About us

surveyorJohn C. Kannard, R.L.S. and Albert R. Melbard, P.E., R.L.S. in 1995 as Southwest Surveying & Engineering, Inc. John Kannard purchased Albert R. Melbards interest in the company in 1996. The name was changed to Southwest Surveying & Associates, Inc to more accurately reflect the current business model. Southwest Surveying & Associates, Inc began as, and remains a small privately-owned company. We made this decision to maintain our high standards and quality of service.

Since that time, our client base and the services we offer have grown tremendously. Our clients include property owners, construction companies, attorneys, engineering companies, local municipalities and State and Federal Agencies. Our success is a result of dedication to finding the most accurate results for each and every one of our clients.

John is a member of the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors and a member of the Society of Southeastern Wisconsin Land Surveyors, Inc., John also stays current with constantly changing technology, laws and surveying practice procedures, by attending numerous continuing education seminars. He also actively serves on many Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors committees, including:

  • Ethics & Standards of Practice Committee
  • Standards Review Group
  • Water Issues Committee

What does this mean for you?  It means that you are hiring a firm that is not only actively involved in shaping current laws and practice, it also means that Southwest Surveying is well versed in state laws and court case law, and how to use both state statutes and current case law properly so that you are guaranteed the best possible survey results every time.