In 1988, Charlie Poche acquired NEI and began expanding its service to land, hydrographic, geodetic surveyors, as well as GIS & Mapping professionals. In 1989, NEI was one of the first Trimble GPS distributors and soon after, it grew to become one of the largest distributors of GPS surveying and mapping equipment. NEI is also an authorized ESRI and TDS & GeoSpatial Innovations business partner, as well as Laser Craft, LTI, Seco, Odom and Pacific Crest distributor. NEI’s corporate headquarters is located in Lafayette, LA with satellite offices in Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and Arkansas.

NEI maintains their service center and sales office at their headquarters in Lafayette, LA, and a sales office & GIS training center in  Norcross,GA. NEI is a women-owned and operated business, with Barbara Poche serving as President & CEO.