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Our Company & Mission

Western Technologies Group LLC is the premiere provider of Flood Determinations, Tidelands Reports, and Property PEEK Reports. We serve various industries built around the real estate transaction. Our clients range from Title Agencies and Mortgage Lenders to Realtors, Appraisers, Engineers, Attorneys, Surveyors, and Builders.
Our company mission is built on integrity, accuracy, and innovation. We pride ourselves on the INTEGRITY of our people, processes, and data; on the ACCURACY in our results and analysis; and on the constant INNOVATIONS we develop to anticipate the needs of our client and bring solutions to the ever-changed business world.
Our Flood Resource Center is at the core of our mission. Being staffed by Certified Floodplain Managers (CFMs) the Center provides WTG Clients and their interested parties with information, support, training, and resources related to flood and tideland issues. Our specialists are also on the pulse of changing regulations and cutting edge solutions to real-world challenges faced by the industries and people we serve.
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Our Management Team

Jerry Jones


Jerry is the Founder and Managing Partner of Western Technologies Group LLC. He is a Certified GIS Specialist with more than 30 years of experience in the field.

Jerry has maintained a statewide collection of tax maps and tax assessment data for over 20 years, leveraging the information to build real property products (NJPropertyFax.com) and services (NJFlood.com). Creating and maintaining a seamless statewide taxmap for New Jersey since 2006 has raised the standard of products offered by Western Technologies by producing accurate geocoding for every property in the State.

Adam Yesaitis, CFM

Operations Manager, Certified Floodplain Manager

Adam is a Flood and Tidelands expert and Operations Manager at Western Technologies Group, LLC. He supervises a group that collects and analyzes data to create Flood Determinations and Tideland Reports.

Adam's expertise includes Floodplain Analysis, Advisory Base Flood Elevations (ABFE's), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Biggert-Waters Act, and State Riparian (Tideland) Rights. A lifelong resident of New Jersey, Adam holds a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Planning and Design and A Certificate for Environmental Geomatics(GIS). He is also a Certified Floodplain Manager, and a member of both The Association of State Floodplain Managers and New Jersey Association of Floodplain Managers (NJAFM).

Robert Palumbo

Partner, VP Sales

Robert joined Western Technologies Group in 2008. He leads the sales team, business development, marketing, and assists in setting the direction for the company. Prior to WTG, Robert was AVP and senior marketing executive at Comdisco and Macquarie Group. Robert holds a BS in Communications/Marketing from Florida State University.

Andrew Yesaitis, CFM

Office Manager, Certified Floodplain Manager

Andrew is a Flood and Tidelands expert and Manager at Western Technologies LLC. He supervises a group that analyzes flood and tide data to create Flood Determinations and Tideland Reports.

Andrew's expertise includes Floodplain Analysis, FEMA Preliminary Mapping Data, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act and State Riparian (Tideland) Rights and Claims.

A lifelong resident of New Jersey, Andrew holds a Bachelor's of Science in Environmental Policy from Rutgers University, is a Certified Floodplain Manager and is a member of both the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) and New Jersey Association of Floodplain Managers (NJAFM).

Mike Ruskai

Partner, VP Technology, Chief Technology Officer

Jack Crawford

Director, Web Development

Paul Wickman

Chief Financial Officer

Paul brings more than 30 years of financial experience, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Dunn & Bradstreet, and Conseco. He holds a BS in Finance from Lehigh University

Dylan Jones

Financial Manager

Dylan graduated with a BS in Accounting from Monmouth University.



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Flood Resource Center | Understanding Flood | Flood Links | Professional Flood Analysis

Everything Flood

The Flood Resource Center is at the core of our business. It provides customer support, LOMA application services, engineer and surveyor referrals, report analysis, web-based flood related content, and educational outreach.
The Center is staffed by highly trained professionals, including Certified Floodplain Managers, GIS Specialists, Flood & Tideland Analysts, and Training Specialists.
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Professional Flood Analysis

The first step in understanding your flood risk is to obtain an official insured WTG Flood Determination. This determination will provide important information regarding the flood zone affecting structures on your property.
WTG is available for consulting and analysis on any report that we produce. From the title agent right down to the homeowner we are here to help. If you have a WTG determination you have access to the expertise, understanding, and guidance of our trained flood specialists. We are always just a phone call or an email away.
We can also help answer questions regarding steps that can be taken to lower insurance premiums for structures that are affected by a high risk flood zone. The first step in any high risk situation would be to obtain an elevation certificate. This is an important document to help you understand the next steps in lowering your premiums.


