About Professional Land Surveying, Inc


Professional Land Surveying, Inc. was founded in 2004 and has grown to become a premier provider of surveying services for commercial, industrial and residential properties throughout Chicagoland and Northern Illinois. 

PLS expanded its operations in 2014 by acquiring Stonelake Survey Company and its related plats and survey records. By combining Stonelake’s longstanding history and expertise in ALTA/ACSM land title surveys with PLS’s extensive research knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, the result is the ability to offer a deeper level of expertise and enhanced customer service across the Chicagoland market.

Today, the expert staff at PLS has a combined 50 years of professional experience licensed and trained to provide accurate results. The firm takes pride in its ability to offer high quality, cost-effective and timely survey work to architects, engineers, municipalities, land owners, developers, title companies, and anyone else in need of surveying expertise.

Expert Staff

Jeff Pankow, President
Before starting Professional Land Surveying, Inc. in 2004, Jeff gained his experience in the industry starting with Baker Engineering, and then spending more than ten years as a land surveyor with CEMCON Ltd. He is licensed and insured in Illinois for Land Surveying, and is a member of the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association (IPLSA) and the National Society of Professionals Surveyors (NSPS).

Kory Allred, Project Manager, Commercial Properties
Kory is pursuing his PhD in Geography at Northern Illinois University where he is an instructor for all surveying courses as well as an introductory course in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate program. He helped develop the Geomatics emphasis in NIU’s department of Geography. He serves on the Education, Training, and Registration Committee for the Northeast Chapter of the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association (IPLSA).

Steve Rackow, Project Manager, Residential Properties

Expert Services

PLS serves commercial, industrial and residential customers and provides a full range of expert surveys, plats and other technologies and tools. Visit our Services page for a full list of services provided.

Technology & Expertise

PLS is registered as a Professional Design Firm with the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation.