Charles "Chase" Ruby
How long have you been with the company? I started in June of 2021
What does being an RPLS entail? There are a lot of facets to being an RPLS. We are stewards of the land and have a duty to the public to perform our services with integrity and accuracy, we have a great responsibility to ensure that what we put out into the public is true and accurate because a lot is based upon it. It entails being a leader, a historian, a technician, a problem solver, a manager, a teacher, the list goes on.
Who inspired you to pursue a career in surveying? I was between semesters in college and was pointed to Bob Matush Surveying, Inc. I was a few weeks into what would become a life changing summer as the new greenhorn when I knew this was the career I wanted to pursue. Out of the many people who have been a part of this journey I would say that Richard Kennedy has been the most influential, I am the RPLS I am today because of him.
What’s the best advice you can give to someone who just started their career in Land Surveying? Keep your blade sharp, wear sunscreen, be a sponge and set goals for advancement.
What’s your secret talent no one knows about? Or tell me something most people don’t know about . I have been a sailing instructor, I enjoy small needlepoint projects and I like large scale Lego Technic sets.
What do you like doing in your free time? Or what’s one thing on your bucket list? I enjoy playing golf, riding the Harley and spending time at the deer lease. My beautiful wife Bethany and our two handsome boys, Charlie (3yo) and Henry (4mo) are working on going to all 52 state parks here in Arkansas, that is our current bucket list item.
Thanks Charles "Chase" Ruby!!