About Us

Craven Thompson & Associates, Inc. (CTA) is very proud to be in business for over 60 years! CTA was founded in 1961 by Mr. Warren Craven, P.E when he left his position as Assistant City Engineer for the City of Fort Lauderdale to start this firm. It was originally founded as an engineering and surveying firm, dedicated primarily to serving the needs of private sector clients in the rapid growing area of South Florida. Over the past 60+  years, Craven Thompson & Associates, Inc. has grown into a multi-disciplinary firm comprised of specialized teams, each fully staffed with top caliber surveyors, engineers, land planners, landscape architects and support personnel, serving clients in both the public and private sectors. CTA currently has over 80  employees in Fort Lauderdale. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our staff and the firm’s ability to meet difficult challenges.

We are currently engaged in a wide variety of land development projects including commercial, industrial and residential projects, together with public infrastructure projects for governmental agencies. CTA is also the consulting engineers, surveyors and landscape architects for a number of municipalities within Broward, Palm Beach and Dade County. These long-standing relationships have permitted CTA to gain invaluable insight into the goals and requirements of the various agencies. Our surveying capabilities continue to utilize the current state-of-the-art equipment and applications, such as 3D Laser Scanning and LIDAR to cover the full spectrum of surveying assignments including plat preparation, geometric computations, ALTA Surveys and exhibit preparation, together with land and bathymetric surveys.


The firm is dedicated to providing quality and timely professional services. We implement that dedication by selecting qualified personnel and by supplying the best available equipment to accomplish the tasks while never forgetting our client needs.