Seaside Engineering and Surveying (SEAS) is proud to be a leader in civil engineering and surveying. A company comprised of the most qualified professionals and state of the art technology, our corporate objective is to set the standard for excellence, from planning to execution and timely completion. In the pursuit of our corporate objective, the SEAS managers and staff are committed to the following operating principles:
- Always striving to produce a superior product;
- Providing a product which exceeds the expectations of our client;
- Serving our clients and the public with humility and gentleness, putting the interest of others above our own personal interest, (Phil. 2:1‐5); and
- Conducting every aspect of our business with INTEGRITY and HONESTY.
Founded in 2002, by John Gustin and Brad Mainor, SEAS is a small company capable of big projects and built on strong client relationships where trust is the backbone. At SEAS you can expect expert consultation and effective communication. Your time frame is our priority, offering cost-effective solutions and sustainable deigns.
At SEAS, you will find a team dedicated to the complexity of your project. SEAS offers a wide range of services and customizable solutions with state of the art technology and innovation in Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Hydrographic Surveying, Photogrammetry, LIDAR, GIS, CADD and consultation services. With vast experience and knowledge, the learning curve is eliminated and superior service and quality control is reflected in the ACASS ratings.
SEAS is committed to your success. We look forward to discussing your objectives with you and offering solutions on how we can meet your objectives together.
Founder and President; Hydrographic Surveying Manager
John Gustin is a third generation professional Surveyor and Mapper with over 32 years of experience. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, John attributes his skill and knowledge to his grandfather and father, who paved the way for his success. As a contractor, his firm has performed work for 17 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts as well as NOAA and NAVFAC. He is a nationally recognized Hydrographer and has contributed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hydrographic Surveying Engineering Manual.
John is an authority on the Corps’ Inland Electronic Navigational Chart (IENC) program. He has presented at seven annual IENC Program Review Meetings and continues to educate others through his lectures on Hydrographic Surveying and Marine Mobile LiDAR. A member of the Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA), you can find John’s published articles on The Military Engineer on hydrographic surveying and mobile LiDAR Led Research and Development projects for software applications, mapping systems and dredge positioning systems in XYHT. He is also a licensed United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner Captain.
John lives with his family in Baker, Florida. When he is not on-site, you can find him on the beach with his family or serving seniors at the local assisted living home. He is an active member in his community, serving as a deacon and on several committees at his local church.
Founding Principal and Land Surveying Manager
Brad is a founding principal of Seaside Engineering and Surveying, LLC (SEAS) and serves as the operations manager, coordinating personnel and equipment for the numerous surveys the company performs.
An Army National Guard Veteran, Brad began his career as a surveyor at a young age in Niceville, Florida. With over 23 years of surveying experience, he is licensed in Alabama and Mississippi and has extensive experience working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Brad is a long-time resident of Baker, FL and an active member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. He serves as a deacon at his church and he and his wife, Wendy, work in the Senior Adult Ministry. They are proud parents to three grown children and three grandchildren. Brad enjoys running, eating good food, spending time with his family and friends and traveling with his wife.
Timothy D. Bowden, PE, PSM
Tim Bowden is a Principal Engineer and Surveyor at Seaside Engineering And Surveying (SEAS). He is licensed in the State of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
A graduate of the University of Florida, Tim began working for SEAS straight out of college. Throughout his 15-year career, he has gained extensive experience in all aspects of government, commercial, and residential surveying as well as civil engineering projects, including civil site and stormwater system designs, post-construction engineering inspection and certification. He is now a Project Manager and valued partner with SEAS.
Tim is passionate about his work, but in his spare time, he can be found coaching his children’s soccer teams, fishing, hunting or playing a round of golf. His daughter was born on his 30th birthday and was the best birthday present ever.
Remote Sensing Manager
Kent Stewart is the Remote Sensing Manager at SEAS and a licensed surveyor in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Kentucky. He is a certified Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 107 Remote Pilot as well as a licensed United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner Captain. His expertise is in mobile mapping systems, remotely operated vehicles and software and hardware development. He is a regular presenting speaker at state and national industry conferences and recently authored an article in Point Of Beginning (POB) magazine. Kent served on a panel at the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) cut score workshop to set passing grades for the upcoming national exams.
Kent and his wife are proud parents to three grown children and four grandchildren. In addition to pursuing his Doctorate in Mathematics, he likes woodworking, photography, and playing golf but his favorite pass-time is offshore fishing with family and friends.
Dan Bowers Jr. CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Dan Bowers is a licensed CPA from Florida State University and, for the last 3 years, has been the Chief Financial Officer at Seaside Engineering And Surveying. Dan has extensive experience in all aspects of financial management positions but also recognizes the importance of the relationship between SEAS and their valued clients. He handles sensitive and confidential information with the utmost professionalism. Dan is highly regarded at SEAS for his character and effective collaboration in strategic financial management to meet the needs of his clients.
Dan and his wife, Denise, are the proud parents of four grown children and two grandchildren. He is an avid hunter and fisher, and active member at his local church.
