I have copied most of this from the surveyor in Missouri that was also ripped off, our stories are nearly the same, I am the owner of a land surveying company in Minnesota and had been contacted by SURVEY AMERICA of Evansville, IN., to subcontract land surveys in Minnesota. After negotiating fees and delivery schedules, we received contracts and notices to proceed from SURVEY AMERICA. These surveys were executed and completed in a timely manner and the final survey plats were accepted and approved by SURVEY AMERICA.
It seems however that SURVEY AMERICA and owner Patrick Hocking have a huge problem paying for the surveys that we performed and delivered to them on schedule.
The first survey was ordered and completed after several repeated calls for payment we finally received a check.
The last group of surveys that we completed STILL HAS NOT BEEN PAID FOR. Once again we have contacted the owner of SURVEY AMERICA, Patrick Hocking (he is very seldom in the office) and have left numorous voice messages and they have not return any calls.
We have contacted other employees about payment and been told that only Patrick Hocking can get us paid. Now keep in mind that SURVEY AMERICA has been paid by their client for the survey that they subcontracted to my firm! Yet they refuse to pay me for this survey.
Attention all land surveyors across the country, SURVEY AMERICA of Evansville, IN is a very slow payer OR they may not pay you at all. I would highly suggest that you NOT subcontract land survey work from them. They receive payment for the surveys and DO NOT pay their subcontractors!
There are several judgements against them already!!