Bart Crattie Visits Brunk’s Auctions in Asheville, NC

Roadtrip! The very expression sets one’s tail wagging with the accompanying whimpering and scampering about the kitchen floor. My wife has to tell me down boy. Goodness, can you imagine the unbridled excitement and anticipation rendered when there is a combination of roadtrip and auction of vintage surveying instruments and equipment? That joyful mix was grounds for a brief sojourn through the Smokies on a magnificent fall weekend in early November…

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About the Author

C. Barton Crattie, LS, CFM

Mr. Crattie graduated High School in Paris, Tennessee in 1972. He entered Murray State University that same year majoring in the Fine Arts. In 1977, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in three dimensional design as well as a certification to teach art K-12. After a stint designing and building woodstoves, he entered the surveying profession (1979) working with the Kentucky Department of Transportation. After moving to Chattanooga, Tennessee, he continued working in the surveying industry going through the steps of rodman through office manager spending 10 years working on the preliminary work for malls and strip centers throughout the southeast. During this period, he returned to school, eventually receiving a 2 year certificate in Land Surveying from Chattanooga State Technical Community College. In 1994 and 1995, he received his registration in Land Surveying in the states of Tennessee and Georgia (respectively). While working with Niles Surveying Co., Inc. he and Jeff Willerton purchased the company and continue managing its growth in land surveying, civil engineering and various forms of consultation. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors as Director at Large for Out of State Members and serves on the Board of Directors for the Surveyors Historical Society. Mr. Crattie has had articles printed in many national publications and presents seminars in preparing descriptions and FEMA flood related issues. Contact Bart Article List Below