Almost 100 Years Ago…
In 1924, after graduating from Yale, Lewis Stein and Constantine “Gus” Giordano formed an engineering/surveying partnership while both working for the City of New Haven Engineering Department.
While attending high school, Bernard Godfrey began working with Stein & Giordano as a surveyor’s assistant. He continued to work with the firm during summers while attending college. After college, Mr. Godfrey worked as a forester/surveyor for a paper company in Georgia for three years before returning to New Haven with his growing family. Mr. Godfrey then began working for Clarence Blair Associates. During the boom years of the 1950s, Mr. Godfrey tried his hand at running a service station for a few years but soon returned to surveying with Mr. Stein. In the late 1950s Mr. Godfrey introduced Mr. Stein to Mr. Godfrey’s aunt and the two were later married. Upon Mr. Stein’s death in 1960, Mr. Godfrey took over his uncle’s firm.
In 1977, while still in high school, Mr. Adam Hoffman began working at his uncle’s surveying company as a surveyor’s assistant. Mr. Hoffman then left the firm to attend college where he obtained a degree in Forestry with a minor in Land Surveying. After college, Mr. Hoffman began working with Ryan & Faulds in Wilton, and later with Clarence Blair Associates of New Haven, rising in responsibilities and position before returning to Mr. Godfrey’s firm. After obtaining his Surveyor’s License in 1988, Mr. Hoffman was made a partner in the firm which was renamed Godfrey-Hoffman Associates.
In 2000, Mr. Godfrey retired from the firm and Mr. Hoffman reorganized, creating Godfrey-Hoffman Associates, LLC. In 2001 GHA entered into the engineering market when Victor Benni, PE joined the team. In 2010, Adam Hoffman acquired another Survey/Civil in Farmington, Hodge Surveying PC. Hodge has been the go-to firm in the Farmington valley since 1925. On January 1, 2019, the two firms were finally joined and rebranded as Godfrey Hoffman Hodge, LLC. Today Godfrey Hoffman Hodge, LLC is a full-service engineering and surveying firm working throughout the State of Connecticut on private, public, commercial, residential and industrial projects.
Godfrey Hoffman Associates, LLC. (GHA) is a 3rd generation, multi-disciplinary firm offering a full range of Land Surveying, Civil Engineering, Planning, Design & Permitting services. The family began its operation back in 1924, originally serving New Haven County and now provides services though out the entire state. Our main office is located at 26 Broadway, North Haven.
Hodge Surveying Associates, a trusted name in surveying in the Farmington Valley since 1925, was acquired by GHA in April of 2010. In 2020, the companies were merged to form Godfrey Hoffman Hodge, LLC (GHH).
Godfrey Hoffman Hodge, LLC. (GHH) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Clarence Blair Associates, Inc., as of March, 2021. The firm maintained extensive records of their work which now adds to GHH’s growing historical records of New Haven County and beyond.
Clarence Blair Associates, Inc., (CBA) Founded in 1892 by A.B. Hill, has earned and maintained a highly respected reputation of quality surveying & engineering services throughout their history. CBA has had a long relationship with Godfrey Hoffman, specifically with GHH’s current owner, Adam Hoffman, who began his survey career as instrument man and party chief in the early 1980s at CBA.
GHH Acquired Winterbourne Land Services, a cutting edge woman owned firm on November 15, 2021. Winterbourne Land Services is a Connecticut historic Land Surveying and Civil Engineering company, established in 1993 by Rosalind C. Page. The firm was one of the first woman owned land surveying companies in the state. Rosalind was one of the few professionally licensed female land surveyors at the time. The Winterbourne team has worked on an abundance of private, commercial, and municipal projects of all shapes and sizes. The firm has performed work within New Haven, Middlesex, and Hartford counties.
Our goal at GHH is to provide our clients with fast, accurate and quality services to help them achieve their project objectives. We strive to achieve this while continuing to use state of the art field and office equipment with our staff of highly trained experienced professionals.
Our Professional Team
Our office staffs licensed Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers, as well as a great team of designers, planners, and survey technicians who are dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service and satisfaction. Serving multi-faceted businesses and homeowners alike, no project is too big or small.
A Wide Range of Experience
Over the many years that we have been in business we have had the pleasure of building relationships with professionals from a multitude of disciplines throughout the state. Some of the more complex jobs that we worked on have provided us with the opportunity to work with a wide variety of individuals & firms from across the country.
What we want for our Customers
Our goal is to provide our clients with fast, accurate and quality services through the use of today’s most advanced technologies, state-of-the-art field and office equipment and a staff of highly-trained, experienced professionals. We strive to exceed expectations in every job we complete.
Our Areas of Expertise
Surveying and engineering projects in Connecticut are our specialty at Godfrey-Hoffman & Hodge. Our team of land surveyors in Connecticut incorporate many geometry, physics, trigonometry, mathematical, engineering, and law skills and knowledge. Consulting, designing, and planning are part of the civil engineering services in Connecticut that Godfrey-Hoffman & Hodge offers.
A variety of regulatory agency permitting including Inland Wetlands permitting, Planning & Zoning, Zoning Board of Appeals, and State of CT DOT & DEEP.Read More
Storm Water System Design
The first step taken when designing a Stormwater Management System is determining the best management practice (BMP) given a variety of environmental factors.Read More
As-Built Surveys depict or note the position of all improvements on the property with respect to boundaries, record easement lines and pertinent municipal setback requirements and deed restrictions.Read More
Land Use Presentations
Our engineers have experience working with numerous towns and city planners and are well known for their work around the State of Connecticut.Read More
3D Laser Scanning
3D Laser Scanning is an up and coming alternative to traditional survey techniques. The scanner creates three-dimensional "point clouds" of the area being scanned, allowing for wire-frame drafting, the capture of minute architectural details, and more...Read More
Floodplain Elevation Certificates are used by insurance companies to assess your flood risk. Without an elevation certificate, your risk is determined by your geographical location on the "FEMA Floodplain" maps.Read More
Site & Roadway Design
In the design of Roadways, it is essential to produce a practical design that meets town standards and expected use.Read More
(sometimes referred to as Property Surveys) involve the investigation, study, field measurement and evaluation of factors affecting boundaries, real property interests and other relevant matters with respect to the subject of real estate.Read More
A Topographic Survey is a type of survey which depicts the configuration (relief) of the earth's surface and the location of natural and artificial objects thereon. Survey datum and contour intervals will be depicted.Read More
Construction Layout (or stake-out) involves the depiction of design points or proposed structures at a site. Our robotic total station allows for efficient and flexible stake-out.Read More