Klein & Associates, Inc. (KA) is located in the Columbia Gorge with offices in Hood River and Camas. They have provided professional land surveying, mapping, and drafting services for over thirty five years in Oregon and Washington. Klein & Associates, Inc. has an established team experienced in precise, high order geodetic control using GPS networks and has built a reputation for using current technology to provide cost-effective, accurate, and efficient surveying services.
KA’s team includes Professional Land Surveyors, Professional Civil Engineers, an Architect, a Geologist-in-training, and Technicians (surveying, drafting, material testing). They have recently added a material testing lab, which is the only ODOT-accredited, full-service lab in the Gorge. As a family-owned business, KA is small enough to be very responsive to clients but large enough to facilitate larger projects from beginning to end. Recent Hood River projects have included Golden Eagle Park near Hood River Valley High School and several School District projects.
KA uses a full suite of technology to deploy their services: Trimble GPS equipment, AutoCAD Civil 3D and ESRI Arc Map GIS software, and DJI drones. KA was one of the first in Oregon and Washington to utilize drones with LiDAR and currently offers photogrammetry services via drone. With this tool, KA has been able to provide services such as monitoring river bank erosion in the Seattle area with drones and the use of 3D modeling to engineer solutions.
As a long-standing member of the Gorge community with continually expanding technological solutions, KA joined the Gorge Tech Alliance to expand their community ties. The KA team volunteers in the community and supports STEM education in the Gorge. KA’s two female civil engineers enjoy participating in the GTA-supported Gorge Women in STEM initiative. Learn more at kleinassocinc.com.
Meet the Leaders Behind Klein & Associates: Jim Klein and Leo Sandoval
Co-owners Jim Klein and Leo Sandoval grew up and were classmates in the Hood River Valley. They separated ways after high school, but both ended up back in the Gorge, specializing in Land Surveying. After college, Leo went to work in Montana as a Land Surveyor. In 1996 Jim returned to Hood River to work in his father’s surveying office, In 2005, Leo returned to Hood River, at which time he and Jim together bought the business from Jim’s father, Anthony Klein. The two have been growing the professional range of services and staff ever since.