Max George, PS, CFM

Director of Survey

Max George is the Director of Survey at Chastain-Skillman. Nearing almost 30 years of surveying experience, Max received his AAS in Civil Engineering Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying from Michigan Technological University. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Surveyor, he is also a certified floodplain manager and is FAA GIS Survey Certified.

As the Director of Survey, Max leads our Survey department, establishing intentional relationships with our clients to support the completion of project goals. He is responsible for coordinating the workflows, personnel, equipment, professional development, and overall planning of survey projects while also serving as a member of our board of directors.

Before joining the Chastain-Skillman team, Max served as an Engineer Officer with the US Army and was stationed in Germany, Missouri, and Colorado. He completed the Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy Officers Course, amongst other leadership and technical courses. He deployed as part of Operation Desert Storm and later on as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In 2010, Max retired from the US Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel. When not at work he can be found woodworking (or making expensive firewood), hunting, cooking, or (most often) exploring the world with his wife in their Mini Cooper.

Favorite Movie

Streets of Fire

Favorite Way to Spend Free Time

Woodworking/Exploring

Favorite Project To-Date

"We had to map a site that had a major pharmaceutical company’s headquarters on it and an area for a temporary construction road across the river from the site. The site was on a river bluff 70 feet above the river, and the bluff was eroding - threatening the stability of the building. We had to use all of our tools to get the topographic survey done – both of the building site, across the river in dense vegetation and the river channel itself. To solve the safety concern and challenge of accurately mapping the bluff we used our 3d laser scanner. On the river we utilized our single beam sonar, and for the topographic mapping we used our robotic total station and GPS. Making it more difficult was seasonal flooding that limited access to much of the site."