Over Thirty Years of Experience

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 172     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-Present Laclede County

1989-2004 Dallas County

2005-Present 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


Shotts Inc - 267 E. 3rd St. Lebanon, Missouri 65536
Phone: (417) 588-7877 Fax: (417) 588-7832