Founded in 1986, California Surveying and Drafting Supply has been an integral partner to architects, engineers and construction professionals for 35 years. CSDS provides precision positioning technology, large- and small-format printers, construction field supplies and related support and training to enable customers to yield the largest return on their investment.
Headquartered in Sacramento, CSDS also has a Bay Area office in Dublin and a Central Valley office in Fresno. Century Graphics, a sister company with locations in Sacramento, Roseville and El Dorado Hills, offers reprographic and custom printing services, from engineering plan sets to construction site banners, window graphics, fleet vehicle decals and wraps.
CSDS ensures that every client receives consultative attention and support for all technology or services offered. “Our products and services aren’t typically turnkey, one-size-fits-all solutions, and require a level of support and expertise that will ensure a return on investment,” says Tom Cardenas, president of CSDS. “We’re dedicated to vetting the most current, precise and efficient technology and workflows for our customers so that they can offer the highest level of deliverables to their clients.”
“Our primary focus is the success of our customers. When our solutions allow them to grow, we’re honored to be able to grow along with them,” says Tom Cardenas, President of California Surveying and Drafting Supply.
CSDS was acquired by Canadian surveying equipment company Cansel at the end of 2020. “Joining the Cansel team aligns perfectly with our history, culture and focus on meaningful client relationships, technical expertise and dedication to delivering excellence to the industries we’ve served for 35 years,” Cardenas says. “Our combined experience with innovative technical solutions and services along with a common vision for future growth opens a very exciting new chapter for both organizations.”
Looking to the future, CSDS will continue to focus on the latest precision technical solutions and services that will allow their customers to be more competitive, productive and profitable. “Our primary focus is the success of our customers,” Cardenas says. “When our solutions allow them to grow, we’re honored to be able to grow along with them.”