OUR TEAM

JOSH CONNALLY, RPLS

Co-President and CEO

As one of the founders of Connally Brothers Group Land Surveying (CBG), Josh Connally serves as Chief Executive Officer and oversees a myriad of functions within the Company.

 

Josh started his survey career in 1991 working for his dad Doug Connally at DC&A. He started as Rodman and continued his growth as an Instrument Man, Crew Chief, Drafter, Researcher, Field Manager, and Office Manager. In 2000 Josh helped open the East Texas office of DC&A in Sulphur Springs, TX and grew the business to almost $900,000 a year in 5 years. Josh went on to earn his RPLS survey license in April 2004, and worked in many capacities of DC&A until he started his own company, CBG, with his brother, Bryan Connally, in 2009.

 

Since the opening of CBG, Josh has strived to live by, and promote our company mission of, “Building Lasting Relationships by Making Our Client’s Lives Better.”

BRYAN CONNALLY, RPLS

Co-President

With more than 20 years of surveying experience, Bryan has worked in virtually every aspect of the company. A certified registered professional land surveyor, Bryan specializes in construction, ALTA, TLTA and residential surveying. He serves as Co-President of CBG Surveying. 

MICHAEL NESTI, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Director of Human Resources

Michael currently serves as the Director of Human Resources with CBG Surveying. In this role he is responsible for the day to day and long-term guidance of the company team members. This includes employee relations, recruiting, compliance, benefits, performance, safety, and training.

 

Michael has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources, including a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University, Senior Professional in Human Resources certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), and Senior Certified Professional certification from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Michael has experience in a variety of industries, from medical to energy, and brings a wealth of experience in both the Human Resources and Operations areas.

 

Michael is originally from Colorado and relocated to Texas in 2012. He enjoys cheering on his favorite sports teams, travelling, movies, and spending time with friends and family. Any given weekend you can find Michael working on projects around the house or discovering another new adventure somewhere in the great state of Texas, or beyond.

BRANDON KAHAN

Drafting Manager

Brandon is the Drafting Manager at CBG Surveying. Brandon manages one of the largest drafting departments in the state, bringing efficiency and productivity to the forefront.

Brandon began his career in Surveying in 2005 at Doug Connally and Associates. When CBG opened its doors in 2009, he was one if it’s first crew chiefs. Brandon began drafting for CBG in 2011 while receiving his Associates Degree in Drafting and Design in 2012. He quickly worked his way up to a senior drafting technician, leading to his placement in the boundary department working directly under our Registered Professional Land Surveyors and assisting our field crews with boundary decisions. He then moved on to be our pre construction lead working closely with our builders in all phases of pre-construction until becoming the Drafting Manager in 2018.

 

Brandon enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife and children hunting, fishing or anything outdoors, he also enjoys coaching youth baseball and training retrievers.

ZACH SHEPHERD

Sales Manager

Zach is the Sales Manager at CBG Surveying Texas LLC, and oversees the structure and methods by which we develop and maintain our relationships with our clients, new and old, through detailed market analysis, strategic planning and problem solving, employee coaching, and accountability.

 

A South Georgia native, Zach graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Alabama, and brings invaluable knowledge to the company, deriving from his extensive background in the mortgage lending and real estate industry. Zach’s selfless attitude, dependability, and passion for helping others establishes our company’s foundation for developing strong and lasting relationships with our clients.

 

Aside from being a die-hard Alabama football fan, Zach enjoys spending his free time traveling and attending any sporting event he can make it to.  He also loves building wooden furniture, hiking and traveling with his fiancé, Lorie and their 3-year-old Australian Shepherd, Ryder.

NATHAN HEWLETT

Field Manager

Nathan is the Field Manager. His duties are to supervise and coordinate work efforts of the Survey Department and make hiring recommendations, review, organize and plan the field schedule to assure that surveys are completed on time, and implement department policies, procedures, and service standards in conjunction with the management team. Nathan trains employees on job duties, handling complex situations, company policies, and arranges for training to be provided. He is also responsible for verifying that the field crews are maintaining proper documentation such as field notes, data, time sheets, job records, and vehicle operation and maintenance records.

 

 Nathan began surveying in 1998 at a engineering company, laying out subdivisions and apartment complexes from raw land to final paving, and became a Crew Chief within two years. In 2001 he joined DCA Surveying as an Instrument Man, and after a few years became Crew Chief in 2003. A couple of years later he moved to another company as a Crew Chief and gained experience ranging from title surveys, construction layout, and doing big acreage in East Texas. Then in 2008 he came back to DCA as a Crew Chief and worked on everything from builder work to metes and bounds. When CBG was founded, Nathan came on as a Crew Chief, until 2011 when he moved to South Texas and worked in Gas & Oil surveying for about six years. After two years in Gas and Oil surveying he was promoted from Senior Crew Chief to Field Coordinator. Nathan rejoined CBG in 2017 in the PLSM Department, and was promoted to Field Manager in 2018.

 

Acting as Field Manager for CBG occupies a lot of Nathan’s time, but when he’s not working you can find him at his daughters select league softball tournaments, cheerleading, or volleyball games. When she isn’t playing, his son also plays select league baseball and football. In his spare time, he and his wife are always together on the football, baseball or softball fields supporting their kids to thrive, compete, and be the best they can be, on and off the field.

KRISTEN DANISON

Builder Customer Service Manager

Kristen is the Builder Customer Service Manager and has been working in the survey industry for 10 years. Kristen has experience working in several different aspects of the survey industry, she specializes in the builder department. Kristen is passionate about team building and maintaining great client relationships while delivering great quality services.

 

Kristen started with CBG Surveying in 2015 as a customer service representative and worked her way up to a customer service lead eventually becoming the Builder Customer Service Manager in 2018.

While outside of work, Kristen enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and kids.

TINA VOGEL

Customer Service Manager

Tina is the Residential and Commercial Customer Service Manager and also manages the Research Department at CBG Surveying Texas LLC. With over 14 years of experience in the industry, Tina works daily to enhance the efficiency and knowledge of the departments while implementing policies and procedures that enable CBG Surveying to provide our clients with exceptional service.

 

Tina is a graduate of Cleveland State University and has held licenses as both a Real Estate Agent and Mortgage Loan Officer in the State of Ohio. She has worked in several departments in her years of experience in the surveying industry including customer service, research, deed sketch, drafting, and is able to bring a wealth of knowledge from her work experience into her management role.

 

While outside of work, Tina enjoys cheering on all of the Cleveland sports teams and loves spending time hiking and travelling with her fiancé Alison and their two dogs, Mabel and Walter.

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