Sayre News
Cole Passes PE Exam
Posted June 3, 2021

We are celebrating a new Professional Engineer (PE) at our office today! Congratulations to Cole Gebhart for passing the PE Exam, which he took in April. It is an 8-hour exam with 80 questions to prove competency in an engineering discipline. It requires months of studying and preparation.

We appreciate his hard work and dedication. To share the news and celebrate his accomplishment, he brought breakfast pizza into the office!

Cole is a graduate of South Dakota State University and has been with Sayre Associates since May 2016. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife Kaylee and riding his motorcycle.

Congrats Cole Gebhart, P.E.!

Cole with wife Kaylee

Cole Riding Motorcycle


 
Answers to Common Questions About Surveying
Posted May 13, 2021

Do you do residential surveys? What is your service area?
    Yes! We perform surveys for residential and commercial properties, from small to large properties. We are licensed in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. The majority of our survey work occurs within a 60-mile radius of Sioux Falls.

What is your timeframe for getting a survey?
    It depends on the time of the year. Spring and summer are the busiest times. Timeframe can vary from a couple days to a couple weeks.

How much does it cost?
    The cost varies based on where the property is located, how large the property is, and how easily the property corners can be found or if they need to be reset.

Do I need to be present during the survey?
    No, you don't have to be present when we are surveying. If you have animals to remove from the area, we can let you know when we are coming.

What does a residential survey involve?
    After we get your information and approval to proceed, a Surveyor researches the property at the Courthouse and gets a copy of the plat to know where to find the property corners. The Surveyor will then come to your property and locate the property corners based on the plat, or reset them if they are missing. He will place a 5/8" x 18" rebar with a plastic cap flush with the ground, and place a wooden stake or wire with a pink flag showing the location of the lot corners. If requested, we can also provide you with a Record of Survey drawing afterward for an additional fee.

What kinds of residential surveys do you do?
  • Mortgage Surveys - verifies the house location in relation to the property lines when buying a home
  • Boundary Surveys - shows property corners on a legally described property
  • Topographic Surveys - shows elevations and contours, helps with drainage and development
  • Flood Elevation Surveys - shows elevations in relation to the flood plains
  • Plats - subdivides land into smaller parcels or combines parcels
  • ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys - detailed survey, often prepared for commercial properties requiring title insurance
Do you provide estimates? How can I get more information?
    Yes, we provide free estimates of our fees and timeframes. Email Surveyor Jim to get started or use the "Request a Survey" button on our homepage.


Thanks for your interest in our professional surveying services!


 
Garretson Street Improvements Continue
Posted May 10, 2021

Work continues on the 3rd Street and Main Avenue, and Truck Route Improvements project in Garretson, South Dakota.

First Rate Excavate finished the storm sewer installs along Railroad Avenue. The new water services have been installed and temporary water main removed. The surfacing crew has begun grading Railroad Avenue from Essex Street to Dows Street.

Grading Roadway
Above: Grading roadway above existing gas main

To stabilize the roadway, additional oversized rock and fabric will be placed beneath the gravel section. The surfacing crews will then be pouring curb and gutter, concrete approaches and sidewalk. Once finished, the gravel will be fine-tuned in preparation for the asphalt surfacing.

Sayre Associates is providing construction administration and on-site observation for the project. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this project, please contact Cole.

Construction bulletins detail the progress of the project as it is constructed and is distributed every two weeks on Monday. To be placed on the email distribution list, please email Carrie.


 
Administrative Professionals' Day
Posted April 21, 2021

Today is Administrative Professionals’ Day.  We at Sayre Associates are lucky enough to have two very awesome ladies (Carrie and Tammy) who help us get through the day, every day, all year long!  Most days, we get wrapped up in our own tasks and forget to thank them.  However, today we want to pause a moment and say “THANK YOU for all you do for us throughout the year!” 


 
Celebrating Sayre Surveyors
Posted March 24, 2021

We are celebrating our hardworking surveyors today at Sayre Associates during National Surveyors Week. These guys are working in the field in all conditions - heat, humidity, rain, snow, ice - to provide valuable information for our projects. They perform ALTA surveys, topographic surveys, boundary surveys, staking, plats, 3D scanning - big to small, they do it all!

Thank you to Jim, Gene, Perry, Derek, and Eric, for all you do! We appreciate your efforts!

Sayre Truck and Survey Equipment

Sayre truck with survey equipment


 
Sayre Associates Seeking Civil Engineer
Posted March 17, 2021

Sayre Associates is seeking a Project Design Engineer to join our experienced team. Applicants must have a BS degree in Civil Engineering and a minimum of four years design experience is preferred. A working knowledge of Civil 3D or MicroStation is beneficial (training will be provided). We offer an excellent full benefits package and family-like flexible working environment. Salary is dependent on experience.

We are a multi-disciplined civil engineering and land surveying firm located in Sioux Falls, SD. We were founded by Richard F. Sayre in 1969 and based upon his values of listening, communicating, and providing quality engineering solutions to our clients. The same values of providing excellent customer service continue in who we are today as a company. We are committed to engineering and surveying excellence, for the benefit of our clients and our community.

If you are client-focused, looking for a wide variety of design experience, and want to work collaboratively on our team, please submit your resume to Sayre Associates, Attn: Jeff Boldt, 216 S. Duluth Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104. 


 



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