About Otte & Dwyer, Inc.

Learn more about our company history and background as well as our current office.

The Office

Saugus,ma office


Physical Address:
59 Appleton Street
Saugus, MA 01906
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 982
Saugus, MA 01906
General Email: info@ottedwyer.com
Phone: 781-233-8155
Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

seabrook,nh office

Mailing Address:
6 Austin's Way
Seabrook, MA 03874
Note: Our New Hampshire office is not open to the public.

The Company

our History

Founding Partners

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.

The Next Generation

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.

First Office at Bailey Avenue Garage
Bailey Avenue garage


Professional Licensure

In 2022, we celebrated one of our team becoming a newly licensed Professional Land Surveyor in Massachusetts after many years of hard work. Brandon Nolan, PLS is looking forward to a successful future at Otte & Dwyer.

New Technology

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.

The Future

We look forward to growing our company and providing opportunities for the next generation of surveyors and drafters who will join our team.

The Team

David A. Dwyer Jr., PLS, LLS

David A. Dwyer Jr. PLS


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.

Professional Organizations:

  • Massachusetts Land Surveyors Association (MALSCE)
  • New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association
  • National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)

Professional Licensure:

  • Massachusetts License number 46707
  • New Hampshire License number 867

Debbie Dwyer

Debbie Dwyer
Human Resources


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

Michael Dwyer
Project Manager


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.

Professional Organizations:

  • Massachusetts Land Surveyors Association (MALSCE)
  • National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)

Brandon Nolan, PLS

Brandon Nolan
Professional Land Surveyor


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 recently become licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor.

Professional Organizations:

  • Massachusetts Land Surveyors Association (MALSCE)
  • National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)

Professional Licensure:

  • Massachusetts License number 57165