MAY
02

We've won the 2018 Best of HomeAdvisor Award!!

HomeAdvisor has collected over 5 million ratings and reviews from actual homeowners that have used a service pro in our network. Ratings and Reviews are featured on a service pro's HomeAdvisor profile page.  LEI Engineering & Surveying was selected as Oregon Best of HomeAdvisor Land Surveying firm!

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MAR
01

LEI Engineering & Surveying Seeking a Forester for Full Time Hire

LEI Engineering & Surveying is seeking a Forester for logging unit layout, forestry surveys, timber cruising and other field forestry related work throughout Oregon and Washington. Minimum of 1 year of Forestry experience and a degree are required to qualify for this position. 5 years of experience in Forestry may be substituted for a forestry degree. This is primarily a field position with some incidental office work. Candidates should be proficient in the use of field data collectors and GPS. Candidates should also be in good physical condition and be willing to work in adverse terrain and inclement weather conditions. Experience with ESRI ArcGIS is a positive, but not required.

Compensation:  $14-$20/hr.

To apply for this position, please email LEI at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 503-399-3828.

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FEB
15

Proactive Road Maintenance Improves Water Quality While Maximizing ROI

LEI Engineering & Surveying is currently conducting a compressive inspection and inventory of all stream crossings in a large tract of timberlands in the Oregon Coast range. This effort looks at the current condition of stream crossing and assesses the need for maintenance, stream crossing reconstruction, and other construction needs to insure effective and adequate stream conveyance. Water quality and fish passage are major components of properly designed and constructed stream crossings. LEI Engineering & Surveying assesses this and looks at ways to improve fish passage and water quality.

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FEB
01

LEI Engineering & Surveying Awarded Elite Service Professional Award by Home Advisor

At LEI Engineering & Surveying, Customer Satisfaction is our #1 Priority. We work hard to make sure every client receives timely and high quality services, meeting their project needs and objectives. We aren't happy with a job until our clients are happy. This focus on client satisfaction is seen in LEI Engineering & Surveying recently being awarded the "Elite Service Professional" badge by Home Advisor for top quality services and client reviews. The Home Advisor Elite Service Professional badge is awarded to professionals who provide superior expert services.


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DEC
28

Premier Land Surveying in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon

LEI Engineering & Surveying is the premier Land Survey firm in the Eugene and Springfield Area.  Locally owned and operated since 1985, LEI Engineering & Surveying provides leading, professional, and cost effective Land Surveying throughout Oregon and the Northwest.  With a focus on client satisfaction, LEI Engineering & Surveying develops solutions to meet client need and expectations.

LEI Enginering & Surveying's broad range of services includes property corner location, property line marking, topographic surveying, boundary surveying, legal description preparation, deed research, partitions and subdivisions, title surveys (ALTA), civil engineering surveys, and construction surveys.

More information can be found by clicking on the following link:  http://wp.leiengineering.com/eugene-and-springfield-land-surveyor/


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DEC
16

When Should A Land Owner Hire a Land Surveyor?

At LEI, we often receive phone calls and emails from land owners asking about doing property improvement in and around their property lines such as fences, out-buildings, roads, and other structures. In some instances a neighbor is either doing or has done some type of improvement near a property line. These land owners frequently are unsure how to proceed with improvements or are unsure how to address a neighbor who they feel has encroached on their property. 

Hiring a Licensed Land Surveyor to identify the location of property corners/monuments and property lines is often fairly inexpensive and can save the landowner significant liability. For example, accidentally cutting down even a few trees from a neighbors property can cost the land owner thousands of dollars in damages, because State Law imposes up to a triple penalty for this mistake. 

A Licensed Land Surveyor will research the public recorded documents, such as deeds and plats, to establish how the property line is legally described and determine the best approach to field locate this line. The Licensed Land Surveyor will then use specialized equipment, techniques and experience to efficiently identify the legally described property line in the field. This will include identifying survey monuments and other field evidence to establish the property line. 

One key point the land owner should keep in mind is that a fence does not always designate a property line. A catch phrase often used among the LEI land survey crews is "A fence is just a fence." 

LEI's Land Survey Staff will evaluate the location of fences, as they relate to the researched survey documents and field identified field evidence, and determine where the legally defined property line is located. 

Whether you are a large landowner or a typical homeowner, we at LEI stand ready to assist you with your project need. Our Land Survey Staff will be happy to answer any of your questions and we can work with you to develop the best approach to address your property line concerns at a cost that fits your specific budget.

