About L.I. Smith & Associates, Inc.

L.I. SMITH & ASSOCIATES, INC. is a full-service, multi-disciplinary surveying and civil engineering company providing services to both the public and private sectors. With offices in Paris and Nashville, Tennessee our staff includes over 25 professionals experienced in civil and environmental engineering, transportation engineering, and land surveying.


Established in 1975, L.I. Smith & Associates, Inc. is a professional company that was converted to a corporation in 1996. Through the years, L.I. Smith has maintained a well-qualified staff of professional land surveyors, engineers, highly competent field personnel, and certified mapping technicians.  Our dedication to quality work, attention to detail and personal service has enabled us to build a solid reputation with federal, state, county and municipal agencies, as well as industrial, commercial and private developers and property owners.



Certified as a HUBZone Small Business (HUBZoneSB)

Active registration in System for Awards Management (SAM)

Production staff employees total: 35% Veteran


Prequalified as a Consultant with the following agencies:

Alabama Department of Transportation (Unrestricted)

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (Unrestricted)

Tennessee Department of Transportation (Unrestricted)


Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
with the following agencies:

Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority

Metropolitan Government of Nashville


L.I. Smith & Associates has an experienced team of registered professional land surveyors and engineers providing multi-state

coverage for projects of all sizes.


Licensed in thirteen (13) states in the central and southeast region, our service area includes the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.



THE PRIMARY BENEFIT clients receive when they hire L.I. Smith is quality work. Backed by over 40 years’ experience in the industry, L.I. Smith & Associates enhances its quality of service by maintaining a high level of competency for its personnel and constantly keeping abreast with developments in the surveying and mapping technologies. L.I. Smith utilizes modern and cost effective field equipment including GPS surveying systems (static and RTK), 3D laser scanning equipment, electronic and robotic total stations, data collectors, precise levels and laptop computers.


L.I. Smith crews are equipped to be totally mobile. With internet links to the corporate office we are able to mobilize and operate in any region of our 13-state service area.


L.I. Smith provides prompt, efficient, and cost effective services as is witnessed by the many projects we have successfully completed over the past 40 years. Surveyors in our Transportation Division specialize in construction stakes, lines and grades for a wide range of highway construction projects. Our experience in the transportation industry includes providing construction staking on over $1.55 billion in highway projects, relating to over 610 miles of roads and bridges. L.I. Smith’s team of certified inspectors and program managers for roadway and bridge projects include Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) specialists as well as TDEC certified Erosion Control specialists. To date, our team of professionals has provided assistance on twenty-two (22) CEI projects across the state of Tennessee.


L.I. Smith’s Land Surveying Division provides property boundary and topographic surveys and has extensive experience covering large tracts of land. Over the past five years, L.I. Smith & Associates has completed a total of over 1,200 land boundary surveying projects. L.I. Smith has completed 150 boundary surveys for the State of Tennessee as prequalified surveyors for the Tennessee Department of General Services. L.I. Smith has provided land boundary surveys to several federal agencies including USFWS, NRCS, USACE, and TVA. Recent multi-year ID/IQ contracts have been completed with the USFWS covering portions of Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee as well as (3) separate ID/IQ contracts with the NRCS covering the states of Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.