Karl Rhoads, Chase French, and Easton French purchased Deckard in 2022. All born and raised in Montgomery County, the three of them take great pride serving the community that they and their families have grown up in. With a variety of experience in the surveying and engineering fields, the new group of owners intend to be a young and energetic presence in a field dominated by older professionals.
Easton (left), Karl (middle), and Chase (right)
Karl was born in New Ross, and still lives there. He graduated from Southmont in 2006, studied Civil Engineering and Land Surveying at Purdue University until coming on board full time at Deckard in 2008. Karl started leading the survey crew at that time and worked his way up to managing a variety of projects over the years from boundary work to large scale construction staking as well as assisting with design work. He became a licensed surveyor in the Spring of 2021.
Chase was born in Waynetown, and still lives there. He graduated from North Montgomery in 2016, and from Vincennes University in 2018 with a degree in Land Surveying.
After working for Deckard during the summers in high school and college, Chase took a role at another firm in 2018 after graduating Vincennes.
From 2018 until 2022, Chase trained under several professional surveyors and a large group of survey technicians. He has become an extremely efficient and diligent survey crew party chief, with experience in a vast number of project types.
Easton was born in Waynetown, and currently lives in Crawfordsville. He graduated from North Montgomery in 2012, and from Purdue University in 2016 with a degree in Civil Engineering and a minor in Land Surveying.
After working for Deckard from 2010-2017 doing both engineering and surveying work, Easton took on a new opportunity for a larger Indianapolis-based firm, managing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of surveying projects. He became a licensed professional surveyor in 2019, and was excited to begin working in his hometown again when Deckard was available for purchase.