Duryea & Associates understands the time restraints and confidentiality issues necessary for a successful project. We are a small firm with in-house staff responsible for the fieldwork and mapping for all of our projects. Our objective is to ensure that your project will not be delayed due to survey issues. We are committed to providing responsive, personal, quality service for total client satisfaction.
History & Background
Duryea & Associates was established in 1993 and is located in Spokane, Washington. We are a specialty Surveying and Mapping firm providing ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, Subdivision Platting and Condominium Plans. We are licensed in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico and Hawaii. Our clients include Lenders, Developers, and other Real Estate Professionals.
When you contact our office for a new project, we will prepare a formal proposal defining the scope of work and a fixed fee for the work. The scope of work includes detailed specifications and requirements for that project. We work directly with the Client, the Title Company, the Borrower, Lender and respective counsels to insure the survey is completed on time and in accordance with all requirements of the various parties. Duryea & Associates is a small firm, and when you contact our office for follow up questions on a survey, you are likely to talk with a staff member who was actually on the site. We have found that this project approach minimizes review time and necessary revisions.
Mitch Duryea, PLS – President
Originally from Southern California, Mitch began his professional surveying career in 1984. He has spent his career in private practice specializing in the Legal Principles of Boundary Surveying and Mapping. Mitch and his wife have been married almost 30 years, and have three grown children. Away from the office, Mitch has been a volunteer with the youth groups at their church. Mitch has also been an avid volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America serving as a local Scoutmaster in Spokane and camp staff leading 110 mile canoe trips down the Missouri River in Montana.
Mitch has a B.S. in Surveying and Photogrammetry from Fresno State University and a M.S. from Kaplan University. He started Duryea & Associates in 1993, and as President, is responsible for client development, customer service, and quality control. Mitch is licensed in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Hawaii.
Jim Locey, PLS – Project Manager
Jim grew up in Eastern Oregon on a cattle ranch. He and his wife enjoy most outdoor activities such as boating, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, skiing, rafting, and shooting sports. Jim is also licensed as a commercial pilot with instrument rating and flight instructor. Jim started his surveying career in 1976 after graduating from Oregon Tech. Jim took a leave from surveying, and owned his own log trucking company for 17 years before returning to surveying. His surveying career has taken him to Oregon, Colorado and Washington.
As Project Manager, Jim is responsible for ensuring that projects are on time and meet the requirements of the client. Jim is licenses in Washington and Montana, and an active member of the Land Surveyors of Washington, being past president of the Inland Empire Chapter.
Brandon O’Bryan, LSIT – Project Surveyor
After 12 years as a concrete construction supervisor in the Detroit Michigan area, Brandon decided to change careers. Brandon joined Duryea & Associates after graduating from Oregon Tech in 2011. Brandon is a member of the Spokane Mountaineers and has successfully climbed Mount Rainer.
Brandon has a B.S. in Geomatics from Oregon Tech. Like all of our staff, Brandon does both the field and office portions of our mapping projects. Brandon has been the Project Surveyor for Yakima Housing Authority, Simon Property Group and Affordable Housing Associates.
Kevin Gaunt, LSIT – Project Surveyor
A native of Spokane and Eagle Scout, Kevin was introduced to surveying during his college years. Kevin and his wife have three children and are an active family. They enjoy various outdoor activities like camping and hiking. Kevin is once again active in Boy Scouts with their local Troop.
Kevin graduated received his degree in Land Surveying from Renton Technical College, and worked for different Engineering and Surveying firms before joining Duryea & Associates. As Project Surveyor, Kevin has taken the lead on various projects including the Bonaventure Assisted Living communities, Johnson Binding Site Plan, and Affinity in Olympia, Bellingham and Airway Heights.
Michelle McBride, LSIT – Project Surveyor
After being a stay at home mom for over 10 years, Michelle decided to return to school and pursue a degree in Geomatics. Michelle and her husband have two children and are active members of their Christian congregation. She is also an accomplished amateur photographer, winning many ribbons at the County Fair. Michelle and her family also enjoy camping, water sports and fishing.
Michelle has a B.S. from Oregon Tech in Surveying with a minor in G.I.S. As Project Surveyor, Michelle focuses on title issues and platting procedures. Michelle is the in-house G.I.S. lead for projects requiring those specialized skills. Noteworthy projects include Clackamas Town Center in Portland OR, Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo HI, Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco, and the Chula Vista School District SFID.