our team members

Our competent field and office staff are highly experienced and are constantly striving to ensure that strictly the best possible service is provided to our clientele. Since its inception, Black Gold Engineering has always been involved in the surveying industry as we have conducted numerous surveys for various builders, contractors, architects, engineers, developers, real estate agents, investors, title companies as well as individual clients. We can assure you that your survey project requirements will be met and that you will be greatly pleased with our services.

Scott Sturm P.L.S.

With 35 years of industry experience, 32 of which were with Ludwig Engineering, where Mr. Sturm earned a reputation as a person who possesses great communication and leadership skills and the ability to make quick decisions that save time and money on projects. His fields of expertise are in Land Surveying and Mapping, performing topographic and boundary surveys, survey design, and field crew management.

Throughout his career he has been responsible for writing legal descriptions, processing records of survey, and supervision of all final map preparation. His experience covers a wide range of single-family subdivision projects with private developers and many public work projects involving highway, roads, ADA, water, sewer, storm drain, and utilities.

Additionally, Mr. Sturm has a great deal of experience dealing with governmental agencies and title companies.

Mark Chappell P.E.

Mr. Chappell has 18 years of experience working with a broad range of
experience in construction design, management and oversight in both
the public and private sectors. Private land development consulting
work experience includes development of contract plans, specification,
and engineering estimates (Final PS&E), technical studies preparation/
approval and preliminary engineering design work supporting land
entitlement and housing development construction. Public sector
experience includes Capital Improvement Project (CIP) development
and implementation.

Implementation includes design oversight, bidding management,
contract award and contract oversight through final construction of
municipal capital projects.

our professional services

our professional services

We utilize state of the art equipment to perform our daily activities.