In 1975 Larry and Lucile Smith founded a company in Rutherford, Tennessee offering surveying services to the surrounding areas. L.I. Smith & Associates, a professional company, was born and up-and-coming. With their company beginning to grow, Larry and Lucile relocated the office to Paris, TN and started exploring other services to offer, such as construction layout and engineering services. Coverage areas also grew with the company and Kentucky, Arkansas, and Mississippi were added to the list where LIS offered their services. Fast forward to 1996 and Lucile Smith, now the President of the company, turned their professional company into a corporation. L. I. Smith & Associates, Inc. was born and the company continued to grow. During this time, Lucile became the first woman in the state of Tennessee to become a licensed surveyor by passing the state-specific examinations. An office was established in Nashville, TN to accommodate the growing business. At the end of 2017 Lucile fully retired and Larry partly retired, sticking around to be Vice President of LIS. Patrick Smith, Larry and Lucile’s son, took over the company as President, carrying on the surveying tradition while bringing in a renewed focus on engineering services. With a fresh perspective, LIS embraced new technologies developed within the engineering and surveying world. Drone mapping, aerial mapping, and laser scanning are just a few of the new services adopted by LIS. LIS proudly employees professional engineers and surveyors, staffs a team of valuable personnel, and offers our clients the latest technologies.