Ray Carlson, PLS

Ray Carlson is president of Ray Carlson & Associates Inc., in Santa Rosa, Calif. He has more than forty years' experience in land surveying. Carlson received his California license at the age of 26 in 1971 and is now also licensed in Nevada, Colorado and Utah.

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It is becoming increasingly difficult to find young students who are interested in becoming registered or licensed land surveyors. It is my belief that our struggles with recruitment and retention are tied to our struggle to make a profit. If we learn to make a fair profit, we can offer salaries that will entice young surveyors to work for us.
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