Gromatici Land Surveying, Inc - Los Olivos * Goleta * Atascadero Eric J. Ackerman, PLS CFedS - Owner 805-691-9112
Gromatici Land Surveying, Inc  -  Los Olivos * Goleta * AtascaderoEric J. Ackerman, PLS CFedS - Owner805-691-9112

Ackerman Short Term Rental

I sanned the exterior and interior of our short term rental and produced both 2D and 3D CAD files and revit files of the home.  This was scanned with our land based LiDAR system.  


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Escalante Meadows 

This low income project on five acres consists of multiple buildngs, a community center and all new road, utitliies and development.  Gromatici performed the topographic mapping, ALTA/NSPS Survey and now is doing the construction Staking support services. 

Isla Vista Bluff Survey

We surveyed an eroding sea bluff in Isla Vista using our High Definition Laser Scanner.  This allowed us to safely measure the bluff erosion without scaling the bluff, causing damage to it, or worry about employee safety.  The only issue was following the tides to get the survey done before the water level caught up to us!

Montecito Debris Flow

Eric Ackerman is on the Community Recovery Team for this disaster as sponsored by the County of Santa Barbara.  Gromatici Land Surveying, Inc has previous clients affected by this and new clients that we are helping to establish elevations to relate to the interim Base Flood Elevations, and the new Design Base Flood Elevations.  


Topograhic Surveys, Boundary Surveys, and Elevation Certificates are a typical scope of work for these areas.  


Montecito, CA.

Rancho Verde

This is a low-income housing development in the City of Ventura.  We are providing construction staking support for Ashwood Construction, Inc.  The development consists of tying into previous housing development phases, utilities, buildings, and curbs.  


Rancho Verde Ventura

City of Lompoc, Pioneer Park

Gromatici was retained to provide topographic mapping for Pioneer Park, and other parks within the City of Lompoc, for the Parks and Recreation Dept. This is for ADA access and other improvements.  Lompoc, CA.  November, 2018.

Solvang, Well 22 Installation

Gromatici was retained for the topographic survey for the design of a new wellhead location.  We were also selected for the construction of the water lines, tie-ins, wellhead, and other infrastructure and structures for the site.  Solvang, CA.

Target- Santa Barbara

Target is finally getting into Santa Barbara!  We were selected by the GC to survey the inside of the existing State Street Galaria on La Cumbre and State, to ensure that the construction of the new Target using the existing building would not run into any "field" issues.  We provided an extensive survey of the inside walls, utility risers, and elevations on the inside and some outside as-builts.  Ongoing as of November, 2018.

Santa Barbara Airport

Gromatici was selected by Tomar Construction, Inc to provide survey support and layout of the utilities, rough grade, and finish grade staking of buildings and curbs for the Airport complex accross the street from the airport.  This is a City of Santa Barbara project.  


Ongoing as of November, 2018.

Montecito Library 

October, 2018:  Gromatici was retained to perform a location survey for the right-of-way of the Montecito Library located in Montecito, CA.  Right-of-Way Engineering and a topographic survey was performed.  


November, 2018:  We have teamed with a GC for the construction of a new Wendy's location in Santa Maria, CA.  Construction to begin in December, 2018.


November, 2018: We have been retained to assist with a Starbucks retail location in Oxnard, CA.  This is in the design/ due diligence stage of the project.

City of Solvang Limits

Gromatici Land Surveying, Inc was retained to perform a land survey for the City of Solvang City limits for Sunny Fields Park.  Part of our task was to set monuments for the northernmost limits.  This allows for the City to only maintain that portion of Alamo Pintado Road that is within the City and not maintain any of the County's portion of the road.  A monument well was set in the road showing the limits of the City of Solvang. 

Rooftop Laser Scan for Solar Panels- Isla Vista

Laser Scan to capture all rooftop furniture and provide QA/QC

Gromatici provided an as-built survey of the rooftop of a newly construction apartment building in Isla Vista for the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara.  We established rooftop control to keep it on the same datum as the rest of the project and then performed and High Definition Laser Scan so that ALL the rooftop furniture could be mapped with confidence.  The 3D point cloud acted as our QA/QC for this project.  A 2D deliverable in CAD and PDF formats was provided to the Solar company so they could custom design pre-fabricated panels and install them on the roof without having to deal with installation issues caused by risers interfering with the solar panel structures.



