Our Story

BPLS started in 2011 as a one man operation, and has since been blessed to grow into a thriving business serving Western NC. BPLS is honored to have a loyal client base that is growing year by year. Since its inception BPLS has been determined to offer exceptional customer service and accuracy in which businesses and families can depend.  

Ben Patton
Owner/Licensed Surveyor

Ben started BPLS in 2011, after earning his B.S. Surveying and Mapping at East Tennessee State University. Ben is licensed in NC, SC and Tennessee. Ben has been honored with awards such as The Tom Johnson Entrepreneurial Award and was also voted "Best Surveyor" in McDowell County in 2016 and 2017 by the McDowell News. Ben oversees each project from start to finish and ensures that each job is done right. 

Joel Mancuso
Operations Manager

Joel has been with BPLS since the Fall of 2015 and has a B.A. in Pastoral Theology. He is currently working towards a B.S. in Geomatics at NC A&T University en route to becoming a Licensed Surveyor.  

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Caleb Oakes
Field Manager

Caleb joined BPLS in the summer of 2016, after running the Appalachian Trial in just a few months. Caleb manages all aspects of our field operations and is proficient in both field survey systems as well as AutoCAD. He is a skilled leader and big part of BPLS's success. 

Landyn Manfull
Land Surveyor Intern

Landyn is a Montana native who has experience surveying with the Forest Service. He holds a B.S. in Construction Engineering Technology with a Minor in Land Surveying from Montana State University. His knowledge, experience and attitude have made a welcomed addition to the BPLS family. 

Austin Brooks
CAD Tech

Austin has been with BPLS since January of 2017. Austin is a reserve Police Officer and former "Officer of the Year". Austin enjoys, wood working and strives for excellence in everything he does. 

Nathan Greene
Crew Chief

Nathan is a USMC veteran and former police officer, who joined BPLS in January 2019. He is avid duck hunter and church volunteer. His dedication and experience has made him a welcomed addition to the crew.   

Sam Oakes
Field Tech

Sam has been working with BPLS since early 2017; and is talented in the field of construction. He is currently awaiting orders with the U.S. Air Force, where is he is contracted in Pararescue.

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Joshua Oakes
Field Tech

Josh is a Second Lt. USMC and has been working with BPLS since 2016. He holds a B.A. in Global Studies from the University of North Carolina, with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. Josh is fondly known as the philosopher and entertainer of the crew.