Logo, Benner and Carpenter, Inc. - Civil Engineering

(805) 525-3396
506 E Main Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060

Experienced Civil Engineering & Land Surveying Specialists

History of Excellence

In 1975, Bancroft (Buz) Benner, a Registered Civil Engineer, joined forces with Fred Carpenter, a Licensed Land Surveyor, and began a small, community minded professional services business. Two general partnerships were formed; Benner and Carpenter, which provided civil engineering services, and Continental Surveys, which provided land surveying services.  Both partners had numerous years of experience in their respective fields in both public and private projects.

As the years progressed, the partners decided to put their main focus into land surveying, and to limit civil engineering services to smaller projects. 

In 2001, the general partnerships of Benner and Carpenter & Continental Surveys were merged into the currently known corporation of Benner and Carpenter, Inc.

Both Mr. Benner and Mr. Carpenter retired in the early 2000s. The company was acquired and a seamless transition was made by three longtime employees. The new owners maintain the same expertise, customer service, and professionalism that Benner and Carpenter, Inc., is known for over its 40 year legacy. 


Benner and Carpenter, Inc., provides quality professional services in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties.  The staff is comprised of well-trained personnel with various degrees of technical expertise.

Larry Frager is the President of Benner and Carpenter, Inc.  He is both a Registered Civil Engineer and a Licensed Land Surveyor in the State of California.  Mr. Frager graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 1985. He pursued a career as a civil engineer right out of college, gaining much experience along the way, until finally coming to Benner and Carpenter in 1991. While at Benner and Carpenter, Mr. Frager furthered his education and career opportunities by obtaining his land surveyor’s license. Larry is a detailed oriented professional who is always willing to go the extra mile for a client.  He has over 30 years of experience of working with contractors, public works agencies, and more.

The professional backup staff at Benner and Carpenter, Inc., is comprised of L.S.I.T.s, AutoCad drafters, and Survey Party Chiefs with over 25 years of experience.

The field survey crews are equipped with office ready cargo vans, robotic total stations, and GPS capabilities. 

Signatory to International Operating Engineers Union, Local 12
California Certified Small Business | DIR Registered for Prevailing Wage Projects

Contact us today in Santa Paula, California, to discover how our team can serve you on your next project.