Dugan L. Mc Donald, R.L.S., PLS

Dugan McDonald

Dugan Mc Donald, R.L.S. is a registered land surveyor who has been involved in the land survey business for most of his life,
having worked since the age of 14 with his father and grandfather, both of whom were registered land surveyors.  He holds a degree in Supervisory Leadership from Hawaii Pacific Collage and is a Veteran of the United States Army where he was responsible for many overseas Geodetic Survey Missions.

As President of Heritage Land Survey and Mapping, Dugan’s duties include the supervision of all employees and the responsibility for all land survey work.  This includes planning, subdivision preparation and layout, topographic and land survey boundary work, control surveys, section breakdowns, lot surveys, flood surveys, construction surveys, site surveys, ALTA surveys, Right-of-Way surveys and the mapping for each of the projects as necessary.  Collaboration of engineering and planning for the submissions for approvals of agencies such as Town Council, and Planning and Zoning Commissions are also a key part of his responsibilities.

Before starting his own business, Dugan spent eight years as the Director of Field Survey Operations for the City of Flagstaff.  There he worked closely with engineering staff on many projects to collect survey information crucial to the design of various town projects.  

Dugan also conducted contract land survey and construction staking work from and for several different engineering companies located within the Phoenix area, including Am-West Engineering, AIE Engineering, Arrow Engineering and O’Neil Engineering while under the employ of Planning and Design Associates (his Father’s Land Planing Company).


  • Arizona Professional Land Surveyors Association (A.P.L.S.)
  • The American Congress on Surveying and Mapping
  • Vice Chairman of the Town of Camp Verde Design and Review Commission
  • Commissioner for Verde Ditch (The Verde Valley irrigation system)