~ Originally published in the Journal of Business on Feb. 16, 2012 ~
Post Falls resident and surveyor Chad Johnson has started his own surveying company, Johnson Surveying LLC, out of his home.
Johnson Surveying specializes in boundary surveys, topographic mapping, and expert-witness surveys for residential and commercial properties. Johnson says he is the sole employee, although he sometimes hires a local subcontractor to help him in the field.
Johnson has been a surveyor for 21 years and had worked for Inland Northwest Consultants, of Post Falls, before starting his own company in January, he says.
Johnson hopes to add an office manager, two field surveyors, and a drafter to his team in the next two years. He also is working with a Web developer on a website for the concern.