Sayre News
Happy Thanksgiving from SA!
Posted November 24, 2021

The Sayre Associates' office will be closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving break. We are thankful for your friendship and support. The foundation of our success has been built on relationships with clients and friends like you. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thankful Picture

National Bosses Day 2021
Posted October 14, 2021

We are celebrating National Bosses Day today at Sayre Associates, even if the actual holiday isn't until Saturday. Happy National Bosses Day to our hard-working bosses (board members), pictured below from left to right: Jeff, Thad, Paul, Scott and Doug. They provide excellent leadership and advice to our team, and we appreciate all their efforts. Thanks bosses!

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ASBSD/SASD Convention
Posted August 5, 2021

Sayre Associates is a vendor at the ASBSD/SASD Convention today in Sioux Falls. We are highlighting our services and past experience working on school projects. Stop by the booth and say hi if you are there today!

Sayre Booth at Conference

Harrisburg Schools 4th Addition Mass Grading
Posted July 29, 2021

The Harrisburg School District #41-2 requests formal bids for the Harrisburg Schools 4th Addition Mass Grading located at S. Southeastern Avenue and E. Bison Trail in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Work items on this project consist of rough grading and erosion control measures for a proposed middle school site.

Plans and specifications are available at

Bids are due on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Harrisburg School District #41-2.

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!


Sayre Associates - Engineering Solutions 605-332-7211
216 S. Duluth Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD, 57104