Monday, July 22, 2013

SSE Vehicles Help Southern Missouri Families

Stan Schultz stand with the Ozark Family Resource Agnecy and their new truck.
Schultz Surveying & Engineering is a company that believes it is important to give back to the community and its people.  In the last few years, SSE has worked with the Ozark Family Resource Agency (OFRA) in Doniphan to do just that.  SSE owner Stan Schultz said, “OFRA is a great organization that helps throughout southern Missouri. We are not always able to do as much as I would like but we do what we can.”
OFRA is a 24 hour/7 day a week service agency that transports shelter residents and their children to school and community functions.  OFRA also takes those residents to doctor appointments and even to submit applications for employment.  They travel daily into the service area of a seven-county region to provide these direct services.  OFRA provides parenting in-home services, skill building and child development, and they also travel to conduct forensic interviews with children that have been abused sexually and physically.  This seven-county service area spans across more than 4,400 square miles.
SSE has donated older vehicles that needed to be taken out of its fleet but were very usable for the type of traveling OFRA workers required.  “We are extremely grateful to Stan Schultz, he has been more than generous to have donated three vehicles over the past few years and two in 2011,” said Melissa Morgan, Director of Operations, OFRA.  “Stan has been so understanding with the work that we do and the need of our agency to travel.  The money that we are able to save by having agency vehicles for use instead of paying mileage has been amazingly beneficial to our agency.”
SSE also donated a truck that has been instrumental in helping transition crisis shelter clients into housing.  With the truck, OFRA is able to move people into their own home.  In addition, OFRA is able to utilize it for fundraisers.  “We have had a successful “stuff the truck” to collect food and other supplies for the crisis shelter.  We hold fundraisers across our seven county region, and with the truck we have been able to move all of our fundraiser stuff to our events with one trip, saving us money,” stated Melissa.
The mission of Ozark Family Resource Agency is to support children and families in crisis through the crisis shelter, affordable housing, and child advocacy services.  And that is exactly what they are doing.  “Being able to give back to the community in such a way as this has been a true honor.  These families and children are in good hands with Melissa and the OFRA, and I look forward to continuing our relationship for years to come,” said Stan Schultz, owner of SSE.
Melissa Morgan had this to conclude, “OFRA has been blessed by knowing Stan Schultz.   He has literally been the “wind beneath our wings, enabling us to transport shelter clients, attend staff trainings, move housing clients, and promote OFRA through fundraising events because he gifted the agency with three vehicles!  Our agency has been able to soar, thanks to Stan’s generosity.”
For more information about the Ozark Family Resource Agency or to make a donation please visit or call (573)996-2648. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Surveyors at SSE help AECI at Auction

POPLAR BLUFF, MO – Schultz Surveying and Engineering, Inc. (SSE) was chosen by Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AECI) to perform surveying services on over 700 acres of land near their New Madrid Power Plant location.

The land was purchased by AECI in 2012 to construct a railroad spur from the main Burlington Northern line west of Highway 61 to the Cotton Belt line running to their power plant. The property no longer needed for the project is being auctioned off by AECI on July 12th. Before selling the property AECI knew they would need to provide accurate legal descriptions and maps for the real estate transaction.

The survey included 8 tracts of land comprising just over 700 acres in southeast Missouri along the Mississippi River. SSE owner Stan Schultz stated, “As a rural resident I love working with our cooperatives and AECI is a great group to work for.  We have also helped Sho-Me Power, Clay County Electric, Black River Electric and several other cooperatives before.  Having a staff that understands what it takes to produce and deliver electricity to rural Missourians makes working for our electrical cooperatives very enjoyable.”

Don Berry, R.L.S. of SSE concluded ‘The survey and subsequent plats, as well as the full-color aerial map we provided were a bit above the routine, but because this property was being auctioned off we knew the potential buyers would want a good view of what they were bidding on.  I always enjoy working for AECI because their folks are so professional and Mr. Murray gave very clear instructions.”

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mike DeLong Joins Schultz Surveying & Engineering

Mike DeLong Joins Schultz Surveying & Engineering

His 30 + years with Springfield City Utilities and with DNR
will help SSE continue their growth and expansion .

Mike DeLong, P.E.

Mike DeLong accepts key role for Schultz Surveying & Engineering.  DeLong is a Registered Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience in water, natural gas, and electric utility design and construction.  DeLong will be overseeing all operations in SSE’s Lake of the Ozarks and Branson offices.  Owner Stan Schultz said, “Because of SSE’s tremendous and rapid growth we needed an experienced engineer like Mr. DeLong.  Having Mike join our team as Operations Manager will prove to be a huge asset for our company.  His extensive background dealing with utility companies and MoDNR will be something that our current and potential clients find highly attractive about SSE.”
Stan Schultz, Brad allbritton and mike Delong pose together.

DeLong is also a certified MoDNR Class A Water Treatment Plant Operator, and a MoDNR DS III Drinking Water Distribution Operator, with certificates in both.  In his previous position as Manager of Developer Services with Springfield City Utilities, DeLong was responsible for working with customers on all new construction.  Along with engineering and customer service responsibilities, he also worked in community relations and business development for CU.

To welcome Mike, SSE hosted a small gathering in near his hometown in Springfield, Missouri. Friends and family gathered to join Mike in ringing in the new year, and new position.

Mike graduated from Crane High School in Crane, MO, and then went onto the University of Missouri at Rolla to obtain his BS in Civil Engineering.  When asked about what his hobbies were, Mike said, “When I told a friend that I did not have time for hobbies because I was always doing volunteer work, he pointed out that community service was my hobby.  I have spent my whole life learning how things work and how to build things, so people are always asking me to help fix or build something.”  Mike is also the current Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Springfield Contractors Association and has been the President of the Springfield Home Builders Association Charitable Foundation for the last two years.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ken Farris is SSE's June Employee of the Month

Ken Farris, June 2013 Employee of the Month
LAKE OZARK, MO- Schultz Surveying and Engineering is pleased to announce that Ken Farris will be recognized as the June Employee of the Month. Ken was selected for his work with the drafting department at the Lake Ozark office.  Owner Stan Schultz said, “Ken is a fantastic SSE employee to be chosen for this award. Ken works hard and is always willing to jump in and help where and when needed. He puts SSE’s customers first. I always enjoy watching our employees learn and grow in their roles and Ken is a great example of an employee who has taken that initiative. ”

June Employee of the Month Ken Farris has been with SSE for 3 1/2 years.  In addition to helping with the engineering drafting, Ken also helps with the surveying drafting duties at the Lake office.  When asked what he likes about working at SSE, Ken added "I am so happy to work with the people at SSE and our customers. I like seeing a project idea come to life. Being chosen as Employee of the Month is not something I expected but I really appreciate the compliment."

In honor of Ken being awarded June’s Employee of the Month, SSE will donate $100 on his behalf to the St. Martin School Church Fund of Jefferson City. St. Martin School is where Ken’s young daughter Casey and son Caleb attend classes, and St. Martin is the church Ken and his wife Kelley of 11 years attend services.

“Ken has an excellent work ethic and I can always depend on him to do whatever I ask.  He is always ready to jump in and help anyone get a job out the door.  It does not matter what the task is, he is willing to do it if that is what it takes to get the job done,” concluded operations manager Mike DeLong.