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Our team of survey professionals located around the state of Ohio is dedicated, appreciated, and ready to take on your surveying, draw inspection, and utility location needs. But we are also here to provide information and serve as a resource for the land surveying industry and profession.

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Many industries are facing a shortage of qualified professionals, finding it difficult to attract new talent to the industry or retain the existing workforce. Among the more frequently thought of industries facing these challenges are healthcare, skilled trades, and engineering. Not as often considered is that of land surveying. The fact is that the land surveying industry is facing a significant shortage of professionals, and is expected to only grow by 2% by 2030.

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With gratitude, from the McSteen team.

“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.”

Randy Pausch
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National Women's Small Business Month at McSteen.

Celebrating the Women of McSteen

In October, the National Women’s Business Council honors the hard work of women and particularly those who are business owners through its celebration of National Women’s Small Business Month. At McSteen, we are immensely proud of the fact that women are an integral part of the past, present, and future of our company.

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Crew Chief, Mortgage Location Department

A 2nd-generation land surveyor, Damon Osborne brought nearly 30 years of experience in all types of surveying and CAD when he joined the McSteen Team three years ago. He is now a Crew Chief in the Mortgage Location Department.

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As we noted in a previous Construction Industry Update in Spring 2021, the housing market – including both new build construction and existing home sales – continues to be an economic driver during these not-so-normal times.

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Boundary survey of a neighborhood.

Boundary surveys are highly accurate calculations of your property lines that can be relied on for property construction and other property improvements on both residential and commercial properties. If you are constructing, installing a fence, or building an addition onto an existing structure, you’re going to want to get a boundary survey.

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A home that demonstrates the importance of a draw inspection.

Draw inspections are a major part of the construction lending process. But why? Why are construction draw inspections so important?

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