PSBA started in 1968 in Quincy, Illinois, primarily in the highway branch of Civil Engineering. Through client demand and personnel additions, the firm grew into other branches, including Architecture, Surveying, Geographic Information Systems, and Planning. Although the firm started as a Proprietorship, it has evolved into a Corporation owned by the professional staff.

We have a reputation of providing complete, timely and professional service. and encourage you to contact our present and past clients. It is our belief that it is vital to meet the needs of the client. We endeavor to earn client satisfaction and will provide the extra effort to insure it.


PSBA, with headquarters in Quincy, Illinois, has offices providing service in the Tri-State area.


Quincy, IL OfficeThe main office of PSBA is located in a wholly owned, PSBA designed, 15,000 sq ft, energy efficient office building, adjacent to the interchange of Interstate 172 and Broadway St.

This office includes the latest equipment and facilities to enable our staff to work efficiently while developing the best quality output for our clients.

100 S. 54th St. (or P.O.Box 709), Quincy, IL 62305
Tel: 217-223-4605
Fax: 217-223-1546


Keokuk, IA Office This 7,200 sq ft office, also wholly owned and designed by PSBA, is energy efficient and located near US218 and US61.

This office also includes the latest equipment and facilities to enable our staff to work efficiently while developing the best quality output for our clients.

3523 Main Street (or P.O.Box 817), Keokuk, Iowa
Tel: 800-249-5869, 319-524-8730
Fax: 319-524-7720


Hannibal, MO OfficeConvenient to down-town Hannibal, this office is a leased facility in the U.S. Federal Building. It has a spacious conference room along with ample offices and support space.

It includes the latest equipment to enable our staff to work efficiently while developing the best quality output for our clients.

U. S. Federal Bldg., Suite 224
801 Broadway (or P.O.Box 190), Hannibal, MO 63401
Tel: 573-406-0541
Fax: 573-406-0390

PSBA has been offering architectural services since 1973. We have the staff and experience to take a project from conceptual design through preparing construction documents, soliciting bid sand executing contract administration.

First Federal BankCommercial Examples

First Federal Bank – 36th and Maine – Quincy

First Federal Bank – 20th and Maine – Quincy

State Street Bank – 48th and Broadway – Quincy

State Street Bank at 48th and Broadway in Quincy State Street Bank at 48th Street and Broadway in Quincy

The project included an addition of approximately 6,000 square feet to the existing 2,000 square foot facility. The work included 12 new offices, conference room, vault, clerical area, waiting area, copy room, toilets and mechanical room. The new exterior image was designed to “upscale” the image of the existing facility.  Work also included a parking lot expansion. The existing facility remained in operation while the addition was constructed.

First Federal Bank at 20th and Maine in QuincyFirst Federal Bank at 20th and Maine Street in Quincy

This project consisted of a 500 square foot addition to the front of the existing bank structure which included two (2) 180 square foot business offices and an enlarged entrance vestibule to insulate the bank lobby from direct outside air infiltration from customer traffic. Parking lot and vehicular entrance modifications were included. A previous 1,000 square foot office addition is located on the west (left) side of this building.

First Federal Bank at 36th and Maine in QuincyFirst Federal Bank at 36th and Maine Street in Quincy

This project consisted of the design of a 40’ x 60’ office facility incorporating two (2) floors above grade for office use and a basement with restrooms, mechanical space, storage space and future overflow office space. The building was designed to continue the architectural flow of the existing drive-up banking facility with visual vantage and entrance access from two (2) major thoroughfares. Included in the project was a 3–stop elevator, mechanical and electrical systems, driveway and parking lot expansion, site lighting, utility design and landscaping.


Quincy Public LibraryEducational Examples

Quincy Public Library

Camp Point USD #3 Library

Quincy Public Library Entrance

Quincy Public Library Addition and Remodeling

New construction provides a single, controlled access / exit from the public areas including:

  • Adult facilities,
  • Children's facilities,
  • Meeting rooms,
  • Stacks, and
  • Video, music, books-on-tape or CD collections.

Camp Point, IL, USD #3 Library

Library, Unit School District #3, Camp Point, IL

The new Library consisted of approximately 4,300 square feet of space. It was a one story a building which consisted of material to harmonize with the existing school. The exterior was brick, stone and aluminum. The roof was a sloped EPDM roof. The interior consisted of simple finishes such as painted drywall, wood trim, a small scale lay-in ceiling with a dramatic ceiling line, and electric lights with parabolic louvers. Other items of interest were a centrally located circulation desk which also served as a computer teaching station. Other spaces were a conference room, the Librarians office, mechanical room, and media presentation room, video room, reading area, stacks, and window seats. The Library had books as well as computers. Also adjoining the Library were two (2) existing classrooms which had direct access into the Library. The intent was to allow these classrooms to serve as seminar rooms.

John Wood Community College Student Activity Center

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School Additions and Renovation

JWCC Student Activity Center

John Wood Community College - Student Activity Center

Designed for John Wood Community College, Quincy, Illinois, this building houses a gymnasium, locker rooms, exercise gym, practice room and offices for the coaching staff. It is equipped with a geothermal heating and cooling system that also provides hot water.

The bleacher seating capacity in the main gymnasium is 8045. The bleachers are retractable which allows the full use of the floor for simultaneous sports including cages for indoor baseball batting practice. For events such as graduation ceremonies or community gatherings, a protective surface can be rolled out to cover and protect the finished floor used for basketball and volleyball.

The east end of the gymnasium has home and apposing team lockers at playing floor level plus a glassed-in mezzanine with comfortable seating for viewing the playing floor or socializing.

The north and east entrances to the gymnasium are at ground level providing access directly from the building parking lot. The south entrances provide access to the exercise room and the main hallway to the offices from the main campus drive and parking lots. An elevator is provided for handicapped access to the playing floor.


New Addition and Selective Renovation of School Structure at Parish of Saints Peter and Paul

Saints Peter and Paul SchoolPoepping, Stone, Bach & Associates, Inc. is providing the architectural services for the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School. Included in the project is the addition of a multipurpose building to the Parish school and selective renovation of the existing school structure. The phased project included demolishing the existing stage, constructing a new kitchen, remodeling the existing gym area into a lunch/commons area, demolishing the existing kitchen/dining area, constructing a pre-kindergarten classroom, and constructing the teacher lounge.

Rolla Command Fire StationGovermental Examples

Hamilton Fire Station Extension

Peoria Federal Courthouse

Rolla Command Fire Station

East St. Louis Federal Courthouse

Basement Renovations to the USMS Command Center, US Courthouse, East St Louis, IllinoisBasement Renovations to the USMS Command Center, Melvin Price Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse, East St. Louis, Illinois

PSBA was hired by the GSA to provide all professional services necessary for planning and designing of the East St. Louis Courthouse basement renovations to the USMS Command Center. PSBA’s services included site investigation to determine existing conditions and scope of required improvements, on-site pre-design meeting, preparation of construction documents (drawings and specifications), estimating construction cost and construction time/duration and other options subject to Government’s request such as, post construction award services and record drawings. PSBA provided a modern facility to the USMS operations in the Southern Illinois District. This included remodeling the existing command center, administration area, and fitness/workout area of the USMS Operations. Other work included updating the electronic security system. This work involved infrastructure for the security devices and electronic door hardware.

Marshall's Service Basement in Courthouse, Peoria, IllinoisUS Marshal’s Service Basement, ISA, at Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Peoria, Illinois

PSBA provided design for space in the basement of the Peoria USCH for the USMS. The project included GSA Shell work for demolition, and new suspended acoustical ceilings, and US Marshal Service tenant improvement work, new USMS space within the old grand jury space included a Guard Station (14’x24’) and CSO Locker/Dressing rooms (22’x26’ total). Work in existing US Marshals space included converting the USMS Lounge/Lockers into Prisoner Processing, and relocation of the communications console to the new Guard Station.

Hamilton Fire Station Expansion, Hamilton, Illinois

Hamilton Fire StationPSBA provided the plans, specifications and cost estimates for a 50’ x 78’ addition onto a pre-engineered metal building built in 1970 that housed the City’s volunteer fire department. This project was completed in two phases under separate contracts. Phase I consisted of the demolition of an existing structure, site work, concrete foundations and slab, and underground plumbing for the new addition. Phase II incorporated the demolition of portions of the existing facility and construction of the one story pre-engineered steel building addition. The new addition contained an expanded truck parking area, training/meeting room, kitchen, bunker room, offices, communication room, and handicap accessible restrooms with shower facilities. The addition also included a large mezzanine that could be used for storage or large meetings.

Command Fire Station, Rolla, Illinois

Rolla Fire Command StationThe design for this project consisted of a new one-story masonry building containing city fire department headquarters, three drive-thru equipment bays, and residential area for firefighters. The equipment bays were handled as a pre-engineered metal building system, which turned out to be a more cost effective solution.

The building was located in a high profile area of the City with a mix of single family residential and professional offices. Materials were selected for their long term durability, low maintenance and aesthetic appeal consistent with the location. PSBA provided plans, specifications and cost estimates for the project. Services also included site selection evaluation, civil engineering, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering.

McNay Truckline Office and Vehicle Repair FacilityIndustrial Facilities

Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) Office and Truck Facility

McNay Truckline Office and Vehicle Repair Facility

Siemens Blade Factory

Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) Office and Truck Facility

BFI OfficeThis project consisted of an office wing, repair bays and a combination painting and welding booth area. The office area consisted of seven offices, one conference room, three toilet rooms, shower room, parts room, locker room, drivers' room and reception area. This two-story office space is approximately 50' X 65' on both floors. The total area of the offices is 6,200 square feet.

The repair bays consist of an area of 100' X 65' with 24' tall eaves and 20' tall doors. The purpose of the repair bays is to maintain the fleet of vehicles as well as repair and maintenance of containers. The painting and welding area is approximately 25' X 85'. This bay was added onto the project soon after completion. The building is designed to be expanded in the future.

McNay Truckline Office and Vehicle Repair Facility

McNay Truckline OfficeBecause of over-crowding at their existing facility, it was necessary for McNay Truckline to expand their operation. The new facility includes a two-story office building attached to a vehicle repair building. The office area features a large curved metal facade with a distinctive barrel roof. The office area is approximately 2,500 square feet. The vehicle repair area is approximately 10,000 square feet which includes a wash bay. The office area is heated with gas fired hot air and the shop area is heated by suspended gas fired unit heaters. The lighting in the shop is high intensity discharge lighting. One major design consideration for this building was to economically design a foundation system on randomly compacted fill. It was detemined that over excavated gravel and concrete spread footings would be the most economical solution for this particular construction problem. There are large concrete aprons at the over-head doors for the trucks. The remainder of the site has been covered with gravel, compacted and oiled.

Siemens Blade Factory Addition

Siemens Blade Factory AdditionPSBA was the A-E firm in a Design-Build project with Corporate Contractors, Inc. of Beloit, Wisconsin on a major expansion of the Siemens wind turbine blade factory. PSBA civil engineers worked closely with our clients to design the 144-acre industrial site for this emerging Green Technology. The site design required earthwork, storm sewers and detention facilities. The expanded Manufacturing Buildings needed improved interior plant roads, water and sanitary sewer extensions. The new Office added a 356 space paved parking lot for employees. A new Railroad Loading Building required over 6,000-ft of double track railroad spur to accommodate unit trains. PSBA developed many acres of aggregate storage yards for the temporary storage of the finished 160-ft long wind turbine blades until the purchaser is prepared to receive shipment. The Design-Build project required working closely with client, contractors and others on the design team to deliver plans and specifications "as needed".

Marion County 911Institutional Facilities

Illinois Veterans Home Bus and Ambulance Garage

Marion County 911 Building

Marion County 911Marion County 911 Center

The Marion County 911 facility is located on a 19 acre wooded site outside of Hannibal, Missouri. This new facility is approximately 5,900 square feet. It accommodates six dispatch stations, four offices, a training room, a kitchen/break room and a shower room, as well as other related features. This facility was designed with tornado resistivity in mind. The walls are 4" concrete block over reinforced insulated concrete forms. This is an extremely energy efficient system, as well as very structurally sound. Inside the building, there are designated areas which are protected by ballistic glazing and panels. The roof of this structure is also structurally sound. It is a concrete roof that is attached to the concrete walls. The roofing surface itself is a 60 mil single ply roof over tapered insulation. Other features of this building include extensive site development. There is approximately 1,000 feet of road work for this project. Other site amenities include a visitors’ parking lot, employees’ parking lot, storm water detention area, sewage disposal field, site lighting, and dumpster enclosure.

Illinois Veterans Home Bus and Ambulance Garage

PSBA was hired by the Capital Development Board for the design of the Bus/Ambulance Garage for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The scope of work provided for constructing a 5,200 square foot pre-engineered vehicle maintenance and storage building including heating, ventilating, plumbing and electrical services. The work included site selection and development, soil analysis, and pavement design for vehicle storage and maintenance, plus expansion of utilities in support of this project.

Dr. Rodeffer OfficeMedical Facilities

Dr. Quintero Dental Office

Dr. Rodeffer Dental Office

Illinois Veterans Home Alzheimer Ward

Illinois Veterans Home Alzheimer Ward

This project consisted of converting the existing kitchen/dining room wing of Schapers (Acute Care) Hospital into a 19-bed skilled nursing facility for Alzheimer's patients. The project includes the complete and extensive demolition of ceiling, interior partitions, mechanical equipment, plumbing, electrical systems, and kitchen equipment.

New construction included a nurses station, ten (10) resident bedrooms, day room, medicine preparation room, central bathroom, storage, clean and soiled utility rooms, linen room, nurses lounge, janitor closet and enclosed patio.

Dr. Max Rodeffer Dental Office

Dr. Max Rodeffer Dental Office

This project consisted of the builing of a new office in Hamilton, Illinois for Dr. Max Rodeffer, DDS.

Dr. Quintero Dental Office

Dr. Louis Quintero Dental Office

This is a new one story brick office building that contains 2,254 gross square footage on each level. The building’s design is intended to reflect an early 1900’s image to blend in with the surrounding neighborhood. The first floor contains a vestibule and waiting room, four operatory rooms, three offices, three restrooms, sterilization room, lab, xray room, lab, employee kitchen area, and storage areas. There is an enclosed landscaped patio area for the employees on the east side of the building. The lower level contains an employee break room/lounge, a full kitchen, laundry room, restroom, janitor closet, two mechanical rooms, electrical room and storage.

The first floor interior contains 11 foot ceilings with bead board wainscotting in the operatories, corridors, waiting area and offices. The waiting area and corridor have full height wood accent walls. The interior doors feature transoms above them to maximize the natural light throughout the building.
The site has a landscaped concrete parking lot for a total of eleven vehicles. The exterior facade contains brick and decorative limestone panels with Spanish tile accent roofs on three sides of the building and large windows with transoms.

Culver Stockton College GymRecreational Facilities

Culver Stockton College Gymnasium

Keokuk Yacht Club Addition

Charles Field House Reconstruction, Culver-Stockton College

Charles Field House Reconstruction, Culver Stockton College Charles Field House, or the gymnasium, at Culver-Stockton College was destroyed in a tornado in May of 2003. PSBA was hired to oversee the reconstruction of this gymnasium. The tornado literally lifted the gymnasium structure and ripped the anchor bolts out of the concrete foundation. The gymnasium was approximately 120’ X 200’ (24,000 square feet). Other areas of the building suffered damage as a result of the tornado. These remaining areas consisted of 22,000 square feet of useable space.

The gymnasium was reconstructed using a pre-engineered steel building. The eave height of the building was raised to accommodate NCAA basketball events. The entire floor surface consisted of a wood floating floor which coaches and athletes greatly appreciate. The lighting level was brought up to higher standards. The heating and ventilation were significantly improved. This was a fast tract project. This building was operational in seven months from the date of the tornado. Close cooperation between the Architect, the Contractor and the College allowed this project to be successfully completed.

