Blue River Land Surveying

All About Us


Providing high quality land surveying services with a focus on customer service

Welcome to Blue River Land Surveying, We are your locally owned and operated land surveying company. Blue River Land Surveying purchased Backlund Land Surveys in 2008. In 1977, Backlund Land Surveys purchased ABS which had purchased Peak One Surveying and all their records. We currently have detailed survey records going back to 1966 for over 15000 properties in Summit, Lake, Grand, Park and Eagle counties.

We currently focus on and specialize in residential and small commercial type properties. We strive to be customer focused and provide a quality product on your timeline.


Renee B. Parent Colorado PE 42202, Colorado PLS 38266

Renee earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both Chemical Engineering (University of Maine 1987) and Surveying & Mapping (Metropolitan State College of Denver 2008). Renee has 20 years of Chemical Engineering experience including work in research & development, process & project engineering, product quality, and project management. In addition she has 10 years of experience working on surveying projects at BRLS and Backlund Land Surveys. Renee is a member of the PLSC and is the principal owner of BRLS.

Chris Hiatt, Manager BRLS

Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (Colorado State University 1983). Chris has over 30 years of experience working as a project engineer and engineering manager. He has 9 years of experience working on all aspects of surveying projects at BRLS. Chris is the principal manager of BRLS and an owner.

Fred Woodcock

Fred is a long time resident of Twin Lakes, Colorado. He worked for many years with Bertril Johnson, one of the few significant past surveyors in Lake County. Fred has retained all of Bert's survey records and is an invaluable source of local information.