The disciplines of Land Surveying and Civil Engineering are closely related, both in practice and philosophy. To take advantage of this close relationship, in 1998 Bryan Land Surveying and Kyes Engineering merged to become KEBS, Inc. From the start, the two companies shared the common goal of providing the highest quality engineering and surveying service to the Mid-Michigan community and for the past 15 years KEBS, Inc. has done just that.
Larry Bryan, PS started his Bryan Land Surveying in early 1979 with one employee. Steady growth in the mortgage market and land surveying allowed Larry to add personnel and consequently offer more diverse services to his clients. Today, KEBS continues to provide clients, from The Thumb to Southern Michigan with exceptional professional surveying services, based on his years of experience. After 40 years of surveying, Larry Retired in March of 2017.
In 2017, upon Larry's retirement, the management of the surveying side of things was divided between two capable individuals. Dane Pascoe started working for KEBS in 2003 upon his graduation from Ferris State University. Through the years he progressed form Crew Chief to Project Manager to Department Manager, and after 14 years, he is now a Vice President and Head of the survey Department. Erick Frierstrom began his work experience in 1999 with the Michigan Department of Transportation in Grand Rapids and then in the U.P. In 2002 he graduated from Ferris State University and spent time as Lead Surveyor with a local company before joining the KEBS family in 2011. In his time here, he has been a Crew Chief in both Construction and Surveying, then moved to Project Manager, and he is now a Vice President and the Survey Department Manager.
Kyes Engineering and Associates, Inc. was formed by Walt Kyes, PE in 1972. For more than two decades Kyes Engineering grew to become one of mid-Michigan’s premier engineering consulting firms and was responsible for designing many prominent projects across the state. Although focused on private development, Kyes Engineering was also instrumental in the design of diverse projects for various cities, townships, drain commissions, and road commissions.
In 1996, Walt’s son Jeff Kyes, PE took over leadership at Kyes Engineering with the mandate to continue the outstanding level of service expected of the firm. When the KEBS, Inc. merger took place, Jeff became Vice President and head of engineering at KEBS, Inc. In 2017, upon Larry's retirement, Jeff took the reins as President, and continues today, to uphold the historic professional integrity of Kyes Engineering and Bryan Land Surveying.
Where We Are Today
Since 1998, KEBS, Inc. has acquired several surveying firms and their records, giving us a broader, more comprehensive range of data that allows greater efficiency and accuracy. In January, 2002, KEBS, Inc. acquired Groat Land Surveying, P.C. in Marshall, Michigan, allowing us to expand into the south-central Michigan market, where we serve clients in several surrounding counties.
Today, KEBS, Inc. is staffed with three licensed Professional Surveyors and three licensed Professional Engineers, supported by personnel certified by national examination boards. Our staff strives each day to provide high-quality services while maintaining a partnership with each client resulting in projects that consistently meet and exceed expectations. Our clients continue to be our driving force and we look forward to new relationships, new challenges and a long future serving Michigan.
KEBS, Inc. maintains records for the following companies:
Kyes Engineering & Associates
Bryan Land Surveying, P.C.
Marv Fouty Surveying and Mapping
R.W. Steadman & Associates
James A. Porter
Groat Land Surveying, Inc.
Christenson Land Surveys
General Land Surveying
The owners of KEBS, Inc. are:
Jeff Kyes, PE, President, Engineering
Dane Pascoe, PS, Vice President, Surveying
Erick Friestrom, PS, Vice President, Surveying