May & Associates, Inc. Was founded by John P. May, P.S., P.E. In February of 1999. Our business has grown significantly in recent years. We are proud to have such a reliable team of employees to help you. Our staff has certifications in Asphalt, Concrete Field Testing and Density Testing.

May & Associates, Inc. Is unique because we keep our licensed professionals on the ground involved directly with the projects. You can rest assured that the surveyors that you discuss your project with are the ones directly involved with or in the field performing the work.

Serviced Areas

  • Michigan

Payment Options

  • American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  Person John P. May
  City West Branch, MI
  Zip Code 48661
  Address 511 West Houghton Avenue
  Phone Number (989) 345-1600

Business Representative

John P. May


John P. May, P.S., P.E. Professional Surveyor No. 43061, Professional Engineer No. 50689 and Certified Federal Surveyor No. 1018. John is a graduate of Ferris State University who worked for several years in Alaska for the Bureau of Land Management gaining experience in his field.

Products & Services

Boundary Surveys

Property and easement descriptions can be very confusing when connecting the written words and intent with the evidence found on the ground. We are experts at the complex task of interpreting legal descriptions, applying the historical record, finding physical evidence and applying a rigorous mathematical solution. Each parcel of property has a unique description that depends on a certain set of controlling monumentation. We can unravel conflicting descriptions and apply established rules of law. We can advise when deeded rights may conflict with occupied rights. We can work with your attorney to provide maps and descriptions that will protect your rights.

Property Divisions

Dividing your property, whether it is for a relative or to maximize your investment return, can be a daunting task. The most important part of the process is to accurately describe the new parcels, and mark those divisions on the ground by a surveyor. May & Associates, Inc. can assist you every step of the way. We can help you choose the best layout that meet the zoning and division rules that fit your requirements and goals. We can examine existing easements, utility requirements and environmental concerns. We can prepare proposed drawings for municipal approvals and prepare division applications. We will mark the parcels on the ground, prepare property and easement descriptions and maps for you to convey the property.


An ALTA/ACSM survey is a standard developed by the American Land Title Association and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. Often known as a ALTA survey, it is a survey that connects a specific title policy, and the elements contained within that policy to the boundary lines, easements, and physical manmade objects on the ground. ALTA surveys are usually part of a real estate or refinance transaction. We are experienced ALTA/ACSM surveyors that understand the time constraints that are normal for complex real estate transactions. Whether you are an attorney, real estate professional, developer or other interested party, we will help you understand how title elements affect the subject property.

Customer Testimonials

I would highly recommend May & Associates. Recently I had an opportunity to work with them on a project in Ogemaw County. Not being familiar with the local surveyors, I received several referrals. After taking the time to contact them, I retained the services of John May of May & Associates. The project has taken nearly two years to wrap up. During this time I have had extensive dealings with the firm. The work product was high quality. They have been professional in all of my interactions as well as responsive to my inquiries and needs without fail. Their professional fees have been more than reasonable and completely in line to what I was quoted.

I am an attorney and my firm retained May & Associates to assist in litigation involving complex boundary issues and correcting long standing errors in legal descriptions of the affected properties and in surveys of the area. May & Associates' surveying work was of excellent quality and promptly preformed. Just as importantly, the quoted cost of the work was reasonable and the actual cost ended up being less than the estimate. This left room in the budget to retain May & Associates for additional and unexpected work that came up later in the litigation and made for very happy clients. Would highly recommend to all.

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