We Are MMS

MMS Consultants, Inc. provides professional civil engineering and land surveying services — from simple property surveys to complete design and construction management. Since 1975, the firm has successfully completed nearly 40,000 municipal improvement and private land development projects throughout Eastern Iowa.

Our experienced team of civil engineers, land planners, land surveyors, landscape architects and environmental specialists deliver projects that reflect the goals and expectations of our clients. We pride ourselves on producing high-quality, innovative designs with rigorous attention to cost control.

Services include everything from single-lot surveys to complete project consulting, such as concept planning, design development, construction-document preparation, bidding assistance, contract administration, construction staking and construction inspection. For our municipal and development clientele, we also offer project management of infrastructure improvements.

In addition to our four state-of-the-art Global Positioning Systems for surveying, we use the most advanced conventional surveying systems and CAD software available to produce high-quality projects.

The combined experience of our staff ensures the development of creative yet practical solutions for planning and design. Our five survey-party chiefs have extensive experience with topographic, property boundary, ALTA, right-of-way alignment and acquisition, construction and layout control surveys.

Our client list numbers nearly 10,000 and continues to grow. Nearly three-quarters of our projects are for repeat clients. Our clients include schools, cities, counties, the state of Iowa, private individuals, developers, building and infrastructure contractors, architectural firms, banks and attorneys.

Our history

The “MMS” was for founders Robert Mickelson, Ron Meyer and Larry Schnittjer. Today the company has six principals: Ronald Amelon, Kelly Beckler, Jim Lichty, Glen Meisner, Duane Musser and Randy Williams.

MMS Consultants’ distinctive logo was hand-drawn with drafting tools by co-founder Larry Schnittjer.

MMS offices have been in their current location on South Gilbert Street since 1992. MMS employs about 36 people.

By The Numbers:

(8) Professional Engineers
(2) Landscape Architects
(5) CAD Technicians
(1) Wetland Scientist
(4) Land Surveyors
(3) Surveying Staff
(1) Marketing Staff
(4) Administrative Staff


Our Philosophy

We only get one chance to live life well. We believe that is a worthwhile goal achieved by treating people well, treating the environment well and using our talents to create more livable, sustainable places. We are dedicated as a team to honor these talents and apply them at the highest level for the people and the places we serve.