Our Team

History

Range West was created with the purchase of Robillard & Associates, Inc. in 1991 by three of its registered professionals and long time employees.

Robillard & Associates had served as one of Summit County’s only professional consulting firms offering both civil engineering and surveying services beginning in 1979.

Range West continues in a similar capacity with the same principal personnel providing a wide range of experience with surveying projects in the mountain environmenent.

Capabilities

Range West currently has the capability to field three to four fully equipped survey crews during the primary spring through fall season, employing 14-16 people overall in the field and office.

We typically field one to two crews during the winter season. All of our crews are staffed with longtime employees and are equipped with Geodimeter/Trimble total station instruments and GeoMax GPS systems with data collection.

Team Members

President: Robert R. Johns, P.L.S.

As President of Range West Inc., Bob graduated from Michigan Tech in 1978 where he studied Forestry and Land Surveying.  He went on to work as a Land Surveyor for the United States Bureau of Land Management.  As President and survey manager, Bob has been with Range West since 1991 and was previously with Robillard & Associates starting in 1981. Bob loves the mountains and enjoys hiking, biking, skiing and rafting.  He raised his family here in Summit County and lives in Silverthorne with his wife, Sue.

Administration/Survey Crew Chief/CAD Tech: Jessica Johns

Jess has been a part of the Range West team since 2000.  With a bachelors in business, she manages the Range West office.  She also works as a crew chief part time and CAD operator.  Jess enjoys the mountain lifestyle year round playing and coaching ice hockey, skiing, mountain biking and rafting.  She and her husband John live in Silverthorne with their son.

Survey Crew Chief/CAD Tech: Dan Brinkmann

Dan joined Range West in 2016.  He graduated with an Associates in Surveying degree working as a surveyor in Granby, Aurora and at the Henderson Mine.  Dan completes our office staff working both as a CAD technician and crew chief in the field.  He spends his time skiing, hiking and boating.  He lives in Silverthorne with his wife, Rebecca.

Survey Crew Chief: Erik Hauge

Erik has been working with Range West since 2006.  He attended Bimidji State University in his home state of Minnesota where he learned to survey.  Erik is our head crew chief working year round through the snow and sun.  He’s an avid outdoorsman enjoying snowmobiling, hockey, dirt biking and hunting.  He lives in Frisco.

Survey Crew Chief: Robert Garrity

Robert has been a part of the Range West team since 1998.  Robert is one of our primary crew chiefs in the summer and works part-time throughout the winter at Range West.  You can find him out enjoying the mountains backcounty skiing and out rowing on Lake Dillon.  He lives in Breckenridge with his partner, Joanne.

Full-time Crew Member: Steve Scheppers

Steve joined the Range West team in 2016.  Steve grew up in the LA area where he graduated from Berkeley with a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy.  He worked in the food and music industries before making the move out west to Colorado.  Land surveying suits him with his love for outdoor activity.  You can find him hiking, snowshoeing, and snowboarding.  He lives in Dillon.

Full-time Crew Member: Jeffrey (Alex) Kleymann:

Alex joined us in 2016 after graduating from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelors Degree in Geography.  He grew up in Colorado and hopes to make surveying his career.  He looks forward to learning and moving up here at Range West.  You can find him out snowboarding, hiking and biking.  He lives in Silverthorne.