Keokuk Yacht Club Addition, Pre-Engineered Building

Keokuk Yacht Club Addition The existing yacht club was built approximately 40 years ago and it grew through a process of small and large additions. PSBA was asked to design a 2,000 square foot addition to this facility which would be an upgrade to their dining/meeting area. It was also necessary to remodel a significant area (2,500 square feet) of their existing club area. Mechanical and electrical systems throughout the entire area were upgraded to meet new code requirements.
It was also necessary to structurally evaluate the existing boathouses to verify the appropriate attachment of the new addition. The roof of the addition was a pre-engineered roof system. The facade of the building made a very dramatic addition to the Mississippi River. The interior of the main room has a cathedral ceiling, large expanses of glass overlooking the Mississippi, an intricate floor design, and subdued lighting. The intent was to create a quality experience inside the building comparable to the excellent views of the Mississippi River.

St. Johns Episcopal Church in QuincyExamples of Church Builds, Remodels and Renovations

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Saint John's Episcopal Church Remodel and Addition

Salem Evangelical Church Exterior Renovation

First Union Congregational Church Steeple Repair

Salem Evangelical Church Exterior Renovation

Salem Evangelical Church Exterior Renovation

This was an extensive restoration of the exterior of one of Quincy’s oldest and largest Churches. The scope of the work included tuckpointing, selective (minimal) brick replacement, stone resetting, and cleaning and waterproofing the masonry.

Sheet metal work was also a major portion of the exterior work. Identical pieces were custom made to replicate the original metal piece that had to be replaced due to extensive rusting. Replacement pieces were fabricated from galvanized metal as well as lead coated copper. All metal work was repainted using a combination of epoxy and urethane paints. This makes a very durable paint. Other items of work included new window storm panels, steeple repairs, roof repairs, and gold leafing of the cross and spire on the top of the steeple.

Saint John's Episcopal Church Renovation and Addition

Saint John’s Episcopal Church Remodel and Addition

This 150 year old stone church embarked upon a multiple year program of physical improvements. One of the first improvements was the relocation of the day care facility from an existing deteriorating house into the main church. Other projects involved the construction of a large canopy to accommodate cars and buses. Over the past several years the front door of the church has actually been relocated to the north side where the parishioners park. Other improvements consisted of the installation of a handicapped accessible elevator, development of a basement level community room, two classrooms, a large storage area, handicapped accessible toilets, and a mechanical room.Improvements continued with the installation of new emergency lighting, smoke detectors, roofing, fire doors and various other safety features.

There are also three adjacent commercial properties owned by the church. Improvements on these properties consisted of repainting the exterior metal facades. This is a multiple color paint scheme which enhances the visibility of these three commercial buildings. Improvements to these buildings included new roofing, removal of unsafe wood stairs and porches and closing off unused exterior north doors and windows on these buildings.

First Union Congregational Church Steeple Repair

First Union Congregational Church Steeple Repair

There were two components for this project, and they consisted of the roof replacement and the renovation of the existing steeple construction.

New copper roofing was installed and then repair and sealing of the existing copper roofing (of spire) was done. New louvers on the 4-sides of the belfry were installed. The job continued with the joint sealing and painting of existing wood and stucco surfaces, and a new exterior lighting system for the steeple.


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Macomb, Illinois

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Additions

This project included three additions to the existing facility. The renovated area totaled 5,400 square feet: an addition to the Cultural Hall, a classroom addition, and a library. Extensive modifications were also made to the chapel rostrum area. In the original building all the carpet was replaced, all walls were painted, and several ceiling systems replaced. The parking lot area was doubled to accommodate over 120 cars. The entrance drive was paved, curb and gutters were replaced and all new landscaping provided.

Villa Kathrine Visitors Center

Renovation Examples

Hancock County Courthouse

Villa Kathrine Visitors Center

Salem Evangelical Church

Dorsey Building

Dorsey Building, Keokuk, IowaDorsey Building, Keokuk, IA

This building was constructed in 1908, with an addition in 1915 +/-. It is a 3 story "L" shaped brick building; the dimensions are approximately 30' X 60' on each floor. This building is used as professional office space for four tenants. One of the tenants was the architect, PSBA. The building was completely restored on the exterior and the interior. On the exterior, the items of work included stabilizing the exterior brick walls. This required a partial reconstruction of the exterior brick parapets and the use of two (2) tie rods through the building, as well as several "star shaped" anchors to stabilize the walls themselves. The exterior brick work was cleaned, tuck-pointed, and windows and doors were repaired. Also on the exterior, there was new landscaping and signage added. The five (5) leaded glass windows were repaired and their frames repainted. On the interior, the ceramic mosaic tile floors were cleaned. These floors were of three (3) distinct types. The entryway has a classical floral wreath. The reception area has a reddish, running "paisley" border. The conference, office and bathrooms have a "modern" (by 1908 standards) border with distinctive field patterns of "X's." The interior walls were painted and papered in keeping with the vintage Victorian theme of the building. This project demonstrated PSBA's ability to convert a dilapidated building into an efficient office space but maintain the historical integrity of this building. This building is currently being considered for nomination to the National Register. The building has received the 1987 award for the Best Historical Restoration Award by the Lee County Historical Society.

Salem Evangelical Church Steeple Repair, Quincy, IllinoisSalem Evangelical Church Exterior Renovation, Quincy, IL

This was an extensive restoration of the exterior of one of Quincy’s oldest and largest Churches. The scope of the work included tuckpointing, selective (minimal) brick replacement, stone resetting, and cleaning and waterproofing the masonry.

Sheet metal work was also a major portion of the exterior work. Identical pieces were custom made to replicate the original metal piece that had to be replaced due to extensive rusting. Replacement pieces were fabricated from galvanized metal as well as lead coated copper. All metal work was repainted using a combination of epoxy and urethane paints. This makes a very durable paint. Other items of work included new window storm panels, steeple repairs, roof repairs, and gold leafing of the cross and spire on the top of the steeple.

Interior of Villa Kathrine Visitors Center, Quincy, Illinois Villa Kathrine Visitors Center, Quincy, IL

This project consisted of the design and restoration of the interior of the Villa Kathrine, a two story "Moorish" style stucco house built in 1900 on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. The Villa Kathrine building serves as a Tourism Information Center on the Great River Road. The work involved in this (Phase II) project included interior work; such as plaster repair, electrical work, and plumbing work. Other interior work consisted of structural repairs of the North Oriel, activating the interior pool in the center of a "sky-lighted" courtyard. Interior woodwork was restored and in some locations, decorative woodwork such as balustrades was replicated. There was a limited amount of exterior work, such as: stucco repair and painting, storm windows, porch repairs and adding a handicapped lift.

Hancock County Courthouse, Carthage, IllinoisHancock County Courthouse, Carthage, Illinois

This courthouse was designed in 1907. It is a Neo-Classical design and is considered to be one of the landmark courthouses in Illinois. It is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

Phase I: This phase consisted of repainting the existing galvanized iron located above the main roof line. The metal had the original paint in most locations. Peeling paint left the metal exposed to the elements and allowed deterioration of the numerous ornate metal features. Some of the features were the metal bases at the four small corner domes and the palmette finials on those domes. On the central dome there were dentils, brackets fascias, columns, pilasters, arches which were repaint Other ornate metal elements consisted of acroteria, antefixa and a highly visible statue of “Lady Liberty” holding the scales of justice (a very appropriate symbol for a courthouse.)

Phase II: Consisted of replacing the existing asphalt shingled roofing. As requested by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency of Illinois, the replacement shingles were a red color. The original roof was of red terracotta tiles which were removed prior to this project. Also as part of this phase was the installation of lead coated copper gutters, valleys and flashings. Lead coated copper was selected because of its durability and workability. There were many complicated details where gutters and valleys intersected. There was also a waterproofing membrane placed under the roof shingles at vulnerable locations such as eaves and valleys and flashings around the domes.

Phase III: Consists of repairs to the walls and roof overhang. The roof overhang was of galvanized iron similar to Phase I. In addition to the overhang work, windows and doors were scraped and painted.

State Street BankAsbestos Abatements Projects

Dr. Louis Quintero Dental Office

Fort Riley Aircraft Crash Rescue

State Street Bank Remodel

State Street BankAsbestos Abatement included in the Demolition and Remodeling of State Street Bank.

