About Us

Nils W. Joyner and Timothy L. Keeny founded Joyner Keeny, PLLC in 1985 as a small business company of professional Land Surveyors providing conventional land surveying services to include boundary, topographic, ALTA, construction staking, etc.  We now also provide subsurface utility locating services, ground penetrating radar, water management, aerial imaging and photogrammetry all in an effort to meet the needs of our clients.

Our mission is to provide our clients with highly accurate and easy to comprehend surveys, and engineering services, which are affordable and completed in a timely manner. We protect the public’s safety and property by promoting standards for competence within the services of professional planning and surveying.

For more than 30 years Joyner Keeny has provided quality services to developers contractors, utility companies, roadway contractors, railway companies, municipalities and Federal and State agencies throughout the southeast.

Joyner Keeny has a staff of 30 employees including 8 Professional Land Surveyors (PLS), 1 engineering FE, 4 survey CAD technicians, 9 survey crews, and clerical staff. The experienced surveying staff provides professional services which include:


  • Boundary surveys
  • Topographic surveys
  • GPS surveys, static and RTK
  • Hydrographic surveys
  • Subdivision design
  • Land planning
  • Cadastral surveys
  • Construction staking
  • Digital terrain modeling or DTM
  • Machine control surveys
  • Wetland survey

  • Mapping
  • Deformation surveys
  • Route surveys
  • Right-of-way surveys
  • FEMA letter of map amendments
  • Flood elevation certificates
  • Aerial photo control surveys
  • Environmental surveys
  • ALTA/ACSM surveys
  • Subsurface utility engineering surveys (SUE)


Joyner Keeny, PLLC has established a solid reputation and has an impressive list of long term, satisfied, repeat clients in over 30 years of service in southeastern U.S. The firms size affords the opportunity to provide each client with responsive, personal attention, and the diversity of a full service surveying company.

Our personnel are located throughout eastern North Carolina. Travel to your site is not a problem. If we are more than 100 miles from your location, we have a reasonable per diem when requiring overnight stay.

Licensed as Professional Land Surveyors in these southeastern states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Our Special Equipment Capabilities include:

  • Leica 399 and 9500 GPS Receivers Survey grade: Static and RTK
  • Tracer LMX100 GPR Locator System
  • Trimble R8 GPS Receivers Survey Grade: Static, RTK, and VRS.
  • Trimble, Geodimeter, and Topcon Robotic Total Stations and Data Collectors.
  • Microstation, Terramodel, and Auto-Cad Computer Software.
  • Trimble Pro-XR Pathfinder Receiver (RTK, NavBeacon, Sub-meter)
  • Vacmaster 4000 with accessories
  • RIDGID SR-60 Locator
  • Safety equipment and signage