Bruce A. Coombs,
Founder and President
Bruce is a Registered Professional Land Surveyor in Massachusetts,
Connecticut and Vermont, He is also a licensed Real Estate Broker and
Certified Soil Evaluator in Massachusetts. He attended Paul Smith's College
where he studied Land Surveying and then, received his B.A. degree in
Forest Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is
a member and past president of the local chapter of the Massachusetts
Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE) and a member
of the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping and the Massachusetts
Tri-County Highway Superintendents Association.
Bruce has been a resident of Southampton, MA since 1966. He is a member
of the Southampton Capital Improvement Committee and the Southampton Historical
Society. He also acted as an advisor to the Town of Southampton Rural
Lands Committee for a comprehensive zoning update and GIS mapping project.
Peter Watson, General Manager of Operations
Peter graduated from Paul Smith's College with a degree in Land Surveying
and began working at Heritage Surveys in 1978. Peter has mastered all
aspects of surveying including research, field surveying and computer-aided
design and drafting. He is also well-versed in the subdivision and zoning
regulations of towns throughout Western Massachusetts. Peter has served
as a member and chairman of the Cummington Planning Board and as a member
of the Connecticut Valley Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers.
Peter meets with clients, evaluates survey projects and provides cost
estimates. He also schedules, coordinates and oversees all research, field
survey work, computer-aided design (CAD) and mapping performed by other
Mark Reed, Director of Engineering
Mark received his degree in Civil Engineering Technology from
Greenfield Community College in 1976 and joined the Heritage Surveys team
in 1983. He is a Certified Soil Evaluator. Mark is well-versed in the
Massachusetts Title 5 Sanitary Code, the design and installation of sewage
disposal systems, Federal and State laws and regulations including the
Massachusetts Environmental Code, Building Code and the Massachusetts
Wetlands Protection and Riverfront Acts. He has been a member of the Southampton
Conservation Commission for many years. He also has served as a member
of the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions, the Connecticut
Valley Association of Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors, and the Rural
Lands Committee for the development of GIS Mapping and comprehensive revisions
of the Town of Southampton Zoning Bylaws.
Mark coordinates and supervises all engineering and environmentally related
survey projects with clients, employees and management, and represents
clients at meetings with municipal boards and officials. He evaluates
projects for zoning and subdivision compliance and advises clients accordingly.
He also performs percolation testing, soil analysis and evaluation.