It is with sadness that we share that long-time SGM employee and founder of SGM’s professional land surveying department, Ken Wilson, PLS, passed away June 3rd. Ken fought a very long, courageous battle with cancer and will be greatly missed.

Ken will forever be a member of the SGM family. He was soft-spoken, kind, and a well-respected consummate professional. For those of you who did not have the good fortune to hKen Wilsonave worked with Ken, he had a brilliant mind for surveying. He developed numerous large, complex plats over the years as the Roaring Fork valley went through a development transformation. Ken pioneered plat creation through the use of special survey software and AutoCAD versus old-school pen and ink. In SGM’s role as Town Engineer, Ken reviewed the legal descriptions for more plats than probably any other surveyor in Garfield County history.

Ken was passionate about quality work. For many years, he led SGM’s quality control efforts and elevated the performance of those around him. He had the respect of every land use attorney and title company in the valley. Ken was the go-to guy whenever there was a contentious legal boundary dispute that required an intimate knowledge of Colorado survey law. Ken’s State of Colorado PLS stamp #15710 is still today recognized by many local surveyors, engineers and professionals as a symbol of quality.

SGM and the community will miss Ken greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wilson family.

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