Reliable Civil Engineers
& Land Surveyors
Get To Know North Shore Engineering, Inc.
North Shore Engineering, Inc. maintains a highly qualified and skilled team of civil engineers and land surveyors. We strive to provide quality civil engineering and land surveying services in a timely manner to residential, commercial, municipal, and utility clients while maintaining cost-effectiveness. We are always upgrading our technology and making sure our staff stays educated on new products, techniques, and innovations. We take pride in creating lasting relationships through our integrity with a commitment to individualized personal service.
Meet the Team
James W. Hensel, President
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, Jim worked for a local Milwaukee
engineering company where he earned both his Professional Engineering (PE) and Professional Land Surveyors (PLS) licenses. After twelve years, he joined Waste Management of North America as a general manager in operations. Three years later, in 1989, Jim became one of the founders of North Shore Engineering, Inc. Jim has extensive experience in roadway design to include sanitary sewer, water main and storm sewer design. He has also worked with both residential and commercial development projects. He is a member of the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS) and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). He enjoys biking, hiking and the game of golf.
James G. Schneider, Vice President
Jim began his surveying career at a local Milwaukee firm in 1982. He followed in the footsteps of his father who was a land surveyor for 45 years. In 1990, Jim joined North Shore Engineering as the survey party chief and became recognized as a valuable leader in the company. After ten years of experience and various studies, he earned his professional license in 1992. Jim became one of the owners of North Shore in 2007 and is now the Vice President, managing the survey department and many other business areas. He has vast knowledge in the many aspects of surveying, most notably Floodplain issues, ALTA/NSPS and Boundary surveys. He has been a member of the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS) for 20 years and currently serves on the State Board representing his local Chapter. When he is not at work, Jim serves on the Board of Trustees at his church and enjoys car restoration, wood working and spending time with his family.
Alan R. Hensel, Principal
After many years of supervising landscape crews, in 1989, Al got in at the startup of North Shore
Engineering as a survey crew chief. As his experience and responsibilities grew, in 2007, he was excited to invest in his future and the companies’ and he became one of the owners. Currently, his many responsibilities include training, analyzing property surveys, CAD drafting for both surveying and engineering projects, quality control, equipment maintenance, surveying supplies, and field surveying when required. When Al is not at work, he enjoys golf, working on many yard projects, driving his two Ford Model T’s which he inherited from his Dad, and vacationing with his wife.
“They did a terrific job. Thorough, accurate and timely. I will be using them again.” – Rick M.
“Great company with great people. Al and his team are very competent, responsive, and know exactly what I need for my project. Have already referred to friends.” – Paul C.
“North Shore was great! We needed a survey of our home and called them to discuss. Pricing was very reasonable; they discussed our needs with us and then scheduled a survey. The surveyors came out on the date agreed to, did their work, and left.
Thank you again and we will highly recommend you to anyone searching for your services!” – Debra J.
“We contacted North Shore Engineering to do a property survey of our home. The office staff was friendly and responsive. They provided us with a description of the work they would do, when they could do it, and quoted us a competitive price. The entire process went smoothly as planned.
The crew was hard working, personable and candid. They answered our questions and did everything we had asked for. If you are in need of surveying services we highly recommend North Shore Engineering.” – Diane Z.