Our Staff

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At Bedrock Engineering, we prioritize the needs of our clients and strive to deliver exceptional service and quality work. Our team is composed of skilled professionals with strong ties to the local community, as well as long-standing relationships with municipalities, developers, and contractors. We use the latest technological advances, including global positioning systems and robotic total stations, to ensure efficient and timely service.
As a member of the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of ACEC, the American Council of Engineering Companies, we also have strong working relationships with other local engineering and land surveying firms. This allows us to offer a wide range of services and expertise to our clients. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals and are always looking for ways to better serve the community we call home.
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Michael Hartley, President, PLS

Michael is a Professional Land Surveyor and is President of Bedrock Engineering, Inc. His thirty-two years of land surveying experience includes project management of construction staking, topographic and boundary surveys, ALTA surveys, aerial photo control surveys, and right-of-way engineering projects. He has extensive experience in managing the surveying components of complex construction projects.

Michael has spent his entire career working in California’s Central Valley – mostly in Madera, Fresno and Merced Counties. He is especially familiar with the survey records of these counties, both public and private, and his expertise in records research will help ensure compliance with monument preservation efforts.
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Dave Hartley, CFO, RCE

Dave is a Registered Civil Engineer in the State of California and is Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of Bedrock Engineering, Inc. His twenty-eight years of post-graduation engineering experience includes design of grading, street, sanitary sewer, water, and storm drain improvements for municipal, industrial, residential, and commercial developments. Dave also has extensive experience in processing plans through numerous government agencies, in managing topographic survey and construction staking projects, and in preparing stormwater pollution prevention plans.
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Peter Mayne, Vice President, PLS

Peter is a Professional Land Surveyor and is Vice President of Bedrock Engineering, Inc. His thirty-two years of land surveying experience includes establishing horizontal and vertical control networks and performing boundary surveys, topographic surveys and construction staking.
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Jon Hevia, General Manager

Jon is a retired Major from the United States Air Force, where he served as an Airfield Operations Officer and a Combat Airspace Manager. He served three combat tours in Iraq, Syria and Pakistan, including Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. His military experience includes leading large, complex military organizations with Joint and Coalition partners from around the world.

Jon earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Aviation Operations from San Jose State University in 2010 and his Master’s of Science in Aeronautics from Embry Riddle in 2016.
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Kenneth "Mick" Padgett

Mick is a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of California. His nineteen years of land surveying experience includes establishing horizontal and vertical control networks and performing boundary surveys, topographic surveys, ALTA surveys, and project management. Mick has extensive knowledge and experience in construction staking.
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Richard C. Shepard, PLS

Richard is a Professional Land Surveyor. His land surveying experience, starting in 1986, includes construction staking, topographic and boundary surveys, ALTA surveys, aerial photo control surveys, and right-of-way analysis.  Richard has extensive experience in managing the surveying components of boundary, right-of-way, and construction projects.  He has over twenty-five years experience using AutoCAD and Civil 3D for survey mapping and plan production.
 
Before joining Bedrock Engineering, Richard was Head of the Survey Department for Giersch and Associates, Inc. in Madera, CA. He was responsible for all aspects of the department, including research, cost estimates, fieldwork, parcel maps, ALTA survey maps, and legal descriptions. In addition, he was responsible for preliminary drafting and quality control of civil engineering improvement plans prepared by Giersch and Associates and for review of outside record maps and improvement plans as the agent of the City Engineer for various client-cities, including Chowchilla, Fowler, Parlier, and Mendota. Richard currently serves as the Acting City Surveyor for the City of Orange Cove.
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Charles “Chase” Miller, PLS

Chase is a Professional Land Surveyor, project manager and a party chief at Bedrock Engineering, Inc. His thirteen years of land surveying experience includes establishing horizontal and vertical control networks and performing boundary surveys, topographic surveys, ALTA surveys, terrestrial laser scanning, construction staking, and underground utility locating/mapping. In 2010, Chase graduated from the University of Calgary with a Master of Science in Geomatics Engineering, which involved completing a thesis on the accuracy of GPS surveying.
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Steve LaChaine, RCE

Steve is a highly experienced engineer with extensive experience spanning over 24 years of expertise in design and project management for grading, drainage, erosion control, streets, sewer, water, bike paths, and road striping for both public and private commercial and residential projects, including small schools. He has a track record of being responsive to the needs of clients and has extensive experience working in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties. He is knowledgeable about the unique requirements of both coastal and inland projects.
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Matt Byas, Operations Manager

Matt graduated from California State University, Fresno in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Geology. He joined Bedrock as a Ground Penetrating Radar specialist in the same year and has since taken on various roles including survey technician, safety officer, and Underground Locating Manager. In 2019, Matt was promoted to Operations Manager due to his strong problem-solving skills, leadership abilities, and professional demeanor towards clients and team members. As Operations Manager, Matt is responsible for overseeing all projects from start to finish and ensuring that they are completed to the highest standards. His duties include scheduling, project management, client satisfaction, equipment management, personnel management, technology implementation, and training. Bedrock is grateful to have Matt's expertise and guidance as the leader of Operations.
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Nick Armesto, Manager of Employee Relations and Marketing

Nick is a highly skilled and experienced professional with a strong foundation in psychology and athletics. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University, where he also excelled in football. Throughout his career, Nick has gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise in social work and athlete training. Currently, Nick serves as the Employee Relations Manager at Bedrock, where he works closely with employees to identify their personal and professional goals and develop actionable plans to help them achieve success. In addition to his role in employee relations, Nick also manages the marketing department at Bedrock. In this role, he is responsible for developing and executing the overall marketing strategy for the organization, as well as tracking and analyzing the effectiveness of marketing initiatives.
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CHRIS BARDON, SALES MANAGER

Chris is an expert in the field of geospatial sales. He has a diverse background in the industry, having held various positions such as a Fresno Operations Manager and Principal at California Surveying & Drafting Supply in Fresno, CA, a Sales Manager at Michigan Surveyors Supply in Lansing, MI, a Field/Office Surveyor at Engineering Technologies Corporation in Ann Arbor, MI, and a CAD operator/Field Crew at Bryan Land Surveys in Haslett, MI. His extensive experience in both field and office operations, as well as his expertise in geospatial sales, make him a valuable asset to our team. He is well-versed in the latest technology and trends in the industry and is dedicated to helping customers find the right solutions for their needs. He is a team player with a strong work ethic and is committed to delivering exceptional customer service.