Right-Of-Way

Gullett & Associates’ Right-of-Way division employs an experienced staff of Title and Permitting Agents, Landmen, Right-of-Way Agents and Licensed Site Acquisition Specialists who thoroughly support the client from preliminary route selection and negotiation through project construction.  We have extensive expertise in provision of services for Title Search, Survey Permission, Project Documentation, Feasibility Studies, Right-of-Way Acquisition, Construction Support, and Project Management.  Further, we have an established reputation for delivering these services in a Timely and Cost Effective manner.  Click on a bolded word or scroll down to learn more.

 

The Right-of-Way team has the capability to perform stand-alone Right-of-Way projects or fully integrated services incorporating Gullett’s Survey, Mapping and Drafting divisions. 

 

Title Search

Our experienced Right-of-Way professionals diligently research all public record data bases, including but not limited to County Clerk, District Clerk and Public Works records, for accurate determination of property ownership, and we compile comprehensive reports reflecting the history of each subject tract.  Gullett & Associates can design each report to most accurately reflect the client’s needs, focusing on surface ownership, applicable easement crossings, current lienholders, and any other encroachments which might affect their right-of-way.  Additionally, all title files are further reviewed by another professional to fully confirm accuracy prior to release of documents to our Drafting team.  Our seasoned title department is equipped to handle anything from the most routine to the most complicated ownership issues.  We also prepare Limited Title Certificates from courthouse records, for vesting, marketable and updated title, as well as providing chain of title, tax certificates and maps depicting the location of the subject lands.

 

Survey Permission

Our focus is to achieve the quickest possible access to all properties on a project.  Our knowledgeable staff of professionals is trained to expeditiously contact necessary property owners and obtaining the required permissions.  Our procedures allow permit drawings and plats to be completed on time for an efficient and expedient Right-of-Way acquisition process.

 

Project Documentation

Our documentation procedures are designed to ensure the client always has the latest, most accurate data required to properly manage the Right-of-Way acquisition project.  Our dynamic line list format is the product of years of experience.  It ensures all the data is conveniently organized, constantly updated and easily transferrable amongst all parties involved in the documentation process.  Daily and/or weekly progress reports are prepared for each phase of the project.  

 

Feasibility Studies

With over 40 years of experience, we have the personnel and capability to locate the most feasible route for your pipeline in a timely manner.  Using existing maps, we develop a comprehensive knowledge of the area to determine the most suitable route for each Right-of-Way project. We then compare the available area with the routes taken by other pipelines. We conduct thorough research when selecting a route using Google Earth and Tax Data Overlays so that we can be certain of the feasibility of the project.  Additional to Route Selection, we also provide Labor Cost Estimates, Acquisition Cost Estimates and Milestone Estimates to ensure you have all the information needed to determine a project's feasibility.

 

Right-of-Way Acquisition

We undertake your project valuing the trust placed in us to conduct easement negotiations on behalf of your company.  We ensure that our agents represent your company with character and integrity during negotiations, necessary to establish the long lasting goodwill every Right-of-Way project requires.  Our expert permitting agents prepare and file all necessary city, county and state permits necessary for your work.   

 

Construction Support

We undertake great care to ensure there are no additional delays and expenses during the construction of your pipeline.  Our Construction Restriction books compile a line list of all private owners and permit agencies and include copies of all the agency permits and special provisions related to each tract.  We provide the relevant details to ensure all parties receive notifications in time, settle damage claims and provide clean-up reports for each tract.  We assign the right personnel to perform each task with the required finesse and expertise, in the timeliest manner possible.

 

Project Management

In order to relieve the client of the need to continuously be on-site full time, we hire an experienced, highly competent project manager to fulfill all the services required by you.  You can rely on our on-site management team to handle all the daily tasks associated with managing a project, regardless of the scale.

 

Cost Effective

Depending on the staffing needs of each project, we hire only the appropriate number of Right-of-Way Agents.  Furthermore, we only hire the most qualified agents to ensure that easement rights are acquired in a cost effective manner that reduces both labor costs and the payments made to landowners.  Our highly efficient cost tracking protocols ensure that you always have the most appropriate data on a timely basis.

 

Timeliness

We conduct all necessary negotiations with the goal of ensuring we can acquire all the necessary easement rights as soon as feasibly possible. 

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