Williams & Edsall News

Scott Edsall


It is with mixed emotions that Williams and Edsall Land Surveyors, P.C. has the privilege to announce the retirement of one of its founding partners, Scott Edsall.

Scott began his 42-year career in land surveying with Teledyne Exploration in Houston, TX after graduating from Paul Smith's College in 1979 . After several years traveling the south, he moved back to Candor, NY in 1984 to join his mentor Dick Robinson in Watkins Glen while he worked toward his professional license.

In 1989, Scott and George Williams formed Williams and Edsall Land Surveyors out of George's home in Candor, NY. They moved the business to the Turner House in Owego, NY in 2000 where they have become a community staple for professional services, known to all for their reputation for quality service, detailed and accurate work, and commitment to integrity to their clients and colleagues alike. Scott has also served on the board of New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors (NYSAPLS) for many years.

While Scott is retiring, Williams and Edsall Land Surveyors, P.C. will continue to provide exceptional service in the capable hands of Edward Ripic Jr., L.S., who worked with Scott and George in the 1990s, and rejoined the firm as a partner in 2016.

One of Williams & Edsall’s Founding Members Has Retired

George R. Williams, LLS

Now Retired

It is our privilege to introduce you to one of our founding members, George R. Williams, LLS. While George is now retired, he will forever be an important part of our work and personal lives. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with him and wish him the best in his retirement.

“Mr. Williams has been licensed as a Licensed Land Surveyor in New York since 1985. He has a broad range of experience in the field of surveying throughout New York, including boundary surveys, land subdivisions and planning, route surveying, and construction layout.

Mr. Williams currently manages all aspects of surveying, including oil and gas surveys, pipeline surveys, boundary surveys, as-built surveys, topographic design for engineering and public infrastructure projects, transportation surveys, right-of-way, subdivision platting and land development, horizontal and vertical control, utilizing GPS technology, industrial, and institutional surveys for hospitals and schools. Mr. Williams also performs detailed historical research into land records for alignment surveys, right-of-way mapping and boundary surveys.”



Founding Partner, George R. Williams, passed away May 16, 2021. George graduated from Alfred State College and became a licensed Land Surveyor after serving active duty in the United States Marine Corps.

George is survived by his children, Lindsey (Bill) Davey, Elaine Jackson, Sarah Williams and Sam Williams; sister, Norma Jean Woods; grandchildren, Thomas, Mark and Shane Davey, Dominic Classen and Jax Jackson.

George opened his own business upon earning licensure in 1985. In 1989 George joined with Scott Edsall and formed Williams and Edsall Land Surveyors, P.C. The office was originally located in George’s home in Candor NY. In 2000, the business moved to the current location, The Turner House, in Owego. George was trusted and respected by the public and his peers. All who worked with him valued his dedication to detail, accuracy and quality.

After 30+ years, George retired from surveying in 2015. He enjoyed farming, riding his Harley Davidson, and became an ordained pastor. Though retired, George continued to stop by the office to say hello, answer a question, or just share a good story.

Williams and Edsall, P.C. will continue to honor his dedication and hard work. He will be missed.