Roland J. Desrosiers, Sr was born in Waterbury, CT in 1943, served for the United States Navy until 1962 and then graduated from Hartford State Technical Institute in 1965. He married September 11th, 1965 and soon after had 3 children. Roland began his career in Land Surveying at Harry Cole & Son, obtained his CT Surveyor License in 1967 and then founded RJ Desrosiers & Associates on March 4, 1971 in Naugatuck, CT.
Roland was instrumental in the development of many residential and commercial projects in the town of Naugatuck as well as throughout the State of CT. Over the years Roland was an active member in various land surveying associations many of which are no longer in existence(CALS, SPCNW) and chaired various committees regarding land use and building aesthetics. He was dedicated to the Borough of Naugatuck and served his clients and profession well, from his first project, Naugatuck’s Industrial Park, the Big Y plaza where The Eastern Company Foundry used to be, and various subdivisions throughout the area.
Roland owned and operated RJ Desrosiers & Associates for over 50 years from inception until his last day surveying on May 21, 2021. Roland absolutely LOVED surveying and the more difficult the site or project, the better – he prided himself with meeting the challenge and coming up with solutions. He served his community with integrity, precision, accuracy and professionalism. No map could leave his hands until fully scrutinized. He could often be heard saying, “Don’t just record the data, ask yourself, does this look correct?”
He was a longtime member of the Naugatuck Elks Lodge 967, and enjoyed golf, skiing, camping and traveling with family and friends.
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R.J. Desrosiers and Associates served Naugatuck, CT and area towns for more than 50 years, established and incorporated in 1971.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DyMar, 800 Main Street South, Suite 132, Southbury CT has formally acquired R.J. Desrosiers and Associates on December 28th, 2021.
A Surveying Firm that provided topographic mapping, tree surveys, construction surveying and lot line adjustments for new home construction and more. As well as boundary Surveys, Site Planning, Subdivisions, Plot Plans, As-Builts, Existing Conditions Mapping and Wetland Locations throughout Connecticut.
Quote from Mark E. Lancor
“I did not know Roland long, introduced to him in 2018 with the acquisition of his North Main Street office by Kindcare USA. As I began to know Roland, he shared with me his desire to find a highly reputable and seasoned company who could keep his legacy going. It was over breakfast in October 2020, on a sunny Saturday morning in Naugatuck, Roland asked if we had interest in taking over his practice. We mutually agreed then on the sale, shook hands with the expectations Roland could continue as long as he wanted to help in the transition of his practice. Over the next few months I spent much time with Roland learning of all the work he did in Naugatuck and throughout the valley. No question he was passionate about his work and the years of service he gave to the profession will truly be missed. On his passing, I felt I lost a friend. Our mission is to honor him with highest regard for his work in continuing to serve the public with integrity and professionalism.”