About Us

SWA Surveying was established as Southeastern Survying in 1980 by Josiah Williams when he opened an office on Kiawah Island. It was known as Williams & Associates. Two years later the company moved to James Island and Williams merged with Ken Gifford and Harold Nielson and became Gifford Nielson and Williams. Several years later Williams left his partners and the name was changed to Southeastern Surveying, Inc. In 2002 Mark Busey, John Byrnes and Doug DeWolff, all of whom worked for Southeastern since it's early days, purchased the company. The company name was then changed to Southeastern Surveying of Charleston, Inc. Unfortunately Mark Busey passed away in May of 2005. The company was purchased by Seamon Whitesides + Associates of Mount Pleasant, SC in March, 2012.

Now SW+A Surveying, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the best level of surveying services at reasonable rates. Our staff is committed to excellence and quality on all projects. Close attention is paid to schedules and quality control. SW+A Surveying is equipped to operate at least ten survey crews and all of our party chiefs have fifteen years experience or more. We use the latest technology in surveying equipment. All of our crews use electronic data collectors for fast and simple download of data. We also have a robotic instrument along with mapping and survey grade GPS equipment. We have the latest in fathometer equipment that we interface with our GPS for our hydrographic surveying. In office we have 6 CAD stations using the latest in AutoDesk Software. No job is too big or too small for us.