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2018 Summit

2018 Rocky Mountain Surveyors Summit

March 7-9, 2018
Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
The Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado (PLSC) invite you to be a part of the 8th Annual Rocky Mountain Surveyors Summit being held March 7-9, 2018 at the Arvada Center in Arvada, Colorado. We have combined all of the front range conferences into one event with state-of-the-art presentations and displays from the top suppliers in the industry. Three of our chapters, the Central Colorado Professional Surveyors (CCPS), Northern Chapter—PLSC (NC/PLSC), and Southern Chapter Professional Land Surveyors (SCPLS) have all joined together to bring our profession the best education and networking event in the State.

Full Program Schedule

Wednesday Mass Session Presenter:      John "Steve" Parrish, PLS

Speaker Biography:
John "Steve" Parrish, PLS, began surveying with the U.S. Forest Service in 1963, Utah PLS in 1973 and worked as a land surveyor with the USFS through 1984. He started working for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in 1985 and eventually served as the BLM Nevada Cadastral Chief. Steve left the government in 1995 to further his surveying experience in the private sector. He is now licensed in 10 states, a Nevada water rights surveyor and the was the county surveyor for Inyo, Modoc and Mono Counties in California. Steve is a contributor to “The Surveying Handbook” edited by Brinker and Minnick, has presented workshops in 27 States, Canada and Australia and was an instructor for the BLM/FS Advanced Cadastral Survey Courses during its initial 12 years.
With 53+ years of land surveying knowledge and experience Steve offers land surveying workshops, consulting, and expert witness testimony. He worked for Tri State Surveying (NV) for 13 years, is an adjunct professor for Great Basin College (NV) since 2004, became a Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS) in 2007 and Bachelor of Applied Science degree in 2009. Presently serves as the CFedS Panel Chairperson/Training Coordinator and is the Alpine and Mono County Surveyor (CA). Active in state and national surveying organizations and enjoys travel with family, photography and fishing.

Hotel Information

The DoubleTree by Hilton Denver-Westminster is the RMSS Hotel, offering free shuttle service to and from the Arvada Center. A room rate of $112 per night is available. Call the hotel directly at 303-427-4000 and note that you are part of the Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado group. You can also reserve your room online by clicking here.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Denver-Westminster is located at 8773 Yates Dr., Westminster, CO  80031. There will be a shuttle bus to and from the conference hotel each day.  Pick up and drop off times will be announced prior to and at the conference.

Venue Location

The Rocky Mountain Surveyors Summit will be held at:
Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO  80003


On or Before February 15, 2018 One Day Two Days Three Days
PLSC MEMBER: $200 $375 $550
NON-MEMBER: $300 $475 $650
STUDENT: $ 75 $125 $200
EXHIBITORS (PLSC Sustaining Members Only):     $400
After February 15, 2018 One Day Two Days Three Days
PLSC MEMBER: $225 $405 $600
NON-MEMBER: $325 $505 $700
STUDENT: $100 $155 $250
EXHIBITORS (PLSC Sustaining Members Only):     $400

Catered breakfasts & lunches will be provided on all days.

Click on the option below to register online!

PLSC Member or Professionals who wish to join PLSC and save on the Summit


Silent Auction

We will be holding a silent auction during the conference. If your equipment room is cluttered by equipment you are no longer using, please consider donating an item or two to the PLSC Silent Auction.

Interested in Exhibiting or Sponsoring?

Click here for the registration form. Please note you MUST be a Sustaining Member to exhibit and exhibits fill up quickly so go to our member page and become a sustaining member today! If you have any questions please contact Kim Wyatt at, 303-641-0592.

Thank you to our 2018 Exhibitors and Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Call UCS for the best in Utility Locating services. Our professional and friendly staff are ready to help you with an accurate Engineering Locate of your utilities, including Privates.  We also bring you professional Potholing/Hydro-excavation services, Range Box Installation, Restoration, and High Accuracy Utility Mapping of the utility layer only.              

UCS is proud to be a certified DBE, WBE, SBE, EBE, WOSB, ESB-Level 1

Diversified Underground is a DBE/SBE/W/MBE-certified company based in Denver, Colorado. We specialize in Engineering & Private Utility Locating, Directional Drilling, and Hydro-Vacuum Excavation (Utility Potholing/Daylighting).

For over 16 years we have been working hard to gain and keep your trust by providing accurate utility information and quality craftsmanship to our clients.

Gold Sponsors

For over 30 years Hixon Mfg. has been supporting the construction and surveying business in the Rocky Mountain region.  We pride ourselves on providing the best service, equipment and supplies we can in all cases.  Clear wood for your staking needs or precision RTK Drone mapping, when you need professional quality look here first.  When you want personal service and professional quality we are your only choice.

Frontier Precision, Inc. is an employee-owned company that has experience serving survey, mapping, engineering, construction, GIS, forestry, water resources, mosquito and vector control, and natural resources professionals throughout the western United States since 1988. Headquartered in Bismarck, ND, Frontier Precision also has offices in Minnesota, Colorado, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. We pride ourselves on offering exemplary customer service; and our industry professionals are here to help you find a solution to fit your needs.

It’s about trusted relationships.

At Jacobs, our focus on building long-term client relationships has helped us become one of the largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services, including all aspects of architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and specialty consulting.

The world is changing and its challenges can often be new and complex. True innovation is required from a responsive and responsible professional services partner in this changing world. That innovation partner is Merrick . . .
. . . turning ideas into advanced successes through a combination of proven expertise, trusted advice, comprehensive approaches, ongoing sustainability, and a focus on optimization. 
Stable, global, innovative, trusted - a true market leader for the highly technical and complex markets Merrick serves.

Vectors is Colorado’s premiere survey and construction supply leader; providing equipment and supply sales, rentals, repairs, training, and consulting.

Bronze Sponsors

Founded in 1983, Carlson Software specializes in CAD design software, field data collection, and machine control products for the land surveying, civil engineering, construction, and mining industries worldwide, providing one-source technology solutions from data collection to design to construction. Carlson Software’s renowned dedication to customer service is unique in the industry.



Assurance Risk Managers, Inc.
10651 E. Bethany Drive, Suite 300
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: 303-454-9562

Bearing Tree Land Surveying
4201 North Barnes Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73112  

33 East Second Street
Maysville, KY 41056
606-564-6422 Fax

Diversified Underground
PO BOX 460909
Aurora, Colorado 80046-0909
303-671-8728 Fax

ECAD, Inc.

1660 Lincoln St.
Suite 1410
Denver, CO  80264
303- 530-4976


5480 West 60th Avenue, Unit A
Arvada, CO 80003
720-214-3503 Fax


5385 Quebec Street
Commerce City, CO 80022

Hixon MFG. & Supply Co.
8775 E Orchard Rd #807
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
303-694-3934 fax

Kinetic Energy Services, LLC
P.O. Box 530
1189 S. Quentine Ave.
Milliken, CO 80543-0530
720.552.1221 Office

Leptron Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Inc.
2650 East 40th Avenue
Denver, CO 80205

RDO Integrated Controls
2000 Industrial Drive
Bismark, ND 58502

SKLD Information Services
9540 E. Jewell Ave, Suite A
Denver, CO 80247

Surveying and Mapping LLC  
555 Zang Street, Suite 210
Lakewood, Colorado 80228


Underground Consulting Solutions
720-554-7889 Fax

Western Colorado Community College
2508 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Vectors, Inc.
10670 E. Bethany Dr.,
Aurora, CO 80014
Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado
PO Box 441069
Aurora, CO 80044
Phone - (303) 551-3266 Fax - (720) 230-4846
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