Midland’s experience in providing a multitude of ground-based survey services for large and small scale projects is unparalleled among small business survey service providers in the central United States. That experience includes projects for federal and state agencies, as well as for small commercial and residential developments.

Our Legacy

With more than 44 years of experience, Midland Surveying is a leading provider of professional land surveying services in the central United States.

1973 – 1985

Midland Surveying, Inc. was established under the corporate structure of Midland Engineering, Inc., which was founded in 1973. Located in Northwest Missouri, the company was a local provider of professional land surveying, civil engineering and mapping services, primarily in Northwest Missouri and Southwest Iowa. The company grew steadily and expanded operations to St. Joseph, Missouri in 1985.

1985 – 2000

Midland continued to broaden their service areas throughout the states of Missouri and Iowa and into eastern Kansas and southeastern Nebraska. In 2000, company Principals John Teale, PLS and Troy Hayes, PLS realized a need for surveying firms willing to provide surveying and mapping services to various state and federal agencies on a regional basis. Their commitment to meeting the needs of those agencies led to the restructuring of Midland Engineering, Inc.

2001 – Present Day

In 2001, the company refocused the services they provided, moving away from civil engineering and expanding on surveying services and mapping services to include Geographic Information Systems. That year the engineering services department of Midland Engineering was acquired by Snyder & Associates of Ankeny, Iowa, a large regional engineering firm.

At present, Midland Engineering, Inc. now exists as two separate companies, Midland Surveying, Inc. and Midland GIS Solutions, LLC with Hayes serving as President to both companies. The two companies work closely on numerous projects for a variety of clients throughout the central United States. With Midland’s decision to move away from civil engineering and expand on their capability to provide surveying and mapping services, came an expanded relationship with many engineering and architectural design firms, as well as numerous aerial mapping companies.

In 2012, company co-founder of Midland Surveying, Inc. and Midland GIS Solutions, LLC, John Teale, PLS retired after 40 years of service in the surveying and mapping profession. John worked on many notable surveying projects, served as county surveyor, was a member of the Missouri Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Landscape Architects, and Past President of Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors. Staff is appreciative of his many years of service and leadership.

Although the leadership structure of Midland Surveying, Inc. has changed over the years, all of the Company’s owners have spent their entire land surveying careers with the Company. President, Troy Hayes, PLS has been with Midland Surveying since 1979. Branch Manager and Executive Vice President, Rick Mattson, PLS has been with the firm since 1987. Professional Land Surveyors and owners, Curtis McAdams and Adam Teale, currently serve as Field Survey Supervisors and have been with Midland Surveying since 1992 and 1994, respectively. The experience and tenure of our leadership is a testament of our longevity and ability to provide exceptional land surveying services.

The relationships Midland Surveying, Inc. has developed in the private sector have allowed the company to partner with firms offering engineering, architectural and aerial mapping services, to successfully serve numerous state and federal agencies. Many of these contracts require services that typical small business surveying firms cannot exclusively provide. The successful relationships that Midland Surveying, Inc. maintains with other service firms, makes us a valuable resource for these agencies that must set aside specified amounts of work for small businesses.

Learn more about Midland Surveying's affiliate companies, Midland GIS Solutions and Nodaway County Abstract & Title Company.


Midland Team

Take a moment to meet the Midland Surveying team, including our principal owners, professional land surveyors, project managers, survey crew chiefs and CADD technicians.


HUBZone Certified

Midland Surveying, Inc. is a HUBZone certified small business concern, providing specialized land surveying and mapping services to numerous state and federal agencies.



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