Meet Our Team

Our professional, knowledgeable and efficient staff is here to assist you every step of the way.
Meet Our Team
Terry Strus
PS, Lakes Area Surveying

Terry is a professional land surveyor and has a vast experience in the survey industry. Terry has held the following positions over his 15 years of experience; Crew Chief, CAD Tech, Project Surveyor, Project Manager, Survey Department Manager, and most currently Office Leader.

Terry joined Westwood in 2004 and his experience includes over 15 years of field and office work in over 22 states across the U.S. He is experienced in boundary surveying, topographic surveying, platting, ALTA surveys, and construction staking.

2003-2004  Widseth Smith & Nolting (Baxter, Mn)
2004-2018   Westwood Professional Services (Brainerd and St. Cloud, Mn)
2018-Present Co-owner Lakes Area Surveying

Geography “Land Surveying” St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota
BS, Business Finance, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minnesota

Professional Surveyor: Minnesota, Wisconsin & Florida

MSPS – Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors

Eric Nybeck
PS, Lakes Area Surveying

Eric is a licensed land surveyor with 20 years of experience. Most of that experience is related to the field side of the profession. Eric has worked on everything from small lot surveys to 80 square mile windfarm ALTA surveys.

Along with boundary surveying, Eric has worked on countless residential, commercial, and Department of Transportation construction projects. Eric was the Crew Coordinator at Westwood Professional Services and worked on training and mentoring their field staff.

Eric has a wide array of skills and knowledge that help make our team the logical choice for all surveying needs.

1998-1999   Minnesota Department of Transportation (Baxter, Mn)
1999-2003   Sunde Land Surveying (Bloomington, Mn)
2003-2018   Westwood Professional Services (Brainerd and St. Cloud, Mn)
2018-Present Co-owner Lakes Area Surveying

Associates Arts from Central Lakes College Brainerd, Minnesota

BS in Land Surveying and Mapping from St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Professional Surveyor: Minnesota #54095

Paul Herkenhoff
PS, Lakes Area Surveying

Paul has worked both in the public and private sector, with a wide variety of experience including field surveying, project management, zoning administration, board of adjustment and planning commission coordination, ordinance amendments, subdivision review, right of way plats, and floodplain regulation.

Paul served as the Environmental Services Manager for Crow Wing County, along with being the Crow Wing County Surveyor. Paul has 18 years of professional experience.

Leveraging his experience and commitment to excellent customer service, Paul is committed to his clients' success and satisfaction.

Minnesota Professional Land Surveyor

Bachelor’s degree in Geography (Land Surveying), minor in GIS, St. Cloud State University

2000 Stearns County Survey Department
2001-2012 Westwood Professional Services (Brainerd and St. Cloud)
2012-2018 Crow Wing County
2018-present Co-Owner Lakes Area Surveying

Professional Surveyor: Minnesota #45875

MSPS-Minnesota Society  of Professional Surveyors

Why choose Lakes Area Surveying?

We are a licensed group of Minnesota Professional Land Surveyors
We have an experienced staff, with experience in over 30 states across the country
We are highly-educated and strive for perfection in all that we do
We work to help our clients understand the process and will be educated during the process

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