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GeoSurvey recently teamed up to assist The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art with their annual fund raising event “Chalktoberfest”. This event draws chalk artists from all over the world display their talent on the asphalt streets around the Marietta Square.
GeoSurvey was tasked with laying out the 70 artist squares on the pavement in an orderly and symmetrical fashion. At 5:00 pm Thursday afternoon, the Marietta Police closed streets for us while our team marked the artist squares with paint dots. Almost 300 points were placed utilizing seven team members and three Trimble robotic survey instruments in less than 1 1/2 hours!
This was a wonderful event occurred over the weekend beginning Friday Oct 8 until Sunday Oct 10 . The event attracted potentially the largest crowds to ever attend an event at the Marietta Square. Find out more about this annual event at Www.Chalktoberfest.com
Team Geo recently gathered in the mountains of beautiful North Georgia near Ellijay for our 18th annual Fall Retreat. Our theme this year was “Processing Field Data and Drafting for Final Survey Drawings”. Gene Etris, John Newman, Craig Baines, and others provided a detailed presentation to all field staff on the processes that are followed in the office to develop our drawings. After the morning presentation, we had a great lunch, followed by a surveying rodeo and a BBQ dinner. The day was a great day of bonding, fellowship, and learning!
GeoSurvey, Ltd., a regional land surveying firm based in Marietta, Ga, is pleased to announce that Trenton D. Turk, President and CEO, and Jamey R. Coleman, Vice President and COO, have sold their interest in the firm to their minority partners. The company, founded in 1996, is now fully owned by long-time employees and partners Brad Cash, PLS, David L. Hester, PLS, Gene Etris, LSIT, and Craig Jennings, PLS. Brad Cash will lead the company as CEO, and David L. Hester will become the COO of the company. This transition of ownership is the result of many years of careful and strategic planning from all partners involved.
Left to Right: Jamey Coleman, Trent Turk, Brad Cash, David Hester, Gene Etris, & Craig Jennings
Per Trent Turk, Founder of GeoSurvey:
“I am truly excited to hand over the reins of GeoSurvey to our capable business partners. For almost 25 years the team here at GeoSurvey has worked each and every day to deliver quality land surveys to our clients that can be depended on for completeness and accuracy. Each of the partners and the rest of the GeoSurvey team have worked tirelessly with Jamey and me over many years to build a premier land surveying company serving clients throughout the Southeastern U.S. I am extremely proud of our legacy here at GeoSurvey and look forward to a bright future for the company under the leadership of Brad, David, Gene, and Craig. I am very confident that our valued clients will continue to receive the quality land surveying services they are accustomed to without interruption.
Jamey Coleman and I both look forward to fulfilling mentorship roles in the future as we remain involved with the firm for the next few years.”
From Brad Cash, new CEO of GeoSurvey:
“On behalf of the new owners of GeoSurvey I would like to say how happy and excited we are to have the opportunity to carry on the legacy of GeoSurvey. Trent and Jamey have built a wonderful company to work for and we are proud to take the wheel and continue the legacy. The company has always been guided on the principles of building a team of professional and dedicated staff with the highest integrity and embracing technology. Technology always changes, but the virtues of quality people will never change. We will continue to seek out the most qualified staff and explore new ideas to bring the best service possible to our clients.
I am very thankful for the mentorship that Trent and Jamey have provided over the years. This transition could not have happened without their vision and dedication. We are very pleased that both Trent and Jamey will stay with us for the next few years to share this exciting time.
It’s an honor and a privilege to be asked to lead our company along with David, Gene and Craig. We each look forward to building new and better relationships with our clients and team members.”
Trent Turk and Jamey Coleman will remain involved with GeoSurvey in mentorship and training roles for the near future, assisting the new owners with their transition to their new roles and supporting the company in various capacities.
A Message to GeoSurvey Clients and Colleagues:
As our communities rally together to navigate the challenges the highly contagious Covid-19 virus has placed on of us, GeoSurvey is continuing to adhere to strict CDC recommended protocols to ensure the safety of our employees and those we engage with.
As of Monday, May 4th, our offices have reopened to our employees after a five week closure. We are all working from our separate offices and continuing as normal while maintaining a clean and safe work environment. Our office remains closed to the general public and is open only to employees until further notice.
We do not anticipate delays at this time on any of our existing projects due to the new environment we are working in, and we stand ready to take on new work as requested from our clients. Our thoughts are with all of our clients and colleagues as we navigate this crisis together. We look forward to our great economy getting back on track very soon!
Thank you to all our clients that continue to provide the GeoSurvey team with a steady flow of work through this time. We remain firmly committed to serving your land surveying needs through this crisis.
The GeoSurvey team held our annual Fall Retreat in the North Georgia Mountains Friday, September 27, 2019. Our theme for our retreat was “Old vs. New”.
We held classes at our mountain lodge learning how surveyors 50 years ago were required to read a vernier for every angle measured and pull a steel tape for every distance measured. We contrasted this effort with the ease of use of our newest piece of equipment, our Trimble SX10 laser scanning total station. We spent the entire day learning, laughing, and telling great land surveying stories – some true and some maybe not!
The GeoSurvey team was recently awarded a long term contract to provide The National Park Service with on-demand land surveying services as a sub-consultant with another of our long term clients. We are excited to begin the process of working with the NPS to re-establish property lines along many local park boundaries, as well as provide laser scanning and topographic mapping services for several new projects.
GeoSurvey is seeking land surveying enthusiasts to join our team! If you love working outdoors on a new adventure every day or learning to utilize advanced CADD drafting software preparing land surveying documents, then GeoSurvey may be a great fit for your career. We need Field Crew Technicians (Survey Crew Leaders), Field Technician Assistants, and CADD Drafters. Visit our careers page at https://geosurvey.com/about/careers/ to find out more about our career opportunities and how to apply for our open positions…
GeoSurvey recently acquired a Trimble SX10 Laser Scanning Total Station. Through our acquistion of this surveying instrument, we are able to drastically increase our efficiencies related to our use of “Point Clouds”. With this new instrument, we are able to acquire point cloud data that is automatically registered to our conventional land surveying data, thus eliminating the cumbersome registration procedure we are forced to go through when utilizing other types of laser scanners. Point cloud data is comprised of millions of points collected on every visible object from the instrument setup. Through automatically blending this data together from every instrument position, we are able to view and draw objects from anywhere on the site without having to locate them conventionally. This instrument truly is a “game changer” for land surveying and will likely transform our methods for collecting our field data for our surveys.
Trenton D. Turk, CEO of GeoSurvey, Ltd., was recently named Kennesaw State University Distinguished Alumni for 2019 by the KSU Alumni Association.
Mr. Turk graduated from Southern Polytechnic State University (now merged with KSU) in 1986 with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology and minor in Land Surveying. Since his graduation, he has remained involved with is Alma mater, serving in various volunteer capacities. He has remained connected to his degree program by volunteering as an adviser for the program. He served on the Southern Polytechnic State University Foundation in many capacities, ultimately as chairman of the foundation during the merger with Kennesaw State University. Upon the foundation’s merger with KSU, he joined the Kennesaw State University Foundation, serving as chairman of the Economic Development Committee. He is currently the Vice Chair of the foundation, and will serve as Chairman of the KSU Foundation for two years beginning in 2020.
Turk and his wife, LaSona, recently endowed a new scholarship at Kennesaw State University benefiting the College of the Arts. GeoSurvey, Ltd., also has an endowed scholarship at KSU benefiting the land surveying degree program.