Welcome to RLF Consulting

Since 2006 our highly motivated team has provided quality professional services to architectural & engineering professionals, homeowners, builders, telecommunications providers, utility companies, and government agencies throughout the Southwest.

Ryan Fidler is the founder of RLF and is a Registered Professional Land Surveyor with more than 2 decades of experience in Land Surveying, mapping, and design support. His responsibilities include managing the Survey Group as well as overseeing the operations at RLF.

RLF utilizes the latest technology in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), GPS, Laser Scanning, and Robotics coupled with tried-and-true survey methodology to ensure the most accurate and efficient results while meeting the most aggressive deadlines.

At RLF, our team is your team. We strive to incorporate into our clients workflow for a seamless working relationship.


RLF has a commitment to provide exemplary support with dedicated, professional and highly trained staff to provide an exceptional customer experience. We achieve customer loyalty through a combination of experience, innovation, technology and communication throughout all phases of a project.


Our team consists of Professional License holders, FAA approved Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Operators, and maintain all jurisdictional compliance in all disciplines that we offer. We are FAA exempt and hold multiple COA’s to operate UAS in most airspace within the US.

We carry Commercial, Professional Liability, and Special UAS insurance up to 5M/5M.


Our service area spans over the Western United States with operation centers in Arizona, California and Colorado. From our Op Centers, and through a network of affiliates, we can service the entire Western US and Hawaii.

Our Services



  • Final Plat
  • Record of Survey
  • Lot Split
  • Lot Tie
  • Minor Land Division
  • Map of Dedication
  • Easement Legals & Exhibits

ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys

ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys

  • Complete Title Report Review
  • Optional Table “A” Items
  • Fast Turnaround!



  • Site Design Mapping
  • 3D Scanning
  • Aerial Mapping Control Survey
  • Utility Surveys (above and below ground)
  • As-builts for record drawings



  • Raw-land or Co-locations
  • Rooftops
  • Topographic Mapping
  • Boundary
  • Lease Area Legal Descriptions
  • FAA Certification Letters (1A or 2C)
  • 3D Tower Mapping
  • Site Construction Staking
  • Title Report Review and Plotting
  • Easement “No-Conflict” Certifications
  • Successfully completed over 3,000 sites.
  • Fast Turnaround!



  • Site Layout
  • Commercial
  • Single Family
  • Multi-Family
  • Digital Terrain Modeling for Machine Control
  • Fully Insured – Professional/General/Commercial
  • Auto and Bonding

Unmanned Aerial Systems

RLF in partnership with Accupoint Aerial Solutions have been developing the use of close range remote sensing via UAS or Drone technology since 2011. There are nearly unlimited applications for UAS spatial data acquisition. We have successfully mapped projects for telecommunications, site development and vertical inspections in a wide variety of conditions. However, we have found the limits are truly endless.


RLF Consulting utilizes close range LIDAR, and photogrammetric methodology to produce highly accurate 3D models to produce topographic mapping. We have constantly produced geo-referenced orthorectified aerial images with a GSD (Ground Sampling Distance) of <0.50 inch. Additionally, we can incorporate the use of a 3D point cloud of the subject terrain and all feature objects with an overall precision of +/-3-5mm per pixel. This allows us to map as precisely as the project requires in all three planes from one data source.

Through this method of data collection we have been able to greatly reduce collection and processing times of traditional survey data by 25%-75% with hyper-accurate results.

What’s most beneficial is the level of safety of our field team members will gain by reducing exposure to active lanes of traffic. Our field surveyors will not need to be physically near roadways while collecting survey points thus mitigating exposure to roadways and other field hazards that a traditional field survey would require. In addition, by not having to access traffic lanes, there will be no need to impede or delay traffic with safety control/barricading as used for traditional surveys.


Our UAS platform can be equipped with a variety of payloads. We have successfully mapped and inspected several wireless (cell) sites acquiring 3D modeling, 4k video and 4K stills. With the use of our UAS we can provide a birds-eye view of any part of a tower or structure typically only accessible by climbing or by a lift. Either climbing or acquiring a boom lift is costly and can potentially be an unsafe method of data acquisition. Some applications include the use of FLIR cameras to detect “hot” and “cold” spots to determine if equipment is operating properly.

Contact Us

Contact Information

  • 2165 W. Pecos Rd. Ste 5 Chandler, AZ 85224
  • Phone  480.445.9189
  • info@rlfconsulting.com