Abacus Professional Services has been providing professional land surveying services to both public and private clients since 1996. The firm primarily operates in a 5 county area near our office in Breese IL and is licensed to perform survey work anywhere in Illinois. We have obtained and maintain the historical files of 5 former surveyors/ firms whose work was performed in the 5 counties of our primary operation area.

We can provide:

  • Boundary Surveys of lots, parcels and new tracts in urban, suburban and rural locations.filed equip photo
  • Subdivision Design
  • Elevation Certificates
  • FEMA Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) Applications
  • Topographic Mapping for proposed developments, improvements and site plans
  • Construction Staking
  • Condominium Surveys
  • American Land Title Association (A.L.T.A.) Surveys
  • Boundary Descriptions
  • Assistance with Divisions for Auction
  • Expert Witness in court


How do we get the job done?

We strive to implement the most up to date and productive equipment available. We use Global Positioning System and Electronic Total Stations coupled with electronic data collectors in the field. In the office we use computer aided coordinate geometry and drafting software. Data flows to and from all the equipment which reduces the potential for human error and increases productivity. Many times, written agreements are required to outline the work required.

joeWhat is our background?

The owner, Joseph A Langhauser, has been registered as a surveyor since 1980 and has been working in surveying since 1973. He served as President of the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor’s Association during the 1990-1991 term. He was awarded the Pat Paterson Achievement Award by the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor’s Association in 2000. Mr. Langhauser has developed a reputation of strong professional ethics and vast knowledge in the surveying field. Area attorneys frequently turn to him with survey and boundary dispute questions. He has served as an expert witness on several survey boundary cases.

When might I need a survey?

  1. When buying or selling land, the location of which is not clearly defined on the ground.
  2. Before land is divided.
  3. If a lending institution requires a survey.
  4. If a line or corner is not defined
  5. Before building close to a line
  6. Before a lot is conveyed from a larger tract.
  7. Before developing the property.
  8. When you believe someone has encroached on your property.
  9. When required for a building permit.


What are the costs associated with a Survey?office build photo

Professional fees are rarely based on the physical size of the property. Fees at Abacus are based on the amount of time and expertise required to provide the requested services.

What information does the surveyor need from the client?

Surveyors need to know the location of the property, why there is a need for a survey and when it needs to be completed. A copy of a deed or title commitment if preferred, but with technology, sometimes an address or Parcel Identification Number will suffice, in order to obtain an estimate of the possible fees that could be associated with the work.

Information regarding clients, estimates and possible land divisions are kept confidential until the client chooses to release such information.


Please keep us in mind for your next land surveying project.


abacuslogoabacuslogoAbacus Professional Services

Land Surveying and Consulting

   1155 North 4th St ~ P.O. Box 5 ~ Breese, IL 62230

Ph 618-526-4277 ~ Ph 618-654-4181 ~ Fax 618-526-0672




Illinois Professional Design Firm, Land Surveyor, Sole Proprietor, License # 184.002806

Owned and operated by Joseph A Langhauser, Illinois Licensed Professional Land Surveyor – License # 035.002530