I hired this guy to do a survey for my client - a first time home buyer. When she went out to the property, only one pin was in the ground. He said that someone came behind him and took them - she was out there within hours of the survey being done, so this is very unlikely. I went out myself and dug around on my hands and knees to see if there was any evidence of where they had been and there was none. When I told him this, he said I just don't know what I'm doing and have never seen a survey before. As a Realtor, I've seen plenty. He refused to put the other 3 pins in unless we paid him more money. In talking with other professional surveyors, I've found out that most would have come back out and made things right. All Jeff did was threaten to sue us. He was combative and rude. He does not care about customer service, so don't expect any. There are much better people out there - which I will be using in the future.
Posted: 6/05/2008 • Link to this review
I ordered a survey from Johnson Surveying, and I expected to have 4 stakes in the ground noting the 4 corners of my property. I received only 1 stake in one corner. 2 of the corners were marked with ribbons tied to flimsy tree branches, swaying in the wind. The fourth corner was marked with a ribbon laying on the ground, not tied down to anything. The surveyor from Johnson Surveying says that he installed nails in the ground marking the 4 corners of the lot, so I gave him the benefit of the doubt and went back and checked again; however, the ground had not been disturbed and did not look like it ever had been. I dug around in the ground, and still I didn't see (or feel) where any nails had been in the ground. The surveyor claims that neighbors must have taken them, however, the neighboring house was vacant, and I arrived at the house only a few hours after the surveyor had left. I find it hard to believe that someone would steal the stakes and not the ribbons. When I talked to the surveyor about this, he told me that he would not go back to the property (even to show me where he had supposedly placed the nails) unless I paid him an additional $150.
Posted: 5/27/2008 • Link to this review