I was quoted a rate of $115 an hour which seemed like a steal compared to other surveyors. The crew was at my house under 5 hours- which included many many smoke breaks. One break was over 45 minutes so I went out to ask what what going on and was told they had to "discuss my property." When the bill arrived it was $850. When I called I was given every excuse in the book. I walked away feeling completely taken advantage of. I encourage anyone considering Northpointe to do more research, maybe just stick with a BBB affiliate. You will be better off.
We hired Cagle Land Surveying Group to conduct a boundary survey of 12.5 acres of land we purchased in Rising Fawn GA. Though Cagle was not the cheapest, they were available the soonest and we went with them. They required us to pay half the costs of the survey up front as a retainer and we completed and signed the form that stated this was a boundary survey for the parcel we were purchasing. We had already identified the upper corners (above the brow) and we flagged them and told Cagle where these pins were. When they called us to say our survey was ready they told us that they only surveyed the upper section of land appx 2.9 acres because they "don't do brow surveys", but we "don't owe them any more money". Our documented communication with them referenced it was a brow and they even joked about how tough it was going to be. The Walker county tax records that surveyors use also states it's a brow lot, AND the surveyors that showed up to survey the flat 2.9 acres knew it was a brow lot, YET NO ONE EVER CALLED US to say they didn’t do brow lots! After I protested that the survey was useless to me and $1500 was not a fair price for a 1/4 of my land anyway I was told by Mr. Cagle that I needed to sue him if I wanted my money back because the retainer was "non-refundable". Unfortunately I am in the process of doing just that and I have never had to sue anyone in all of my personal and business dealing. By all means stay away from these crooks! Mr Cagle's actions alone in my case were borderline criminal and business-wise completely unethical! I fear that many people will just roll over and give into his unscrupulous bullying tactics and not follow thru with a law sue as I am.
Ed Schaerer and his staff are true professionals. They helped me out of a bind and secured the sell of 60 acres. He came highly recommended and now I know why. He told me upfront although he was the owner of the company he was not a licensed surveyor, but he had one on staff. The timely manner and price was very reasonably..................... J Davenport