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CENTRAL SURVEY

Founded 1920 • With Angi since November 2003

4.8

(86) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number

Address

6415 N Caldwell Ave

Chicago, IL 60646

Description

Call us at (888) 973-5876 in Chicago, IL, for detailed land surveys from a team with experience. Serving the Chicagoland area for over 90 years... Professional Land Surveyors Performing Land, Topographic, Boundary, ALTA/ACSM and Condominium Surveys for Residential, Commercial and Industrial Properties....

Verified Reviews

A few reviews for this pro...
5.0

07/07/2021


Gwendolyn M W.

From start to finish the Central Survey staff are not only expert but professional, friendly, and courteous. Gary Demas is the contact person. He is a pleasure to work with. He is knowledgeable and professional. He took time to answer all my questions and more. Kathy who is the Accounts Manager is efficient, courteous and makes the process so easy. They really work as a team. The men who did the surveying were very polite and worked quickly. I recommend this company highly.

Description of Work
Survey done on a townhome

Category land surveyor

5.0

09/17/2020


Nancy L.

Impeccable! Requested the Plat of Survey on a Monday and rec'd Thursday, yes 3 days. The Central Survey team had the sense of urgency I was looking for and delivered beyond expectations.

Description of Work
Plat of Survey

Category land surveyor

5.0

05/01/2020


Natasha W.

Everything went well. The price was reasonable and they did a fantastic job. I would recommend them to my family and friends in need of this type of service.

Description of Work
Plat Survey

Category land surveyor

5.0

01/17/2020


Marion I.

Everything went smoothly. Services provided in a timely manner and documents provided both hard and digitally.

Description of Work
general plat of survey for property improvement

Category land surveyor

5.0

04/13/2019


Harriet S. M.

Second time using Central Survey (two different properties) for plats of survey. They were again prompt and efficient. Very helpful to receive the plat as both a PDF and hard copies.

Description of Work
plat of survey for our house

Category land surveyor

2.0

08/21/2018


Shelia L.

I gave very specific information (an empty double lot), drone photos, address and lot pin numbers and the job was NOT done correctly. They provided for a single lot and a lot with a frame house on it. The office representative was as nice as can be. She had no explanations or acknowledgement of the error only that I had to pay more. I was charged an additional $200 that I had to struggle to get. They made me pay for their mistake. I paid a total of $650 for this survey. I would NEVER recommend them to anyone. I feel I was cheated but I needed to get this survey badly so I had no choice but to pay for them to do it correctly.

Description of Work
survey of double lot

Category land surveyor

5.0

06/14/2018


daniel B.

impressively quick to respond to my emails. work was done within the time frame that was promised.

Description of Work
needed plat of survey for residential property

Category land surveyor

5.0

10/01/2017


FREDA R.

They were polite, professional and careful to close gates so my dog would not get out. I am very pleased with with Central Survey. Oh, and within the stated 10 days I had the needed copies of the survey.

Description of Work
I needed a plat of survey for my building in order to submit plans to city of Chicago to obtain a permit for the work. Two surveyers came out spent about an hour to take measurements then let me know when they were done.

Category land surveyor

5.0

05/10/2017


Raja M.

Excellent. No issues. Would use them again in a second.

Description of Work
Needed a survey for our garage project. We figured out that we needed resurvey with stakeouts at the last minute since the alleyway with the old marks was redone. They were incredibly responsive and got the job done quickly. Very helpful on the phone as well.

Category land surveyor

5.0

05/09/2017


John K.

Same day email reply that current schedule was two months out. Did not hire due to scheduling conflicts.

Description of Work
Survey and corner stakes placed for fence installation.

Category land surveyor

5.0

05/01/2017


Christopher C.

Great response from the beginning. Our request was acknowledged immediately and the order was placed w/o delay. Actual stamped survey was received within 10 days of the request.

Description of Work
Requested plat of survey for one of our addition projects.

Category land surveyor

5.0

04/13/2017


Ana C.

very quick response and quick delivery of services.

Description of Work
land/plot survey

Category land surveyor

5.0

01/20/2017


Deborah L.

The gentleman scheduled was outstanding. Listen to my concerns and was understanding about why I felt I had to have the work done by your company.

Description of Work
Re valuation of property. First one done April 2016 / second one done 1/2017. Reason: I had concerns regarding the excavation of property located. Next door from me (2033 West Fletcher street).

