While our new doors opened in January 2012, Trans Texas Surveying & Mapping comes from a long line surveying knowledge with 125 years of combined surveying experience. Young & Associates opened the doors in 2007 after buying and building Frontier Surveying based in Corpus Christi. Young and Associates has been in the transformation process for a year and now combined with Dumas Surveying Trans Texas Surveying & Mapping was created. We are working all over the State with the best of the best in regards to field and office personnel.
Our internal GIS greatly enhances the quality of the job preparation as we have many original corners and other pertinent data geo-referenced in our geospatial file cabinet. We are often called to rely on the patented field notes from the Texas General Land office, and the working sketches that state surveyors create to ensure we retrace the original abstracts and subdivisions in our boundary surveys.
Other surveys that we perform consist of accurate and repeatable measurements that locate trees and other natural and man made objects to facilitate the creation of paper and digital maps to meet our client's needs. We add data to our geospatial file cabinet known as our GIS each day as all of our work is done on repeatable State Plane Coordinates.
Key Team Members
Michelle Young, President
Michelle Young, President of Trans Texas Surveying & Mapping, was introduced to the Land Surveying industry in 2009 when she married Robert Young. Michelle has an extensive background in sales and marketing and understands that the biggest assets of a successful company are the personnel and clients.
She is completely focused on creating an environment of excellence and along with the help and support of the Trans Texas Team plans to make this company a leader in the industry.
Robert Young, Prinicpal RPLS
Robert Young, a Native Fort Worth Texan, is the Principal RPLS for Trans Texas Surveying & Mapping. Robert recieved his B.S. degree from Tarleton State University in 1977 and began working in surveying industry soon after. In 1990 Robert obtained his Surveyor-in-Training certificate and obtained his Texas Surveyors license in 2000.
In Robert's 25 years of surveying experience he has built three surveying businesses and founded one full service GIS company, employed scores of people, a couple of dozen now Licensed Land Surveyors. Today you will still find Robert working in the field most of the time.
Greg Cavataio, SIT Energy
Greg Cavataio, energy sector surveyor-in-training for Trans Texas Surveying & Mapping, began his career in 1990 when he joined a small, home-based survey company as a Rodman. He started learning the trade by performing boundary, construction, and topographic surveying with the basic surveyor’s tools; an antique transit, steel tape, plumb bob, Philadelphia level rod and level.
Greg moved into the office and learned to hand draft title surveys, then attended a local college to learn how to operate DOS-based Autocad. Just as Autocad has progressed from DOS-based to Civil 3D, Mr. Cavataio’s career has progressed from drafter to Team Leader.
In 2009 Greg passed the Surveyor-in-Training test and then graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2011. Over a twenty-two year span, Greg has trained under the direct supervision of over ten surveyors and over six engineers in three states and will soon become a Registered Professional Land Surveyor of the State of Texas.
Jeremy Williamson, SIT Utilities
Jeremy Williamson is the surveyor-in-training for the utilities sector at Trans Texas Surveying & Mapping. Jeremy graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2006 and began working for an engineering firm soon after.
In 2009 Jeremy completed the survey program at Lone Star College and in 2010 passed the Surveyor-in-Training test. Jeremy has 5 years of surveying experience and will soon become a Registered Professional Land Surveyor in the state of Texas.
Troy Tijerina, GIS
Troy Tijerina is the GIS coordinator for Trans Texas Surveying & Mapping. In 2007 Troy began working in the mapping industry at a mapping company founded by Robert Young. He started learning by mapping 1000s of oil & gas land leases mostly in North Texas but in other states as well.
Troy graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2009 with an associate’s degree in Geographical Information Systems. Troy’s ambition now is to create internet-based interactive map deliverables serving survey grade data.
Laura Psencik, Platting Coordinator
Laura Psencik is the Platting Coordinator for Trans Texas Surveying & Mapping. Laura’s surveying background covers everything from oil and gas easements, ROW, and gas well permits to subdivisions and boundary survey preparations. With over 13 years of platting experience, Laura has the knowledge to over come any platting issue.
Angie Ray, Executive Assistant
Angie Ray is the Executive Assistant for Trans Texas Surveying & Mapping. Angie has been working with most of the members of the Trans Texas team since 2007 and is an important part of each projects workflow.
Ryan Brown, CAD Technician
Ryan Brown, a native Texas, is a CAD technician at Trans Texas Surveying & Mapping. Ryan began drafting in 2000 working at a small survey firm in North Texas. Ryan and Greg Cavataio were co-workers at another firm and in 2011 Greg recruited Ryan to join the Trans Texas team.
During the week you can find Ryan hard at work in the Trans Texas office, however in the evenings and weekends you can stumble on Ryan sharing his musical gifts. Spot Ryan playing every Sunday at Preston Wood Baptist Church located in Dallas, Texas.
Jason Meeks, CAD Technician
Jason, a CAD technician for Trans Texas Surveying & Mapping has 8 years surveying experience, 5 of which were spent in the drafting department. Working closely with engineers and surveyors, he has performed all types of surveys from small exhibit drawings to large topographic and title surveys. He began drafting in AutoCAD 2004 and has progressed into the most recent releases of AutoCAD, Civil3D and Carlson software.