Our History


Previously OTOC Ltd, the company renamed to Veris in November 2016.

Veris grew from a vision to create a world-class planning, design, surveying and spatial solutions business that could service clients across Australia.

Veris has sought to acquire successful businesses that share the same aspirations, values and culture. The initial phase was the selection and acquisition of quality businesses in each major geographic and economic centre.

Bosco Jonson

Established in 1997, Bosco Jonson is a Melbourne based surveying company with a longstanding reputation for quality. Throughout its history, Bosco Jonson has been a recognised leader in large scale urban and broad-acre developments. Along the way, Bosco Jonson has acquired a blue-chip, long-term client base including Australand, Parklea, Peet, Stockland, Lend Lease, MAB, Satterley and Salta.
Bosco Johnson became a Veris Company in 2016.


Established in 2001, Geo-Metric Surveying specialised in high-end engineering construction (concrete and steel structures), railways, tunnels, roads and bridges, earthworks and customised monitoring projects.
Geo-Metric adopted the Veris name in 2016.

Lawrence Group

Established in Sydney in 2003, Lawrence Group grew to become a multi-disciplinary surveying consultancy with expertise in residential and commercial construction, civil infrastructure and land development. Lawrence Group adopted the Veris name in 2016. 

Lester Franks

Lester Franks was founded in Devonport, Tasmania in 1964. Lester Franks have the strong values, heartiness and creativity you would expect to find on an island at the end of the world. Lester Franks combines expertise across engineering and geo-spatial disciplines to design and create outcomes that literally know their place. Lester Franks is a Veris company.

Linker Surveying

For more than 40 years, Linker Surveying has been one of Sydney’s most respected land surveying firms. Established in 1966, the company’s origins were in traditional cadastral (boundary) surveying, before founding partner Denny Linker became involved in the evolution of Strata Titling legislation in New South Wales in the early 1970s. Linker Surveying became a Veris Company in 2016.

Linker Surveying has a long standing reputation as the leading authority in titling solutions for today’s complicated and multi layered development world.

THG Resource Strategists

Over 40 years, THG Resource Strategists built a reputation as Queensland’s planning and surveying specialists, known for a strategic and innovative approach and ability to achieve success in even the most complex of environments.

From a small surveying and planning business located in Samford in the outskirts of Brisbane, THG Resource Strategists grew into a flexible and creative consulting business, servicing the whole of Queensland. THG Resource Strategists became a part of Veris in 2015, adopting the Veris name in 2016.


In 1920, Alexander Graham established a Perth based survey practice to serve the needs of public and private business sectors in the property and mining industries.

Demand for comprehensive land-related services grew and in 1983, Survey & Mapping Group Pty Ltd formed as an amalgamation of two leading Perth based companies. They joined the Australia-wide Whelans network in 1988.

The Western Australian services evolved from traditional surveying and mapping areas to include urban and regional planning, environmental management, land asset management and map and associated literature publication. Offering connectivity across surveying, mapping and planning services, allowed customised, agile solutions.

Whelans became part of Veris in October 2011, adopting the Veris name in 2016.


First formed as Ocean to Outback Electrical in 2003 by Adam Lamond. After a sustained period of hard work, change and tremendous growth, Ocean to Outback Contracting (OTOC) was established in 2008.

The next few years saw the company continue to evolve and form additional business functions such as construction services and communications. OTOC became an ASX-listed group of companies as OTOC Limited in 2011. The infrastructure services business was formally renamed OTOC Australia in 2011.

Now a Veris Company, OTOC Australia is a market leading infrastructure services business continuing to develop into new and innovative markets in Australia and internationally.