Survey Crew Coordinator
Howard King, an Okaloosa County native, followed in his father’s footsteps working in the survey/engineering/construction field. His experience began in electronics and continued through his service in the Navy with 2 years of extensive training in computer operation and maintenance in preparation for the submarine service where he was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After 6 years in the service, he went to work for a government contractor in Hawaii, servicing and repairing computers and peripherals at various military bases on Oahu where he was first introduced to CADD. After starting a family, Howard came back to his roots where he began his 29-year career in surveying.
Howard has been with SEAS since 2014 as the Survey Crew Coordinator and is responsible for preparing jobs for the crews, bringing in the processed data, calculating and basing out surveys for SEAS draftsmen, as well as boundary and construction work for commercial, residential and projects performed for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.
Cole Granger, E.I.
Project Manager – Engineering
Cole Granger is a graduate of Florida State University with a BS in Civil Engineering. Born and raised on a farm in Gadsden County, Cole has spent the last ten years in Alabama and Florida as an Engineer Intern (E.I.), gaining experience in the water management district as a Project Engineer and a Geotechnical Staff Engineer. He joined the SEAS team in 2017 and now serves clients as a Project Manager in stormwater design, site design, and engineering.
Cole loves to garden, hunt, smoke and grill meats, and ride motorcycles, but nothing compares to spending quality time with family and friends and making them laugh.
Land Surveying Department/Survey Crew Chief
Currently, Dan is a Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT) for the State of Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Surveying and Geomatics Science from Troy University, Magna Cum Laude. Starting as a Rodman, he became a valuable member of the SEAS team in 2014 and is now a Crew Chief in the Land Surveying Department. He is actively broadening his skill set to include CADD, Project Management, and aspires to be a licensed surveyor.
A newlywed, Dan met his wife, Lauren, at his brother’s wedding. He is a Christian who loves Jesus and loves people. He likes to hunt and is a fan of Florida State football and Atlanta Braves baseball. He has a hard work ethic, lots of patience, and likes to be organized in every aspect of is life.
Heather Ziruolo grew up in a military family and settled in Crestview in 2002. She has been an important member of the SEAS team since 2008. Starting as a Receptionist and Client Liaison, Heather has a comprehensive knowledge of policies, procedures, and customer service. Now, as Office Manager, her vast responsibilities have emerged into billing, coordinating travel accommodations for out-of-town crews, managing crew and office supply orders, managing per diem, scheduling fleet maintenance, and crew purchases as well as a diverse list of behind-the-scenes tasks that keep the office running smoothly.
Heather is a proud parent of 3 beautiful daughters and is passionate about her work with a local rescue to foster dogs.
Laura Garrett is a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County and received an Associate of Arts degree from Northwest Florida State College with a specialty in transcription. She has been a valued part of the SEAS team since 2015. Although her favorite part about her position is being the Employee Liaison, because of her strength in organization, her area of expertise encompasses Fleet Management, Human Recourses, Event Coordination, assisting on proposals for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and other various supportive administration duties.
Laura is passionate about her relationship with Jesus and music, so when she is not humming or singing in the halls at SEAS, you will find her teaching piano or playing with the praise band and orchestra as the pianist in her local church. Laura and her husband are also the proud parents of two teenage sons.
Len Gordon, EI, GISP
Project Manager – Surveying/GIS
Len Gordon is a project manager with experience in surveying, mapping, and Geo GIS. He has worked on numerous projects for multiple USACE Districts as well private projects of varying size and complexity. His survey experience includes mobile/terrestrial LiDAR, hydrographic, boundary, topographic, geodetic control, construction stakeout, and gage installations. He is accomplished in GIS mapping data collection, processing, and production. As a Project Manager, Len is proficient in performing and overseeing that projects are completed in compliance with the requirements set forth by the scope of work and on time. It is his ambition that each project delivered, exceeds the client’s expectations.
Len began interning at SEAS in the summers of 2009 and 2010 and achieved his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida in May 2011. He earned his GISP (GIS Professional) title in 2015 and has is a member of SAME (Society of America Military Engineers) and GITA (Geospatial Information & Technology Association).
Len enjoys volunteering at the Northwest Florida Collegiate High School, judging senior Capstone projects. He also addresses the junior classmates regarding surveying, mapping, and GIS to educate young minds on career paths in his profession. Len and his wife, Lydia, are the proud parents of a daughter, Paisley. He is an avid hunter and fisherman. They have 2 dogs (Willie and Holley), 3 horses (Chance, Herbie, and Duchess), and a donkey (Petey).
Angie Arias, a Colorado native, began her career in radio and holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Northern Colorado. She has worked for more than 22 years in marketing and has been nationally recognized for her excellence in corporate marketing. Angie’s career has included working with various industries across the country which contributes to her broad knowledge and experience in marketing.
Angie is a proud military wife and mother to three kids. You can find her enjoying the beach with her family and friends on the weekends. She is passionate about serving the community as a child abuse prevention advocate, loves Jesus and cheering on her kids at sporting events and recitals. She is proud to be the newest team member at Seaside Engineering And Surveying and looks forward to serving you.