012 Campus Improvement Project, Burke Gilman Trail Restoration, the World Trade Center, SeaTac and Paine Field air traffic control towers, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Kingdome demolition, Pier 66 and 18, Lincoln Square, and Ballard Library.

Zane L. Nall, PLS ~ Sr Project Manager

Washington State Professional Land Surveyors Reg No. 40094
Green River Community College
Renton Vocation Technical Institute, Civil Engineering Technology -Certificate

During his 20 years at the firm, he has had the opportunity to engage his talents in almost every position available to a Land Surveyor. His experience includes combining the “old school” know how with today’s advancing technologies which provides clients with a better, more efficient product.

Stephen Phillips Jr, PLS – Secretary -  Sr Project Manager

Washington State Professional Land Surveyors Reg No. 49916 Renton Vocational Technical Institute Survey Program TWIC approved

With 21 years of Land Surveying Experience Stephen is a Senior Survey Project Manager and Geomatics specialist in charge of High Definition Laser Scanning services. Phillips has 10 years of experience, specializing in High Definition Laser Scanning (HDS), structural monitoring, historic preservation, maritime ship construction, landfill and high precision GPS network surveys. He has managed HDS surveys for the FY2011/2012 Campus Improvement Project, First Hill Water System Improvements, Hood Canal Bridge, Shaw Road Extension Bridge, Wawona Historic Preservation and Cedar Hills Landfill. Stephen is also active in the community, and has been an Autodesk Certified Instructor for the last sixteen years. Continuing education instructor for Civil Design for Land Surveyors, AutoCAD, Land Development Desktop and Civil 3D at Renton Technical College, Lake Washington Technical College, and the Seattle Pacific University.

Scott Black, PLS ~ Field Part Chief 

Washington State Professional Land Surveyors Reg No. 45502
Hazwoper

During his 20 years surveying, he has had the opportunity to engage his talents in almost every position available to a Land Surveyor. His experience includes combining the “old school” know how with today’s advancing technologies which provides clients with a better, more efficient product.

Toivo J. Orni, LSIT ~ CFO ~ SR Cadd Technician

Washington State University

Toivo is a second generation surveyor with over 20 years experience related to field and office duties. He excels as a Senior Survey CAD technician. Working under many different licensed surveyors for one of the largest land development firms in the state he prepared for signature Final Plats, ALTA’s, records of survey, boundary line adjustments and agreements, topographic surveys and most recently full color, orthophoto LIDAR imagery for project feasibility studies. FY2011/2012 Campus Improvement Project, Robe Menzel to Lake Bosworth Water Main and First Hill Water System Improvements and Reintree AC Water Main.

Daniel M. Gerttula ~ Field Party Chief

Western Washington University

With fifteen years of experience in fieldwork, Dan continues to build his skills as a land surveyor. He is a principal and survey crew chief at Axis. Dan has gained skills in topographic mapping, boundary surveys, ALTA’s, subsidence and construction monitoring, 3D laser scanning, and construction staking for large plats. Specializing in large scale, technical mapping projects, Dan knows how to blend the best use of the many different technologies available to efficiently achieve a superior product for the client’s needs. Whether it be a miles long route and utility corridor mapping project for infrastructure design or design/build project, to exotic custom home and commercial design and construction projects. Dan brings exacting standards, confidence, and efficiency, with his uncommon enthusiasm for his profession. He is an Eagle Scout and lifetime resident of the Seattle area.