About Us

ILS Associates, Inc., formerly I.L.Schwartz Associates, Inc., provides professional services in the fields of Civil and Transportation Engineering, Land Surveying, Land Planning and Development. Founded in Marin County in 1981, we have been assisting both private and public agency clients in meeting the challenges of development in one of the most environmentally sensitive regions in the United States. Our projects represent a wide range of clients throughout Northern California. We have performed and continue to perform a broad spectrum of land surveying, engineering, planning and construction management services for our clients related to land development, transportation, public works and environmental issues.

Our office is staffed by engineering and surveying professionals with a wide range of experience in projects both large and small. The firm is unique in our degree of flexibility: we are able to successfully complete the design of a planned community as efficiently as a small design such as a driveway plan. This versatility is realized by our clients in the form of reduced turnaround time and more effective management of project expenditures.

Over our firm's history, rapid advances in technology have enhanced the tools of engineering and surveying, and we have kept and continue to keep pace with these improvements. Computer-aided drafting and design, along with the latest electronic survey equipment and techniques are successfully integrated in the day-to-day workings of the company. These tools not only improve the speed and accuracy with which projects are completed, but in our experienced hands, they allow us to analyze the best alternatives for our clients through each design decision.

As a firm, we are committed to the continual updating of our employees' skills with regular training and education, in order to contribute the greatest degree of value to your next project. Our fully-integrated Engineering and Surveying departments are networked with state-of-the-art computer equipment in order to improve accuracy and expedite project delivery. Office-wide design standards and rigorous quality assurance measures ensure a high quality work product.  

Our firm provides services to government agencies, property owners, developers and various consultants. We can provide these services either as a primary consultant or as a member of a multidisciplinary team, depending on the needs of the project. We invite you to contact us for further information, and are eager to discuss how we can add value to your team, or to discuss how we can make your next project more successful by applying our technical expertise to meeting your specific requirements.  

We are a Certified Small Business Enterprise in the State of California and a Certified Green Business in Marin County.