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James Verra

Licensed/Professional Surveyor

Mr. Verra is a New Hampshire Licensed Land Surveyor (625) and Maine Professional Land Surveyor (1330) close to five decades of experience in all aspects of land surveying.

Jim started his surveying experience with John W. Durgin Associates in 1980, and was able to purchase the Durgin records from the later Durgin-Schofield Associates in 1990. Jim has run the company since 1990 and has been involved in an amplitude of projects throughout the seacoast. Jim is well known in the surveying community and staple in the area. Jim sold the business in 2021 but is still involved on a weekly
basis.

L I C E N S E S
New Hampshire Licensed Land Surveyor
License Number 625
March 1982
Maine Professional Land Surveyor
License Number 1330
August 1987
Former Massachusetts Professional Land
Surveyor

E D U C A T I O N
Applied Associates ~ Civil Technology
University of New Hampshire 1974
Bachelor of Arts ~ American History
University of New Hampshire 1974

WORK EXPERIENCE

Project Surveyor
James Verra and Associates / Newington, NH / September 2021 – Present
Project Surveyor involved in wrapping up existing ongoing projects, and
company/document historian.

  • Provides vast knowledge of past project and information about
  • the seacoast and Durgin records
  • Answers questions & finalizes old projects

Owner
James Verra and Associates / Newington, NH / 1990 – 2021
Owner & Surveyor in charge of day-to-day operations mostly throughout the seacoast
area of New Hampshire. Jim was involved in all aspects of all projects at JVA.

Survey Department Manager
Durgin-Schofield Associates / Portsmouth, NH / June 1986 – June 1990

Project Surveyor
John W. Durgin Associates / Portsmouth, NH / September 1980 – June 1986

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Member of the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association (NHLSA) 1980’s – present
Past President, Past Treasurer, Past Chair of the Ethics and Standards Committee, & Past Chair of the Legislative Committee of the
New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association
Former Member of the Maine Society of Land Surveyors (MSLS)

NOTABLE PROJECTS AND CLIENTS

  • Fox Run Mall; Jim has worked on the mall multiple times in his career, dating back to the Durgin days. Most recently he was involved in an updated ALTA survey in 2020, he has also been involved in the Right of Way research, fieldsurvey, highway construction baseline layout, grid control baseline for mall construction, and computation of mall subdivision plat
  • Field surveyor and land surveyor for survey work done at Turnkey Landfill, Rochester, NH, for Waste Management of New Hampshire
  • Project surveyor for a 300-acre land survey of Wentworth-by-the-Sea property located in Rye and New Castle, New Hampshire, including field survey and office computations
  • Project manager for over 75 Easement/Site Plans for Consolidated Communications (formerly Verizon, Bell Atlantic,NET/NYNEX)
  • Project surveyor for permitting of water production wells in the seacoast area of New Hampshire
  • Project manager for 16-lot Hobbs Farm Subdivision, North Hampton, New Hampshire
  • Project manager for renovation and expansion of Plaza 800, Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH
  • Hunter’s Run subdivision, Rye, New Hampshire – 10 lots
  • Parsonage Woods subdivision Rye, New Hampshire – 6 lots
  • Estate of Marion S. Rand subdivision, Rye, New Hampshire – 7 lots.
  • Stevens Realty Trust subdivision, Rye, NH – 5 lots
  • ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey, National Gypsum Company, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey, Mark Wentworth Home, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey, Fox Run Mall, Newington, New Hampshire
  • ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey, Stonecroft Apartments, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Multiple projects throughout the City of Portsmouth for the City of Portsmouth Department of Public works, or for their subcontractors

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John C. (Chris) Salter

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Bruce Scamman

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