About the Company

Herrick & Salsbury, Inc. began practicing land surveying in April of 1962 as a partnership under the name of A.B. Herrick & Son, Malcolm P. Herrick and Richard C. Salsbury being the principal partners. The corporation of Herrick & Salsbury, Inc. was formed in 1968 and Richard C. Salsbury was the sole stockholder, president and chief of parties. The first office location for Herrick & Salsbury, Inc. was on Main Street in Blue Hill. In 1978, the firm was relocated to Franklin Street in Ellsworth, where it expanded the physical space twice, in 1986 and again in 1999 and stayed until 2008. Unable to expand further at that site, Herrick & Salsbury, Inc. moved to the present location at 130 Oak Street, Ellsworth.

The firm currently employs three registered land surveyors and has a total of seven employees. Since our conception, we have been providing surveying and related services to customers, primarily but not limited to, Hancock and Washington Counties.

Herrick & Salsbury, Inc. are proud of their reputation of producing quality boundary surveys, and also have many years of experience in construction and topographic surveys. We also work extensively in the land development business completing subdivisions and commercial site plans from concept to final design and approval.

Our experience in the area covers a broad range of services including, but not limited to, deed research and analysis, expert court witnesses, boundary surveying, topographic surveying, tower lease lots, flood plain elevation certificates, road and sewer profiles, road cross-sectioning, volume estimates, building and grade stakeout, as-built surveys, conservation easements, zoning, land use and environmental permitting.

Boundary surveying is regulated by a licensing board within the State of Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulations, Board of Licensure for Professional Land Surveyors and is defined as:

Any service or work involving the application of special knowledge of the rules of evidence and boundary laws, principles of mathematics and the related physical and applied sciences for measuring and locating lines, angles, elevations, natural and man-made feature in the air, on the surface of the earth, within the underground working and on the beds of bodies of water. This service or work shall be for the purposes of determining areas and volumes, for the monumenting of property boundaries and for the platting and layout of lands and subdivisions of land, including topography, alignment and grades of streets and for the preparation and perpetuation of maps, record plats, field note records and property descriptions that represent these surveys. Because land surveyors are governed by rules adopted by the Board of Licensure, Herrick & Salsbury provides all clients a specific contract for each project listing the scope of work, fees and schedule.

With the land use regulatory environment becoming ever more complex in the State of Maine, the concept of a Lead Professional assisting clients in evaluating land use criteria for a given project is being realized by Herrick & Salsbury, Inc.

As a Lead Professional, Herrick & Salsbury, Inc. will work with clients to navigate the regulatory process of permitting a project from constructing a driveway or road, retaining wall, building a home, developing a commercial site or a subdivision of land. Stephen R. Salsbury is a State of Maine certified Code Enforcement Officer. He demonstrates an understanding of the complexities of land use regulations. Code Enforcement Officers are governed by the Maine State Planning Office.

Developing an application for regulatory approvals can take weeks or months, depending on the scope of development. With our experience we can assess the level of permitting needed for any given project and develop a list of needed permits and estimate a timeline for completion of the permitting process.

Examples of those issues that need to be considered during a permitting process are local zoning, setbacks, density of development, access to utilities, existing soil conditions, access to a curb cut or a highway entrance permit, essential wildlife habitat, flood plains, stormwater management, wetlands, total amount of disturbed area, total amount of impervious area, impact on historic sites, subdivision law and site location law. Each of these issues could be within the jurisdiction of local, state or federal regulatory agencies.

The State of Maine Bureau of Building Codes and Standards recently adopted the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code. This building code became effective on December 1, 2010 and applies to all construction on a statewide basis.

Inspections are required under the code. Some towns provide the inspections while others do not. For those municipalities that do not provide inspections, the building owner can utilize a third party inspector. Herrick & Salsbury, Inc. offers the services of a licensed third party inspector.

We use current model total stations and robotic instruments equipped with data collectors to collect field data, and back at the office the information is processed using Autocad mapping software. In 2007, we switched from using Autodesk Land Design software to Carlson surveying and design software, while still utilizing Autocad as our mapping engine. Carlson has become an industry leader in developing user-friendly programming. All of our drawings can be delivered to our clients on an Autocad drawing file format or Shape files, which are the leading industry standards.

For other applications, we offer the services of global navigation satellite system GPS equipment. We have a variety of static, GIS mapping grade and RTK centimeter accuracy GPS equipment to match any application. This can be a very productive tool for locating features, boundary control, construction layout and utility mapping where conventional survey techniques would be to time consuming or not practical.

Herrick & Salsbury, Inc. also has a number of clients we would like to include for your reference and they are listed below.

Associated Builders Inc.

414 High Street

Ellsworth, Maine 04605

Doug King

(207) 667-2121

Emera Maine

P.O. Box 932

Bangor, Maine 04401

John Gabarra, Agent

(207) 973-2530

Doug Gott and Sons Inc.

110 Bass Harbor Road

Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679

Timothy Gott

(207) 244-7461

City of Ellsworth

City Hall Plaza

Ellsworth, Maine 04605

Michele Gagnon, Planner

(207) 667-4910

Harold MacQuinn Inc.

P.O. Box 789

Ellsworth, Maine 04605

Paul MacQuinn, President

(207) 667-4653

R.F. Jordan & Sons Inc. Construction

85 Water Street

Ellsworth, Maine 04605

Patrick Jordan, President

(207) 667-5236

Acadia Law Group, LLC

Water Street

Ellsworth, Maine 04605

Daniel Pileggi, Esq.

Robert Granger, Esq.

Alison King, Esq.

(207) 667-7121

Sargent Real Estate

P.O. Box 368

Ellsworth, Maine 04605

Danny Sargent

(207) 667-2144

Maine Department Of Transportation

16 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333-0016

Peter A. Belanger, Chief Surveyor

(207) 624-3499