Optimize your business by using The Predictive Index.

This post was written by Molly Woeste, Vice President, McSteen Land Surveyors, and originally appeared on Molly’s LinkedIn page.


The key to success in any business, but particularly a service business, is the strength of the team that delivers the product. At McSteen, our long history of success over the past 50 years has been optimized by the power of our people. For years, we have worked to fit people into the right roles; the roles that inspire the best version of themselves, so that we can be the best choice for our clients. While we have historically done this through interviewer intuition, we recently added a tool to our hiring process that allows us to take some of the guesswork out of hiring the right people, The Predictive Index.

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Celebrating 50 years in business.

Who would have thought that a blind man and a one-handed surveyor could build a business that not only lasts 50 years, but that is thriving and ready to grow some more! In 1970, Bill Feller, Sr., (the one-handed land surveyor) bought 50% ownership of McSteen – starting into motion a family-owned business that would span three generations.

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Jordan Evanko headshot and title banner.

Jordan Evanko, Crew Chief, Mortgage Location Department

With McSteen Land Surveyors for 13 years, Jordan says he feels fortunate to have found a place like McSteen after trying college but deciding it wasn’t for him. We recently had the opportunity to chat with Jordan about a few of his favorite things, and what he enjoys most about being part of the McSteen team.

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ALTA Survey vs Commercial MLS text graphic.

The purchase of commercial real estate can be complicated and involves a significant investment, so buyers must exercise due diligence to be sure they are getting exactly what they are paying for – and a land survey does just that. But what type of land survey should you use? 

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Land surveyor helping person buying real estate.


How our technology closes gaps in the process

As the global pandemic has impacted every aspect of our day-to-day life, we are creating a new normal to go right along with it. And while some things have been forced to pause temporarily, the real estate market continues to operate. 

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McSteen COVID-19 Management.

This blog post was written by Vice President of McSteen Land Surveyors, Molly Woeste, and originally appeared on Molly’s LinkedIn page.


Health. Safety. Social Distancing. It’s at the forefront of everyone’s mind with the current environment and ever-changing news of the Coronavirus. Of course, as a business, we want to continue the same uninterrupted service we’ve always provided our clients. But at what cost? At McSteen we’ve prided ourselves on service for 50 years, but we’ve also prided ourselves on putting the well-being of our employees first. We’ve always felt those two things paired very nicely; prioritize your people, and they, in turn, will prioritize your clients.

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A man completing and land surveying job.


What is Land Surveying?

Land surveying allows you to understand your land boundaries. A survey is performed in order to locate, describe, monument, and map the boundaries and corners of a parcel of land. It might also include the topography of the parcel, and the location of buildings and other improvements made to the parcel.

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A Surveyor to represent National Surveyors Week.

Proclaimed nationally by then-President Ronald Reagan on February 13, 1984, National Surveyors Week is celebrated each year starting the third Sunday in March. The purpose of the week is to educate the public about the value of land surveying through classroom contact, media, and visible public service.

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PLSO Conference room.

The Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio Inc. was incorporated in 1972, and is among the top five largest and most active statewide land surveying associations in the country. The PLSO’s more than 1,000 members include professional surveyors, surveyor interns, certified survey technicians and others who work in the industry, students; and companies engaged in supplying the surveying profession. 

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Planning the future of land surveying for McSteen.

At McSteen Land Surveyors, we are proud to be a 3rd-generation family-owned business in our 50th year of providing services throughout all 88 counties of Ohio. As we reflect on a strong 2019, and look ahead to 2020, we see three core fundamentals driving our company: our longevity, our innovation, and our growth. 

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