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DEC
09

Visit LEI On Home Advisor

LEI Engineering & Surveying is now available as a certified professional on the popular Home Advisor network.   View LEI's Home Advisor profile at the following link:  

Lei Engineering & Surveying, LLC | Salem, OR 97302 - HomeAdvisor

Lei Engineering & Surveying, LLC | HomeAdvisor prescreened Architects & Engineers in Salem, OR.
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NOV
18

LEI Begins Limestone/Silver Forest Health Project for USDA Forest Service

Reducing Forest Fire Risk and Improving Forest Health

LEI began work on a new and exciting project for the USDA Forest Service, Region 6:  The Limestone/Silver Forest Health and Disease Control project on the Colville National Forest.   This project is an effort to promote forest growth and health, reduce tree insect and disease levels, and develop stand densities that sustain wood fiber production.   More information can be found on the Forest Service project website:  Limestone Silver Project Website

LEI is performing the logging engineering and forestry components of this project through completion of treatment unit reconnaissance and layout, logging system analysis, and unit boundary designation.  

LEI is excited to be working for the Colville National Forest to assist in improving the health of this National Forest while reducing risk of forest fire.   Projects like this one are so vital to the long term sustainability of our Nations Forests.

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JUL
01

LEI Opens Springfield, Oregon Office

LEI Is proud to announce that we are opening a Springfield, Oregon office to better service clients in the southern Willamette Valley.   

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MAY
23

Corvus Design Team Awarded Region 10 Forest Service LA IDIQ

LEI is pleased to be the Civil Engineering team member for the Corvus Design multi-disciplinary team for the Region 10 Forest Service Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering IDIQ contract (Indefinite delivery indefinite quantity).   The Corvus Design team was awarded this one-year contract with four options years. 

Per the Forest Service notification:
"The USDA Forest Service Region 10 Regional Office is seeking qualified firms to provide professional landscape architectural and engineering services on an as-needed basis for Forest Service owned or managed lands and facilities located within the Tongass and Chugach National Forest."

Corvus Design and LEI have been successfully working together since 2010, and LEI looks forward to working with Corvus to provide the Forest Service with industry leading professional services for this contract. 

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MAY
20

LEI now licensed to practice engineering in Hawaii

Principal Mike Duman obtains civil license in HawaiiPrincipal Engineer Mike Duman, P.E. is now licensed to practice Civil Engineering in the State of Hawaii. Congratulations Mike!!

This expands LEI's professional engineering service area in the United States to cover Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. LEI has also successfully completed projects overseas in remote areas such as Southern Chile.

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MAY
13

LEI now licensed to practice engineering in the State of Alaska

Principal Mike Duman obtains civil license in AlaskaLEI is pleased to announce that principal engineer, Michael Duman, is now licensed as a Civil Engineer in the State of Alaska. This means that LEI can now provide its industry leading excellence in engineering services to its Alaska clients, in addition to its current services that LEI has been providing for more than 30 years from the Northern extremes of Alaska to Southern Chile.

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FEB
18

LEI opens Spokane, Washington office

LEI is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Spokane, Washington, servicing central Washington, eastern Washington, and the Idaho Panhandle.  LEI’s Spokane office is located at:

1312 N. Monroe Street, Suite  F186
Spokane, Washington  99201
Phone:  (509) 210-2827  Fax:  (866) 232-6790
e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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MAR
13

LEI is first-ever company to successfully complete Alaska project in winter

LEI is first-ever company to successfully complete Alaska project in winter

LEI is proud to announce that it is the first company to successfully complete an extensive timber sale layout project for the Region 10, Alaska, USDA Forest Service during the harsh winter months of southeast Alaska. The Tonka Timber Sale layout project included unit and road layout in the steep, environmentally sensitive, terrain of Kupreanof Island.  To complete this project; LEI utilized tracked ATVs, snow machines, and snowshoes to access planned harvest units with snow depths of 15 feet or more.  Our decades of experience working in Alaska and other tough terrains around the world allowed LEI to complete this extremely time sensitive project well ahead of schedule.

