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Women In Surveying

The surveying industry is in-demand and female surveyors are taking a piece of the action.  A common misconception is the survey industry is a male-dominated profession. However, women are joining the workforce in increasing numbers.  Female surveyors are not a novel occurrence. At the turn of the century, females began to break through into the […]

Family Cemeteries On Your Property – What You Need To Know

I want to bury my family member on my property. Is this legal?  In most cases, yes! Here’s what you need to know before planning internment; The idea to bury beloved family members on your property may seem like a bizarre notion to some, however, the ability to have a family burial plot right in […]

New Senior Housing Development Project in the Works!

Solving the housing shortage throughout Maine has been a significant focus for developers, and the lack of quality, desirable housing, especially for snowbirds (seniors who winter in the south), has been at the top of the priority list. Hancock county is no exception to this issue. Seeing a need in the community, SFS Development LLC, […]

A Career in Surveying is Closer than you Think!

Have you ever wondered what it takes to have a successful career in surveying? The field of surveying is in demand and the job market is lacking in qualified applicants. If you think a career in surveying is beyond your reach, think again!  The real estate market is booming. Commercial construction is on the rise. […]

We’ve Been Busy!

Why are you unable to survey my project right away? We understand this news may not be what our customers want to hear. We are happy, even excited, to assist everyone with their surveying needs; however, it simply wouldn’t be right for us to offer services and then not be able to deliver in a […]

A Day in the Life of a Surveyor

As I pulled into the curbside pick-up spot a younger man stepped out to assist me. I gave him my name and he took off to find my order while I opened the trunk of my car to accept the several boxes he promptly returned with. When I opened my trunk I had noticed my […]

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Thank You to Our Clients: A Look Back at a Busy 2020

Herrick & Salsbury, Inc. saw a tremendous increase in business in 2020. At the end of 2020, we have work booked into April-May 2021 with many projects started in 2020 that will carry forward well into 2021. Our staff has been working very hard on taking care of the many projects we have going. The […]

Land Conservation Case Study: Frenchman Bay Conservancy

Herrick & Salsbury, Inc. was engaged by the Frenchman Bay Conservancy, a local land conservation organization based in Hancock, Maine to survey one of the last remaining large, undeveloped tracts of land fronting the tidal section of the Union River which flows from downtown Ellsworth to where it meets the ocean at Union River Bay. […]

Surveying Timeline: A Look Behind the Scenes

Surveying is like a jigsaw puzzle. Each puzzle piece represents a lot of land and all those lots need to be fit together, with consideration of the whole. The problem being that in surveying, the pieces rarely fit together perfectly, and so it is a surveyor’s job to re-fit those pieces in a timely manner […]

Living in RV’s & Tiny Homes – What You Should Know

Most towns and cities regulate the placement or construction of structures on your property to maintain orderly neighborhoods and safe construction to protect the citizenry.  Building Your Tiny Home Up until very recently, the State of Maine required a home to contain a minimum of 500 square feet. The now popular tiny homes are typically […]