Ted Dwyer and Dick Otte established the business in a Bailey Avenue garage in Saugus Massachusetts in March 1969. Over the last half century the business has occupied space on Essex Street, Webb Place and Central Street before moving to the current location.
David Dwyer bought the business from his Uncle Ted in 2004. Two years later in 2006, he moved the company from Central Street to its current location, just down the road at 59 Appleton Street. Soon after, Ted's son Michael joined the company full-time. David is licensed to provide survey services in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
The company has always taken full advantage of the rapidly improving technology available to surveyors. Today, we operate Leica Robotic Total Stations with long distance reflector-less laser technology for their quick and accurate 3D measurements in most conditions and supplement that with survey-grade GPS Receivers for special situations and to relate the survey to elevations "above sea level" (North American Vertical Datum).
Now we can now provide more accurate and faster surveys than the starting days of the company. We constantly research new advancements in the industry and determine if it can improve our quality of work and our benefit our clients.
We look forward to growing our company and providing opportunities for the next generation of surveyors and drafters who will join our team.
David has been active in the field of land surveying since 1980 and has taken courses at Northeastern University in the Survey and Highway Technology program. David also spends many hours each year at seminars to maintain his knowledge in the practice of surveying. David has served on the Newfields, NH board of selectmen and served as the Selectmen’s representative to the Planning Board as well as The Open Spaces Committee Chairman having success in acquiring 400 plus acres of open space for the town. David is always eager to talk to clients to discuss their survey issues.
Debbie Dwyer joined Otte & Dwyer, Inc. in 2004. As the Office Manager, she is responsible for all Accounting, Human Resources, Employee Benefits, Insurance, and Secretarial Support. Debbie graduated from Green Mountain College with a Degree in Business Management.
Michael Dwyer is Otte & Dwyer, Inc.'s Senior Project Manager. Michael has 20 years of extensive experience with drafting, deed research and boundary determination. His training and experience with Carlson Survey Software is evident in his detailed work with ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys, Boundary Surveys, Existing Conditions Topographic Surveys, Certified Plot Plans and Land Court Surveys.
Brandon was introduced to land surveying through courses taken while attending Wentworth Institute of Technology. He took a co-op position during his junior year working on a survey crew and gained real-world experience in the field. After earning his degree, Brandon came to work for Otte & Dwyer. Brandon leads our main survey crew and has extensive knowledge of CAD and advanced survey analysis. Brandon has successfully passed the FS (Fundamentals of Surveying) Exam in 2020 and is preparing to take the professional exam, the next step in his goal to eventually become licensed.