About Us

"Providing reliable, high quality survey services, on time and on budget since 1980, servicing Prince Edward County, through Belleville and up to the cottage country encompassed by Haliburton, Bancroft, Algonquin Park and North Frontenac."

This firm was originally set up as a partnership between Paul Miller OLS and John Ward OLS in 1982 in the Village of Stirling. The partnership matured into Miller and Ward Surveying Ltd. in 1985. Mr. Ward left to pursue other interests in 1987, and the name was changed accordingly in 1989. In 1990 the company moved to a new 1600 square foot office, in order to better accommodate our growing staff. In 1998, we purchased the Bancroft practice of Peter J. Stringer OLS.

Drafting is computerized, using three workstations and Microsurvey MSCad. Our firm has made a substantial investment in GPS training, and equipment since 1991. We operate Leica GPS dual frequency receivers, with both radio and cellular connections. In addition, we host two permanent base stations (in Madoc and Campbellford) in the Leica "SmartNet GNSS" system which serves southern Ontario
We are primarily a cadastral (i.e. boundary) survey firm, but also have extensive experience in planning, engineering (and construction layout) surveys, horizontal and vertical control for photogrammetric mapping, and have also performed mining patent surveys.

We are currently involved in the ongoing rehabilitation of the Deloro mining area, as overseen by the Ministry of the Environment. Our firm has been providing survey services for the MOE at Deloro since 1985. We have recently completed two large projects for the federal government involving the Trent Severn Waterway. In 1998, we managed a large project for Ontario Hydro, which required the combined services of three survey firms in order to meet the tight time lines. This project was valued in the upper six digit range. We have also provided survey services to the County of Hastings for Route surveys, including a number of projects several kilometres long. Some of our corporate clients include Bell Canada, Exxon and Union Gas.

Our working range covers the Counties of Hastings, Lennox & Addington, Frontenac, Renfrew, Prince Edward, southern Nipissing and eastern portions of Haliburton, Peterborough and Northumberland.

THE STAFF

Paul Miller BSc., OLS, CLS

Graduate of the Survey Science Program at the University of Toronto. Commissioned as an Ontario Land Surveyor in 1980 (#1512), and as a Canada Lands Surveyor in 1994 (#1515). Recipient of 1976 AOLS Scholarship at University of Toronto; Experienced in title records research, conducting and overseeing field work, performing calculations, report writing, expert witness in court, and managing business affairs. Mr. Miller is also a past member of the Academic and Experience Requirement Committee (AERC) of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors.

Kevin Smith BSc. Eng, OLS, CLS

Graduate of the University of New Brunswick, BSc. Eng with Cadastral Surveying Option in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering (2003). Commissioned as an OLS in 2012 (#1960) and as a CLS in 2007 (#1810). Recipient of 2002 National Science & Engineering Research Council (NSERC) research grant; the McElhanney Scholarship (2001) and the Richard Laurence Weldon Scholarship (2000). Experienced in title records research, conducting and overseeing field work, performing calculations, report writing and managing business affairs.

Dave Parks

Graduate of the Survey Technician Program at Loyalist College (1982). Experienced in title records research, conducting and overseeing field work, manual and automated drafting, performing calculations, and report writing. Mr. Parks generally manages the technical and timing aspects of any larger or complex project that our firm undertakes.

Ken Whiteman

Employed in the survey industry since 1977. Experienced in conducting field work, automated drafting, calculations and field report writing.

Marshall Dempsey

Graduate of the Survey Technician Program at Loyalist College (2003). Experienced in title records research, conducting field work, automated drafting, performing calculations, and field report writing.

Karl Umb

Employed in the survey industry since 2001. Experienced in office management, and business software (Simply Accounting, Word). Manages various Planning Applications our firm makes on behalf of clients.

Richard Wismer

Graduate of the Survey Technician Program at Loyalist College (2008). Experienced in conducting field work, automated drafting, performing calculations, and report writing.

Matt Davis

Graduate of the Survey Technician Program at Loyalist College (2011). Experienced in conducting field work, automated drafting, performing calculations, and report writing.

Tracy Jones

Graduate of Loyalist College

10+ years of Administrative Experience.  Hired by P.A. Miller Surveying in 2015.

Tracy performs a variety of tasks within the company that support management, employees and clientele.  She is proficient in office organization and customer service specializing in business software including (Simply Accounting, Word and Excel).

Capt (Ret'd) Rob Byers

Rob is a retired Royal Canadian Air Force pilot as well as having spent 14 years in the civilian Airline Transport Industry as a Captain on the Airbus A319/320 and Boeing 757/767-300ER in global operations completing his career as an Assistant Chief Pilot.  He is the company's 'Drone Guy' and Website Builder/Administrator.