Robert Shotts

Robert S. Shotts, PLS, ALSA, CFM, CFedsS



Land Surveying and Landscape Architecture Experience Since 1977

Professional Experience

As president of Robert S. Shotts, Inc. (Shotts, Inc.) and managing member of Ruble, Riggs & Shotts, LLC (RRS), Robert Shotts oversees all aspects of the operation of Shotts, Inc. and, in conjunction with managers Ralph Riggs and Craig Ruble, manages the projects conducted by RRS. His career has included a wide variety of projects including: boundary surveys, geodetic surveys, construction and topographic surveys, landscape architectural design projects, flood plain management, GIS/mapping projects, airport improvement projects, and project management.

Professional Registrations

Professional Land Surveyor
P.L.S. 1941   Missouri
P.L.S. 1208   Arkansas
P.L.S. 1107    Kansas
P.L.S. 3094    Illinois
P.L.S. 28287  Colorado

Certified Federal Surveyor
CFedS 1311

Registered Landscape Architect
LA 6         Missouri
LA 538     Kansas
LA 4891    Arkansas

Professional History

1995-present Robert S. Shotts, Inc.
(Previously Shotts & Hofman, Inc.)
Lebanon, Missouri, President

1981-1994 Barton Engineering Co, Inc.
Lebanon, Missouri
Vice President, 1988-1994

1980-1981 Private Practice – Landscape Architecture
Lebanon, Missouri – Owner

1977-1980 City of Lee’s Summit Planning Department
Lee’s Summit, Missouri
Planner/Landscape Architect

1971-1979 Officer, United States Naval Reserve
Various Locations, Viet Nam Veteran


1975-1977 Graduate Studies, Landscape Architecture
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

1968-1971 B.S., Forestry, University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri

1966-1968 Engineering/Landscape Architecture
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

County Surveyor

1991-2016 Laclede County
1989-2004 Dallas County
2005-2016 Wright County

Professional Affiliations

* Member of the Landscape Architect Division of the
Missouri State Board of Architects, Professional Engineers
Professional Surveyors and Landscape Architects

* Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) – Past

* MSPS – Chair of Legislative Committee

* Missouri Association of County Surveyors – Past President

* National Society of Professional Surveyors

* Missouri Association of Landscape Architects

* American Society of Landscape Architects

Awards and Honors

* Xi Sigma Pi – Forestry Honorary – 1970

* Certificate of Recognition – Prairie Gateway Chapter,
ASLA – 1977

* Certificate of Recognition – Missouri Department of Natural
Resources – 1992

* Surveyor of the Year – Missouri Society of Professional
Surveyors – 2001

* Robert E. Myers Service Award – MSPS – 2005

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