Somebody needs to have a talk with Mr. Vila
Sounds to me that Vila's price is way too high. Twelve years ago, Vicki Payne had (in addition to her stained-glass craft show) a home improvement show entitled, "For Your Home." Episode 2601 dealt with building a yard fence, so IF (big if) you couldn't find the "pins" and needed a surveyor, HE should only charge between $150 and $250. Before she could say dollars after 250, the TV went silent.
I didn't find her as entertaining as some here find Bob. 🙂
Reminds me of a man who owned a residential lot in Central City, CO who saw that I posted about mineral surveys on an older version of SurveyorConnect. He called me up, offering an entire US Grant for me to come up and set one pin he needed before the town would issue a building permit. The lot was surveyed by someone else, who refused to reset his pin without a lot more money. Otherwise, he'd appreciate the owner taking back the moneys paid and forgetting that a "land" survey was ever done (yes, he had an active license at the time). I never felt curious enough to inquire which of my peers accepted that generous compensation.
I wonder who set up the tripod height in the lead photo. Maybe the guy's adolescent child? It makes my back hurt to look at it.
When I first saw this article I thought surely they must be talking about Mortgage Loan Inspection "surveys". That's the only way I can get this article to make sense in my head.
As a local Surveyor friend of mine said "I can't even pull out of the driveway for less than $1000!"
I clicked on it and now Bob has more money.