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It takes experience and innovation to move transportation projects forward safely, quickly, and with reliability. LWS provides a complete range of geospatial solutions. From preliminary route design, through completion surveys, LWS brings our comprehensive expertise with best-in-class and emerging technologies to your roadway, aviation, rail, and marine projects.


Whether on land, in the air, or across the seas, maintaining, growing, and improving efficiency, well-planned transportation systems are vital for future mobility in our expanding regions. Our core values of Safety, Integrity, Quality, and Growth aligns with the mission of transportation infrastructure agencies to ensure the safest, most efficient, and modern transportation systems in the world. LWS staff has decades of experience providing successful project delivery for Federal, State, County, Municipal Transportation Departments and marine applications directly and in association with Professional Engineering firms.

Having decades of professional land surveying and mapping experience leading multiple teams and projects, LWS stands ready to assist you with your project needs.

Meet our Team

Michael D. McGuinness, RPLS, PSM

Michael D. McGuinness, RPLS, PSM

Vice President of Transportation

As Vice President of Transportation, Michael provides executive management for LWS’ transportation projects. Michael has more than forty years of experience in surveying and mapping as a licensed professional land surveyor. He was also certified as an ACSM Hydrographer in 1986. His experience includes leading a wide range of surveying services including boundary, cadastral, topographic, route, subdivision platting, construction, hydrographic, oil & gas exploration, pipeline, electrical transmission, GIS/LIS, fixed and mobile laser scanning, plant surveying, deformation studies and geodetic control surveys.

He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Lone Star College. Mike has managed survey projects in 20 states and 11 countries over the years.  He has been a featured speaker for the Texas, Louisiana, Alabama & Arkansas Societies of Professional Surveyors and has trained and/or educated more than 2000 surveyors in 16 states, and in the country of Mexico on how to perform GPS surveys for control, route, boundary, topographic, pipeline and construction surveys.

Virginia Anderson

Virginia Anderson

Director of Business Development - Transportation

As Director of Business Development – Transportation, Virginia manages LWS's customer relations as well as development of future business nationally, with a specific focus on the Transportation and Government sectors. Having extensive knowledge about federal, municipal and state laws and regulations positions Virginia to navigate through difficult and complex client needs.  

Virginia is a result-oriented account manager with immaculate record of accomplishment using outstanding customer service practices to build strong business relationships.  

Virginia is a licensed Texas real estate professional and have advanced to the highest level in the International Right of Way Association with certifications as SR/WA, R/W-RAC, and R/W-NAC.  During my experience working with the Texas Department of Transportation, my team was awarded the Pathfinder Award of Excellence for SH45E and the Gold Award of Excellence on the SH130 projects. 

Shaun Ewen

Shaun Ewen

President, Canada

Peter Hickey

Peter Hickey

President, Australia

Gordon Brinker

Gordon Brinker

President, Eurasia

Our Transportation Experience

What our clients are saying

I enjoy working with a Company who always understands my expectations of them, regardless of the type of project or location, and LWS is that Company.

Marisse Williams, PMP, Sr. Project Manager

EN Engineering

The LWS team have been exceptional to work with. Their attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines is impressive and makes them a vital member of the design team.

Jose Villagomez, P.E.

Villagomez Engineering Company

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