About Terry Cromer:
I started my surveying life in 1969 with GHD (Gutteridge Haskins & Davey) based in Hobart. Ross Cassell Surveyor was my immediate surveyor 'boss' and in my opinion a great surveyor. Those that trained with me included Tony Woolford, John Murfett (deceased), Bob Lange and Niels Lillyhagen. Upon gaining my licence to 'operate' I moved to GHD Darwin with my wife just in time to experience Cyclone Tracey. In Darwin I met my lifelong friend Alan Thompson (deceased), Consulting Engineer.
In 1976 I returned to Hobart and in 1977 approached John Cerutty Surveyor, to join me in the practice Cromer & Cerutty (name decided by the flip of a coin!!). By the time the end of 1980 came about we both had had three children and we had purchased 7 Bayfield St, Rosny Park. John is one of the truest gentleman one could meet & in the early stages of the 1980's we encouraged Alan Thompson (who had moved to Hobart with GHD) to commence his own consulting engineering practice. Alan move into a spare space in our office.
Both practices flourished and expanded to fill the whole of the bottom floor of the newly constructed 7 Bayfield Street Building (the NAB building). We had also taken on Craig Rogerson Surveyor as a partner and employed Surveyors Andrew Birch and David Millar amongst others.
These three gentlemen now operate the highly successful practise Rogerson & Birch (incorporating Brooks Lark & Carrick).
The partners decided to go separate ways in early 1998 with John joining SKM (Sinclair Knight Mertz), Craig commencing his own practice and likewise I went on with my own practice (shades of 1977!).
By this time, I had a further three children and chose to stay as a single man practice, operating out of the various residences that I occupied through the years.
With 'one man' modern equipment and a list of Consultants and assistants that I 'bring in' I now operate a practice that is the equivalent of the old Cromer & Cerutty of the 1980's.
I decided not to pursue my Licence further in 2021 and now employ Authorised Surveyors to undertake my clients instructions and to allow myself a more relaxed lifestyle. My son Elliott is studying Surveying and does a large proportion of the engineering survey work.