Description | Flood Zone Descriptions | FAQs | Sample Report (pdf)

WTG Flood Determination

WTG Flood Determinations establish the true flood status of a property based on the FEMA/NFIP rule of whether a high-risk flood zone encroaches (touches) an inhabited structure. A key part of the report is the analysis completed by our trained flood specialists based on the interpretation of satellite imagery, FEMA DFIRM maps, and other data.
The WTG Flood Determination is a superior report - setting the standard for 'best practices' in the industry. The high quality of this report is based on important key factors, including (i) the report is insured for $2,000,000, we stand behind our work (ii) our proprietary geocoding used to identify the parcel, (iii) 'Visual Verification' allowing the client to see the imagery used in the analysis, and (iv) inclusion of preliminary and work maps (when available), giving the client a 'heads-up' to possible future changes in their status
To ensure you have an authentic WTG Flood Determination, look for the CERTIFIED/INSURED seal in the upper left corner.

Removing my property from a high-risk zone
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Flood Determination FAQs

What is a Flood Determination?

Can I use this document to challenge my current flood status?

Can I use this document to lower my flood insurance premium?

Is this report insured?

There is a high risk SFHA zone on my property but it does not touch my home; am I in a high risk zone?

Why is this report better or more accurate than other Flood Determinations?

I heard there are new flood maps. Do you use the new maps for your Flood Determination?

Will my mortgage lender or insurance company accept your report?

Can I use this report to help sell my home?

Click on each FAQ for more information.


Description | FAQs | Sample Report (pdf)

Tidelands Report

The State of New Jersey holds riparian (tidelands) claim on currently and formerly flowed tidal waters. If a property is claimed, the owner must pay an annual 'rental' to the State in the form of a lease or license for any current flow affecting their property. A Grant, which deeds FORMERLY flowed land back to the upland owner can also be obtained to clear title. Grants can only be obtained for formerly flowed areas.
A Tidelands Claim is a cloud on a property owner's title regardless of whether or not that property owner is aware of the claim at the time of purchase.
The WTG Tidelands Report includes a search of public records for tideland claims on a property. If the subject property is found to have a claim, a review for grants, licenses and leases (instruments) of any claimed area will be performed. Any instruments found will be included in the Report; however, inclusion does not mean that said instruments address/release the claim on a property.

Tidelands Report FAQs

What are Tidelands?

What is a WTG Tideland Report?

My property is not at the shore or near the ocean, should I still run a report?

How can a Tidelands claim block or hinder the sale of my property?

What is a Tidelands Lease, License, and Grant?

What is a Statement of No Interest?

I've owned my property for many years. I'm not aware of any Tidelands claims. Could there still be a claim that I am not aware of?

Is this report insured?

Click on each FAQ for more information.


Description | FAQs | Sample Report (pdf)

Property Peek Report

The Property PEEK Report is a comprehensive Property Report that provides useful data and GIS maps for Realtors, engineers, surveys, banks, builders, title agents, attorneys, mortgage lenders, and other professionals.
This customizable report includes a 20-year tax assessment history, taxmap with satellite imagery, zoning map, historical aerials (going back to 1930), Category-1 water (with buffers), wetlands, preserved & open spaces, DEP-reported contaminated sites, farmland preserved and open spaces, CAFRA, Highlands management, Pineland, management, topo, soils data, and sewer service areas.
This report is not insured. It is provided as a 'heads-up' for potential issues related to a property. Some of those issues require additional analysis beyond the scope of the report (i.e. for a complete wetlands analysis, an engineer must walk the property to survey and collect data).

Property Peek FAQs

What is a Property PEEK Report?

Who Should Order a Property PEEK Report?

I am a Realtor, how can the Property PEEK help me?

I am a Builder, how can the Property PEEK help me?

Is this report insured?

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Contact Us

Western Technologies Group LLC
Phone: 908-725-1143
Email us as:
360 E. Main Street
Somerville, New Jersey 08876

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