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JSD Merges with Minnesota Firm Stoeckel Jahner Land Surveying

Jan. 29, 2024 — JSD Professional Services, Inc. is thrilled to share that effective Jan. 27, they have joined forces with Stoeckel Jahner Land Surveying, a company out of Alexandria, MN.

This strategic partnership between JSD and Stoeckel Jahner gives JSD its 7th office location, and its first opportunity to enter a new market, providing existing clients with an expanded footprint into Minnesota. Joining forces will also open doors with new clients for JSD, including within the ever-booming Minneapolis/St. Paul area as well as North and South Dakota.

Founded in 1978, Stoeckel Jahner offers land surveying services, while JSD also offers land surveying in addition to civil engineering, landscape architecture and planning. Both companies will continue serving under their current firm name, with plans to transition to the JSD designation at a later date. The intent of the acquisition is to hire additional staff to provide JSD’s additional core services (engineering, landscape architecture, planning) from this Minnesota office.

“We are extremely excited to partner with Stoeckel & Jahner, as I knew the day we met their team it was going to be a great fit,” said Dave Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer of JSD. “Our two teams partnering will only strengthen the resources we have now and in the future.” Mark Jahner, President of Stoeckel & Jahner, also shared his excitement on the joint venture. “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to grow and expand our services as we bring even more value to our clients, and simply open doors to new possibilities.” 

JSD Professional Services carries a nationwide portfolio with its multiple disciplines, headquartered in its Madison Regional Office, located in Verona, WI. In addition, the firm has regional offices located across three states: Milwaukee, Wausau, and Appleton, WI; Chicago, IL and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Stoeckel Jahner is located in Alexandria, MN.

Sunbelt Business Advisors team members Andy Schwandt and Clayton Wendt facilitated the transaction.

Contact Kelly Kloepping (608-893-0097) for additional questions

JSD Announces First Executive Leadership Team/Shareholder Group

JSD announced in 2023 the appointment of its first group of shareholders joining President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Jenkins at the ownership level. Four employees have joined the group
(left to right in photo)

Dave Behrens – Chief Development Officer
Hans Justeson – Chief Operating Officer
Dave Jenkins – Chief Executive Officer
Eric Niemi – Chief Financial Officer
Todd Buhr – Director of Survey

These individuals have been identified as part of the executive leadership team, providing consistent oversight on daily operations. We recognize this team for their commitment and dedication to our firm.

Announcing our new mission, vision, and values

We are a couple months into life at our new office and are ecstatic to share our brand-new mission, vision and company values as we dive deep into strategic planning for the next several years of JSD’s growth!

More than 20 of our staff members attended a two-day staff retreat to kick off our strategic planning venture! Following months of intensive research and assessment, the two-day retreat allowed staff to support, challenge, and collaborate with one another to start building a working strategic plan, along with developing our powerful mission and vision statement that we, as an entire firm, can live by day-to-day.

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