2D product (PDF shown- CAD provided also)

Ventura Harbor Boat Launch Construction

Gromatici performed gridline control and ramp staking.  The existing ramp had reached end-of-life and was demolished and replaced.  June 2014.

Vineyard Village Final Mapping

Gromatici is currently performing the Final Mapping, Condo Mapping and construction staking for this 9.29 acre site in Buellton, CA.  This will be 151 condominium units.  Currently it is under construction in the rough grading phase and infrastructure.  Gromatici is helping the client push through the Final Mapping with the City and provide real time construction staking support.  


We staked a soil nail wall, and 12 phases of Condos including all infrastructure and roads.  


New Homes for Sale





November 2015

Santa Barbara Desalinization Plant

Gromatici has been retained by Kiewit to provide on-site GPS control, boundary surveying, and topographic mapping for the site.  This involved performing an on-the-ground survey of the facilities to locate key features and drainage.  Currently we are in the construction support phase providing rough grade staking.


We used our GPS and robotic technology along with multiple crews to turn this over quickly. 


November, 2015


High Definition Laser Scan of Winery Processing Facility in Buellton

Gromatici Land Surveying needed to provide a scan to the structural engineers of an existing steel column and catwalk in a wine processing facility in Buellton, CA.  Using our Leica NOVA MS50 we used our previous survey control to register the scan on the fly, looked at the scan in the field, and converted the scan to 2D data within 24 hours of the notice to proceed. 


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June, 2015

Buellton Crossroads Commerical Development

Gromatici is working with the owners, developers on this commercial project in Buellton, CA as the project surveyor.  We have established benchmarks, and laid out GPS control for the graders, and finish grades for the buildings.  As of October 31, 2014 we are currently working on the project with the utilities and building staking completed. 

Current Projects

ALTA/ACSM Surveys for Housing Authority in Isla Vista, Lompoc

Gromatici has just completed a couple of ALTA surveys for the Housing Authority related to a large project they have in Goleta and Lompoc.  We performed an ALTA survey, legal descriptions, construction staking, and as-built surveys.  We used a Color Ortho Photo on the 5 acre property and color plotting for the smaller project in Isla Vista. 


Currently we are the surveyor for the layout and staking on the Pescadero Lofts in Isla Vista.


Elevation Certificates:  Gromatici was retained by the owners of several Motel 6's in the San Luis Obispo County area to provide Elevation Certificates as part of their due diligence process.  Timing and cost were an important factor as part of this project. 


RTK and Static GPS surveying along with Robotic Equipment were used during this survey.   CORS stations and physical benchmarks were utilized for the control loops.


The sites included:


San Simeon

San Luis Obispo

Pismo Beach


(Picture is Elevation Certificate Survey on Miramar Beach area of Montecito)

ALTA/ACSM Survey and Certification:  Gromatici Land Surveying, Inc. ALTA Survey:  Our team consisting of two licenses land surveyors and two field crews perform two simultaneous surveys for the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara.  These survey required extensive boundary determinations and chain of title searches and includes a Record of Survey.  We used a color ortho-photo on one of the project to keep costs at a minimum.


June 2012. 

Lompoc Housing Office - Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara

Finish Grade Layout after Certifying PAD

Construction Staking:  Gromatici was selected based on qualifications for this new Housing Authority Office in Lompoc.  The project needed a qualified surveyor to establish site control, rough grading, and finish grading that included building corners and the elevator shaft. 


Services by Gromatici:

Survey Control

Finish Grading


                                                            As-builts for re-design of sewer

Elings Park Gas Line

Gas Line Staking:  This is another public works project where Gromatici was selected based on our cost-effective survey proposal.  GPS was used for initial control and our robotic instrument was used for the layout of sump wells, gas lines and on-site control. 


