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SMLS - Professional Land Surveyor, Land Surveying Firm based in Franklin, NC, Ben West and staff serving Western North Carolina.
land surveying over 25 years of service


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Located in Franklin, NC, Smoky Mountain Land Surveying, PA has provided services to this area since 1985.

Smoky Mountain Land Surveying, PA (SMLS) offers a full range of land surveying and mapping services to private landowners, public agencies, engineers, architects, developers and building contractors throughout Western North Carolina.

Ben West, the owner and president, has over 25 years of experience as a Professional Land Surveyor in this area. Ben became interested in a career in this profession back in 1980 while working as a property boundary and road survey technician for the United States Forest Service. He soon enrolled and graduated from the Land Surveying program at Southwestern Community College in Sylva, NC. In 1985, after several years of education, testing and experience, he obtained his Professional Land Surveyors license and immediately purchased the active land surveying business in Franklin, NC where he was employed at the time.

Since then, Ben and the staff at SMLS have taken great pride in delivering a professional product to those they serve.  They understand that since many of their clients are not using the services of a land surveyor on a regular basis and may not be familiar with the products they offer, they make it a priority to treat each client with the personal, patient and courteous attention they deserve. They are dedicated to providing their clients with the highest quality service while completing projects on time and within budget.

We are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality service.

Friday, February 23, 2018

land surveying help, surveyor advice, assistance, deeds, finding land boundaries
The Balsam Mountain Range near Franklin, NC
SMLS, highly accurate, conventional survey equipment, GPS technology
The Cheoah River near Robbinsville, NC

SMLS uses highly accurate conventional survey equipment and survey-grade Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to insure that the client is provided with an accurate and precise description of the location of his property corners and boundaries. The use of this specialized equipment and technology makes it possible to provide architects, engineers, builders, developers and individuals with the accurate site data needed to use, improve or develop a particular parcel of land.

SMLS uses AutoCAD drafting and design software and the latest in computer technology to process, design and map each project. This digital information can be easily passed to or used by the client or any legal or design professional in their field of expertise.


Our crews work primarily in North Carolina's seven westernmost counties of Macon, Jackson, Clay, Graham, Cherokee, Swain and Haywood.

These useful links to each county website will access important data pertaining to everything from land records, land planning and building construction permits to emergency management, social services and tax collection to information about the county’s history and projected growth.

We have in our completed project files several thousand plats of perimeter, topographic and construction stakeout surveys ranging in size from 0.0001 acre to over 1000 acres. Initially, a large percentage of our work was in the form of property boundary and road right-of-way survey projects for the United States Forest Service. As the years passed, our work load gradually shifted from those contracts to work performed in the private sector. Over the years, we have developed close working relationships with many of the attorneys, lending institutions and design professionals, as well as road and building contractors in this area.
perimeter surveys, topographic surveys and construction stakeout surveys
Cheoah Dam, Graham County NC

We make it a priority to treat
each client with personal, patient
and courteous attention.

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