About Our Surveying in Missouri



Missouri Surveying Team
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Midland Surveying, Inc. has spent over 50 years as the leading provider of professional land surveying services in the central United States.


Our History


1972 – 1985

Midland Surveying, Inc. was established under Midland Engineering, Inc.’s corporate structure, founded in 1972 by Don Turner, with John Teale joining 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.


In 2001, the company refocused the services they provided, moving away from civil engineering and expanding their surveying and mapping services. With Midland’s decision to move away from civil engineering and expand 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, former President and company co-founder John Teale, PLS retired after 40 years of service in the surveying and mapping profession. John was a member of the Missouri Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Landscape Architects and had served as President of Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors.

In 2021, company President, Troy Hayes, PLS semi-retired after 41 years of service in the surveying and mapping profession. Troy was Past President of Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors and served as the Missouri Delegate to the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

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. Current President, Adam Teale, PLS has been with Midland Surveying since 1994. Executive Vice President, Rick Mattson, PLS has been with the firm since 1987 and Senior Vice President, Curtis McAdams, PLS since 1992. The experience and tenure of our leadership is a testament of our longevity and ability to provide exceptional land surveying services.

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