Continental Mapping Named on Inc 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

Continental Mapping Named One of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for Third Consecutive Year

Continental Mapping has been recognized on Inc. Magazine’s List of Fastest Growing Private Companies for the third consecutive year. A leading geospatial technology and automation provider, Continental Mapping has managed steady and consistent growth and established cross-market resiliency through its history. As a team, the company continues to achieve milestone accomplishments such as this award.

The firm, celebrating its 20th year in business, placed in 1467th place on the 2020 list. Through established operations and innovative solutions, Continental Mapping has been successful in meeting modern geospatial needs across markets, including defense and intelligence, transportation and mobility, environmental management, and infrastructure. Earlier this year Continental Mapping announced a major investment by Bluestone Investment Partners, LLC, providing additional opportunities to better serve its public and private sector clients.

Paul Braun, Chief Revenue Officer said, “We are proud of everything our team has accomplished to be on this list for three straight years. Our team is honored that our clients place their trust in us and I am constantly amazed at the dedication of our staff as they map the world. We’re all focused on continuing to build, innovate, and providing authoritative geospatial information that supports the mission.”

Continental Mapping maintains a strong growth trajectory. A committed team of professionals, visionary leadership, and a culture of innovation looks to continue providing value and building strong client relationships.

Continental Mapping Hires John Erickson

Continental Mapping is pleased to announce John Erickson has joined the firm as Deputy Director of Programs. Mr. Erickson has over 35 years of experience in mapping and surveying to support transportation and mobility. He will focus on connecting the needs of Departments of Transportation nationwide with Continental Mapping’s innovative geospatial solutions.

Mr. Erickson has served at public agencies since 1984 including the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), as well as other roles in the private sector. He returns to Continental Mapping, having spent two years in a previous business development role starting in 2004. He brings a strong technical background as an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist and a Professional Land Surveyor in California, and recently retired from Caltrans as the Supervising Transportation Surveyor, Chief, in the Office of Photogrammetry and Preliminary Investigations. He is an active member of ASPRS, serving as Vice President of the Pacific Southwest Chapter, and is a committee member for the Transportation Research Board AFB80.

With Mr. Erickson’s addition, Continental Mapping continues an investment to best serve our state, federal, and commercial clients. Mr. Erickson’s broad experience in technical and management roles will enable the connection of robust yet cost effective geospatial solutions to state transportation agencies.

Continental Mapping’s Director of Public Works, Tim Caya, stated “John is a great addition to the Public Works leadership team.  His technical background, professional qualifications and deep understanding of the needs of State Departments of Transportation will bring real value to our clients.”

Continental Mapping Hires Darin David

Industry veteran Darin David has joined Continental Mapping as Director of Commercial Business Development. Mr. David’s experience includes support across federal, state, local, and commercial markets.

Mr. David has served in various management and technical leadership roles supporting digital transformation, analytics, and 3D visualization from remote-sensed data for inspection, monitoring, and management solutions. The San Diego State graduate has led technical teams through big data processing requirements and his new role will also leverage his experience managing commercial pursuits and capture plans. Mr. David’s focus is with helping organizations attain reliable and sustainable environmental insight, infrastructure asset integrity, and business intelligence from digital geo-data solutions.

Chief Operating Officer Peter Briere said Mr. David’s background is a strong fit to support Continental Mapping’s current growth trajectory.

“Darin has the ability to connect advanced technology and automation with the mission-critical needs of both government and commercial customers,” Briere said. “We are excited to add his experience and insight to our leadership team.”

Mr. David holds a Master of Arts Degree in Geography from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Geography from San Diego State University. He is an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist (CP) and ASPRS Certified Mapping Scientist in Remote Sensing (CMS-RS).

Continental Mapping, a leading geospatial technology and automation provider, has been selected by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District to provide nationwide disaster response mapping. The five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract will provide both the Corps of Engineers and FEMA with rapid response aerial roof measurements and analytics to support temporary roof repairs following disasters such as hurricanes and tornados.

The ACI Temporary Roof Repairs program, dubbed the Blue Roof program because of the blue tarps used in temporary repairs, relies on geospatial data and analysis to determine necessary resources to order, deliver, and distribute aid in disaster affected areas. This award recognizes Continental Mapping’s ability to quickly mobilize, scale, and produce actionable geospatial information post-disaster. At maximum capacity, Continental Mapping will produce up to 1,000 roof reports per day.

Chief Executive Officer Dave Hart said, “We are excited to support the US Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA in this critical program. Our firm has long provided nationwide surveying and mapping services in support of resiliency planning and natural disaster mitigation. This contract allows us to contribute more deeply to our nation’s disaster response and recovery needs by providing timely, comprehensive mapping services.”

Continental Mapping supports the global and domestic missions of the US Army Corps of Engineers and other Federal agencies, including the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, through numerous prime contracts.

Continental Mapping is excited to announce that Kevin Hope, the former Deputy Director of Source Operations with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), is joining Continental Mapping. Mr. Hope began his Federal career in 1985 and most recently led NGA’s GEOINT mission to provide the best foundation for geospatial intelligence through discovery, assessment, management, and maintenance of GEOINT sources and data. He served in previous roles within NGA as well including as the National Geospatial Intelligence Officer for GEOINT Standards and Data Management in the Office of the Chief Information Officer where he was the NGA’s first Chief Data Officer. Mr. Hope has worked elsewhere in the federal government as well, including at the United States Geological Survey as the USGS Director of the USGS Advanced Systems Center, where he coordinated civil and DoD dual use remote sensing projects. Mr. Hope also served as the Chief Architect of the National Geospatial Program while at USGS, where he led efforts on the Nation’s authoritative geospatial framework, The National Map.

Mr. Hope joins Continental Mapping to help the firm in its strategic planning, expanding its footprint with the federal government space and defining and deploying targeted research and development efforts.

Chief Strategy Officer Andy Dougherty said, “We are extremely happy Kevin decided to join Continental Mapping as we continue to grow our increased geospatial offerings through our two JANUS Prime contracts. His voice will enable us to better understand and serve the geospatial missions in the IC and DoD. His great career in the US Federal Government also included years with other key customers like the USGS. Kevin’s continued dedication to the mission and leadership will serve Continental Mapping and our customers well.”

As part of our dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, Continental Mapping wants to assure our clients and partners that we are proactively managing the situation and remain fully committed to staying open for business and delivering quality geospatial services. We continue to monitor federal, state and local guidelines and take proactive action.

Several themes drive our actions:
1. Resilience. Since the gas explosion in Sun Prairie in July 2018 that so profoundly impacted our company and our hometown, Continental Mapping has significantly increased its emphasis on resiliency to support the firm in challenging times. An example of such an emphasis is our investment in enterprise IT infrastructure to support staff to work remotely, move and manage large geospatial datasets effectively, and share work between offices as needed. Our company is built for resilience to keep operations going in difficult situations such as this.

2. Employee & Community Safety. We have put proactive hygiene practices in place throughout the workplace and have instituted policies to keep our employees and our communities safe while keeping operations open. Examples of such policies and practices include staff staying home if they’re feeling ill and reducing the size of the workforce that gathers at any given time by working remotely or employing flexible work schedules all while maintaining business continuity.

3. Commitment to Excellence. Numerous staff have commented to me over the past few days about their willingness to do what it takes to keep us moving in a positive direction. I see it in small and large actions taken by our staff to keep us safe, stay focused on our client’s needs, and produce quality geospatial products on time.

4. We’re Open for Business to Problem Solve. Challenging times often lead to new requirements and needs. We can assist with mission planning, preparations and assessment for emergency services, facility management, and transportation logistics. We have capacity to apply our geospatial expertise to address the unique challenges you face in a safe and timely manner. Reach out and let us know how we can help you.

Stay healthy.
Paul Braun
Chief Marketing Officer