Friday, September 23, 2011

Wendell Beard Joins Schultz and Summers Engineering

He brings SSE over 35 years of surveying experience in
 Taney, Stone, Barry, Ozark and Christian Counties.

BRANSON, MO – Schultz and Summers Engineering is proud to announce the addition of Wendell Beard to their company.  Wendell spent 30 years of his career working for Larry Gardner, owner of Midwest Surveyors and the former Taney County Surveyor.  Owner Stan Schultz said, “Wendell brings a wealth of knowledge of the Branson region to our surveying department.  His 35 years experience will help us better serve our clients and we are excited about having him join our team!”  

He first learned basic surveying by taking night classes in the fundamentals of land surveying, boundary survey calculations and land survey law, taught by Dr. Richard Elgin who many consider to be the father of surveying in Missouri.  During his long career, Wendell has performed all types of surveying including boundary surveys, topographic surveys, Alta surveys, highway and road staking, sewer line staking, golf course staking and building staking.  He added, “I have done thousands of small and large surveys for hundreds of different customers including, business, developers, realtors, cities, counties, water, sewer and county road districts as well as the USACE.”
Brad Allbritton and Wendell look over some plans

Because of his vast experience in surveying in and around Table Rock and Bull Shoals lakes, many consider Mr. Beard to be one of the most knowledgeable surveyors on USACE lake boundaries in this region.  Well known developer Kandis Davis said, “Wendell has worked on over 400 miles of government fee take line for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Table Rock and Bull Shoals lakes.  Additionally, he handled over 200 miles of maintenance contracts through the Corps of Engineers.  Nobody knows this area like Wendell does.”

Wendell is a lifelong resident of Taney County and graduated from Hollister High School in 1973. His surveying experience has been almost exclusively in Taney, Stone, Barry, Ozark and Christian counties. Larry Gardner, owner of Midwest Surveyors and former Taney County Surveyor commented, “Wendell is the perfect employee for any business.  He is technically sound, works well with the public and knows this region like the back of his hand.  Wendell can handle any survey in any situation.”

One question Wendell keeps being asked is, “After 37 years why keep surveying?”  He responded, “I am healthy and love seeing this region progress.  Almost all our improvements and expansions start with a survey.  I have really become close friends with most of my customers.  I love the people in our area and helping them build the houses, businesses, utility lines and roads to accomplish their dreams is very satisfying to me.”

Schultz concluded by saying, “Knowledge of the local area is extremely important in surveying.  The chance to hire an experienced surveyor who has worked in almost every area of this region is a tremendous opportunity for SSE.  For year’s successful business, community and civic leaders have depended on Wendell for all their surveying needs.  We are thrilled to have him join us and keep his services available to all those in the Branson area.”  

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