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The PELSA Company Inc., originally an acronym for Paraskewich Engineering and Land Surveying Associates, was founded in 1981 by Michael R. Paraskewich Sr., PLS with offices in Montchanin, Delaware and Elkton, Maryland.  Prior to this Mr. Paraskewich was a partner in the firm, Govatas and Paraskewich Inc., a multidisciplinary engineering and surveying firm.  In opening PELSA, Mr. Paraskewich’s focus was to create a land consulting firm that met the technical demands of the ever changing market while providing excellent service, specifically in the areas of deadlines and price points for projects throughout Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania.  For the past thirty years, PELSA has become known, throughout the region, for maintaining the highest level of customer trust and satisfaction.


In 2011, John “Jack” E. Zebley, PLS, joined the PELSA team.  Prior to this Mr. Zebley  owned and operated Zebley and Associates Inc., with an emphasis on clients in New Castle County Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania, since 1975.  As a member of PELSA, Mr. Zebley brought 56 years of experience along with over 90,000 project files. In early 2014, Mr. Zebley went into retirement.


PELSA currently maintains an office in  Newark, Delaware and has outposts in Smyrna and Dewey Beach, Delaware.




With over 100,000 projects completed to date our experienced team meets the demanding needs of today’s transactions, government review processes and professional standards.  Our experience, flexibility, and desire to provide excellent service has allowed us to be the “go to” land consulting firm for a multitude of local and national clients.




President and Chief Director– Michael R. Paraskewich, Sr., Professional Land Surveyor


Vice President and Director of Research and Design – Michael R. Paraskewich Jr., PhD, Professional Engineer