Color plots and cutsheets of all work was provided to the contractor to provide QA/QC during the project.


                                     Client:  City of Santa Barbara/ Environmental Constructors, Inc.

Tom Coleman Residence

Sand Point Lane - Coleman Residence

Custom Home Layout and Control:  Gromatici was retained due to the complex nature of the boundary and to maximize the setbacks for this project, situated between a Rail Road Right-of-Way and the developable portion next to the beach. 


Services Provided:   boundary surveying, setback stakes, as-built locations and foundation certifications.  Eric also provided a FEMA Elevation Certificate in order for the owner to get their Certificate of Occupancy.




Client: Coleman Properties, Inc.

Westower Communications, Inc. AT&T Cell Tower Monopine

Wife and kids at base.

Cell Tower layout and FCDC 1A Certification:  Gromatici was the project surveyor for the construction of a new AT&T cell tower in Santa Barbara County.  This low profile tower needed GPS control and azimuths set within 3 arc minutes of true north for the optimal cell phone reception. 


Services by Gromatici:

GPS Control


FCC 1A Certifications

Cell Tower Alignment




Creekside Village, Los Alamos, CA.

Almost Complete!

Public Works large site Layout and Roadway Construction Staking:  Gromatici has been retained by Ashwood Company, Inc. and the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara to provide QA/QC for a 9 building, 39 unit project in Los Alamos, CA.  This project will entail new utilities, streets improvements, new buildings, walls, curbs and grading. 


Gromatici is to provide the layout and quality control to help the project run smoothly. 






Client:  Ashwood Company, Inc.

CALPW - Water Treatment Plant at City of Santa Barbara

Elevation Certificates:  Gromatici provided GPS control and an Elevation Certificate prior to construction for California Power and Water project in the City of Santa Barbara Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Quiota Creek Crossing Bridge #2 Refugio Road

Setting Finish Grade in the Bridge hole.

Bridge control and Layout:  Gromatici Land Surveying has been retained by Peter Lapitus Construction to provide rough and finished grade staking and layout for a 60' pre-fab bridge over Quiota Creek.  This project is for COMB and is being funded to provide fish passage for steelhead trout for the Creek.  This project consists of rough grading, including slope staking and layout of bridge abutments so the bridge can easily be "dropped" into place. 







Client:  Peter Lapitus Construction, Inc.



Fresh & Easy Market - Santa Barbara

Building Layout using Robotic Technology

Commercial Construction Sites:  Gromatici Land Surveying was retained to provide professional land surveying services for this new Fresh & Easy market on Milpas Street.  Rough, Finish, and utility staking.  Gromatici will be providing layout for curbs, buildings, walls and utilities that include boundary certification and pad certifications. 


Client:  CSI Inc.

Icon at UCSB Student Housing

Multi-story Residential Surveying:  Gromatici was retained by Robbins/Reed General Contracting to provide Quality Control/ Quality Assurance, control, and survey layout for the multiple story structure with 0" setbacks.  Gromatici verified the boundary, elevations and conforms prior to staking for rough and finish grade. 


Gromatici provided layout and control for the 2nd floor podium.


Client:  Robbins/ Reed Incorporated.


Here is a video of survey control shown below:

Bradley Studio Apartments

Public Works Projects:  This project for the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara is composed of seven buildings for low-income apartments.  This project has a large retention basin, sewer, water and gas line service.  Gromatici provided QA/QC, survey layout and pad certifications for this project. 


Client:  McGillivray Construction, Inc.


Santa Barbara, CA.












Eric J. Ackerman, PLS is a Certified Federal Surveyor No. 1609. 


Eric is licensed in California, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, and Colorado.


CA LS 8226

AZ RLS 69068

ID PLS 18767

NV PLS 26941

CO PLS 38714

UT PLS 2201


Licensed Drone Pilot


ALTA Surveys

Elevation Certificates/ Flood

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Los Olivos:  805-691-9112

2432 Railway Ave., Suite I

Los Olivos, CA 93441


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