WESI Land Use Consultants, LLC has a long standing reputation for providing reliable Civil Engineering & Land Surveying services. Our company strives to meet the needs of homeowners and developers in the way that best suits their project needs and places the highest priority on meeting the client’s goals.
We have well-trained and seasoned support staff who take great pride in their work. Our personnel roster includes Licensed Civil Engineering & Surveying Professionals with a wide range of knowledge and project experience.
Mike Long founded WESI Land Use Consultants LLC, after literally being raised in the industry. At the age fo 12, he began working on a survey field crew during summer breaks, back when it was “ok” to teach kids hard work ethic. Prior to his father partial retirement, Mike was solely responsible for the Land Survey Department for more than 15 years as well as running the day-to-day operations of Western Engineers & Surveyors, Inc. Being immersed in a family business from a very early age has given Mike a well rounded education with business acumen and insight the one gets working with family and close knit, ever-growing community. He has a keen eye for detail and places great importance on customer satisfaction while building long term client relationships.. Mike has also completed his own personal land developments projects and therefore understands the client prospective through the long jurisdictional process. Raised in Everett, and after attending Western WA Uni in Bellingham, Mike leverage his education ans experience to work for one of the largest elevator companies, both in the field erecting elevators, as well as moving into the management field as regional construction manager. Although the work was fulling, Mike’s roots are grounded in the PNW and after a few years, he returned to WA to start his own family. Mike is credited with over 35 years in the Survey & Engineering industry and stands behind his motto that “doing it right always costs less than doing it over”. In his free time, he enjoys riding motorcycles, trap shooting, and traveling abroad.
Ken Long, PLS, corporate surveyor, founded Western Engineers & Surveyors, Inc after serving in Special Forces during Vietnam. he ran the company with assistance of family for more than 45 years until his partial retirement and closure of the company in 2021. He is a Licensed Professional Surveyor and is credited with nearly 50 years of experience providing multiple services to the local community. He was born and raised along the Washington/Idaho border, and has a love of the Pacific Northwest for all it has to offer. After meeting his wife in college and having children, he moved the family to Everett, received his Professional Surveyor License and hung his shingle as a Service Disabled Veteran. In his spare time, he plays outdoors whenever possible either snowmobiling, river rafting, or flying his piper airplane. If you miss him at the office midday, most times you can find him at a local Subway having, what he claims are, “the best sandwiches”…yuuummm.
Timothy Sarkela, Corporate Engineer, leads the Engineering department and has been with WESI since 2014. As a Licensed Professional Engineer, he has become very experienced working with most jurisdictions throughout the Puget Sound region. Born and raised in the PNW, Tim is familiar with the history, and growth in the surrounding areas. In his spare time he enjoys immersing in his gaming community and spending time with his wife and dog.