Precision Consulting since 1978

Principals & Founders

Passion. Experience.

 

Principals

 
 

CEO - Managing Partner

Andrew R. Cassano

Since 1969, Andy has had extensive experience in all aspects of land surveying, city and regional planning, and environmental planning for community development.  He has hours of public hearing experience, representing both the private and public sectors.

He has conducted all manner of surveys from boundary to design and construction related. Over his many years of experience, Andy has developed what he calls 4-D vision when looking at land and contemplating projects. Besides visualizing project plans and ideas in 3-D, he also sees the environmental impacts and mitigations, and anticipates issues of potential community concerns.

 

Education

SIERRA COLLEGE
AS Degree - Land Surveying, 1978

CONTINUING EDUCATION IN LAND USE LAW

Membership Affiliation

• American Planning Association 
• Nevada County Association of Realtors
• Engineers Association of Nevada County
• Greater Grass Valley Area Chamber of Commerce
• Bear Yuba Land Trust
• Economic Resource Council
• American Planning Association

Licensed Land Surveyor

• State of California (L.S. 4370) March 1977
• Town and Regional Planner

Experience

• Cranmer Engineering, Inc. (1969-1981)
• Independent Practice/Land Planner/ Surveyor (1981-1997)
• City Planner (under contract) - City of Nevada City (1984-1997)
• Nevada City Engineering, Inc. (1998-Present)

When He's Not at Work

• Volunteer Board Member Bear Yuba Land Trust
Motorcycle Sport Touring
• Bicycling
• Hiking
• Hanging out with 20-30 of the Local Family
• Occasionally, Poetry: Andy Turns 60

 
 

 
 
 

PRINCIPAL

John E. Baker

John serves as our surveying coordinator and he is a qualified civil engineering technician. John's experience includes the design and preparation of commercial and residential grading plans, improvement plans for public and private roads, utility plans and the calculation and drafting of subdivision maps, parcel maps, record of surveys and exhibit maps. John also has experience in the preparation of construction staking packages, construction staking, construction oversight, preparation of bid documents and engineering estimates.

 

Education

SIERRA COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

SACRAMENTO STATE UNIVERSITY

LAND SURVEYOR-IN-TRAINING (L.S.I.T)

Experience

• County of Sacramento (part time 1987-1988)
• Nevada City Engineering, Inc. (1988-Present)

Membership Affiliation

Engineers Association of Nevada County
California Land Surveyors Association

 
 

 
 
 

PRINCIPAL

Daniel Hoagland

Dan Hoagland is a Licensed Land Surveyor, LS 8621. He is instrumental in completing complex construction staking for projects and an expert at using our state of the art surveying equipment to complete all surveying tasks as efficiently as possible.  Dan is experienced in completing wireless communication infrastructure surveys, which we are now providing throughout Northern California. 

When Dan initially joined our company, one of his tasks was to prepare, under Andy Cassano’s direction, a legal description of the entire Nevada Irrigation District, the largest and most complex legal description that we’ve ever done.

Dan previously worked for Caltrans, where he worked on construction staking and other surveying tasks while passing California’s rigorous land surveying licensing exams in 2010.  His work with Caltrans included providing construction staking for 10 major bridges and structures. He also worked extensively with boundaries and right of way.

 
 

 
 

Founders

 
 

OUR FOUNDER - retired in 2004

Kenneth E. Baker

Ken had extensive experience in land surveys, including cadastral surveys, boundary surveys, land divisions and subdivisions.  Ken also had extensive experience with area study plans, cost analysis, feasibility analysis, commercial/industrial site selections, and project representation. Thanks for everything you taught us about our profession and client service!

 

Licensed Land Surveyor

• State of California (L.S. 3959) September 1972
• State of Idaho (L.S. 987) September 1976
• State of Nevada (L.S. 3596) May 1973

Education

SIERRA COLLEGE
AA - Engineering

SAN JOSE STATE
2 years Engineering/Political Science

Experience

• G.R. Beechel - Land Surveyor (1963-1965)
• Beechel & Cranmer (1965-1967)
• Cranmer Engineering, Inc. (1967-1978)
• Nevada City Engineering, Inc. (1978-2004)

 
 

 
 
 

FormeR President - Retired IN 2012 after 42+ years

Thomas L. Lott

Read Tom's Retirement Announcement ->

Tom had extensive experience in site selection and cost analysis, plus preparation of construction drawings and specifications relative to grading, drainage and utility extensions.  Utilities include, sewer, water, electrical, telephone and cable TV.  Experience included contract specifications and contract administration. Tom also provides structural engineering services.

Thanks for everything you taught us Tom, about engineering excellence and client service.

 

Experience

• Beechel & Cramner (1965-1967 part-time)
• Cranmer Engineering, Inc. (1967-1971 part-time)
• Cranmer Engineering, Inc. (1971-1978)
• Nevada City Engineering, Inc. (1978-2012)

Education

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
B.S. Civil Engineering, 1971

Registered Civil Engineer

• State of California (R.C.E. 24867) February 1975
• State of Nevada (R.C.E. 11261) January 1995

 
 

 
 
 

PAST PRINCIPLE - Retired IN 2017

William D. Green

Bill's experience included preparation of commercial grading plans, design of all types of infrastructure, including parking, streets, sewer, water, and utilities. He also did wood frame structural and retaining wall designs.

Bill took grading design to an art form, working directly in AutoCAD for maximum efficiency. He was a master at designing grading to fit difficult or confined sites. He was a practical engineer with extensive construction knowledge.

Like all of our partners, he was extremely versatile, and could quickly and efficiently undertake the full array of engineering, planning, and surveying tasks.

Experience

  • Cranmer Engineering, Inc.(1975-1978)

  • Nevada City Engineering, Inc. (1978-Present)

Membership Affiliation

Education

  • B.S. Civil Engineering - CA State University, Sacramento, 1993

Registered Civil Engineer

  • State of California (R.C.E. 53839) March 1995