Early in the history of when land was being granted from sovereignty, people understood the importance to knowing what they owned, where it was located, and that the title matched its location. Today, it is taken for granted that the title description matches what is on the ground. It is not until there is a discrepancy between these does it become important to the title owner; both surface and mineral.
Edwards Surveying has been providing professional land surveying services to north central Texas since 1975. The founder, Tommy T. Edwards (RPLS 1869), started this company in the mid-cities area of the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex then moved it to Decatur, Texas, where it has been continuously operating. In 2018, Land Systems Consulting Group was formed from the need to provide a more in depth look into boundary problems.
While Edwards Surveying continues to provide land surveying services on various projects in Texas and Oklahoma, Land Systems Consulting Group has expanded its client base and territory through working with other qualified providers within their respective fields.
We specialize in working through the ancient records and follow in the footsteps of the original surveyor. Using case law and statutory law, we reconstruct original land grants to resolve their conflicts and assist with preparing curative documents.
Tommy’s son, Davey (RPLS 5627), started working in the field crew as a tail chainman during high school. After graduating from Texas A&M in 1994, Davey came back to work with his father. For the last ten years, Davey got licensed to practice surveying in Texas and Oklahoma (LPLS 1612). He also got licensed to provide state surveying for the Texas General Land Office as a licensed state land surveyor (LSLS) and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (CFedS 1038). During this time, he obtained a Master’s degree in Geospatial Surveying Engineering and a Doctorate degree in Geosciences. Davey was appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to serve as licensed state land surveyor member of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying from 2015-2019 and is now serving on the land surveying advisory committee for the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Davey is past-president of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS) and was awarded TSPS Young Surveyor of the Year in 2006 and TSPS Chapter President of the Year in 2007.
His expertise and education has propelled their business to resolving some of the most complex boundary issues throughout the State of Texas and Oklahoma. He has even worked on projects that have needed his expertise in Austin and Washington D.C.
Tommy still practices in the north central Texas region from his office in Decatur, Texas. Davey is now a professional assistant professor in the geospatial systems engineering at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, Texas. He continues to work as the consulting manager of Land Systems Consulting Group through Edwards Surveying, LLC.