About Us

Mark Benson


Mark-BensonLocated in Andover, Mass., Northern Associates is family-operated firm whose emphasis is on providing the highest quality professional services for commercial and residential projects. My father started the company in 1959 and one of the most important things he passed along was the importance of building relationships.

As a full-service civil engineering firm, we provide all the expertise and support of a large company – but we also add that personal touch. We’re on a first-name basis with all of our clients so we know how to best meet their individual needs.

Quality services at low cost

Northern Associates offers a wide range of land surveying services (see our Services page) at a cost that is unmatched by our competition. We have invested in the most efficient digital technology available in order to deliver quality maps that your architect, contractor or municipal agency will find easy to use.

At Northern Associates, we don’t just provide services, we partner with you on each project. It’s a collaborative process, where we explain all the details – from the initial planning stages through the completion of construction.

Call us anytime

We are always available for advice or answering any questions that you might have. In addition, we are experts in Massachusetts land and construction laws, and are familiar with zoning regulations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine.

Whether it’s a small job or a major construction project, we’re here to make the process easy, affordable and professional.

Contact us at 978-837-3335 or northernassociates@verizon.net.



Technical and Field Staff

Sean Greenwood
Field Technician and Draftsman

Chuck Hutchkins
Field Technician and Draftsman

Ian McNeil
Field Technician and Draftsman

Boris Mazin
Field Technician

Administrative Staff

Linda Greenwood
Office Manager


Attorneys, home
buyers and sellers


For real estate closings, Northern Associates provides attorneys, home buyers and home sellers with the necessary documentation, such as Mortgage Inspection Plans, Certified Plot Plans and Title Surveys.

Mortgage companies, title companies, lenders


Northern Associates assists with the preparation of mortgage documents by supplying Mortgage Inspection Plans, ALTA Surveys and Title Surveys.  We perform surveys for registered and unregistered land.

Home and building owners, contractors


If you are building an addition or other structure on your property, Northern Associates provides the documents necessary for a Building Permit. These include Property Lines Surveys and Certified Plot Plans. We also take care of all inspections and site surveys.