At PPM We Do One Thing – Worry-Free As-Built Surveys
Do you work on ordinary projects? Of course not. So why would you work with an ordinary As-Built company?
Quality, service and peace of mind work together at PPM. Our core mission is to do whatever we can to make sure that your remodeling or real estate project runs smoothly, exactly how you expect it. No surprises. No roadblocks. Your As-Built survey will be the critical foundation that the rest of your project relies on. We understand that, and that is why at PPM our focus is always on providing you with accurate As-Built plans, and outstanding customer service.
Who We Are
Precision Property Measurements is a team of dedicated service professionals, providing full service building measurement, surveying and CAD drafting services. We specialize in the creation of “As-Built” floor plans, which show the existing conditions and dimensions of a residential or commercial building. Since our founding in 2002, our focus and dedication to providing the highest quality product and service to our clients has resulted in the successful delivery of over 15,000 As-Built projects of all sizes and types.
Precise, Quick, Affordable, and Exactly What You Need
PPM was founded on the idea that it should be easier to obtain accurate drawings of existing buildings – quickly, affordably, and in the exact format you need them. We have since grown to become the largest independent provider of As-Built services in California, with a coverage area that now includes all of North America. From our headquarters in Long Beach, CA, our professional staff manages a network of over 70 As-Built surveyors located throughout the United States and Canada. Whether you need to obtain As-Built drawings of a single family residence in Los Angeles, or 500 retail stores in mall locations through the U.S., PPM has the resources and experience to work with you.
Who We Serve
Our clients are typically architects, engineers, interior designers, construction managers, facility managers, real estate brokers and managers, and building owners. PPM provides As-Built surveys to anyone who manages, owns or provides design or construction services on commercial and residential properties including retail, office, restaurant, hotel, industrial, apartment buildings, condominiums and custom homes of any size. We work on “Single-Site” projects that have one building or property to measure, as well as “Multi-Site” Survey Programs with dozens to hundreds of locations.
How We Serve You
PPM’s proven As-Built production system combines precise measuring tools, technology, and highly-trained staff working with the highest standards and process controls. Our goal is nothing less than 100% accuracy on every As-Built project. All of PPM’s drawings are verified and quality-checked by our production team here in Southern California prior to delivery, to ensure that every detail is exactly as promised to our client.
We recognize that As-Builts are typically one of the first steps in the remodel and renovation process. There are many people depending on us to keep the project schedule on track. We will keep you informed about your field schedule and delivery dates, right up front. Above all, we pride ourselves in providing exceptional customer service to our clients. Our professional team of project managers, surveyors, drafters and customer service reps will be with you throughout the project – providing progress updates, answering your questions, and working together to ensure the successful delivery of your As-Built project to your 100% satisfaction.
Our History, Or How To Spend Your Time Creating and Building, Not Measuring
Precision Property Measurements was founded by Derek Caldwell in Huntington Beach, California in January of 2002. Derek first became interested in property measuring in college, at the suggestion of his mother Nancy, a landscape architect. Nancy urged Derek to pursue the trade for one simple reason: She hated measuring properties herself! Her passion was designing beautiful landscapes, and the prospect of spending a whole day out in the sun taking measurements, which more often than not ended up with some errors anyways, held absolutely no appeal. Derek soon learned that his mother was not alone in this sentiment – most creative design people that he met understood how critical it was to have accurate As-Built plans for their projects, they just didn’t want to spend their time creating them – and they weren’t particularly good at it anyways. From this basic need PPM was incorporated with the goal of making accurate As-Built drawings easy to obtain.
In 2003 Derek was joined in the business by Andy McFarland, a lifelong friend ever since they met in Kindergarten in 1983. Andy had recently left the banking industry and was looking for a new career path. The two had always shared an interest in mathematics, and they found that As-Built measuring was essentially an interactive geometry problem. They set out to create building measuring and drafting systems that would minimize the probability of errors through mathematical best practices. To this day, it is this adherence to strict measurement and quality assurance systems which is the strength of PPM’s As-Built process.
PPM moved to Long Beach in the summer of 2004, to take advantage of the city’s proximity to several major Southern California freeways (as well as excellent quality of life). As we have grown from 2 people to 25+, we have moved several times to accommodate our expanding team. Throughout our 16+ years in business, we have been fortunate enough to attract and retain extremely talented and hard-working individuals at PPM. More than anything else, this has been the primary reason for our growth and success. In 2014 we opened our 2nd office, in Oakland CA, to serve the Northern California AEC market. Today, PPM surveys thousands of properties every single year, for clients across North America.