When it was time to choose a career, this ex-military man became a land surveyor and  is no open for business.

ELLSWORTH, Wis. -- When the time came for him to choose a career, Brandon King followed his cousin’s example by becoming a land surveyor.

The St. Francis, Minn., native eventually worked for that cousin’s surveying business in Colorado, he said Wednesday. But first, he was in the employ of others-in military service taking him to places such as Korea, and in his chosen occupation, which eventually led him to the Red Wing area.

This year, King embarked on a venture of his own, offering land surveyor services from his Town of Rock Elm home.