PSBA was responsible for the Asbestos Abatement and Demolition of the former B & D Youthful Shoes Store, former Stag Shop and the former Henry G. Garrelts & Sons Store. This was done as part of the remodel for the State Street Bank at 8th and State in Quincy.

PSBA provided the Architectural design services for the complete remodeling of the East entry, parking and site. With the removal of 3 empty commercial buildings, the bank enlarged its parking lot and landscaping. The new addition included a new entry pavilion, vestibule, and elevator to connect the various levels of the bank. Several offices and clerical areas were remodeled in conjunction with this project. The project also included exterior façade improvements to give the original building and the various additions a unified appearance. The existing facility remained in operation while the addition was constructed.

Fort Riley Crash Rescue Facility

PSBA was responsible for the Asbestos Abatement for the Crash Rescue Facility at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Special construction services consisted of pre-engineered buildings and LEEDS (“green”) requirements. Mechanical design was for HVAC insulation, piping specialties, hydronic specialties, domestic water piping, condensate drain piping, compressed air piping, fire protection sprinkler system, geothermal loop heat exchanger, neutral air unit, water source water-to-air heat pumps and water source water-to-water heat pumps, low pressure ductwork, air distribution devices, sliding balancer track vehicle exhaust removal system, vertical stack rail vehicle exhaust removal, and direct digital control for HVAC.

Dr Quintero OfficeAsbestos Abatement performed on the Dr. Louis Quintero Dental Office.

PSBA performed Architectural/Civil Engineering Services consisting of:
Conducted an asbestos survey, coordinating demolition of existing building, site layout, parking, drainage, preparation of Storm Water Management Plan, site plan review with the City of Quincy.

Asbestos Abatement consists of on-site inspection, with samples sent for inspection via either PLM (Polarized Light Microscopy) or TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy) testing. Based on the lab analysis, the appropriate Abatement Protocal is determined.

PSBA has been offering engineering services in the Tri-State Region (Illinois, Iowa and Missouri) with Keokuk, Iowa and Quincy, Illinois offices since 1968. We have the experience to take a project from conceptual design through construction documents and contract administration.

PSBA has an excellent reputation for quality and cost-effective design, and for bringing projects in on time and within budget.


PSBA has considerable experience in structural analysis and design. From new building design to assessments of aging and damaged buildings, simple anlysis/design to complex 3D structures, simple span to complex multi-span bridge designs and rehabilitations, PSBA has completed a wide range of projects.

Examples of Structural Engineering Projects:

Keokuk, IA, Water Treatment Plant, the North 18th Street Bridge in Quincy, IL, the A-Incinerator Replacement at BASF near Palmyra, MO, multiple building additions at Siemens' Wind Turbine Blade Plant in Fort Madison, IA, and Vessel Replacement and Building Additions at ADM in Mexico, MO.

Siemens Wind Turbine Blade FactorySiemens’ Wind Turbine Blade Factory

PSBA was the A-E firm in a Design-Build project with Corporate Contractors, Inc. of Beloit, Wisconsin on a major expansion of the Siemens wind turbine blade factory. PSBA civil engineers worked closely with our clients to design the 144-acre industrial site for this emerging Green Technology. The site design required earthwork, storm sewers and detention facilities. The expanded Manufacturing Buildings needed improved interior plant roads, water and sanitary sewer extensions. The new Office added a 356 space paved parking lot for employees. A new Railroad Loading Building required over 6,000-ft of double track railroad spur to accommodate unit trains. PSBA developed many acres of aggregate storage yards for the temporary storage of the finished 160-ft long wind turbine blades until the purchaser is prepared to receive shipment. The Design-Build project required working closely with client, contractors and others on the design team to deliver plans and specifications "as needed".


BASF - Evaluation of Existing Support Structure for the A Incinerator (Oxidizer)

PSBA looked at the structural integrity of the existing support structure for the A Incinerator at the Palmyra, Missouri BASF facility. It was recommended that a new support structure be installed that was designed for current standards. The report by PSBA dealt with the support structure itself.


Bridge over RailroadPSBA has experience in all types of bridge design. PSBA has assisted our State and Local governments with bridge replacement and rehabilitation projects ranging from $10,000 to $3.5M. Including, P/S I-girder, P/S Box Girders, Wide flange Beams, Plate Girder Beams, and Reinforced Deck Beams Super Structures. PSBA has experience in utilizing H-Pile, Pipe Pile, Drilled Shaft, and Spread footing Sub-structures.

North 18th Street Bridge Section 98-00274-00-BR FAU RT 7824 Quincy, Illinois (R-98-022)

This project consisted of providing the design of a new bridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad tracks and over Cedar Creek on North 18th Street in Quincy, Illinois.
This bridge measures 461 feet back to back of abutments with spans of 98 feet, 2 @ 130 feet and 98 feet.
The superstructure consists of 42 in. deep steel plate girders with a poured concrete deck.
The bridge has two 12 foot lanes with 5 foot bike lanes on both sides and a 6 foot sidewalk on the west side. At each abutment, a mechanically stabilized earth (M.S.E.) wall was utilized as a retaining structure to keep the bridge at an economical length.
New approach roadways and associated drainage design were also within the scope of this project.

This project received innovative design funding for the use of galvanizing on all of the steel items including the plate girders, reinforcing steel, bearings and fencing and railing.



Ellisville Bridge Deck Replacement, Fulton County, Illinois (R-00-027)

PSBA was hired to design the replacement of a bridge deck.
The existing bridge was a 655 foot long structure - spans of 5 span - 113 feet three @ 143 feet and one at 113 feet with continuous non-composite 70 in. deep steel plate girder bridge with 5 girders.
The replacement deck was 7-1/2 in.thick concrete designed as a composite. Minor structural repairs and abutment repairs were included in project.
A complete hydraulic analysis of the Spoon River was required.


PSBA has specialized in the construction and rehabilitation of Urban Roadways since 1968. Some of the projects completed during this time include: Broadway St., Quincy; Clark County, Missouri; Canton, Missouri; Koch’s Lane, Quincy.
PSBA’s dedicated staff of Engineers, Surveyors, and Planners are able to complete all facets of your roadway improvement project, including utility relocations, storm water improvements, and location planning.

Broadway Street, 8th to 24th, Quincy, Illinois

Broadway Street, Quincy, ILPSBA prepared plans, specifications, estimates and R.O.W. documents for the 16 block long improvement of Illinois Route 104 (Broadway Street) from 8th to 24th Street in Quincy, Illinois.
Broadway Street is an important link in the transportation network in Quincy and in the Adams County area in Illinois and regionally for interstate traffic between Missouri and Illinois. The route is used heavily by commuters.

To see full report, click here.


Project MapThis project involved elevating an existing gravel road along the Fox River to protect it from periods of frequent flooding. The project involved the earthwork necessary to raise the road, installing a 54” diameter culvert at the east end of the project, installing 154” by 100” CMP arch culvert, placing granular surface, relocating utilities as required by the construction and miscellaneous cleanup. A Community Development Block Grant was made available for the work. The low bid price from Lorac, Inc. was accepted at $122,886. Including change orders, the final contract amount was $108,500. The deduction was due to work provided by the County. PSBA provided resident construction services for this project.

The project involved the following major items: 15,000 cubic yards of earth embankment, 3,200 tons of crushed stone surface, and a 54” corrugated metal pipe and a 154” X 100’ corrugated arch pipe.

The project was completed on August 1, 1999.


Access Road for Coil Sales & Mfg., Canton, MOThe City of Canton received a Community Development Block Grant to extend a concrete industrial drive known as Coil Road to serve the expansion of the Coil Sales and Manufacturing Co. This project was bid on January 13, 1999. The low bid was $190,830.89. Final construction cost was $188,854.97. The project was completed on August 15, 1999. The project involved 20,000 cubic yards of borrow excavation, the construction of 1,100 square yards of 8” thick concrete pavement with 800 foot of concrete curb and gutter Type B and 150 foot of 54” corrugated metal pipe culvert and related items. The project required the installation of a temporary run-around road for access during the construction period. PSBA prepared temporary easement plats, conducted public meetings, provided property owner liaison, and resident inspection services.

