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Tyler Parsons
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I've just retired as a Land Surveyor in Oregon and am closing my business, Parsons Surveying in Corvallis, Oregon, after 37 years.

For sale are two Topcon GTS series total stations, data collectors, tripods, prisms and rods, Igage static GPS units, and other miscellaneous equipment. A list of equipment and supplies for sale at  http://www.Parsons-Surveying.com

Contact information is available on my web page. Pictures on request by email and I'll put links to pictures on the For Sale page as time permits. Pickup is preferred - shipping not included. This is a home office so if you want to stop by, please call beforehand. Reasonable offers will be considered.

Tyler Parsons, PLS (Retired), Parsons Surveying

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One cup o joe
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Good (I hope) for you Tyler. I wish I could find a way to do the same.

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Daniel Ralph
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Good for you Tyler. Enjoy the time away.

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Wendell
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When I lived in Dallas (Oregon) and was running Monument Land Surveying, I paid for an ad in the local yellow pages. The following year, I was starting to move more toward web development, so I told them I didn't want the ad, so I didn't pay for it. Apparently, they've never removed the ad, and are still printing the phonebooks, because I still get phone calls once in awhile. I've asked the last couple of callers where they found me and they both said "in the new phonebook". 😀

Anyway, all that to say that I always tell them to call you. Now what will I tell them?!

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Tyler Parsons
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Thanks, Wendell!

Speaking of phone calls, every once in a while, I'll get someone calling on my cell for a survey. When they tell me the address, it doesn't sound right for Oregon. So I ask what city. Redding. Huh? I'm not licensed in CA - well, not for a long time. Where'd you find me? Online or in the phone book (I forget which).  The caller's area code is usually 530 but with cell phones and number portability, the number doesn't really mean much anymore, and sometimes people from out of state need surveys here in Oregon.

So, I look up Land Surveyors in Redding online and find my company with the right cell number including area code (strange), the right web page, but the address is 4155 Oasis Rd, Redding, CA 96003 . It takes me a little while, but I eventually find out that that's the address of SECO Manufacturing in Redding. Yep, the company that makes surveying accessories. I have no idea how that happened. I've tried to get it corrected, but to no avail.

For the past year or so, ever since I started winding down, I've usually been referring clients that have needs bigger than I feel I can handle to one of the other Land Surveying only companies here in Corvallis unless they need engineering services. I'll not name them here, but they are a reputable company. Call me if you need more info.

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Just A. Surveyor
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Good for you, I am happy you survived to be able to say that you are retired.

I can guarantee you I will loose no sleep when I walk away from this poor paying profession and spend my days reading books and fishing. I often regret going in this direction but the die has been cast a long time ago and I have crossed the Rubicon.

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Gene Kooper
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Over the years I have met many great surveyors on this board and its predecessors.  None finer than you Tyler.  My only regret is that we never met in person.

May you and your wife find activities to be passionate about in your retirement.  I will pass on your web site address to other surveyors.

Oh, and salutations to Certified Federal Surveyor No. 1001.

 

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Mike Berry
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Posted by: Gene Kooper

 My only regret is that we never met in person.

 

Gene - Hopefully you'll get the chance to meet Tyler. He's all that and a bag of chips.

Congratulations Tyler. You've left an admirable legacy in the annals of Oregon land surveying.

Have fun!

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Tyler Parsons
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Posted by: Mike Berry

Gene - Hopefully you'll get the chance to meet Tyler. He's all that and a bag of chips.

Congratulations Tyler. You've left an admirable legacy in the annals of Oregon land surveying.

Have fun!

Hi Mike. I'll see you at the PLSO conference this coming week.

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Tyler Parsons
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Thanks Gene. We've had several neat conversations and I appreciate the "Instruction for Making Forest Surveys and Maps 1912" which I will probably pass on to some other Surveyor before long unless you would like it back or would like to pass it on yourself.

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Gene Kooper
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Posted by: Tyler Parsons

Thanks Gene. We've had several neat conversations and I appreciate the "Instruction for Making Forest Surveys and Maps 1912" which I will probably pass on to some other Surveyor before long unless you would like it back or would like to pass it on yourself.

Tyler,

Please feel free to pass it on to another surveyor or donate it to the PLSO if they have a silent auction at their conference.

And thanks again for the kind gift of "Chaining Oregon."

I know that Mike, John and Wendell will pick up the refreshment tabs at the evening seminars.

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