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Qualified Professionals Delivering Personal Service

A full-service surveying firm, Statewide is capable of providing both land and bathymetric surveys across the Pacific Northwest.

At Statewide, we thrive on providing price-competitive quality work across survey disciplines, with an emphasis on safety and shared team knowledge and experience. We maintain consistent project and quality standards that are unparalleled and have been integral to continuing client referrals and repeat customers. Our goal is always to provide customers with project results that are on time, on budget and delivered to meet or exceed specific goals and needs. The size and structure of our company enables a high degree of responsiveness to changes in project scope and timeline, allowing quality control to penetrate through all levels of our work.

Our staff is dedicated to the mission. Each staff member maintains a problem-solving outlook, seeking to address any issues encountered in an efficient and accurate way. Statewide promotes safety and personal growth for each of our employees through continuing education and training, assuring that all staff is trained above and beyond industry safety standards. We are committed to an incident and injury free workplace and, to date, have zero lost time accidents.

Contact us today. No matter what your survey challenge, we are here to help.

Certifications

The worksite personnel have completed training in the following programs:

API WorkSafe

Loss Prevention System (LPS) Training

Swiftwater Rescue Technician 1 Trained

CPR / AED Trained

Emerging Small Business #4340

Insurance

Statewide Land Surveying Inc. holds the following insurance policies:

Errors and Omissions Insurance policy for $1,000,000

General Liability Insurance policy for $2,000,000

Workman’s Compensation for $1,000,000

Please obtain copies of our policies, please submit your request to survey@statewidesurveying.com.

Equal Opportunity

Statewide is an equal opportunity employer without regard to race, creed, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by local, state, and federal law.

Please submit your resume to Greg Engelgau.

Clear Communication

At SWLS, we pride ourselves on the science of precision surveying and the art of clear communication, both with you and among our staff.

We believe it’s our job to know the details—so you don’t have to.

Greg Engelgau

Project Manager

Greg’s experience in land surveying goes back more than 17 years to when his father, Randy Engelgau, owned and ran SWLS. If you ask Greg about who he might choose as a mentor, he’ll tell you that he would choose his dad, who is a fine man, solid businessman, and excellent land surveyor.

Greg’s role with SWLS goes beyond project manager. As co-owner, he is directly involved in all operations at a high level, and follows the work right into the field. This sense of scope and ownership allows him real visibility to the provision of accurate results and precision data, and keeps him up to speed on everything from industry trends to day-to-day details.

When Greg is not at work, he’s hanging out with his daughters, or on the river chasing salmon and steelhead.

Dan Hoekstra

Principal, LS

Dan has been a land surveyor since 1966 and brings a depth of experience and wisdom to the business that is unparalleled in the region today. Dan loves client interaction and enjoys helping clients to really get at the problem they’re trying to solve. He enjoys the business side as well, seeking to optimize the scope of field and office work to deliver the best product at the best possible price.

In his free time, Dan is a tournament-level bridge player, and travels around the country to participate in tournaments. He is a direct person who knows what he wants to do. In fact, Dan was asked a simple question the other day: If you could travel to space, would you go?

Dan’s reply was simple and direct: “Yes, but to the moon only. No further.”

Greg Spurlock

Field Surveyor

A staff surveyor and project manager licensed in both Oregon and Washington, Greg Spurlock began his career in Surveying with a degree in 1976. Over the length of his career, Greg has seen significant changes: Given the evolving technology landscape, in Greg’s opinion, the survey deliverable is changing from classic mapping provided on a sheet of paper to a three-dimensional dataset embedded in a multi-media format. In this form, it speaks to a much broader range of project stakeholders.

That said, Greg believes that even with the changes, surveyors will continue to be the go-to profession for collecting the physical data of this planet and beyond. “After all,” says Greg, “We are the original explorers.”

When he’s not out in the field, Greg spends time hiking, swimming, and reading. Need additional proof that Greg knows his way around the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest? His favorite possession is his raincoat.

 

Jason Churchill

Field Crew Lead

Jason has one thing to say about life in general: “I do not like to be inside.”

This philosophy works well for Jason as he spends his work days in the field as a crew chief for SWLS. His favorite recent project was a set of cross sections acquired along the Crooked River in Central Oregon, accomplished to provide data for a fish habitat study. Over 18 years in surveying, Jason has seen a lot of change, especially in the expansion of applied technology. The integration of GIS with survey, in particular, has been a big change in how crews work in the field.

When Jason is not at work, he’ll be found out on the trail, on the links, or playing baseball. But he will not be found inside.

Blaed Easter

Survey Technician

After nearly three years in the field, Blaed is finding that he chose the right career path when he went to school. His favorite recent project was a series of cross sections collected downstream of a dam near Springfield, Oregon, but he has enjoyed nearly all of the work to date. And, even from behind the instrument, he sees the economy trending up—that means more work for surveyors.

In his time off, Blaed works on his house, lifts weights, and gets out on the trail. Asked what he would grab on his way out of his burning house, Blaed gave this answer: “My girlfriend.”

Keith Clevenger

CAD Technician

Keith Clevenger is a paradoxical mix. At work, he is a patient and highly skilled draftsman, providing precise renderings of collected data. Outside of work, he likes speed: cars, motorcycles, anything fast. Oh, and cats. After more than 35 years as a draftsman, Keith has seen it all, from technical pens and mylar to highly interactive, computer-based drafting tools. In the future, he sees an expansion of data, integrated from both GIS and field, with real-time connects between office and field.

Asked about his favorite survey project? “Finding the stone on the Deschutes River. That was an amazing piece of surveying.”

John Ramirez

Survey Technician

John loves two things in this world: land surveying and exercise. If he’s not in the field—in the woods, on a construction site, or in the middle of a river—John will be found stair-climbing or cycling. Given a free hour, after exercise of course, John prefers to read; books, magazines, whatever is at hand.

John was asked this question: If your house was on fire, what’s the one item you’d grab on your way out the door?

For John, the answer was easy: “My field bag for work.”

Patti Weichmann

Office Manager

Patti has been an office manager and executive assistant for more than 25 years and joining Statewide was like a dream come true. “The field of land surveying is so exciting these days,” she says. “The building blocks for any survey business are always interesting — construction, boundaries, and so on. Beyond that, though, are the other, newer areas in the field. Environmental assessment, hydrographics and, eventually, data collection by drones. Things are moving fast!”

In her time away from the office, Patti loves hiking with her dog and her husband, a 22-year veteran with the Portland Police and an avid nature photographer. Family-focused, Patti also enjoys spending time with her daughters.

Note also that Patti will not be going to space, even if the opportunity presents itself. Patti’s answer to the space question? “I don’t think space is for me.”

 

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