The road project was a 30-foot wide 7” un-reinforced concrete pavement with curbs on both sides. There was storm sewer and inlets installed to handle storm water. The road grade was modified for access to the proposed building and parking lots. The project included a 54” crossroad culvert, aggregate surfacing of local access road, temporary detours and surface restoration.


PSBA prepared, with the assistance of the City of Quincy and Adams County, the application to the Illinois Department of Transportation for Industrial Park Access Grant funds and the pre-application to the U. S. Economic Development Administration for an EDA grant.

To see full report, click here.


PSBA provides water distribution and treatment services to many Municipalities and Public Water Districts throughout the Tri-states. Some of these services include, System Studies, Transmission Mains, Treatment Plant Improvements, New Treatment Plants, Water Towers, Ground Storage Tanks, Control Systems , etc.

Feasability Study of a Water Transmission Pipeline from Keokuk to Fort Madison, Iowa

Water Pipeline Study - Keokuk to Ft Madison, IA A Preliminary Study was done in January 2005 to explore the feasibility of a water transmission main between the Keokuk Water Treatment Plant and the City of Ft Madison. The proposed alignment extended along the Mississippi River through Montrose and then on to Ft Madison. Based on that initial hydraulic study and inter-city discussions, the City of Keokuk has proposed to locate the Booster Pump Station near the intersection of the US-61 Bypass and Carbide Lane. This station would be supplied by a looped 16” water main. The proposed water transmission main alignment would extend along the US-61 corridor to the proposed connection point with the Ft Madison water distribution system near the intersection of US-61/IA-2. This Feasibility Study focused on the major elements and identified areas for further study. Hydraulic models were made to explore the options for each major element in the system.

To see full report, click here.

Water Treatment Plant Addition, Canton, Missouri (W-03-006)

Water Treatment Plant Addition, Canton, MOPSBA was hired by the City of Canton to design a water treatment plant addition consisting of preparing a preliminary study and report, preliminary design, final design documents, assistance during bidding or negotiating, construction design and construction start-up for the City of Canton.

To see a list of the design items for this project, click here.

2004 Major Capital Improvement Project for the Ottumwa Water & Hydro,
Ottumwa, Iowa

Ottumwa, IA, Water Treatment PlantPSBA was retained by the Ottumwa Water & Hydro for the design, engineering, construction & observation services necessary to complete their Major Capital Improvement Project (M.C.I.P.). PSBA assisted with finding financing for this project using State Revolving Fund (S.R.F.) monies and related Revenue Bonding requirements, performed necessary environmental review and coordinated all activities with appropriate I.D.N.R. officials to meet regulatory requirements. The 9 construction projects have been coordinated in order to best achieve dates that fit with S.R.F. Project Funding Awards. PSBA prepared project manuals, proposed drawings & cost estimates on all phases of the M.C.I.P. PSBA also provided construction observation to ensure methods & materials compliance by the contractors, coordinated pay estimates to ensure the project stays within budget & furnished “as built” drawings upon completion.

To see a full report, click here.

Water Tower and Water Main Project, Wayland, Missouri

PSBA was hired by the City of Wayland to prepare an Engineering Report for the water tower and water main project for the installation of a new 100,000 gallon water tower for the City of Wayland to even out pressure variances caused by the pressure control valves with the water purchased from the City of Kahoka. The project includes water lines from the existing distribution system to the new water tower site.

To see a full report, click here.

New Control System for the Mill Creek Water District, Quincy, Illinois

Mill Creek Water District Control SystemThe intent of this project was the development of a radio signal reporting control system for three (3) elevated water towers, two booster pump stations, three (3) well pumps, a chemical feed building and the main office. All locations connected by radio signals. The Mill Creek Water District has two pressure zones. A high zone based off a maximum elevated tower overflow of 854.0 MSL and a low zone based off a maximum elevated tower overflow of 754.0 MSL.

To see full report, click here.


PSBA has worked on Waste Water Systems for over 40 years. Some examples of recent projects are the Siemens Package Plant in Fort Madison, Iowa and the Nauvoo Condos.

Nauvoo Condos

The Nauvoo Condos arrangement was to discharge their sewage into the City of Nauvoo’s sewage treatment plant. PSBA was hired to provide the surveying and design of lift station and forcemain pumping to the City of Nauvoo’s Wastewater Treatment System. PSBA submitted the design information to the IEPA for a permit, completed the right-of-way negotiations, submitted the highway permits, received IEPA and highway permits, and prepared the NPDES permit. PSBA submitted the final plans to the contractor for construction.

Siemens Package Plant

PSBA was hired for the design of a wastewater treatment plant, relocation of the current lift station, force main and sewer lines attaching to the current sewer system.


PSBA takes great pride in the capabilities of our staff and their involvement in site development. Every aspect of the work, from zoning, Phase I environmental site assessment, topographical survey, boundry survey, utility extension and relocation, coordination with departments of transportation for traffic access, signalization at intersections, road and parking design, signage, vehichular accessability for trucks and cars, and coordination of easements and setbacks. Within the area of building design, we will work with developers staff and are well versed in dealing with both pre-designed layouts as well as custom design.

Some Site Design projects done by PSBA include the Marion County 911 Facility, the Siemens Corporation Blade Plant in Fort Madison, Iowa, the Knapheide Manufacturing Plant in Quincy, Illinois, and the Carthage Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Illinois.



Marion County 911

Marion County 911 Facility

PSBA was the A-E firm selected by Marion County to design the new 911 Center in a 5,900 sq. ft. "tornado resistive building" on a rugged 17 acre tract on US-61 just north of Hannibal. The rugged terrain provided challenges to provide functional site design. PSBA conducted topographic and boundary surveys. The design package included site grading, access roads, site lighting, parking lots, storm drainage and detention facilities. This facility was opened in 2009.

Carthage Memorial Hospital

Carthage Memorial Hospital, Carthage, Illinois

PSBA was the Civil Engineer for Hart, Freeland, Roberts of Kansas City on the development of this new hospital on a 110-acre site at the IL-336 and US-136 interchange. PSBA conducted topographic surveys, site grading, storm drainage, sight lighting, water and sanitary sewer extensions for this facility. The facility required access roads and a 158 space parking lot for patients, employees and service vehicles. A helipad had to be sited to accommodate several future Medical Office Buildings on the campus.

Knapheide Manufacturing Plant

PSBA was the Civil Engineer on a design-build project with the Korte Construction Company of Highland, Illinois. Knapheide is the nation’s leading producer of truck service and utility bodies and developed a new "State of the Art" facility on a 150-acre site at 30th & Wismann Lane in Quincy. The new 325,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant and 25,000 sq. ft. office required PSBA to design site grading, storm drainage, a 4-acre detention pond, interior 80,000-lb truck roads and a 328 space employee parking lot. The design-build process requires the PSBA staff overlap the design phase with the construction phase allowing the client to save time and money.

Siemens Blade Facility

Siemens Corporation Blade Plant

PSBA was the A-E firm in a Design-Build project with Corporate Contractors, Inc. of Beloit, WS on a major expansion of the Siemens wind turbine blade factory. PSBA civil engineers worked closely with our clients to design the 144-acre industrial site for this emerging Green Technology. The site design required earthwork, storm sewers and detention facilities. The expanded Manufacturing Buildings needed improved interior plant roads, water and sanitary sewer extensions. The new Office added a 356 space paved parking lot for employees. A new Railroad Loading Building required over 6,000-ft of double track railroad spur to accommodate units trains. PSBA developed many acres of aggregate storage yards for the temporary storage of the finished 160-ft long wind turbine blades until the purchaser is prepared to receive shipment. The Design-Build project required working closely with client, contractors and others on the design team to deliver plans and specifications “as needed”.

Since its inception, PSBA has been involved with various aspects of planning as part of our comprehensive services. PSBA provides plans to coordinate the timing of future development with the provision of adequate urban services. We have experience with highway, utility, and land use planning.

We focus on our clients' specific need and create our planning solutions using nationally recognized American Planning Association (APA) standards to ensure quality. PSBA believes that quality growth comes from proper long range planning.

