About Us


Certified Land Surveyors

Montana Northwest Company has been providing exceptional service to the area for seventeen years and with more than thirty six years’ experience in Western Montana and Idaho.  Having provided services to a wide variety of satisfied clients, our firm is well versed in the complexities of the work, local regulations, and we understand tight budgets and busy schedules.  As life-long residents, we have a keen interest in the future of  our great states.  We are a land use consulting firm providing land surveying, land use planning, and water and sewer design and permitting, and land development services.    With offices in Missoula and Anaconda, we are well suited to serve any location in the state. Whether it be finding or verify property corners, mark boundaries for fencing, obtain septic permits or plan a subdivision, we have a wealth of experience to offer .  


Prompt and Reliable

The staff at Montana Northwest Company has over 100 years of combined experience in professional surveying, CADD drafting, GOS mapping, land use planning, subdivision review, zoning review, sanitation design, land use permitting and expert witness services.  In addition to the featured personnel, Montana Northwest Company has enough support staff and equipment to simultaneously field as many as five fully equipped survey crews.

Ken E. Jenkins, Professional Land Surveyor  

Founder and President Ken Jenkins received his training and career experience in Western Montana. He has more than thirty years of experience in land surveying, route surveying, land use planning, mapping and consulting. Ken opened Montana Northwest Company in 2002, committed to providing quality professional surveying and associated services. Ken is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in Montana and Idaho.  Ken has managed and supervised projects for private, corporate and government agencies. Clients include the US Forest Service, Montana Department of Transportation, US Fish and Wildlife Services, US Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Highway Administration, US Army Corps of Engineers, Bonneville Power Administration and hundreds of private sector clients. He has served as a subject matter consultant and expert witness on significant legal cases in Montana.  Ken is a member and Past President of the Montana Association of Professional Land Surveyors. He served on the Montana Land Information Advisory Council. Ken is an active member of the Missoula Organization of Realtors and the Missoula Building Industry Association.  

Kevin P. Cassidy, Professional Land Surveyor 

Kevin joined Montana Northwest Company in October 2011.  He brings a wealth of experience in land surveying, mapping and project management with over twenty years’ experience working in Western Montana. Kevin is a Licensed Professional Surveyor in Montana and he has worked on numerous projects for both public and private agencies including the USDA-Forest Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Highway Administration and the Montana Department of Transportation. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Science in Natural History from S.U.N.Y College at Cortland, N.Y.   

Keith L. Brandt, Staff Surveyor

  Keith joined Montana Northwest Company in 2008 and serves as a staff surveyor and crew chief on a variety of projects.  His formal education (Montana State University, B.S. 1999) focused on landscape design with emphasis on landscape architecture, site development surveying and mapping.  His prior work history includes carpentry, general construction, and several years as a forestry technician for Kootenai National Forest, Rexford District.  Keith has a wealth of experience in cadastral boundary surveying and has been established in dozens of miles of boundary and recovered literally hundreds of PLSS corners and property corners.       

 Kyle A. Schoening, Staff Surveyor 

Kyle joined Montana Northwest Company May 17, 2017 and serves as a staff surveyor.   Kyle's formal education received from Flathead Valley Community College (completed in 2017) specialized in land surveying.  He also earned an Associate’s Degree for Diesel Technician & Business from Wyoming Tech in 2005.   Kyle’s well rounded experience brings a lot of strength, attention to detail and expertise to our team.  Kyle has a variety of surveying experience from establishing boundary, to road construction surveying.  He is currently working to achieve his surveying license while continuing to sharpen his expertise.   

Lynne M. Edens, Staff Planner-Office Manager

 Lynne joined Montana Northwest Company in July 2013.  Born and raised in Montana on a ranch, dairy and farm, Lynne brings over 27 years of experience in planning, bookkeeping, office administration and human resources to the company.  Her formal education and training includes business administration, accounting, marketing and human resource.  Lynne’s precise organizational skills and bookkeeping experience enhances the expertise of Montana Northwest Companies administrative team and contributes to the delivery of the highest quality of services available.  Lynne has been very active community member serving as a leader in Ravalli County 4-H for 11 years, on the Missoula Chicks N Chaps Committee and served as an officer on the Missoula Chamber of Commerce Red Coats Committee.    Being a native Montana gal, you can find Lynne enjoying everything about the great outdoors when she is not working in the office.


Some Services We Provide


• Subdivision, Land Use Planning 

• Locate and Set Property Corners & Property Lines 

• Family Transfer Land Divisions • Loan or Mortgage Survey 

• Percolation Testing 

• Sanitation Design & Permitting 

• Boundary Adjustments 

• Lot Aggregation 

• Floodplain Elevation Certificates – LOMA, LOMR-F’s and more 

• Easements 

• Legal Descriptions 

• Encroachment Surveys 

• ALTA Surveys 

• Floodplain Mapping and Permitting 

• Topographic Mapping 

• Architectural Mapping/Survey


• State & Federal Boundary Surveys 

• Geodetic Control Surveying • Land Use Planning 

• Conservation Easements 

• Right-of-Way Surveys 

• Utility Mapping • Site Mapping 

• Aerial Photo, Mapping Control 

• LIDAR Control 

• GIS 



• Subdivision Design 

• Subdivision Review Process 

• Sanitation Design & Permitting • Land Use Planning 

• Zoning Compliance 

• Planned Unit Developments


Our Staff is experienced in the use of the latest technology and equipment to ensure efficient, accurate and most competitive, cost effective professional services.  

We regularly add and update programs and equipment.  

• Trimble R10, TSC3 

• Trimble R8 GNSS GPS Receivers 

• Trimble 5700 and 5800 GPS Receivers 

• Geodimeter Robotic 

• Topcon Total Stations 

• Nikon Total Stations 

• Laptop Field Computers 

• 4WD Vehicles 

• Snowmobiles 

• ATV's 

• TerraModel 

• Trimble Geomatics Office 

• Land Desktop Development and Civil 3D 

• Arc GIS 

• AutoCad

Contact Us

Get a Anwers to your Questions and Estimates:


We look forward to your contacting our company for your surveying needs.  You can call our office and our friendly staff will be happy to gather some information on your property and what you are looking to have surveyed.  We will research the history of your property, detailing the scope of work necessary to complete your request.   Ken Jenkins, the president and licensed surveyor with more than thirty six years of experience, will review the information on your property.  He will then discuss the scope of work with you, answer any questions you may have, give you options to complete your needs and also estimate each option. Please be sure to provide the physical addresss of the property you wish to have sureyed. 

Montana Northwest Company

Montana Northwest Company P.O. Box 8777 Missoula, MT 59807 us

MISSOULA: (406) 721-4033 Phone (406) 721-4066 Fax ANACONDA: (406) 559-5005 Phone (406) 559-5006 Fax


Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed