Professional Mappers and Land Surveyors

About Us

Who We Are:

Boatwright Land Surveyors, Inc. is a full service surveying and mapping firm providing professional services to the entire state of Florida with a focus on the Northeast Florida area. Our clientele ranges from city, county, state and federal government agencies, large corporate clients to private homeowners and residential developers. 

Our History:

Boatwright Land Surveyors, Inc. (BLS) located in Jacksonville Beach was incorporated in the State of Florida in 1983 by Donn W. Boatwright, president and owner.  


Donn began his career in Land Surveying when he was employed by H. A. Durden and Associates in 1971 as a rodman. He  worked his way up to instrument man and then party chief. At night, he learned how to do suvey computations and draft the surveys he had worked on in the field during the day. Once he became  proficient in drafting , he began his education toward becoming a licensed land surveyor. Donn Boatwright was licensed as a Registered Land Surveyor in July of 1977.


The name Boatwright and Durden Land Surveyors designates that Boatwright Land Surveyors, Inc. purchased Durden Land Surveyors, Inc. (formerly H. A. Durden & Associates) in May 2001. This acquisition has increased our capability, resources and information base. Durden Land Surveyors, Inc.  was located in Jacksonville Beach and had been in operation since 1944.


Donn Boatwright felt that it was important to recognize the enduring legacy of Durden Land Surveyors, Inc. and its long term history as an important part of the development of the beaches. This is why Boatwright Land Surveyors, Inc. is also known as Boatwright and Durden Surveyors.


Our Philosophy:

BLS is a medium sized surveying and mapping firm delivering quality service and professional products, in a timely manner. 


Our company principals are intimately involved in the production and management of all projects, ensuring each client consideration at the highest company level and providing responsiveness unique to a smaller service-oriented firm. 


BLS strongly believes in a team approach for the efficient, complete project preparation. We recognize our function as providing our service to our client, requiring closely working together with staff and client to address issues and work towards the completion of each project.


 We are committed to this approach and believe this is the most beneficial to establishing long term relationships with clients and to produce the best quality product.

Our Staff:

Our current complement of highly qualified professionals and support staff totals 17 people.


Boatwright Land Surveyors has 3 registered land surveyors and mappers leading a team of 4 field crews and 7 CADD stations using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 and Microsurvey 2018. 


Boatwright Land Surveyors strongly believes in a team approach for efficient and complete project preparation. Each project is overseen by two registered professionals to ensure a seamless effort from field to office to finished project. 


We are committed to this approach and believe this is the most beneficial way to establishing long term relationships with clients and to produce the best quality product.