Project by project, PSBA helps build communities.


Examples of the types of highway and utility planning projects we have been involved with include:

Solid Waste Long Term Capital Expenditures
Net Present Value Analysis Consultation Alternative Analysis Consultation
Comprehensive Highway Plans Environmental Assessments
Traffic Management/Access Control


Examples of the types of utility planning projects we have been involved with include:

Demand Analysis Long Term Capital Expenditures
Net Present Value Analysis Consultation Alternative Analysis Consultation
Utility Rate Structure Environmental Assessments


PSBA also has extensive experience in land use planning and providing consulting assistance to communities facing challenging growth related issues. While developing land use strategies for a community, our goal is to enhance the visual quality and image of an area by developing strategies that integrate natural, aesthetic and developed features. Examples of the types of land use planning projects we typically work on include the following:

Zoning Regulations Zoning Variances
Permitting Site Plan Review Submittals to Municipalities
Long Range Planning Studies Urban Design
Site Design Parks and Recreational Area Design
Master Plans

An integral tool used for land use planning projects in the Adams County, Illinois area is the Geographical Information System (GIS) that the PSBA team designed.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

A combination of digital mapping and database management, GIS enables government bodies and private enterprises to efficiently manage information with geographic connotations. It has been estimated that as much as 80% of local government information contains a geographic component, e.g. addresses, census tracts and blocks, land survey descriptions, object locations by Cartesian coordinates.

The Esri Partner Network (EPN) is a worldwide community of companies that develop and deliver cutting-edge geospatial solutions and services based on Esri® technology. Through collaboration, Esri and its partners support end users through successful geographic information system (GIS) implementations and repeatable solutions. PSBA has recently migrated from being an Esri business partner to being in the ESRI Partner Network at the Silver level.

PSBA’s partnership with Esri will ensure our GIS department is up to date with the latest releases of software. Our partnership also means we are trained on the latest software releases first. We will also have access to GIS resources that keeps us at the cutting edge of the GIS industry. This also means we have the full backing by Esri to support us in fulfilling our Customer’s needs.

PSBA has been working with GIS since 1992 and is well prepared to help clients with any of the following phases and applications.


An accurate and useful record of property boundaries is one of the most dynamic GIS layers a County can have.

If not in existence, parcel layers must be created. To be useful, existing layers must be kept up to date using diligent maintenance.

PSBA has extensive experience in creating and maintaining GIS parcel layers using the most accurate methods. Also, a number of licensed land surveyors are on hand to help with any complex boundary situation.


Utilities in a GIS environment can be very beneficial to a municipality. PSBA can map water, wastewater, electrical and gas utilities.

Accessing the data in a digital environment that is georeferenced to orthophotography and other digital GIS data saves time and money.

PSBA has the capability and experience to convert CAD and hardcopy maps into a digital environment which can be incorporated into a GIS.



Having a consultant available to guide and support you in your GIS endeavors is a very valuable asset.

PSBA's GIS Department has extensive experience in the development and maintenance of comprehensive GIS projects. We can provide you with the guidance you need in order to make informed decisions concerning hardware, software, networking, and project design.

PSBA's GIS Consultant Services can displace the need for a company or municipality to have an internal GIS organization.



PSBA has extensive experience with GIS data conversion.

For county-wide and municipal mapping, we can assist you in:

  • creating new data,
  • converting, and/or updating your existing GIS data,

as necessary, to complete an efficient, responsive system.



PSBA can develop and maintain a web site using ArcGIS which provides a way to distribute GIS data and mapping services over the internet.

Users will have the ability to display, query, analyze and print data using their web browser.

Some of the most common applications for an ArcGIS site are operated by a county or municipality to disseminate their GIS data to multiple users which avoids the expense and learning of special software for each user.

An example of our work is the Adams County (IL) GIS Web Site.



GIS is a most useful tool for marketing your community for commercial and residential growth.

Potential development sites can be made available to developers through the internet in a variety of ways.  Maps for displays and correspondence provide powerful impact. They are easily created and shared in hard copy or digitally.

GIS combines all the geographic data needed to perform advanced analysis for future growth and planning.



As the first phase in a GIS project, an evaluation of the current resources and user needs will be evaluated. This will involve taking an inventory of existing GIS data, such as aerial photography, utilities location, and parcel mapping, that can be converted to create a valuable Geographic Information System. The need for additional data and a plan for acquiring them will be determined.

The hardware and software requirements to support a useful, efficient GIS will be determined.

In consultation with the affected members of the organization, a plan will be prepared for training to be sure they can fully utilize the GIS by understanding its capabilities.


Once the needs of the users are determined, the next step is to create a plan of action in order to implement the GIS to meet those needs.

PSBA's GIS Department has the experience to create a cost effective and timely Implementation Plan.

We determine an appropriate schedule that fits into budgetary constraints, itemize projected costs, and recommend the course of action that will enable the client to create a GIS that is most suited for their needs.



When you have your new GIS up and running, you need to know how to use it.

Our staff at PSBA are fluent in many of the current GIS software packages that are available.

We can do on-site training at your location, or as a group at our Quincy office or we can recommend training courses offered through outside sources.


PSBA has been offering surveying services since 1968.

Route 66 PlatWe have extensive experience doing:

  • topographic and boundary surveying,
  • lay-out and construction staking for highways, subdivisions and parking lots,
  • right-of-way platting and route surveys, as well as
  • ALTA / ACSM research and survey, and
  • aerial and photogrammetric surveying.

Image of Surveyor


We offer an initial consultation free of charge. This allows us to get a sense of the nature and scope of the project, and it enables you to determine what we can do for you, and about how much it will cost.


GPS Boundary SurveyThis type of survey is carried out to establish the boundaries of a parcel of land and to report the results in the form of a drawing or plat.

It may be based on the legal description for an existing parcel or it may follow the written design of the sub-division of a major parcel.

Most boundary surveys depend on a Cadastral survey which is the location of a parcel in the Public Land System (PLS). PSBA's surveyors perform field work to verify that the parcel being surveyed is properly located in the PLS. This may require verification and revision of the Cadastral work in order to describe the parcel being surveyed correctly.

Prior recorded surveys that include the parcel being surveyed are checked. Deeds are obtained for all adjoining parcels so that their legal descriptions can be verified as matching the parcel being surveyed.

The compilation of the data collected and the field work in locating monuments are used in the calculation and drawing of the property lines and corners. This result is recorded in the county courthouse as a survey or plat.

The division of real property is governed by different state and local bodies in accordance with the Minimum Standards Statutes covering the location of the surveyed property. PSBA has surveyors that are licensed in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri that keep up with these statutes as part of maintaining their licenses.


Topographic SurveyingTopographic surveys are used to determine the locations of natural and artificial features.

PSBA's surveying field personnel collect the data using GPS equipment and/or a robotic total station to produce drawings that show these features.

Click here to see a sample Scope of Work for this type of surveying.






Parking Lot Staking


Construction staking provides lines and grades for guiding the contractor's personnel and equipment in building the project as designed. Typical projects include: highways, sub-divisions and parking lots.


PSBA has provided this service on many projects. Some examples are:

  • U. S. Route 36 in Marion and Ralls Counties, MO. Provided staking for culverts, bridge earthwork and paving staking on a 10 mile, 4 lane highway project for Progressive Contractors.
  • U. S. Route 36 in Marion and Shelby Counties, MO. Provided paving staking for an 8 mile, concrete overlay project. PSBA performed a field survey of the existing pavement and designed a horizontal and verticle alignment and stayed within the plan quantities which was grade staked for the paving operation.
  • Quincy, IL, Library Improvements. Provided staking for building, grading, utilities and parking.

Route Surveying and Right-Of-Way Platting

Route surveys are done to plan, design and construct highways, railroads and pipelines.

