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Land Design Consultants in Park Rapids acquires Arro; Anderson joins staff

Licensed civil engineer and land surveyor Ben Anderson is now serving as project manager for Land Design Consultants in Park Rapids. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Licensed civil engineer and land surveyor Ben Anderson has joined the Land Design Consultants staff as project manager, the firm having recently acquired Arro of Park Rapids.

Anderson and wife Mindi returned to home turf from Maine, 11-month-old daughter Samantha prompting the move "to be closer to family."

Anderson is licensed as an engineer in Minnesota and as a surveyor in Maine. He plans to acquire surveying licensure in Minnesota.

"Modern technology has changed surveying," he said of GPS. "But the basics remain." Snowshoes, a chain and ax are still employed, as necessary. "I like being in the field."

Anderson attended St. John's University and attained his civil engineering degree from the University of Minnesota. He received a certificate of surveying from St. Cloud State University.

"I like to see how many colleges I can go to," he joked.

The firm, originated by Lowell Schellack, offers a full range of surveying services, including boundary and topographic surveys, subdivision design and development consulting.

LDC also offers engineering services, in addition to architectural services and wetland and wind energy consulting.

Joyce Erickson, who has been affiliated with LDC and its predecessors since 1998, is the administrative assistant.

LDC is partnered with Arro of the North, a firm based in International Falls.

Licensed land surveyor David Serrano, with 14 years' experience in the field, is part of the LDC executive team.

The office, located at 718 First St. East, may be reached at 732-5772.