Gourdie Fraser, Inc.

Gourdie Fraser, Inc.

Transportation Engineering

Transportation Engineering

Site Development

Site Development

Municipal Engineering

Municipal Engineering

Surveying

Surveying

Construction Services

Construction Services

GIS / Asset Management

GIS / Asset Management

Operations & Maintenance

Operations & Maintenance

Hydrographic Surveying

Hydrographic Surveying

Gourdie-Fraser is unparalleled excellence in engineering, surveying, testing, and operations 

GFA is a full-service consulting firm that provides civil engineering, surveying, construction services, and contract operations with superlative experience, dedication, and reputation. Established in 1948 in downtown Traverse City as the John C. Norton Company, GFA has blossomed into an integral part of the growth of not only our home city, but much of the surrounding areas. "Neighbors building strong communities… together." That’s not just a tagline, that is how we here at GFA approach every single day and every single project. 


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Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering provides some of the crucial groundwork that our modern society is constructed upon. Important examples include well-made roads, drinking water infrastructure, sanitary sewer infrastructure, storm water management, bridges, as well as the structural components of buildings.

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Civil Engineering

Land Surveying

Surveying is the Art and Science of making measurements. In Land Surveying, the Surveyor is tasked with making measurements, research, and the interpretation of evidence, both from what was found in the field, and through their research.

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Land Surveying
Operations & Maintenance

Operations & Maintenance

  • Contract Operations
  • Onsite Wastewater
  • Residential septic fields and tanks
  • Commercial and industrial wastewater

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a structured geographic or spatial data set created via information collection, management, and analysis for the express purpose of optimum decision making and asset management. The Gourdie-Fraser team uses GIS to gather, modify, interpret, and analyze wide arrays of geospatial data to provide best possible insight toward achieving our client’s aims.

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Featured Project

Huellmantel Ridge

Developers wanted to turn this 40-acre parcel in Long Lake Township into the next phase of an existing residential subdivision. With GFA’s planning and design expertise, 28 new residential units with views of the surrounding countryside, and some with direct frontage on South Twin Lake, were able to be developed and constructed on this vacant parcel by Walton Contracting, Inc. 

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Huellmantel Ridge

As the owner of J. Peterson Homes, a custom home builder in Traverse City area, I have worked with the team at Gourdie-Fraser for the better part of 10 years.  We build on challenging waterfront property all over Northern Michigan making surveying and site engineering a very important part of our process.  I can’t say enough about the timeliness, professionalism and dedication of Gourdie-Fraser.

Joel Peterson
Owner, J. Peterson Homes

When the Village of Lake Ann contracted with GFA to provide services in conjunction with application for a Federal Safety grant to replace the village guardrail system, we had no idea of the scope of that endeavor. GFA staff provided the expertise, education and professionalism that enabled the Village to navigate the project from grant application, engineering, field supervision and final audit of the project.  read more...

Jim Sturmer
Village President, Village of Lake Ann

The Northport Point Community has had a long standing relationship with Gourdie-Fraser Associates and is very grateful for the services provided.  They have worked with us for 17 years on both our Wastewater Treatment System and more recently, on our state of the art membrane Water Filtration Plant.  They are knowledgeable of the Federal and EGLE State regulations.  They do all sampling and maintenance, and are available 24/7 for prompt service.

Wade Forton, Superintendant
Northport Point Cottage Owners Association

Gourdie-Fraser and Associates (GFA) has served the City of Clare as our engineer of record for over half a century, always with a positive, can do and solution oriented perspective.  In all respects the entire GFA team are consummate professionals in every respect who we consider to be more than just our engineering contractor, we consider them to be valued members of our staff.  read more...

Steve Kingsbury, City Treasurer
Finance and Tech Director, City of Clare

The Village of Central lake has a very dynamic relationship with Ms. Hodges and GFA. Their extensive knowledge of Central Lake and our personnel affords a more productive use of time, energy, and money, and offers a level of familiarity when discussing projects. I highly recommend the use of GFA, as the professional engineering firm and Jennifer Hodges a project manager without reservation.

Robert A. Tyler, Councilman
Village of Central Lake

The Benzie County Road Commission selected GFA as our engineer of record in Feb, 2016…our experience has been very positive. The staff is readily available and has demonstrated a high level of professionalism. We have had no question on their invoices.

Matt Skeels, Manager
Benzie County Road Commission

Simply stated, GFA is very good at what they do. We have absolute confidence and trust in this firm, its employees, and their work. As you are well aware, there are large number of good engineering firms out there. Of those, a handful standout as being great. Our past and present experience with GFA justifies our placement of this firm in the latter category.

Ken Hibl, Manager
City of Clare

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Gourdie Fraser, Inc.

123 W Front St
Traverse City, MI   49684
231-946-5874231-946-5874

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