The Familiar and the Familial

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Three generations of Wisconsin surveyors choose Spectra Geospatial® for their growing firm

For more than three decades, three generations of the Austin family have owned and operated a successful and growing surveying and engineering business in Southeast Wisconsin. From its inception, the firm, Austin Engineering, has used instruments and software from Spectra Precision®—now Spectra Geospatial®. Citing performance, price range, familiarity with the solutions, enhanced features and capabilities, and 30 years of excellent support from their Spectra Geospatial distributor, they see no reason for this to change. 

Larry Austin founded Austin Engineering in 1998. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Platteville, Larry worked in civil engineering for many years before earning his PE license in 1976 and his surveyors’ license in 1987. It was while teaching surveying classes at UW that he established his company.

One of Larry’s first employees was his oldest son Aaron, who began working for the firm while still in high school. Aaron enjoyed surveying and went on to obtain his surveying license in 2009 before buying into the company in 2011. 

A short time later, Aaron’s brother Shane joined the company as a senior project manager followed by Aaron’s son Owen as a surveying technician, making it three generations of Austins.

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