AIR-LAND SURVEYS

History

The Beginning


1962

Rowe Engineering, Inc. is founded by Dave Rowe, PE, in Flushing, MI (five employees).


1971

Office opens in Caro, MI (four employees).


1974

Office opens in Owosso, MI (four employees).


1985

Flushing office employs 30 people.


1986

Dave Rowe retires, and sells the company to employee Bill Winiarski, PE, PS.

 

The Transition


1991

Bill Winiarski, PE, PS, becomes chief executive officer (CEO).

Landscape architecture is added to ROWE’s services.


1992

Bill Winiarski forms a plan for group ownership.

Three additional employees, John Matonich, PS, James Redding, PE, LEED®AP, and Robert Mark buy into the company, making them principals.


1993

Owosso office and its 18 employees move to a larger office in nearby Corunna, MI.


1994

Henderson, Bates, and Elrich in Lapeer is purchased (nine employees).


1995

Ruddell Engineering in Mt. Pleasant is purchased (six employees).

An office opens in downtown Flint, MI (three employees).

ROWE becomes an MDOT-prequalified consultant.


1996

Two more employees, Richard Mark, PE, and Paul Brown, PS, become principals, creating an executive committee of six corporate officers.


1997

New corporate headquarters built in Mundy Township, MI; Flushing and Corunna offices’ employees merge there (85 employees).

Vice President John Matonich, PS, becomes president.

Name of firm is changed to “Rowe Incorporated,” to stress that ROWE is a full-service consulting firm.


1998

Caro and Lapeer offices merge in new, larger Lapeer office (24 employees).

 

Constant Evolution


2001

CEO William Winiarski, PE, PS, becomes chairman of the board and marketing principal.

President John Matonich, PS, is named CEO.

Senior Project Manager Thomas Long, PE, is named principal.

Small downtown Flint office merges with corporate office in June.


2002

ROWE purchases Air-Land Surveys, a Flint aerial photogrammetric mapping firm (10 employees).


2003

Special Services Division Manager Kent Alexander, PE, is named principal.


2005

Matonich succeeds Winiarski as chairman of the board


2006

Principal/Chief Financial Officer Robert Mark retires.

ROWE purchases Myers Land Survey Company of Grayling, MI.

Construction begins at new corporate headquarters in downtown Flint, MI.

Deputy Director of Engineering Rick A. Freeman, PE, is named a principal.


2007

Carolina Aerial Surveys, LLC, a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina surveying firm, is purchased (four employees).

Marketing Principal and Former CEO and President William Winiarski, PE, PS, retires after 36 years at ROWE.


2008

An existing surveying firm in the tri-cities area of Michigan is purchased.


2009

Name of firm is changed to “ROWE Professional Services Company” to reflect the company's comprehensive services.

ROWE corporate headquarters moves to a refurbished historic four-story building in downtown Flint.


2010

Principal and Transportation Division Manager Tom Long, PE, retires and Associates Leanne Panduren, PE, and Jack Wheatley, PE, are named principals.


2012

ROWE celebrates 50-year anniversary.


2013

ROWE opens office in Farmington Hills, MI.


2014

Vice President Leanne Panduren, PE, becomes president.


2015

Vice President / Director of Surveying Paul Brown, PS, retires after 38 years at ROWE; Jonathan Rick, PS, CFedS, assumes position as ROWE’s director of surveying.

Jeffrey B. Markstrom, PE, is promoted to Civil Utilities Division manager as President Leanne H. Panduren, PE, transitions into the chief executive officer position.

ROWE opens an office in Lansing, MI.


2016

President Leanne H. Panduren, PE, is named chief executive officer.

John D. Matonich, PS, retires after 35 years at ROWE.

Associate and Senior Project Engineer Jeremy M. Lynn, PE, is promoted to Construction Services Division manager.


2017

Vice President / Chief Operating Officer Richard S. Mark, PE, retires after 34 years at ROWE.