Combining Today's Technology With Yesterday's Work Ethic
Maine Coast Surveying was founded in 1979 and quickly grew to be one of Lincoln County's largest surveying firms serving the mid-coast region of Maine. In 2016, the company was acquired by Jim Nadeau, Owner of Nadeau Land Surveys, who continues to offer the same great service under the name Maine Coast Surveying & Flood Consultants, proudly serving areas from "Down East" Maine to New Hampshire. MCSFC provides a diversified range of professional land surveying, GPS/GIS mapping, and floodplain services, underground utility location, and continuing education.
Our team consists of four licensed State of Maine Professional Land Surveyors (#2124, #2370, #2446, and #2189) with a combined total of nearly 150 years of licensed survey experience, survey support staff, and an Education Coordinator.
To deliver efficient and accurate service to our clients with great emphasis on thorough communication, ethics, integrity, public safety, and exceeding technical standards. It is our intention to produce quality results that reflect the client’s best interest.
To provide a unique combination of industry services, utilizing our formal education in diverse fields. With education in land surveying, civil engineering, forest engineering, survey engineering, underground utility location, floodplain management, business administration, organizational leadership, marketing communication, and real estate brokerage, our staff competently offers a wide range of services and guidance.
James D. Nadeau, Owner, Instructor
Professional Land Surveyor | Certified Floodplain Manager | Certified Floodplain Surveyor | ANFI | Realtor | CDEI
Jim Nadeau, a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, lives in Portland with his wife Karen, and has two adult sons, Benjamin and Cooper. In 1993, he became a State of Maine Professional Land Surveyor and co-founded Nadeau & Lodge. Jim became sole owner of the Portland office in 2005, renamed the company to Nadeau Land Surveys, and purchased Maine Coast Surveying in 2016 to better service Mid-Coast and Central Maine. Jim holds the three National Flood Insurance Program designations: Certified Floodplain Manager, Certified Floodplain Surveyor, and Associate in National Flood Insurance, serves as Chair of the State of Maine Board of Licensure for Professional Land Surveyors, is Co-chair to the Federal Emergency Management Agency Sub-committee of the External Affairs Committee on the behalf of the National Society of Professional Land Surveyors, and is a delegate on the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Jim also serves as the Land Surveyor Member on the Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC), a federal advisory committee that makes recommendations to FEMA, and in 2018, received the Francis Crowe Society Distinguished Engineer Award from the University of Maine, in recognition of outstanding professional service to the Field of Engineering. Jim has been a Realtor since 2004, and is an active Broker and owner of Jim Nadeau Realty.
As an instructor with The Real Estate Learning Group and Beyond the Boundary, Jim conveys the importance of land surveying and floodplain management to Realtors, lenders, appraisers, municipal officials, and other professional consultants to improve client representation and public safety. He successfully completed Kirkpatrick Bronze Level certification in training evaluation, is an internationally Certified Distance Education Instructor, and received a Basic Instructor Certificate from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute. His formal education has passed through the doors of the University of Southern Maine, New England College of Business and Finance, and Colorado State University for Real Estate, Business Administration, and Organizational Leadership, respectively.
Professional Land Surveyor | Certified Floodplain Manager | Historian and Author
Tom lives in New Gloucester with his wife and son. He received his Bachelor of Science in Forest Engineering from
the University of Maine, and has 20 years of surveying experience. Tom serves as Curator for the New Gloucester,
Maine, Historical Society, and is the proud author of Images of America- New Gloucester, released
September 2009 by Arcadia Publishing.
Professional Land Surveyor | Certified Floodplain Manager
Mark lives in Scarborough with his wife and two daughters. He has been working in the surveying profession since
2002. He graduated from the University of Maine's Forestry program and completed his surveying courses at
Central Maine Community College. He is an active member in the local Narraganset Chapter of the Maine Society of
Land Surveyors and currently holds the position of Chapter Secretary. Mark is also a member of the Maine Society
of Land Surveyors.
Nikki, a native of Arlington, Virginia, moved to Maine in 2011. She graduated from George Mason University
in Fairfax, VA, with a B.S. in Integrative Studies (Concentration in Conservation Studies). Nikki oversees
bookkeeping and database management, facilitates the company's educational activities, and designs marketing and
outreach materials, including our monthly newsletter, Welcome to the Flood Zone .