Richard Baron, PLS

Vice President, Director of Survey

With nearly five decades-worth of diversified experience in the Land Surveying Profession, Mr. Richard Baron’s skillset includes: boundary, hydrographic, topographic, structural, riparian, cadastral, construction, and Right of Way (ROW) and GPS surveys as well as horizontal and vertical control for photo computation. “Surveying is a big part of the design effort,” he says, citing the joys of working outdoors and solving geometry challenges that go along with land surveying. “We provide the best quality service and information to expedite the design process and streamline each project.”

Mr. Baron’s deep knowledge of the trade also enables him to utilize the appropriate technology to successfully meet the needs of each individual project. He has been responsible for managing survey services in the office and field including record research for boundary surveys, record keeping, data processing, traverse adjustment, writing legal descriptions and reports, subdivision design, plotting, field data collection, calculations, the preparation of base-mapping, and client relations.

He is also well-versed in the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS), sub-aqueous bottom profiling equipment for Hydrographic Surveys, Aerial Photogrammetry/LIDAR and Drone surveys, 3D Laser Scanning and precision electronic total stations in conjunction with electronic data collectors and traditional as well as digital level equipment.

Through his work, Mr. Baron hopes to inspire the next generation of up-and-coming engineers and surveying specialists, including his son, Joe, who also happens to work for Naik Group. “He’s been outstanding,” Baron says. “He’s pursuing licenses and stays on top of the new technology— it’s a lot to keep up with and he’s certainly doing that.”

Whenever he’s not on the clock, Mr. Baron keeps busy by spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoys woodworking and restoring old vehicles. “It’s always nice to have a challenging project to bring into fruition.”