The Team. The Associates

Meet the People
Behind Lane S. Bishop & Associates

Together we account for over 50 years of surveying experience and hold the most knowledge of the area.

Our History

The team at Lane S. Bishop and Associates has completed countless elevation certificates, hundreds of site plans for developers and homeowners, multiple DOT driveway plans in the tri-state area and Shelly currently holds the county surveyor seat in Fannin County, Ga.


Lane & Shelly Bishop. Lane and Shelly are certified design professionals and certified instructors for Level 1A, 1B & 2 erosion and sedimentation control courses. These credentials enable Lane S. Bishop & Associates to specialize in designing erosion and sedimentation control plans that meet local and state requirements, allowing the client to begin work on their project and stay in conformity with all applicable rules and regulations. Their fees are competitive with other surveyors in each respective state and they are striving to improve their service with the goal of achieving faster completion times for each project taken in.

Lane S. Bishop.

Founder and CEO

Lane is the name and man behind the business.
Shelly Bishop

CEO and County Surveyor

Shelly is a licensed surveyor in two states and has 30 + years experience  in both the field and office. She is also the county elected surveyor.

Our Staff

Lane S. Bishop and Associates has a full staff of qualified CAD operators, office personnel, draft persons and crew chiefs to complete your jobs in a timely and efficient manner.

Sabrina Davenport

Office Manager

Sabrina has been with Lane Bishop & Associates for over 30 years. She has both office and field experience as a crew chief.
Nancy C. Heath

Office Personel & Research

Nancy has a BA in Sales & Marketing from GA State/Clemson and has 35 + years in sales experience. Nancy does the in-house & courthouse research for all jobs.
Lynn Payne

Secretary & Bookkeeper

Lynn has been with Lane Bishop & Associates for 17 years.
Crystal Oliver

CAD Tech / Project Manager

Crystal has a Survey Certificate from Appalachian Tech and has been with Lane Bishop & Associates for over 18 years.
Richard Oliver

Survey Tech

Richard has a Survey Certificate from Pickens Tech and has been with Lane Bishop & Associates for over 32 years.
Mark Watts

Crew Chief

Mark is an Army Veteran with 18 years survey experience. He has worked for Lane Bishop & Associates for 16 years in between deployments.
Clay Dawson

Instrument Man

Clay has been with Lane Bishop & Associates for 2 years. He is a Marine Veteran and avid outdoorsman. Clay has successfully hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Virginia.
Mike Marine

Crew Chief

Mike is an Army Veteran with over 30 years surveying with Lane Bishop & Associates. He has office experience as a survey tech and field experience.
Gabe Desjardins

Instrument Man

Gabe has over 10 years experience surveying. In addition to his field experience, he also has US Forestry Service surveying experience.
Billy Gillespie Jr.

Instrument Man

Billy has been surveying for over 10 years off and on. He has plans to one day become a Licensed Surveyor.
Dean Austin

Crew Chief

Dean has 8 years experience surveying.
Chuck Gillispie

Instrument Man

Chuck has over 14 years experience in the field surveying.
Kevin Bird

CAD Draftsman

Kevin has been with Lane Bishop & Associates for 13 years. He has a Structural Engineering Degree from Purdue University and designs subdivisions and site plans. He is also Certified in Erosion Control.

Be Part of
Our Team

If you think you are ready to explore the great outdoors, physically see every part of our great tri-state area and are hard working, please send us your resume.

Apply Now

Are you interested to be part of our excellent team? Lane S. Bishop & Associates only employs hard working and willing people to assure quality and best customer service for each client.

Requirements include but are not limited to, operating a variety of survey equipment, recording field notes and working with a survey crew. Must be able to work in various terrain, climates and weather conditions. Must have valid driver's license. Must be a team player.

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