Experience & Licenses

67191 Conrad Rd., Edwardsburg, Michigan 49112
Call (574) 524-0116 Email: dale.kesler@yahoo.com

PRESIDENT/MANAGER, Kesler Land Surveying, Edwardsburg, MI  Aug. 2008 – Present
Plan and direct survey projects.
• ALTA surveys, boundary surveys, topographic surveys, and subdivision lot surveys.
• client contact, preparation of cost proposals, research of historical records, reviewing deeds and plats;
• calculation and analysis of field data, preparation of legal descriptions;
• planned and directed survey field crews, draftspersons, and technicians in completion of projects.

PROJECT MANAGER, Wightman Petrie, Elkhart, IN Sept. 2000 – July 2008
Plan and direct survey projects.
• ALTA surveys, boundary surveys, topographic surveys, and subdivision lot surveys.
• client contact, preparation of cost proposals, research of historical records, reviewing deeds and plats;
• calculation and analysis of field data, preparation of legal descriptions;
• planned and directed survey field crews, draftspersons, and technicians in completion of projects.

PRESIDENT/MANAGER, Wightman Peirce, Cassopolis, MI June 1990 – Sept. 2000
Managed office operations, which included the management and supervision of office, drafting, and field survey staff. Planned and directed survey project;
• ALTA surveys, boundary surveys, topographic surveys, and subdivision lot surveys.
• client contact, preparation of cost proposals, research of historical records, reviewing deeds and plats;
• calculation and analysis of field data, preparation of legal descriptions;
• planned and directed survey field crews, draftspersons, and technicians in completion of projects.

TECHNICIAN, Wightman and Associates, Benton Harbor, MI May 1986 – June 1990
Completed projects that included
• ALTA surveys, boundary surveys and mortgage inspections;
• prepare Exhibit B drawings for condominiums;
• calculation and analysis of field data;
• preparing of legal descriptions;
• provided technical assistance to draftspersons in completion of projects.

TECHNICIAN, Carter & Burgess, Ft. Worth, TX June 1984 – May 1986
• Instrument person in the field working on boundary surveys and construction staking. Technician duties calculated boundaries and drafted survey documents.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:
COUNTY SURVEYOR, Cass County, Michigan Jan. 1992 – Jan. 2000
This was a non-paid, elected position that coordinated the State of Michigan’s Remonumentation Program. Duties were to schedule and conduct peer group meetings with licensed land surveyors.

SKILLS:
Project Management; AutoCad and Carlson Software, and 8 years of Continuing Education credits in Land Surveying for the State of Indiana.

LICENSES:
Professional Land Surveyor
State of Michigan

Land Surveyor
State of Indiana


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