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Lumina Lidar, LLC is a woman-owned small business (WOSB), formed by Catherine A. Ruiz, Thomas G. Ahneman, Keith Werner and Kristian B. Fontanilla in 2019 as an outgrowth of engineering and land surveying services provided by Ahneman Kirby, LLC, a third generation small business whose expertise includes infrastructure, roads and bridges, sites, structures, 3D mapping and modeling, geospatial analysis, existing conditions and as-built depiction delivered to clients.

Modeling your world at the speed of light – LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is our principal reconnaissance tool that uses remote-sensing technology in terrestrial, mobile, and aerial (drones, aircraft) forms. It provides large or small commercial, industrial, residential and government clients highly detailed and accurate 3D models of surface conditions, buildings and facilities, terrain and agriculture, transportation (air, rail and highway).

DUNS #: 117101849
SAM: Active
WOSB Certified

NAICS Codes:

  • 541370 Surveying and Mapping (except geophysical)
  • 541330 – Engineering Services
  • 541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services
  • 541340 – Drafting Services
  • 237210 – Land Subdivision
  • 541690 – Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services

SIC Codes:

  • 87130000 – Surveying Services
  • 73710000 – Custom Computer Programming Services

PSC and FSC codes:

  • C217 Mapping
  • C218 Architectural & Engineering Services
  • T014 Topography Services
  • 1550 Drones
  • 6675 Drafting, Surveying, & Mapping Instruments
  • R425 Engineering & Technical Services
  • R617 Data Collection Services


  • OUR PROCESS: Custom automation of data. Safe, cost-effective data collection teamed with programmers who automate, animate, and custom-build your digital model or Bill of Materials to your level of detail. We don’t quit until you’re satisfied.
  • OUR TEAM: A certified professional oversees every aspect of your project. We are trained engineers and surveyors who produce the level of precision and accuracy the project demands and the client expects.
  • OUR EQUIPMENT: In-house, self-owned and operated aircraft, drones (UAV’s), mobile, terrestrial LiDAR equipment, computer equipment, data centers, hardware, and software. We bring the solution to you – to any US location (Foreign optional).

  • OUR KNOWLEDGE: Expertise/Aid in design, space definition, elevations, quantitative analysis, and conflict detection for more than 15 years. A ton of successful projects through our convenient locations in Connecticut, Delaware and South Carolina.


  • Started by licensed professionals from the legacy of a sterling 150-year old engineering and surveying company, Lumina Lidar is mastering 21st century technology to replace traditional surveying and data collection for improved quality, accuracy, and time of delivery
  • Our LiDAR scanning services focus on the client’s needs. Aerial, terrestrial, and mobile remote-sensing data collection is used to generate 2-D and 3-D digital plans, maps, models, and quantitative analysis.
  • The high-end, state-of-the-art LiDAR scanning equipment is just the beginning. Our proprietary methods of processing data, from automation to custom programming, allow our skilled engineers and designers to create a deliverable that more than meets your needs.
  • Our existing conditions digital models are survey-grade with GPS/RTK horizontal and vertical control. Scan accuracies to 1/8 of an inch are available. CAD Revit models are produced in unsurpassed, high levels of detail.
  • Expert field crews, trained in precision surveying will work on your project. The back-office automation and processing is our competitive advantage – delivering high-quality models in faster time and at lower cost to clients.
  • Lumina Lidar never fails – 100% delivery satisfaction.



  • GIS and GPS/RTK services – we’re invested in the best available equipment, software, and personnel – providing fast, accurate, and digital solutions on a large scale.
  • Scan Before You Plan – quantify your project using the science of field surveying, site reconnaissance, point cloud accuracy, and model building.
  • CAD & BIM Modeling – customized software solutions streamline your project and tackle complex data saving you time and money.
  • As-Built Documentation – we focus our work on the client’s assets and project objectives. We do all the point cloud refinement and data management in-house.
  • Drainage/Flood Elevation Modeling – Our services are scalable, up or down, to plan for future enhancements and keep the client’s options open.
  • Overhead Clearances – trained technicians, engineers and surveyors help to avoid conflicts, and improve safety.
  • Drone Services – FAA licensed pilots and licensed remote pilots (drones) are on our team qualifying us for aerial work.