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Why do business with FLT?

  • In business since 1956 - same family, same location. Our reputation means everything to us.
  • Our overhead is low, and so are our prices.
  • We maintain a huge inventory in our own warehouses to serve you quickly.
  • We service what we sell - 2 factory-authorized service centers.
  • All instruments, lasers, tribrachs, and prism poles are calibrated before they ship.
  • No shipping charges in Florida and Georgia for orders over $250*
  • No sales tax charged outside Florida
  • Our motto: Provide complete, honest, and prompt service
A Little History
FLT LSRThe Florida Level & Transit Co. was established in May of 1956 by the late Kenneth (Cap) MacDonald. The business located at 809 Progresso Dr. in Ft. Lauderdale in 1960 and remains there to this date. Cap's son, the late Dick MacDonald, joined the rapidly growing business in 1963 and began the expansion to the statewide organization we are today.

FLT LSRTerry McKay, Dick's son-in-law, came on board in 1998 and today runs the day-to-day operations as President. Terry's sons followed, first John McKay in 2003, and Alan McKay in 2016, adding the fourth generation committed to serving our customers with the best products and services possible.

FLT Geosystems became the trade name of Florida Level and Transit Co. in 2000 to reflect the evolution of the business into the digital age of total stations, GPS, reference station networks, 3D scanners, and software.

Our home office is in Fort Lauderdale, with a full-service branch in Tampa. Our traveling sales representatives are strategically located to serve our customers throughout Florida and Georgia. Our export division serves clients worldwide, especially throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Who we represent
  • Leica (full-line optical & GNSS Survey, Disto, Lasers, and High Definition Scanning)
  • Topcon/Sokkia (Optical Construction, Lasers, and GIS)
  • Spectra Precision/Nikon (Optical Construction, Lasers and Data Collection)
  • Level Best Laser Graders
  • Carlson Software
  • Northwest Instrument Lasers
  • PLS Laser Tools
  • Seco, CST/berger, David White/Sitepro, and many other quality manufacturers
Ft. Lauderdale & Tampa Locations
It All Began With Service
Our factory-authorized service centers are located in Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa, and repair virtually all makes of surveying instruments and lasers. Each facility is equipped to provide fast turn-around time and reliable repairs. Our technicians are factory trained to use the latest technologies in computer aided diagnostics to source problems fast. We offer the following services:

  • Instrument testing and calibration
  • Instrument overhaul in the event of serious damage
  • Cleaning, lubrication, and preventative factory maintenance
  • Firmware updates
  • Warranty repairs
  • Loaner instruments
FLT LSR showroom repair centers
Showroom & Repair Centers
* Please note that a few items are not eligible for free FedEx shipping. These include certain heavy or oversized items, such as paint, flagging and nails.