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Land Surveying Business startup

Hello!I am interested in possibly starting up my own private land surveying business. I was just looking for some information and/or tips from some people that have done this and been through it themselves. With the amount of money needed to get into the business, i would hate to start off wrong. Some questions i would have are:How much money would I be looking at to buy all the equipment…See More
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Scott D. Warner, PLS commented on Colby Jensen's blog post Land Surveying Business startup
"Colby, It's a good thing you don't plan on being rich because if that were the case you are in the wrong profession.  But don't sell yourself short in the process of not wanting wealth.  If you prepare yourself (mentally)…"
Oct 28, 2011
Colby Jensen commented on Colby Jensen's blog post Land Surveying Business startup
"Thanks Keith. I dont plan on getting rich and that isnt my desire. I just want to be able to work for myself and make a decent living and be able to pay for my business loans ect."
Oct 27, 2011
Keith Keppler, R.P.L.S. commented on Colby Jensen's blog post Land Surveying Business startup
"In order to successfully price your surveys, you must know your competition. What market you will be in, such as title surveys. Call around to some of your competitors to see what they are charging for the same service. I have had many of those…"
Oct 26, 2011
Colby Jensen commented on Colby Jensen's blog post Land Surveying Business startup
"I have been taught only AutoCAD so I am probably in the same position as you on that Keith. Renting a unit has never crossed my mind until you mentioned it. That seems like the way to go until the business can get up and going good. The hardest part…"
Oct 25, 2011
Scott D. Warner, PLS commented on Colby Jensen's blog post Land Surveying Business startup
"Keith, I'm glad you said it. Rent, or rent-to-own, are very good options and in my experience the first GPS system in any company I have worked for has been on a rent-to- own contract.  You will probably get the best customer service and…"
Oct 25, 2011
Keith Keppler, R.P.L.S. commented on Colby Jensen's blog post Land Surveying Business startup
"Colby, you can always decide to rent a GPS unit if you land a job that is too big to handle with a robot. Once you set up your control and gather any other information with the GPS that is easily accessible, turn it back in and finish out with the…"
Oct 25, 2011
Colby Jensen's blog post was featured

Land Surveying Business startup

Hello!I am interested in possibly starting up my own private land surveying business. I was just looking for some information and/or tips from some people that have done this and been through it themselves. With the amount of money needed to get into the business, i would hate to start off wrong. Some questions i would have are:How much money would I be looking at to buy all the equipment…See More
Oct 25, 2011
Colby Jensen commented on Colby Jensen's blog post Land Surveying Business startup
"Scott, I am not sure what my business model would be yet. I am gathering information and opinions on how to start it up and build from there. I would like to do property surveys and creating topographic maps. Things of that nature. I would probably…"
Oct 14, 2011
Scott D. Warner, PLS commented on Colby Jensen's blog post Land Surveying Business startup
"Colby, the absolute necessity of a GPS system depends on your market.  Will you be surveying exclusively in an urban environment on small tracts of land where tall buildings and traffic can actually impede GPS by blocking satellites and…"
Oct 14, 2011
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Oct 14, 2011
Colby Jensen commented on Colby Jensen's blog post Land Surveying Business startup
"Thanks for your information Scott! Thats what I would plan on doing is starting off on my own and going from there. What else do you think I would need besides a Robotic total station and GPS? What kind of computer softwares would you recommend? Do…"
Oct 13, 2011
Colby Jensen's blog post was featured

Land Surveying Business startup

Hello!I am interested in possibly starting up my own private land surveying business. I was just looking for some information and/or tips from some people that have done this and been through it themselves. With the amount of money needed to get into the business, i would hate to start off wrong. Some questions i would have are:How much money would I be looking at to buy all the equipment…See More
Oct 13, 2011

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Surveyor Bio:
I am currently attending Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls, SD. I will graduate in May of 2012 with a double major in Civil Engineering Technology and Science of Land Surveying.
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Colby Jensen
I have experience with the following
GPS, topographic, construction staking, topographic surveys, GIS
How many years have you been surveying?
5
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics, Automatic Levels

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Land Surveying Business startup

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 8:30pm 13 Comments

Hello!

I am interested in possibly starting up my own private land surveying business. I was just looking for some information and/or tips from some people that have done this and been through it themselves. With the amount of money needed to get into the business, i would hate to start off wrong. Some questions i would have are:

How much…

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