When I consider my work as a surveyor, I can remember the places I’ve been and the people I’ve been able to help. It is relaxing to me climbing up the side of a ridge deep in the Daniel Boone National Forest looking for property boundary evidence. Most people in Kentucky never get to experience remote areas within the Commonwealth. I have surveyed along creeks, across Interstates, under bridges and in untouched forest. Each place I have been for my job is unique and new with individual qualities.
In the same way, people are all unique with different interests and needs. Land surveying is a specialized field that most people don’t quite understand. Most people think we are all just taking pictures on the side of the road. Land surveying includes much more than just collecting survey shots. I look for ways to help people know what information we are collecting and why it is important for our work.
I try to approach each project with the hope to make simple solutions and make those solutions easy for each client to understand. If I can treat others the way that I would like to be treated, help educate them to the importance of gathering the survey information, and work toward mutual success, I consider it a job well done.