Land Surveying

Professional Land Surveyor

John M. Jursa, PLS

John works closely with the Senior Project Surveyor, completing necessary fieldwork to provide accurate data for finished products. John is the liaison between clients and the office and effectively communicates what the company is providing in the field, answering any questions, and providing additional information to the client as needed. John’s duties also include locating and/or setting the monumentation and lot lines for the client and staking it in a clear manner so there are no ambiguities in the field. One of his primary duties is collecting the field data efficiently and with the accuracy and precision that is required to provide the highest quality product possible. He also sets the pace as the field crew leader and is responsible for overseeing junior crew members to ensure high quality of work.

John specializes in locating and setting monumentation and all aspects of construction surveying including municipal infrastructure and utilities, curb and gutter, highway construction, transmission/power line construction, and oil and gas exploration. He is also proficient in collecting topographic data at the standards needed for engineering purposes, GIS, ALTA/NSPS, and FEMA Flood Certifications.

John is a member of the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors and the Northern Lakes Chapter of the WSLS.

Prior to his current position, John was a party chief for two separate engineering and surveying companies in Wisconsin and Colorado over the course of 12 years. His work included all aspects of boundary and construction surveying in New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, and Wisconsin. Prior to joining the surveying profession, he worked for the United States Forest Service for seven years in Colorado and Idaho.

John holds a B.S. in Outdoor Recreation and Resource Management from Indiana University – Bloomington. He has received his Professional License in Land Surveying in July of 2019 and is looking forward to helping expand the Land Surveying Department.

In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his family, building furniture, and exploring with his backpack and canoe.
715.453.3274, ext. 328

Tree Farm Logistics Coordinator/Survey Assistant

Sarah J. Justice

Sarah holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Natural Resource Management and Conservation from Western Carolina University. In addition, she holds an Associates degree in Forest Management from Haywood Community College in Clyde, North Carolina.

Sarah is responsible for managing yard and tree farm logistics; wholesale/retail orders; and field support. She also assists the Survey department with any field support needed.

In her free time, Sarah loves to go hiking, take the kiddos camping, cook, and regularly host game nights with friends.
715.453.3274, ext. 348

Operations Director - Survey

Robert R. Spear Jr., PLS

Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Land Surveying from Michigan Technical University. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Mining Engineering and Management from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Rob works from our Negaunee, MI office and is responsible for department oversight, staffing, procurement, and budget management. He brings over 20 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Surveyor to the Steigerwaldt team. His well rounded background in survey project management includes experience in Construction Layout and As-Built, ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys, Subsidence Surveying and Reporting, Cadastral Surveys, Government Corner Remonumentation, Boundary Surveys for Public and Private entities, Mine Tailings Impoundment Construction, and Underground Mine Construction and Excavation Calculations.

Rob’s hobbies include fishing, hunting (of course he’s a Yooper), college hockey, and gardening.
906.273.0661, ext. 103