Our Staff

RJ Pata | Bryan Newsome | Robert Watts | Phil McLaughlin |
Paul Flugel | Matt Taylor | Kevin Pata

Chaparral Professional Land Surveying Staff - RJ Pata RJ Pata, RPLS, COO
Phone: (512) 443-1724 x124
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RJ serves as our Chief Operating Officer. He has over 30 years of land surveying experience in Commercial, Municipal, Residential, and Construction projects; and is TxDOT pre-certified in five survey related categories. RJ owned and operated another central Texas land surveying firm prior to Chaparral and he is a member of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS). RJ received a B.S. in Applied Science and Technology and is a licensed drone pilot.
 Chaparral Professional Land Surveying Staff - Bryan Newsome, R.P.L.S. Bryan Newsome, RPLS, Senior Project Manager 
Phone: (512) 443-1724 x210
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Bryan has more than 40 years of experience in all phases of surveying in the public and private sectors, including: Gas, Petroleum and Electric rights-of-way, ALTA/ACSM, Construction, Horizontal and Vertical Control Networks, and 3D High Definition Laser Scanning. Bryan is TxDOT pre-certified in all survey related categories and he is a member of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS).
Chaparral Professional Land Surveying Staff - Robert Watts, R.P.L.S. Robert C. Watts, RPLS, Senior Project Manager 
Phone: (512) 443-1724 x205
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Robert has more than 35 years of land surveying experience, much of which has been in support of Civil Engineering and Land Development projects in central Texas. Robert is TxDOT pre-certified in all survey related categories and is the Senior Project Manager for many of our firm’s largest clients.
Chaparral Professional Land Surveying Staff Phil McLaughlin Phil McLaughlin, RPLS, Senior Project Manager
Phone: (512) 443-1724 x202
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Phil has more than 40 years of experience in all phases of surveying in the public and private sectors, including: Oil & Gas, ALTA/ACSM, Construction, Topographic & Design, Route Surveys, Subdivision Platting, and Large Boundary & Development projects.
Chaparral Professional Land Surveying Staff Paul Flugel Paul Flugel, RPLS, Senior Project Manager
Phone: (512) 443-1724 x211
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Paul has more than 35 years of experience in all phases of surveying in the public and private sectors, including: Electric Transmission and Distribution Line projects, Right-Of-Way Acquisitions, ALTA/ACSM, Construction, Horizontal and Vertical Control Networks, and Topographic & Design surveys. Paul received a B.S. in Forestry and is a member of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS).
Chaparral Professional Land Surveying Staff - Matt Taylor, LSIT Matt Taylor, LSIT, Project Manager 
Phone: (512) 443-1724 x226
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Matt has more than 20 years of land surveying experience and has managed survey projects, technicians, and field crews from the Delaware Valley, to Florida, Colorado, California, Utah, and Texas. Matt possesses an NCEES LSIT and National Surveyor certificate, is a certified AutoCAD technician, and has over 30 years of drafting experience. Matt received his A.A.S. in Drafting and Design from Edison College in Ft. Myers, Florida, and his B.A.A.S. in Occupational and Workforce Leadership Studies from Texas State University. Matt also holds a Texas real estate license.
Chaparral Professional Land Surveying Staff - Kevin Pata, CPA, CFO Kevin Pata, CPA, CFO
Phone: (512) 443-1724 x123
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Kevin serves as our Chief Financial Officer. He has been a Texas Certified Public Accountant for over 30 years and received a B.S. in Business Administration. Prior to Chaparral, Kevin served as Controller/CFO of other companies with sales of $1 million to over $150 million. Kevin is a member of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS).

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