Ralph P. Fontcuberta, Jr., PLS

Chief Executive Officer

Principal-in-Charge; Registered Professional Land Surveyor


Louisiana, Professional Land Surveyor (1974, LA Lic. No. 4329)

Mississippi, Professional Land Surveyor (1974, MS Lic. No. 1633)


Ralph P. Fontcuberta, Jr., PLS has nearly half a century of experience in the field of surveying, and has been a registered Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) since 1974. He founded BFM Corporation in 1982 after serving with another surveying firm for over 15 years. BFM Corporation serves clients throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and other states, operating with 9 survey field crews with an office and field staff of over 30 employees. As BFM’s CEO, Mr. Fontcuberta oversees all work performed by the firm. 


Mr. Fontcuberta is thoroughly knowledgeable in all facets of surveying: boundary, hydrographic, topographic, and right-of-way surveying, as well as residential, plant, and industrial layout. Since the beginning of his career, his work has entailed computations, drafting, and field work for various industrial, commercial, municipal, and private clients. 


Project work has included topographic surveying needed for street and drainage design, as well as for sewer and water services designs. His work has included projects for the Mississippi Dept. of Transportation (MDOT), Louisiana Dept. of Transportation & Development (LADOTD), the Louisiana Dept. of Natural Resources (LADNR), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Dept. of the Navy, Entergy, BellSouth, and various municipalities and public/private entities. 


Coursework, Building, Delgado College, New Orleans

Coursework, Math, University of New Orleans


Year Professional Experience Began: 1967

Year Joined BFM Corporation (Founding Principal): 1982



Professional Organizations & Memberships

American Congress on Surveying & Mapping, Fellow

Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors, Past President

Mississippi Society of Professional Land Surveyors

National Society of Professional Surveyors

Professional Engineers in Private Practices

Society of American Military Engineers

Surveyors Historical Society (Charter Member)


Certifications

Boundary Law, Prof. Ethics & Minimum Standards

Boundary Control & Legal Principals

A Brief History: Vertical Datum in Southern Louisiana

Flood Insurance Forms: Practices & Procedures

Practical GPS

ALTA-ACSM Land TItle Surveys & Positional Tolerance

Louisiana State Plane Coordinate System

North American Vertical Datum

The Surveyor and the Law (I & II)

Legal Water Boundaries

State Plane Coordinates

Restoration of Lost Corners/Subdivision of Sections

Historical Developments

Minimum Standards for Property Boundary Surveys

Governmental Affairs

Class of Instruction in Liability, Reliability, Responsibility

The Business of Land Surveying


Community Background & Service

African American River Road Museum - Past Board Member

Alzheimer Board of Directors - Past Board Member

Archbishop Community Appeal

Big Brothers – Board of Directors - Past Board Member

Boys & Girls Club of New Orleans (Slidell Chapter)

Boy Scouts of America

Christ the Healer – Archdiocese of New Orleans

Delgado Foundation - Advisory Board Member, Past Member

Dryades YMCA Golf Fund Raising Committee

East Jefferson General Hospital Foundation - Board Member

East Jefferson YMCA - Past Chairman

Entergy Advisory Board for the State of Louisiana

Friends of NORD - Board of Directors

Jefferson Economic Development Growth & Effort Committee

Jefferson Chamber - Board of Directors, Charter Member

Lafreniere Park Foundation Board - Past President

Lafreniere Park Patrons - Past Vice President

LSUMC Human Development Center Advisory Board - Past President

Volunteers of America - Board of Directors

YMCA (Metairie) - Past Board Member

YMCA (Kenner) - Past Ch airman

YMCA - Board of Directors - Past Board Member