Ralph Nieto – Owner, Office Manager
Ralph (left) and Daniel Whittaker founded Nieto Whittaker Surveying, LLC in Seminole County, Florida in 2009 after each had worked on residential, private commercial and public government projects for over 25 yrs with other land surveying firms. With their families deeply rooted in Central Florida, the two men knew they wnted to build their business where they could continue to contribute to the surrounding communities for years to come. Ralph assumed the Office and Project Manager roles that he continues in today. He is active in the local chapter of Florida Professional Land Surveyors and Mappers and has held the office of President a couple of times. In order to promote surveying careers in local high schools, he worked with the Seminole County Schools and Math teachers to administer a test to identify talent and skills needed by surveyors and engineers. Each year the program awarded a scholarship to one or more graduating student(s). This initiative lead to UCF offering classes in surveying. A program that has since been absorbed by the UF engineering curriculum. During the 7 years that Ralph's son was a member of BSA Troop 864, Ralph was a Troop Leader for the group and with other BSA supportive men took many middle and high school member on camping, hiking and fishing trips culminating in a two week hiking trip at BSA camp Philmont. As a result of his interest and talent as Bassist, Ralph has been in a few bands and currently perfroms as part of "Muddy Puddle" with some of his friends.
Daniel Whittaker (left) - Owner, Field Manager
Danny (left) loves to be out stomping around in Central Florida's wonderdully varied environments. It was only natural for this former Kentuckian to want to assume the tasks of the Field Manager and Field Crew Manager. Don't let Dan's soft spoken and mild mannered nature fool you. Like President Theodore Roosevelt, Danny carries a big stick, a measuring stick of sorts. Danny is also the proud father of a son who has for now at least, decided to literally follow in his father's footsteps with a career in land surveying. Danny is also a member of the local chapter of the Professional Land Surveyors and Mappers where he has made many friends. After work, Danny often makes time to work on and enjoy his self-assigned home projects. But, like his business partner- Ralph, Danny has been known to "wet a line" so it is to be expected that from time to time the two environmentally active men find themselves in the same boat out of New Smyrna or another nearby port.