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JUN
18

LEI Engineering & Surveying helps build new Hilton Garden Inn in Springfield

LEI Engineering and Surveying, LLC and construction crews are busy putting the finishing touches on the new Hilton Garden Inn in the Gateway area before it opens its doors for business on Monday, June 20th.  The stunning new hotel boasts 10 suites, 149 rooms with modern décor that includes 37” high-def flat panel TVs, full-service bar and lounge area, heated saline pool and whirlpool, and Hilton’s new Precor Fitness Center.  The new Hilton Garden Inn also provides the perfect back drop for business travelers with one boardroom, two small breakout areas for meetings, 3,000 square feet of meeting space, and a complimentary business center with valet print capabilities that allows guests to print remotely from their rooms with a security code.  Brian Latture, The Hotel Group Regional Director of Operations, adds that the 3,000 square foot ballroom can also be divided into three different sections to host a variety of events including weddings and corporate business meetings. He says, “The Hotel Group’s latest project, the Hilton Garden Inn Eugene/Springfield opening has been a very exciting adventure.  We believe the excellent reputation of the Hilton Garden Inn brand will compliment what the Springfield and Eugene markets currently have to offer.  Our location is ideally located off I-5, within close proximity to University of Oregon, Autzen Stadium and businesses including Peace Health’s Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend, Royal Caribbean, Symantec Corp, Peace Health Laboratories and Weyerhaeuser.  We are encouraged by the support we’ve received from the Springfield and Eugene communities and look forward to our summer opening.”

With more than three decades of engineering excellence, the LEI Team started working on the 2.83 acre Hilton Garden Inn site that consists of a hotel, parking lot, pedestrian facilities, and landscaping in early 2009.  LEI has successfully designed numerous other commercial developments in Oregon that include the Bridgeport Village, www.bridgetport-village.com, in Tualatin, Oregon. Greg Zartman, the President of LEI and Head Project Engineer says, “Our vast experience and skilled engineers allows us to skillfully complete our work in a timely and cost effective manner. We’ve enjoyed doing the design work for this stunning new Hilton Garden Inn that will clearly be a huge asset for everyone in the Eugene-Springfield community.”  

LEI has once again proven its decades of engineering excellence by successfully completing the grading design, sanitary sewer design and waterline design for the new hotel so that building permits could be approved in a timely manner for construction.  More specifically, LEI’s responsibilities included evaluating the existing site drainage conditions and then designing a stormwater drainage system that would provide the existing water treatment and conveyance for the entire site.  Following the standard requirements of the City of Springfield Engineering Design, Zartman says water quality demand flows had to be treated before entering the public stormwater system, which entailed using both vegetated swales and water quality catch basins.  LEI also developed and implemented erosion and sedimentation control plans for the entire site to provide conveyance for the 25-year storm event.  

Latture says the ribbon cutting ceremony for the New Hilton Garden Inn is set for July 28th with the Springfield Chamber of Commerce.  

About LEI Engineering and Surveying, LLC:  Established in 1981, LEI Engineering and Surveying is an accomplished professional full-service consulting engineering that specializes in commercial and residential civil site design, transportation engineering, hydraulic design, land surveying, forest engineering and forestry.  With headquarters in Salem, Oregon and satellite offices in Eugene and La Pine, the key to LEI’s long-standing history of providing exceptional engineering lies in their technical expertise, integrity, responsive staff, successful application of Green engineering and in depth experience with environmentally sensitive terrains, and longstanding relationships.  LEI also offers some of the very best "Value Engineering" in the Pacific Northwest to help dramatically improve their client’s bottom line.

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SEP
20

LEI completes I-5 - Kuebler Boulevard construction

Final paving of the I-5 Kuebler Boulevard on-ramp has been completed, signaling the completion of these construction efforts.

LEI performed the Construction Engineering/Surveying for this 2-year Oregon Department of Transportation Project.  K&E Construction is the Construction Contractor. Brett C. Martin, P.E. is LEI's Project Manager for this project with Larry Allen, PLS as LEI's Surveyor of Record.

 

 

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SEP
17

LEI awarded Region 10 Young Growth stand exam project

USFS LogoLEI was awarded an one year project to complete Young Growth Stand Exams on the Tongass National Forest.  This project covers a large portion of Southeast Alaska and will be instrumental in the Forest Service second growth timber program.  

LEI Principal Brett C Martin will be LEI's Project Manager for this effort with Junior Principal Mike Duman serving as Operations Manager. 

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MAY
18

LEI now licensed to practice engineering in Arizona

Principal Mike Duman obtains civil license in ArizonaPrincipal Engineer Mike Duman, P.E. is now licensed to practice Civil Engineering in the State of Arizona. Congratulations Mike!!

This expands LEI's professional engineering service area to cover Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Arizona.

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