(Copy of questionnaire responses)
How many employees: 11
Website/Facebook page link:
How long have you been a
3 years – Since our business
I joined the Chamber because…
We believe it is important for
local businesses to strengthen their community by supporting other local
businesses, and the Chamber is great way to get to know other members and to
learn how we can work together. Maintaining and developing our local business
base is vital to the success of Logan County in the future.
Why did you decide to invest in
Prairie Engineers does work
throughout the State of Illinois and other areas in the Midwest. Logan County is
centrally located, and an ideal location for serving our clients. Lincoln has
many great assets, such as: a large, intact downtown, abundant green space
surrounding the City, daily train service, and a central location with easy
access to everywhere. However, these assets can be expanded and improved on to
make Lincoln and Logan County a more attractive place to live and increasing
business opportunity in the area. We are excited to be a part of some of the
initiatives for improvement, such as downtown revitalization, a centrally
located health themed park, a possible bike trail on the old Interurban line
north of town, and improvements associated with the high speed rail.
What products and services do
you offer to Logan County?
We offer civil engineering,
land surveying, environmental sciences (natural resources), GIS development, and
land acquisition services.
What does the future of your
business look like?
We hope to continue expanding
our market base and qualifications for engineering and related activities.
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Five "Did you know?" facts
about your business:
1. We had 1 employee at the end
of 2010, 5 employees at the end of 2011, 8 employees at the end of 2012, 11
employees at the beginning of 2013, and ???? at the end of 2013!!! Our employees
hail from Logan, Christian, Sangamon, Macon, and Tazewell Counties.
2. We have experienced grant
writers for water and sewer programs, transportation improvements, parks and
trails programs, "green" infrastructure and environmental improvement programs.
We are currently administering over $3 million in grants and $1 million in
low-interest loans for applications we assisted our clients with.
3. We can scan and print full
color large format documents, up to 36 inches wide by virtually any length! We
use our scanner plotter to produce engineering drawings and GIS exhibits, but
also offer printing and scanning services to the public. We have printed
advertising signs, posters, photos, reproduced large paper copies, and provided
electronic copies of old paper documents.
4. Prairie Engineers has
completed work in 19+ counties within Illinois and two other states. We have
work upcoming in dozens of additional counties in Illinois, and beyond. Members
of our staff hold professional licensure in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and
5. Prairie Engineers purchased
a GPS Virtual Reference Station (VRS) and had it permanently installed at the
Logan County Highway Department to improve GPS signal strength in Logan County.
The nearest stations previously were in Springfield and Bloomington, leading to
less accurate GPS readings in the County. The VRS improves accuracy and
reliability for everyone using the system, including agricultural.
Contact person: Lisa
Kramer, phone 217-651-8017
[Text copied from file received from
the Lincoln/Logan County
Chamber of Commerce]