Founded in 1910, Griner and Schmitz, Inc. has been advising the Midwest’s surveying, construction and engineering industries on all things related to selling, servicing and renting surveying equipment for over one hundred years.
Originally named Oswald Griner Co., no one knows the exact date Griner and Schmitz, Inc. opened its doors. However, the date doesn’t matter so much when a company has survived the Great Depression and supplied troops with instruments throughout two World Wars. Though so many things have changed over the past century, our commitments to our customers and our reputation for superior service have not.
Griner and Schmitz, Inc. started as and remains a small business, employing a handful of employees who are dedicated to ensuring surveyors have the equipment they need to keep working.
We do not believe, or like, automated phone systems, preferring to answer your calls personally. Our knowledgeable team is always ready to tackle your questions – intelligently, no guessing or returning your call a week later.
Expertise dating back as far as some monuments do
No surveyor wants to lose a day of work or risk delaying the construction schedule, which is why so many depend on Griner and Schmitz, Inc. Factory trained service technicians and knowledgeable staff quickly address equipment glitches, questionable data or total failure.
By choice, we do not carry all surveying equipment and GPS technology from every manufacturer under the sun. Instead, we offer proven brands like Topcon, Sokkia and Carlson that are built to last and worth your investment. We go to bat for you with manufacturers. We never shrug our shoulders, leaving you high and dry. Even it if it means loaning equipment while our technicians repair yours, we’ll figure out a way to get you back on the job.
Over the decades, we’ve seen our share of surveying trends come and go. Our experience with surveying tools and technology dates as far back as some monuments do, and that’s what makes Griner and Schmitz, Inc. a “monument” company surveyors return to again and again for surveying equipment sales and service.