PSBA has been involved in multiple route surveys:

  • Missouri - U. S. Route 36 from Ravanna, MO, to Lucerne, MO. Nine miles in Putnam and Mercer Counties
  • Missouri - U. S. Route 36 - Lucerne, MO, by-pass. Three miles in Putnam County.
  • Missouri - U. S. Route 36 from Princeton, MO, to Ravanna, MO. Nine miles in Mercer County.
  • Missouri - U. S. Route 218 from Wayland, MO, to the Iowa state line. Six and one half miles in Clark County.
  • Missouri - U. S. Route 61. Fourteen miles in Lewis and Clark Counties, MO.
  • Iowa - U. S. Route 218 from Donnelson, IA, to Henry County, MO, line.
  • Illinois - U. S. Route 34. Biggsville by-pass. Six miles.
  • Sinclair Oil Gas Line - relocation around Marceline, MO. Four miles in Linn and Chariton Counties, MO.

PSBA typically provides topographic, hydraulic, and boundary surveys along the corridor for these projects.

After the project is designed and approved, right-of-way or acquisition plats and descriptions are prepared for the title transfer. The right-of-way plats are prepared according to the clients specifications and in accordance with the local Required Minimum Standards.

ALTA/ACSM Research and Reporting

ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys are made to support title insurance carriers in their decision to verify title to the real property in question.

For a survey of real property, and the plat, map or record of such survey, to be acceptable to a title insurance company for the purpose of insuring title to said real property free and clear of survey matters (exept those matters disclosed by the survey and indicated on the plat or map), certain specific and pertinent information must be presented for the distinct and clear understanding between the insured, the client (if different from the insured), the title insurance company (insurer), the lender, and the surveyor professionally responsible for the survey. [American Land Title Association]

PSBA has worked with many lenders, attorneys and insurers in providing the required survey to meet the selected items in Table A of the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys.

Performing this work usually entails extensive research as well as field work.

The staff of PSBA has a strong, diversified background in numerous areas of Engineering, Architecture, Planning and Surveying.

They have worked for municipalities, State agencies, Federal agencies, and other A/E firms; as well as for manufacturing firms, developers and private parties.

PSBA and our staff are registered to perform work in many states including: Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, plus numerous others.

PSBA Exec. V.P. and Secretary/Treasurer

Professional Engineer -
Structural Engineer - IL

M.S. in Civil Engineering, Univ. Missouri at Rolla - 1970
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Univ. Missouri at Rolla - 1968

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Charles Bach Photo

Charlie joined PSBA in 1973 after serving as Base Civil Engineer at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. His interests and specialties include:

  • Road Design
  • Bridge Design
  • Water Treatment Plant Design
  • Sewerage Treatment Plant Design
  • Water District Consultant
  • Water and Sewer Line Design
  • Drainage Structures and Site Design
  • Project Planning and Budgeting

Engineering Tech

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Lonnie Bartusch Photo

While working as an Adams County Paramedic, Lonnie joined PSBA in 2002 to build and manage the network and servers for the Quincy office and the Adams County Highway Department. This expanded to building and managing the systems in the Keokuk and Hannibal offices. In the process, he eventually became the full time network administrator for PSBA.

He programs and maintains all of the computers and printers. He also manages the installation of software and provides support for the users. The quality of work produced at PSBA is very dependent on keeping up-to-date in this area. Lonnie is a key component to making it happen.

Land Surveyor -

B.S. Surveying, Ferris State Univ. Big Rapids, MI - 1974

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Chester Brown Photo

After extensive experience with surveying techniques, Chet joined PSBA in 2000. His qualifications and specialties are:

  • Boundary Work
  • Geodetic Control
  • ACSM/ALTA Surveys
  • Highway/DOT Work

Electrical Systems Designer

B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology - Missouri Intitute of Technology - 1982

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Todd Clevenger Photo

After working with electronic systems in the service and electrical installations with a contractor, Todd joined PSBA in 2000. His specialties include:

  • Electrical Services
  • Interior and Exterior Lighting Designs
  • Sound System Design
  • Alarm System Design

Professional Engineer in IL

M.S. Civil Engineering – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – 1992
B.S. General Engineering – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – 1991

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Tammy Depke Photo

Since joining PSBA in 1998, Mrs. Depke has served as a project engineer on all phases of various civil engineering projects. Before joining PSBA, Ms. Depke was a Project Engineer for 6 years with Duke Engineering and Services, Inc. in Naperville, Illinois, providing consulting and engineering services to the commercial nuclear industry. Her interests and capabilities include:

  • Road/Highway Design
  • Site Design
  • Bridge Design
  • Hydraulic Analysis
  • Storm Sewer Design
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Prep
  • Specification Writing
  • Construction Observation
  • Project Management

GIS Manager

B.A. Ag-Science, Western Illinois Univ. - 2001

Certified GIS Professional(GISP)

Esri Certified Desktop Associate ESRI

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Kevin Dicks Photo

Kevin has been with PSBA since 2001 starting in surveying and progressing to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager. His interests and capabilities include:

  • Parcel Mapping
  • Utility Mapping
  • Training
  • Web Based GIS Applications
  • GIS Needs Assessment


Survey Technician


phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Brian Fessler Photo

Brian joined PSBA in 2009 and has been working in the surveying industry since 1985. His specialties include:

  • Boundary Surveys
  • Instrument Man
  • Construction Staking
  • Topographic Surveys

V.P. Land Surveying

Professional Land Surveyor - IL, MO, IA

B.S. in Industrial Tech (drafting & design), Northeast Missouri State Univ., Kirksville - 1985

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Kevin Flood Photo

A surveyor since 1984, Kevin joined PSBA in 1990. His interests and qualifictions include:

  • Boundary Surveys
  • Residential Subdivisions
  • Commercial Subdivisions
  • Construction Staking
  • Route Surveys - ILDOT, MODOT & IADOT
  • Topographic Surveys
  • ACSM/ALTA Surveys
  • Cadastral Surveys

Certified Planner

Master of Architecture, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana - 2007
Master of Urban Planning. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana - 1990
B.S. Architectural Studies, Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale - 1985

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Steve Freiburg Photo

Steve has been working in Architecture since 1985 and Planning since 1990. He has been with PSBA since 1995 and his specialties are:

  • Long Range Planning Studies
  • Urban Design
  • Zoning Regulations
  • Site Planning
  • Historic Preservation
  • Conceptual Design
  • construction Documents
  • Construction Administration

Steve also has an A.A.S. Architectural Technology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale - 1985




Professional Engineer - IL

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Univ. of Illiinois - Urbana - 1971

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Charles Jones Photo

Charlie served as City Engineer for the City of Quincy, IL. Upon retirement, he Joined PSBA in 2003. His interests and qualifications include:

  • Subdivisions and Streets
  • Roads & Highway Design
  • Hydraulic Analysis

Professional Engineer - IL, MO

B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla - 2000

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Alicia Weiman Photo

Alicia has been a project engineer with PSBA since joining the firm in 2002. Before joining PSBA, Alicia worked with a St. Louis, Missouri construction company as a project engineer for 2 years, and also was a gas engineer for a utility company in Quincy, Illinois. Her interests and qualifications include:

  • Hydraulic Analysis
  • Site Design
  • Sanitary and Storm Sewer Design
  • Highway Design
  • Flood Determination Studies
  • Construction Observation

Licensed Engineer - IA, IL
Licensed Land Surveyor - IL, IA

B.S. in Engineering Operations, Iowa State University - 1978

fax: 319.524.7720

Terry Knoke Photo

Since joining PSBA, Terry has been involved with a wide variety of civil engineering, surveying and mapping projects. He is Vice President of the Keokuk office of PSBA. His qualifications include:

  • Street/Highway Design
  • Sanitary and Storm Sewer Design
  • Water Main Design
  • Hydraulic Surveys and Analyses
  • City Utility and Zoning
  • Land Surveying
  • Drainage Studies
  • Industrial Park Design
  • Project Manager for Grant/Loan Funded Projects
  • Budget Estimating

Professional Land Surveyor - MO


phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Carson Lay Photo

Carson joined PSBA in 2000, and has moved up to the position of Professional Land Surveyor. His capabilities and specialties include:

  • Project Surveyor
  • Plat Survey Preparation
  • Legal Description Writing
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Survey Party Chief
  • Title Research
  • Boundary Surveys

Engineer in Training - IL

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville - 2010


Engineers Without Bordersi

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Nathen Leach Photo

Nathen joined PSBA in 2010 and is working as an Engineer I. His interest and specialty is:

