Masson & Associates Inc., a premier civil engineering, land surveying and land development consulting firm, is celebrating its 26th year of business, serving Southern California's development needs.
Originally founded in 1978 as Masson Engineering, Douglas W. Masson, P.E., took on a partner in January of 1979 changing the name to Masson and Amox, paving the way for the company's growth and subsequent development into Masson & Associates Inc.
Masson, who serves as the company's CEO, has seen the company through both good and bad times. At its inception the company employed only five associates doing surveying and engineering for residential properties, commercial projects and Indian reservations. The first project was a 43-lot site in Escondido for Central-Johnson, a partnership between Vance Johnson and Central Savings.
"I never imagined that the company would grow to where it is today," Masson says of the small firms' successes. "By 1990, we had grown to nearly 35 employees with revenues far exceeding our expectations."
Bursting at the seams, Masson & Associates Inc. moved into its present location in the heart of downtown Escondido. The mid-1990s brought an economic slowdown and the economy-driven company was forced to make some tough downsizing decisions. The company rebounded quickly, however, and within a couple years, it established a consistent work force of about 30 employees.
By early 2000, Masson & Associates had re-established its strong foothold in the industry. Masson's oldest son, John, having worked with his father while attending high school and college, has recently taken on the challenging role of president, in charge of larger projects, overseeing day-to-day operations and leading the business development side of the company. His brother, Dan, is also an associate of the company, making it one of San Diego County's leading family-owned businesses.
Masson & Associates Inc.'s professional services include capital improvement projects; commercial, industrial and residential site design; street and highway design; sewer, water and storm drain system design; boundary and GPS surveys; topographic mapping; records of surveys and ALTA surveys; parcel and subdivision mapping; planned residential, office and industrial developments; public facilities including golf courses; and site planning.
In addition to the engineering, surveying and planning services they have provided, the company makes community involvement a top priority. Employees of Masson & Associates Inc. sit on local boards and commissions and represent the company in local chapters of trade organizations. The company donates time, money and services to support local nonprofit organizations including The Palomar Family YMCA, Escondido Chamber Helping Others (ECHO), The Escondido Sunrise Rotary, and the Boys and Girls Club of San Diego.
The company is proud to have played an integral role in the development of Southern California and is committed to serving the needs of their clients and the needs of the surrounding communities and looks forward to doing so for the next 26 years.
For more information about Masson & Associates Inc., visit www.masson-assoc.com.
Submitted by Masson & Associates Inc.