Atwell finances buyout of Cross Surveying, expanding into U.S. Southeast

SOUTHFIELD—Atwell LLC, the Southfield-based engineering and construction services firm, announced that it had provided the financing to a private investment group that has acquired Cross Surveying LLC, a 28-person land surveying firm based in Florida.

As part of the transaction, Atwell will work with Cross Surveying on expansion opportunities and all Florida surveying operations. Cross Surveying specializes in providing a comprehensive approach to surveying and mapping projects. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

This acquisition will immediately enhance the depth and breadth of Atwell’s surveying capabilities in real estate, land development, and power and energy industries in Florida and Georgia.

“Atwell and Cross Surveying share the same client-focused model for service excellence,” said Ron Waldrop, vice president of real estate and land development for Atwell in the southeast region. “We’ve worked with Cross Surveying for several years and are collaborating on several projects currently. Cross Surveying complements our current suite of services and helps fill important geographic gaps.”

Cross Surveying was founded in 1989 when owner and founder Robert Cross formed Bob Cross Professional Land Surveying. In 1995, Cross purchased Global Surveying and expanded into seven locations across Florida.

“Teaming with Atwell allows us to unlock added value for our clients by tapping into a broader range of services backed by regional and national expertise,” Cross said. “We look forward to supporting Atwell’s growth in Florida and the Southeast Region.”

Cross Surveying is comprised of professional surveyors and mappers, CAD technicians, and office personnel. The firm’s services include boundary surveys, construction stakeout, control surveys, design surveys, residential surveys, topographic surveys, and more.

Atwell is a national consulting, engineering, and construction services firm in the real estate, land development, power and energy, and oil and gas industries. More at

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