  • Environmental Engineering -Waste Water Design -Phase I Engineering Reports
  • Transportation Engineering -Geometrics

Professional Engineer

B.S. in Civil Engineering - Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville - 2009

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Zachary Leach Photo

Zach joined PSBA full time in 2009 after working with the City of Edwardsville, Illinois, and PSBA as an Engineering Technician. His interests and specialties Include:

  • Construction Inspection
  • Surveying
  • DTM creation
  • Geometric Design for roads and highways
  • Recreational Trail Design
  • Water Main Design
  • Sewer System Design
  • Plans and Specification preparation


Professional Engineer
    IL, MO, IA
Registered Land
    Surveyor - IL, MO, IA
Registered Landscape
    Architect - IL

B. S. in Civil Engineering Univ. of Missouri - Rolla 1965

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Patrick Poepping Photo

A founder of PSBA, Pat has been the Corporate Officer in charge of all Land Surveying and general Civil Engineering work. His special interests include:

  • Transportation Studies
  • Street/Highway Design
  • Municipal Engineering
  • Sanitary/Storm Sewer Design
  • Abandoned Strip Mine Reclamation
  • Land Surveying
  • Park Design
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • County-Wide GIS
  • Project Management

He is one of the founding members of the Tri-State Development Summit which encourages coordinated efforts to further opportunities and infrastructure development in Western Illinois, Northeast Missouri and Southeast Iowa. He continues to serve on the Summit's Steering Committee.

Professional Engineer -
Structural Engineer - IL

B.S. Civil Engineering, Iowa State Univ. - 1987

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Dave Poland Photo

Dave joined PSBA in 1992 after working as a design engineer for a large metal building company. His interests and specialties include:

  • Structural Design for Industrial and Commercial Projects
  • Bridge Design
  • Inspection and Building Assessments
  • Project Management

Professional Engineer

B.S. in Civil Engineering,
Univ. Missouri at Rolla -

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Michael Purol Photo

After experience as a managing partner in a small Civil Engineering firm, Michael joined PSBA in 2009. His interests and qualifications include:

  • Project Management
  • Structural Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Legal Testimony
  • Transportation Engineering (Urban & Rural)
  • General Civil Engineering
  • Storm Water Management

Michael is also the Manager of PSBA's Hannibal, Missouri, office. Michael is experienced working with MoDOT, FHWA, CDBG, Regional Council of Government, USDA, DNR, Corps of Engineers, NRCS, County Government & Municipal Government.

Sr. Engineering Tech.


phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Gary Reed Photo

Gary joined PSBA after retiring from the Adams County, IL, Highway Department. His specialties are:

  • Highway Design
  • Bridge Design

Engineering Technician

B.S. in Industrial Technology Supervising Engineering Technician - Western Illinois University - 1968

PCC Testing - Iowa & Missouri

phone: 800.249.5869
fax: 319.524.7720

Bill Richards Photo

Bill joined PSBA in 2007, and was previously the Public Works Director for Keokuk, IA. He brings more than 36 years of professional experience in municipal government with responsibilies in upper level management, including all aspects of public improvements. His interests and qualifications include:

  • Street Construction Design and Project Inspection
  • Initial Planning for Storm Water Separation
  • Sanitary Sewer Bar Screen System Design
  • Domestic Water Supply Design
  • Traffic Signal Improvements Conceptual Design
  • Water Main Design

Licensed Architect
Licensed Landscape Architect - IL
Licensed Interior Designer - IL

Master of Arts in Business Administration
Univ. of Illinois - Springfield - 1984
B.S. in Architecture, University of Illinois - Champaign, Urbana - 1973 (with honors)

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Dave Schlembach Photo

Dave has been working in Architecture since college graduation in 1973. His qualifications are:

  • Licensed Architect (1977)
  • LEED - AP
  • Landscape Architect
  • Interior Designer
  • Asbestos Inspector
  • Asbestos Project Designer
  • Asbestos Management Planner

Past projects include State, Federal , County and Municipal projects. Private sector work is very comprehensive with a wide variety of project types: commercial, institutional, health, residential, retail, religious,etc. Project size has varied from simple consultation to multi-million dollar projects.

Professional Engineer
        IL, MO, IA
Prof. Landscape
        Architect - IL

B.S. in Civil Engineering - Univ. of Illinois - Urbana - 1977

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Doug Seeber Photo

Doug has been working on Engineering projects since 1977 and has been with PSBA since 1981. His specialties include:

  • Pavement Design
  • Storm Sewer Design
  • Bridge & Culvert Hydraulics
  • Geometric Design
  • Construction Resident Engineering
  • Water System Design
  • Waste Water System Design
  • Water & Sewer Main Design
  • Water & Sewer Pump Stations
  • Flow Network Analysis
  • Commercial, Industrial, Residential Subdivisions
  • Abandoned Coal Mines
  • Municipal Engineering


Hickey Business School,
St. Louis, MO - 1983

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Judy Stratton Photo

Judy joined PSBA in 1987 doing stenographic and clerical work. She is now in charge of in-house accounting and billing. Most importantly, she supports the principals and staff with her extraordinary ability to solve problems in order to keep the firm running smoothly.


Professional Land Surveyor - MO, IL, IA

John Wood Community College - Assoc. in General Studies - 1999

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Ted Vahle Photo

Ted joined PSBA in 1984 as a surveyor. His interest and specialties include:

  • Boundary Surveys
  • Residential Subdivisions
  • Commercial Subdivisions
  • Construction Staking
  • Route Surveys - ILDOT, MODOT & IADOT
  • Topographic Surveys
  • ACSM/ALTA Surveys
  • Cadastral Surveys

Sr. Engineering Tech.

North Carolina State University - 1996 - Highway Engineering Certificate, Physics Certificate, Geotechnical Engineering Certificate

fax: 573-406-0390

Dan Wilson Photo

Dan joined the engineering team of PSBA in 2010 with 22 years of experience in the Civil Engineering Industry. His specialties include:

  • Highway Design
  • CAD Specialist
  • Plans and Specification Preparation

Administrative Assistant

B.S. in Paralegal Studies - Southern Illinois University - Carbondale - 2010

B.A. in Political Science - Quincy University - 2009

phone: 877.423.4605
fax: 217.223.1546

Angela joined PSBA in 2013 as an administrative assistant. She assists in accounting, and marketing.


Pat Poepping President
Charlie Bach Exec V.P.
-- Project Managers --
Kevin Dicks
Kevin Flood
Terry Knoke
Dave Poland
Michael Purol
Dave Schlembach
Doug Seeber
-- Administrative
     Assistants --
Judy Stratton
Angela Zehnle
-- Project Engineers --
Tammy Depke
Charlie Jones
Alicia Weiman
-- Architects --
Dave Schlembach


Poepping, Stone, Bach and Associates offers information on upcoming projects and those in the bidding process.

Projects Currently Out for Bid


Project #: WK-12-504
Location: Carthage, IL
Brief Project Description:Water Main Extension, from Douglas St East approximately one mile to County Road 2100 E, Carthage
Owner:City of Carthage, IL, Bid Date:12/4/12
For more information contact: Terry G. Knoke – (319) 524-8730
Plans and Specifications available for $50.00, totally refundable if plans and specs are returned in good condition within 30 days of Bid Date.

Upcoming Projects

Project #: MK-12-503
Nauvoo Bank Stabilization Project, Construction of a Proposed Riverbank Stabilization Project, Nauvoo Township, Illinois - Expected Bid Date - Early 2013.

Bid Results

Results: Booster Pump Skid Project, Mill Creek Water District, Mill Creek, IL - Bid Opening 8/3/12.




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Licensed Architect wanted.  10-20 years of experience required.  Must have at least one license either in Illinois, Iowa or Missouri and able to immediately get licensed in the remaining 2 states.  Salary and benefits competitive, based upon abilities.  Start now.  Leadership role, BIM, sketch up, MS Office, ACAD skills required and must be people oriented.  Contact Dave Schlembach (1-217-223-4605) @ Poepping, Stone, Bach & Associates in Quincy, Illinois.

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