Category land surveyor

5.0

10/10/2016


Gloria A A.

Central Survey was prompt (timely) , professional and reasonably priced. We received an ample amount of copies within 7 business days of the survey. The guys were very nice, and walked us through the process as they worked. The boundaries were clearly marked off. Thank you Central Survey! Now we know beyond a shadow of a doubt our exact property line!

Description of Work
Our Church pwned property needed a professional survey. Our church owned most of the lot but not all-so we needed to know our boundaries since our congregation uses it for parking.

Category land surveyor

1.0

04/05/2016


Laura L.

After several attempts to reach this company for an estimate, I received NO responses. I guess they already have all the business that they can handle!

Description of Work
After several attempts to reach this company for an estimate, I received NO responses. I guess they already have all the business that they can handle!

Category land surveyor

Service Provider Response

I'm sorry, that does NOT sound like something we would do. Perhaps you had the wrong number? We are very prompt with our responses.
5.0

01/24/2016


Marlene M.

The company responded promptly to my email with an estimate and again when I decided to hire them. The estimate focused on exactly what I asked for while other companies tried to sell me all kinds of other services at triple the cost.

Description of Work
The company prepared a survey of plot for my commercial property.

Category land surveyor

5.0

01/20/2016


Sonja G.

They were very professional and did an excellent job. They were quick and reasonably priced.

Description of Work
They sent out surveyors so I could get my driveway paved.

Category land surveyor

5.0

11/04/2015


David K.

They rang the doorbell, I answered. They identified who they were, and I had expected them. They said it would take about two hours. They went to work (outside). I went upstairs.

Description of Work
Company generated a "plat of survey" for my house. Two surveyors made measurements for about 2 hours.

Category land surveyor

5.0

09/11/2015


BETSY T.

Central Survey was very responsive and completed the survey I needed in a timely manner. Other firms I called took 2 or 3 days just to call me back. Their price was better than most other quotes. A very minor issue was that I was told I would be contacted the morning of the survey so that I could unlock the back gate, answer any questions, etc. I wasn't contacted so was a bit surprised when the surveyor showed up several days earlier than expected. Fortunately I was home, but they probably could have done the necessary work without me if I hadn't been.

Description of Work
Updated plat of survey required for City of Chicago building permit

Category land surveyor

4.0

07/08/2015


LINLEY C.

I would not recommend them and they did not find for me any one that I wanted to use. They sent someone in my house without me giving payment for the service and I wouldn't recommend them and I could not contact them on phone.They were a little more expensive, they sent a team and seemed professional though they didn't give me the name of the company. And I would not continue using them in the future.

Description of Work
I had a Land survey done by Central survey who did Land Surveying for me and the last time they did that was in the month of May.

Category land surveyor

5.0

06/18/2015


Andrea J.

I called a company recommended by a relative. My call was never returned. My daughter found Central Survey LLC on Angie's List. When I called, I got the info I Needed to make a decision. They did what I was told they'd do and followed the time line I was given. This is my first experience with Angie's List.

Description of Work
Needed a new plat of survey for the property my house is on. I needed to obtain the necessary permits to redo my asphalt driveway.

Category land surveyor

1.0

05/08/2015


Stephanie E.

Called them for a flood plain elevation survey, clearly not what they do, I had several questions that I couldn't even ask because Gary kept talking over me and then got blown off by Gary and transferred to some woman, Kathy Iverson to be specific, in their office to handle my call, a customer came in and he couldn't talk to me anymore was the excuse from Kathy so she would take my info down for a return call. Several hours later I received an email from another company that my info was forwarded to by Kathy, the subject line read: Lunatic Client, from: Kathy Iverson. this is despicable and I will never be a client and if I ever hear anyone considering using this company I will definitely make them aware of this brief encounter. Lunatic Client, never raised my voice, swore or conducted myself inappropriately, had questions, that was all, Gary seemed confused, our conversation was no longer than one minute before I was transferred, which again I conducted myself appropriately.

