TNLDS’s coverage areas lay within east Tennessee. These areas can be broken down into four major sections or zones:
The primary zone is made up of Jefferson County and most of the adjoining counties. Projects that fall within this zone are typically completed quicker and/or at a lower cost to those outside this primary coverage area. This zone constitutes our preferred service area.
The primary zone is comprised of the following areas:
- Most of Knox
- Much of Blount
This zone encompasses areas where we regularly work, but the jobs may not be scheduled as quickly as those within the primary zone. Projects requested within this area are accepted on the basis of size, scope, and duration. A job that is too large, one that takes too much time, will likely not be accepted. Similarly, a job that is too small may be cost ineffective to do in this area if it is the only one in the immediate area at the time of the work.
The secondary zone is comprised of the following areas:
- the western Blount county
- the western sliver of Knox county
This area is very limited on what we will do. Clients are often referred to other surveyors. We may work in these areas for well established clients more so than other, relatively new ones. We will do some projects but they are selected on scope, size, and duration, as well as timing. This area is typically only serviced when there is a lull in the current work load as the travel time limits the amount of actual work that can be accomplished.
The tertiary zone is comprised of the following areas:
Areas not included in the above 3 sections fall here. This is not to say that we will not work in these counties. To the contrary, we have done many jobs outside of the four zones. However, these are typically limited to jobs for existing clients. We can work anywhere within the state of Tennessee, but as the jobs become further from the office, the cost to do these jobs increases.