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About Us

A Family Legacy

Founded in 1967, James Surveying Company remains a proud family-owned business operated to the highest professional standards of the surveying industry. In the early days, James “The Whiz” Wurm ran the business from the basement of the family home, doing field work during the day and drafting at night. Those humble beginnings have enabled several generations to grow and expand the business while maintaining roots in the deep traditions of surveying. Over the past half-century, we have collected a wealth of records and experience that enable us to conduct thorough and historically-grounded surveys. That foundation supports every survey we stake our reputation on, as there is seldom a subdivision or city block we haven’t worked in within the greater St. Louis metropolitan area.

With strong ties to many local title companies and builders, you can trust us to keep on schedule for your closings and your construction projects on properties of any scale. Residential and commercial, vacant lots and sprawling campuses, urban and rural alike, we handle each survey with the same careful attention to detail and the needs of the client.

Located in Kirkwood near the nexus of I-270 and I-44, we efficiently cover ground throughout St. Louis County and beyond to complete your surveys in a timely manner. Ranging from St. Charles County to Jefferson County, from Eureka to the City of St. Louis, we are familiar with virtually every corner of the land and can give you a secure sense of where your property is and what’s on it.