By Abby BeMent, Houston Editor -- Houston Construction News
HOUSTON, TX-- Several years ago, the surveyors at GBI Partners, LP came across some interesting history while working on a local project.
“Ivan Diaz was clearing brush at present-day Sienna Plantation and noticed a grave monument from 1864 hidden deep within the plants,” said Lauren McClendon, director of communication. “We learned it was the second wife of Jonathan Dawson Waters, owner of the Arcola Plantation, which used to be Texas’ largest cotton and sugar plantation in the 1800s.”
Providing surveying services in the Texas area for more than 25 years, Eugene R. Baker, RPLS, is the founder and President of GBI.
James ‘Jimy’ Dyer became partner in 2007 as the head of engineering support services. Jon P. Bordovsky became partner in 2007, specializing in construction phase management and working closely with field crews.
GBI participates in the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS) Softball League with a team cleverly names Sharp Shooters, as well as the TSPS fishing tournament, a big favorite among employees.
“We firmly believe that work can and should be enjoyable,” McClendon said. “Attending Houston Astros and Rockets games are other ways our surveyors play as hard as they work.”
We are excited about opening up our new office in the Almeda area. GBI has grown immensely over the past five years, due to Houston’s constant need for growth and development. We’ve seen a lot of growth within the company, too. Over the past three years, our employees have been blessed with eight newborns. It’s been a delight to see our employees share the joy of parenthood.”
GBI is a land surveying firm specializing in design surveying, platting and construction management.