I used Badey & Watson for surveying a piece of land that I was building a house on. I dealt with Steve Miller. He was an ok guy, there was nothing bad about dealing with him. The work the company did was fine. I guess they are a premium company because they sure charge a premium. It's hard to explain the costs vs work done in a short review, so I'll try to break it down to a small example. After spending many many $$$$ with these guys, I neared the end of my project. My survey is on the computer in their office. I need a few simple modifications/additons to get my building department's final approval. They sent an employee out to my house to measure a few things. The tech arrived promptly at 8:30 am. He was there until 10:05 am. He had to mark up the things that had changed since the previous survey last year. This was minimal - the location of the rear deck, an extension of a rock wall, a few other things, etc. Everything else was already on the survey - the exact house location, driveway, septic system, water well, etc. So they updated my survey on their computers and had it ready for me the next day. I got a bill for $500. That seems high to me for 1.5 hours field time, and probably the same computer time for an engineer. I would never recommend these guys, unless money is no object to you. You can probably find my blog about building my house if you search.