Southern Cross Surveying is a land surveying group located in the heart of Shelby County Alabama providing a variety of residential and commercial surveying services. With our knowledge and staff, we are confident in our ability to handle all of your land surveying needs and are committed to providing exceptional customer service at competitive prices.

J. CLAYTON LYNCH, P.L.S.

Clayton is the owner of Southern Cross Surveying, LLC. He has a B.S. in Geomatics from Troy University and is a Licensed Professional Surveyor in the State of Alabama. While living in Troy he worked for Botts and Ray Inc. where he gained his foundation for big boundary surveys as well as intricate drafting detail and design. Shortly after graduating, Clayton moved back to the Birmingham Area to begin his career in the land surveying and land development industry. Over the years he has gained extensive knowledge in land surveying, serving as survey manager for several survey firms and working field operations with Aerotec aerial surveying using LIDAR and imagery across the country. Clayton has a strong background in residential and commercial building, he has years of experience forming, framing, and finishing development sites across the state and has served as superintendent and foreman for structural layout and commercial hardscapes. His diversified range of experience allows him to see more than just one side of a project and reach the desired projects goals.

J. LANCE BUFFKIN

Lance has been field technician for Clayton for years. He is a strong field equipment operator and is gaining experience as a drafting technician. Lance has worked on a variety of jobs including construction staking, boundary surveying, topographic surveying and more. Over his career he was worked as a foreman for concrete hardscapes and a crew chief for several land survey firms. Lance's work ethic, versatility and willingness has lead him to be the "go to man" and a key part of Southern Cross.

J. KYLE THOMAS

Kyle is a seasoned surveyor in central Alabama with over ten years of experience in the surveying field. Kyle has a versatile background in many different types of surveys as well as a complete understanding of what it takes to see a project to completion. He has worked on numerous pipelines in excess of 100 miles and countless construction stakeout & boundary surveys. His expertise with traditional survey equipment, modern GPS and robotic equipment is tough to match. Kyle's strong work ethic paired with his fierce problem solving skills make him an essential member of the Southern Cross team.

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