Serving land acquisition professionals throughout the Land of Lincoln since 1955!




We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

We specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists.

Our employees, working in 225 locations around the world, push open the doors to what's possible each and every day.
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Shawnee Professional Services


The dedicated professionals at Shawnee Professional Services provide acquisition, surveying, engineering, and professional staffing services throughout Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana, and Tennessee. Our services include right-of-way acquisition, boundary surveys, topographic, hydrographic, ALTA surveys, mapping, GIS, water, wastewater, and transportation design, site plans, recreational facility design, and grant administration.



Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We have more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories employing more than 4,500 people who work on projects around the world. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. We have worked with many of the Global Fortune 500 companies delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.

For over 40 years we have been working with clients around the world and in diverse industry sectors to help them to understand and manage their environmental, health, safety, risk and social impacts. The key sectors we serve include Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, and Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical. All face critical sustainability challenges and our clients in these and many other areas rely on our ability to assist them operate more sustainably which has a positive impact on our planet.

Contract Land Staff

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Founded in 1985, Contract Land Staff, (CLS) has successfully planned, managed and executed over 30,000 miles of Right of Way acquisition projects throughout North America. Our proprietary technology includes an innovative web-based database, CLSLiNK®, integrated with a GIS application, creating a user friendly way of looking at data, maps and other land information through one system. CLS’s CLSLiNK data management system provides project managers and project personnel with status reporting at every level/phase of the project, as well as line lists, permitting data, construction line list with landowner restrictions, budgeting and landowner payment histories, contact note history and flexible reporting tools. CLS serves pipeline, utility, electric transmission/distribution, rail, transportation, public sector, solar and wind generation, and telecommunications clients in the United States and Canada..

Wheatland Title Company

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Wheatland Title Company is the preferred title service provider for right-of-way professionals throughout Illinois. Our accessible and responsive team has the experience you need to provide detailed and accurate right-of-way research.

We’re equipped to help you with all of your right of way projects including:

  • Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Land Acquisition and Development
  • Telecommunications
  • Government Contract Work

Call us at 630-892-2323 or visit


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Whether your project is a few parcels wide or thousands of miles long, Volkert will get the job done with their large staff of in-house real estate experts skilled in all phases of the land acquisition process. With each project, Volkert utilizes its familiarity with both state and federal acquisition policies and procedures to provide services to departments of transportation and other entities that acquire rights of way as a part of servicing their clients, such as: power, telephone, gas, water, sewer, cable and oil companies; airports; seaports; railways; and municipalities. Volkert is active in 20 states and the District of Columbia, with experience and/or professional registrations throughout the United States.

1st AEROW Valution

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1st AEROW Valuation Group, LLC is a premiere DBE/MBE commercial real estate appraisal firm specializing in eminent domain assignments and litigation support and have participated as expert witnesses. Our clientele include state and local agencies, engineering firms, as well as private utilities. We are licensed in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, and Ohio. Please visit our website at


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Flairsoft is a global information technology firm specializing in e-business, systems integration and business process re-engineering. We have been setting the industry standard for over 12 years, with our premier, web-enabled right of way software and Real Estate Management solution, Flairdocs. Through the Flairdocs application, we combine all aspects of Right of Way, Land Acquisition and Asset Management into a single, powerful workflow and document management solution. Our core mission is to provide our customers with data management efficiency in a solution that is uncomplicated for the average user. When we deliver a system that drives effective processes, manages deliverables, and provides real-time reporting capabilities, our clients succeed.