Hofmann-Metzker, Inc. provides quality surveying services throughout northeastern Ohio. Based in Berea, Ohio, we primarily serve Cuyahoga, Medina, Lorain, Summit, Portage, Geauga, and Lake Counties, but are licensed in the State of Ohio and have traveled to all areas of the State providing our expertise.

We are committed to providing high quality surveying utilizing modern equipment and software at a fair price and quick response time.

Whether your needs are residential, commercial or municipal, Hofmann-Metzker, Inc has the expertise and experience to deliver your project on time and within budget.

Established in February, 1993, George A. Hofmann and Richard Metzker bought the former James B. Root & Associates, a company which was started in the late 1800's by Charles W. Root and passed down to his son and grandsons. Hofmann-Metzker, Inc acquired all the survey records of the Root family which covered not only Cuyahoga County but the surrounding counties as well.


George Hofmann began his employment with Warren J. Root in 1973 and became a licensed surveyor in September of 1981. At that time he also became the Chief Surveyor with James B. Root & Associates. George is actively involved with PLSO (Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio) and has served as State president, Cleveland Chapter State delegate, and Chapter President.

Richard Metzker began his surveying career at an early age as both his father and grandfather were surveyors. Rich joined James B. Root & Associates in May of 1988, and became licensed in July of 1992.

Hofmann-Metzker, Inc has been involved in many aspects of surveying, ranging from boundary surveys on city lots to large tracts, route surveys for proposed road widenings, bridge surveys, topographical and location surveys for major sewer projects and buildings, construction staking for sewers, water lines, pavement, buildings and subdivision layouts.

Hofmann - Metzker, Inc. became a certified Small Business Enterprise for Cuyahoga County in 2002.