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About Maine Coast Surveying

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. It has become a statewide leader in surveying excellence. Maine Coast Surveying enjoys an excellent reputation for providing professional services and for representing its clients in court and before state and local permitting agencies.

Maine Coast Surveying has performed hundreds of boundary surveys as well as subdivisions, site plans, flood hazard surveys, mortgage loan inspections, route surveys, construction stakeout, and topographic mapping. We equip our field crews with state of the art equipment and are fully capable of performing any type of surveying.

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

To provide a unique combination of industry services, utilizing our formal education in various fields. With education in land surveying, civil engineering, forest engineering, survey engineering, business administration, floodplain management, marketing communication, underground utility location, and real estate brokerage, our staff competently offers a wide range of services and guidance. Jim is also a Realtor affiliated with The Maine Real Estate Network. He is qualified to guide clients through a multitude of real estate endeavors. Taking time to communicate with clients to understand exact needs is always of primary importance.

James D. Nadeau, Owner, Instructor

Professional Land Surveyor | Certified Floodplain Manager | Certified Floodplain Surveyor | ANFI | Realtor

Jim Nadeau, a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, lives in Portland with his wife and two sons. In 1993, he became a State of Maine Professional Land Surveyor and co-founded Nadeau & Lodge, which now operates as Nadeau Land Surveys in Portland, Maine.

In 2016, Jim acquired Maine Coast Surveying, and has renamed the company Maine Coast Surveying & Flood Consultants. Jim holds three National Flood Insurance Program designations: Certified Floodplain Manager, Certified Floodplain Surveyor, and Associate in National Flood Insurance, has been a Realtor since 2004, and is an active State of Maine Associate Broker with The Maine Real Estate Network. Jim currently serves as a member of the State of Maine Board of Licensure for Professional Land Surveyors, and is a 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. Jim has held several board positions on behalf of the Maine Society of Land Surveyors.

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 with intention to improve client representation and public safety. He is currently obtaining Kirkpatrick Gold, an international training evaluation certification, and is enrolled in the Emergency Management Institute’s Master Trainer Program. 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.

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Tom Blake

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.

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Mark Carpenter

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.

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Nikki Oteyza

Office Manager | Education Coordinator | Certified Floodplain Manager

Nikki, a native of Arlington, Virginia, moved up to Portland 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 .

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