Description of Work
Called them for a flood plain elevation survey, clearly not what they do, I had several questions that I couldn't even ask because Gary kept talking over me and then got blown off by Gary and transferred to some woman, Kathy Iverson to be specific, in their office to handle my call, a customer came in and he couldn't talk to me anymore was the excuse from Kathy so she would take my info down for a return call. Several hours later I received an email from another company that my info was forwarded to by Kathy, the subject line read: Lunatic Client, from: Kathy Iverson. this is dispiciable and I will never be a client and if I ever hear anyone considering using this company I will definitely make them aware of this brief encounter. Lunatic Client, never raised my voice, swore or conducted myself inappropriately, had questions, that was all, Gary seemed confused, our conversation was no longer than one minute before I was transferred, which again I conducted myself appropriately.

Category land surveyor

5.0

05/05/2015


Kiernan M.

They were easy to reach, we set a time to get the survey done, a window of time and it was done early. The work was well done and completed on time.

Description of Work
I needed a basic survey done on my current property since an addition was done.

Category land surveyor

5.0

10/27/2014


SANDRA & CARL S.

It went very well. I called on a Monday and he stated that he would mail the plat survey to us as soon as it was completed and we received the survey back from them within 5 days. They were very prompt with providing their service. The service and the price were very good. It has been a pleasure to work with this company. The work was done over the phone without having to meet face to face. He also emailed me a 10% discount for being an Angie's List member that he didn't have to send to me. I would highly recommend this company.

Description of Work
Provided a Plat Survey.

Category land surveyor

5.0

09/10/2014


Amanda T.

Our home was purchased via short sale, therefore we did not receive a survey plat. We need to install a fence, so I used Angie's List to research companies providing land survey services in my area. Central Survey received high grades from previous customers. On their website you can request a "quick quote". I used this feature on September 4th and less than 5 minutes later I had a quote from Gary Demas via email. We exchanged several emails that same day, and he promptly answered each of my questions. That same day (September 4th) I ordered my survey. Gary told me it would take 10-14 days to receive my final survey, so I was extremely pleased to receive a message from him on September 8th, that his crew was on their way to my house. His crew was efficient, and left the property the way they found it. Two days later on September 10th, I received notice my survey was complete. I called the Accounts Manager to submit payment via credit card, and just moments later I had an electronic copy of my survey via email. That same day, she mailed four original copies of the survey. I am very pleased with the service I received from Central Survey. My communication with Gary was outstanding; the survey crew was professional; the Accounts Manager was extremely pleasant and friendly on the telephone; and the actual survey was thorough. I didn't even ask for expedited service but the turn around time from quote to receipt of the actual survey (six days) was phenomenal and exceeded my expectations. I don't know when or why I would ever need another survey completed, but I know that I will use Central Survey. I will recommend Central Survey to all of my friends. Be sure to ask for your Angie's List discount!

Description of Work
I hired Central Survey to provide a land survey for fence installation.

Category land surveyor

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    General Information
    Free Estimates
    Yes
    Eco-Friendly Accreditations
    Yes
    Payment Options
    Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
    Senior Discount
    NO
    Emergency Service
    Yes
    Warranties
    Yes

    Services Offered

    Survey plats for Mortgages, Boundary, Building Permits, Construction Layout, Condominiums, Subdivisions & Topography.......ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys for Commercial & Industrial Properties.

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about CENTRAL SURVEY

    How is CENTRAL SURVEY overall rated?

    CENTRAL SURVEY is currently rated 4.8 overall out of 5.

    What days are CENTRAL SURVEY open?

    CENTRAL SURVEY is open:

    Sunday: Closed

    Monday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Thursday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Friday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Saturday: Closed

    What payment options does CENTRAL SURVEY provide

    CENTRAL SURVEY accepts the following forms of payment: Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

    Does CENTRAL SURVEY offer free estimates?

    Yes, CENTRAL SURVEY offers free project estimates.

    Does CENTRAL SURVEY offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    Yes, CENTRAL SURVEY offers eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does CENTRAL SURVEY offer a senior discount?

    No, CENTRAL SURVEY does not offer a senior discount.

    Does CENTRAL SURVEY offer emergency services?

    Yes, CENTRAL SURVEY offers emergency services.

    Are warranties offered by CENTRAL SURVEY?

    Yes, CENTRAL SURVEY offers warranties.

    What services does CENTRAL SURVEY offer?

    CENTRAL SURVEY offers the following services: Survey plats for Mortgages, Boundary, Building Permits, Construction Layout, Condominiums, Subdivisions & Topography.......ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys for Commercial & Industrial Properties.