From Student Scholarship Recipient to President, James Heiser Assumes the Helm of the (NJSPLS) New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors


SurvCon 2024 – Atlantic City, DPK Consulting’s President and CEO James Heiser was sworn in as President of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors.

Mr. Heiser has been an active member of the NJSPLS for over a decade . In addition to making presentations to colleagues at annual conferences, Mr. Heiser has served in leadership with two-year terms as Director-at-Large, Vice President, and President Elect. As a student recipient of a NJSPLS Scholarship award himself, Mr. Heiser’s commitment to the organization has been steadfast and has come full circle to lead the organization into the future.

“The scholarship was very helpful to me as a student at NJIT and I will always be grateful for that”, states Mr. Heiser. “The best way I can pay it forward is to work hand-in-hand with my NJSPLS colleagues to ensure students learn about the emerging opportunities the professional surveying industry offers. The entire geospatial arena has evolved through new applications and surveying technologies such as 3D Scanning and aerial drone mapping, continues Mr. Heiser. These technologies, and what they make possible, is why our industry will be attractive for the next generation of land surveyors. It is incumbent on us to work with leaders of educational institutions to expand curriculum and expose more young people to our industry”, concludes Mr. Heiser.

DPK Consulting Hosts Student Robotics Team!

“We had an amazing time hosting the Timothy Christian School (TCS) Robotics Team at DPK last month,” states James Heiser, President & CEO of DPK Consulting. “It was truly inspiring to see the incredible talent and innovation these young minds bring to the world of robotics.”

Last year, DPK proudly sponsored the TCS Robotics Team, and we were happy to continue their support this year. DPK has an ongoing record of investing in the next generation of STEM leaders, and the TCS team is a shining example of what happens when passion meets opportunity.

During their visit, the TCS team showcased their latest creation, a robot designed to tackle this year’s robotics challenge. From throwing a paper airplane to stacking plastic tiles, their robot demonstrated impressive versatility and precision. But beyond the technical skills, what truly stood out was their enthusiasm and dedication to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

At DPK, this same culture is at the foundation of their brand “Service Without Boundaries” and the same energetic spirit that drives their work.

As part of DPK’s commitment to education and innovation, they had the pleasure of sharing some of their own surveying technology with the students. From drones to cutting-edge 3D laser scanning equipment, it was a hands-on learning experience that sparked curiosity and imagination from the students.

“One highlight of the day was seeing the students’ faces light up as they discovered the connections between their own robotics projects and the real-world applications of technology in surveying,” adds Mr. Heiser. “It’s moments like these that remind us of the limitless potential of youth and the power of mentorship. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to David Stuhl and the entire TCS Robotics Team for visiting us and sharing their passion for robotics. Their energy and creativity are truly inspiring, and we can’t wait to see what incredible innovations this group will bring to the world in the future.”

DPK Consulting Reaches Its 25th Year In Business

We’re all fairly familiar with the stats on the challenges small businesses face when they open. With 65% heading to the exits within 10 years, reaching 25 is certainly a significant accomplishment. More exciting for us, however, is the work we’re doing to reinforce our strategic foundation so that DPK represents a place for young talent to develop careers and grow their families for another 25 years and beyond.

“My tenure as President and CEO of DPK has been exhilarating and like most small businesses at times, formidable,” states James Heiser, DPK’s owner and guide since 2014. “I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished both as a provider of progressive surveying and geospatial services, and a company built on strategic principles and a defined culture. We’ve thrived through acquisitions and a global pandemic. As a battle tested organization, I see all upside as we continue this journey. I’ll finish my thoughts with a thank you to our amazing customers, partners, and team members,” adds Mr. Heiser. “Without all of our key stakeholders, we could not have accomplished this quarter century milestone