About Bock & Clark

Established in 1973, Bock & Clark is a leading provider of commercial real estate due diligence services including ALTA Surveys, Zoning Reports, Environmental Site Assessments and Property Condition Assessments.

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Overview

Bock & Clark employs experienced professionals to research and prepare each of these products resulting in due diligence efficiency. With offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Oklahoma, California, Colorado and Rhode Island, we carry licenses in multiple states and are not simply due diligence coordinators, but providers as well.

Bock & Clark services a national client base – all 50 states plus Canada – offering the following products:

Along with our multiple service offerings, many of our clients continue to use Bock & Clark for access to our Interactive Survey and Title Review product. Visit our Interactive Survey & Title Review page for more details.

At Bock & Clark we are committed to providing superior customer service, competitive pricing and a high-quality product. We take pride in our personalized service achieved through a four-person project team structure. Whether you have a quick question or need guidance in ordering your next due diligence report, we are available to take your call or respond to your email. Additionally, we promise not-to-exceed pricing, allowing you to know your costs at the inception of the project.  We are a full-service company and have the capacity to handle single-site projects as well a transactions involving hundreds of sites and specialty projects.

Worried about integrating your Document Management System? No need. Bock & Clark strives to make our process simple and easy for our customers. In an effort to facilitate client needs, we are equipped and able to use your or any third party due diligence management system for document and report uploads and downloads. Simply let us know what is best for you and your team, and we will make note and deliver.
 

For more information about Bock & Clark please contact us at requestinfo@bockandclark.com or call 1-800-787-8397.


Company History

Bock & Clark was established in Medina, Ohio on May 21, 1973 by James R. Bock, P.S., and Carl M. Clark, P.E., P.S.

Initially, the company predominantly conducted basic boundary and subdivision survey work, but by the late 1970's, Bock & Clark began providing Residential Mortgage Location Surveys throughout Northeast Ohio.  Offering this service to local title insurance and mortgage companies increased business and sparked the expansion of the company and its number of employees.  In 1984, the company had outgrown their Medina space and purchased a new building in West Akron, OH.

In 1986, after identifying the need to provide surveying service in other areas of Ohio, the company opened its first branch office in Cincinnati.  This branch office would provide service to Southwest Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.  In the late 1980's, the company added additional branch offices in Columbus, OH; Toledo, OH; Canton, OH; Youngstown, OH; Painesville, OH; Indianapolis, IN and Pittsburgh, PA.  The refinancing booms in both the mid to late 1980s and the early 1990s helped support these branch operations, which, at times, were performing 250 mortgage location surveys per day.

The company carried surveying licenses in multiple states and, during this time, started to provide a large number of ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys (now known as ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys) for commercial properties.  One of their first major clients was a large national retailer.  This client, their lenders, counsel and title companies liked the Bock & Clark ALTA survey product so well that they inquired about obtaining Bock & Clark surveys nationwide.  To service states where they were not licensed, Bock & Clark created their National Surveyors Network in the late 1980s and began working with surveyors throughout the United States who were willing to present their surveys in the Bock & Clark standardized format.  Once the National Surveyors Network was established, Bock & Clark began coordinating this work for many other national clients.

In 1990, Bock & Clark formalized the National Surveyors Network and with satisfied customers giving recommendations to the industry, the business grew rapidly.  The company started coordinating hundreds of commercial surveys on all types of properties across North America.  More importantly, because of Bock & Clark's expertise, they were also helping the national surveying industry understand the criteria of an ALTA survey to provide a consistent survey product that not only met the long list of Minimum Standard Detail Requirements, but also met the needs of the ultimate user.  The Network expanded to approximately 14,000 surveying firms including Bock & Clark’s own licensed surveyors. 

In the mid '90s, many of the Bock & Clark branch offices were consolidated back to the Akron headquarters, as demand for mortgage location surveys by the local title industry subsided.  Although the mortgage location survey business was shrinking, the National Network business began to boom.  Bock & Clark was soon coordinating thousands of ALTA surveys per year. 

In 1998, Mr. Bock and Mr. Clark sold their business to a private equity firm but remained active in the business for a few more years, until the company was sold again to another private equity firm in 2001.  They retired at that time and Jeffrey Echko was named CEO.  In 2001, under the direction of Mr. Echko, the company took a new direction by focusing on sales and marketing to promote Bock & Clark services on a national level.  This led to rapid growth in the early 2000s.  Bock & Clark began obtaining surveying licenses in several other states, currently carrying licenses in 16 states, and opening branch surveying offices across the country including Akron, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Cincinnati, OH; Sarasota, FL and Sacramento, CA. 

To better serve their clients and the commercial real estate due diligence process, Bock & Clark decided to expand their service offerings in 2005 with the opening of their national zoning office.  Located in Oklahoma, this division provides zoning reports and letters to the industry nationwide.  In June of 2012,  Bock & Clark took their “one-stop shopping” a step further with the acquisition of a national environmental and assessment company, and began offering Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessment and Property Condition Assessment services.

In 2013, Bock & Clark celebrated its 40-year history and also relocated its headquarters to a larger building on W. Market Street in West Akron.

In April 2017, Bock & Clark was acquired by NV5 Global, a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions. A publicly traded company, NV5 offers services to both public and private sector clients in five basic categories: Construction Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, Energy, Program Management and Environmental. Through this acquisition, Bock & Clark will continue to deliver high-quality ALTA Survey, Zoning, Environmental and Assessment reports further enhanced by the NV5 service line.