About Us

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Archer-Elgin is a full service consulting engineering, surveying and architectural company that is home to a skilled, diverse and experienced team of highly trained and licensed professionals, supported by leading-edge equipment and technology, and dedicated to delivering personalized, full-service expertise in the fields of civil and municipal engineering, land surveying and mapping, and architectural and construction services. We actively serve private and public sector clients, working hard to earn and keep our clients’ trust, treating every project like it’s ours and focusing on exceeding our clients’ expectations for communication, accessibility and responsiveness.

CM Archer Group acquired the assets of Elgin Surveying & Engineering, Inc. in 2011 to form Archer-Elgin Engineering, Surveying and Architecture. With this merger, two quality firms came together to create a locally-owned, full-service engineering, surveying and architecture design firm located in Rolla, Missouri. Building on the strong reputation, professional capabilities and past successes, combined with the history and tradition of both firm’s, merged 50 plus years of experience, the Archer-Elgin team offers additional capacity, capabilities and a wide-range of consulting services to clients across Missouri and the Midwest. The firm employees a quality staff of multi-disciplined professional engineers, surveyors, architects and support staff that provide substantial in-house capabilities from which project teams are selected to fit the specific needs of our clients.

Our firm’s work is guided by our mission and our values. Ultimately, our commitment is to be an active partner with our clients as they grow, prosper and succeed.


Our Mission

Archer-Elgin, powered by the quality, commitment and creativity of our team, will work to deliver exceptional engineering, surveying and architectural services. Our success will be measured by our ability to be a valued member of our client’s team.

Our Values

We Listen to Our Clients We work with our clients to understand their wants and needs with an emphasis placed on quality, budget and schedule.
We are More than a Consultant We adopt our clients' needs as our own.
We are Focused on Developing Long Term Relationships Promoting, nurturing and sustaining relationships withour clients is a priority for all team members and extraordinary communication is the key.
We Provide Professionalism with Heart We will be honest, candid and respectful with all clients, guided by mutual respect, cooperation and trust.
Our E⁴ Team (EXCEPTIONAL employees with the EXPERTISE, EXPERIENCE and EDUCATION)Makes the Difference Our clients needs are met and exceeded, and Archer-Elgin's success achieved, because of the EXPERTISE, EXPERIENCE and EDUCATION of our EXCEPTIONAL team of employees.
Our Focus is Our Clients' Bottom Line Using a common-sense approach, we work to find the best and most economical solution for each client based on current and future needs, factoring in life-cycle costs and applying emerging and new technologies.
We are Committed to Quality We work to exceed our clients' expectations and achieve high client satisfaction.
Our Clients' Success is Our Passion Our desire is to do all we can to help our clients grow and prosper. We measure our success by theirs.
We Understand Resources are Essential We apply the latest technology and tools of the trade to enable our team to produce the best results.

We know the key to the success of Archer-Elgin is our E⁴ Team – our EXCEPTIONAL employees with the EXPERTISE, EXPERIENCE and EDUCATION to offer our clients the best. As a team, we work hard to earn and keep our client’s trust, we treat every project like it’s ours and we work hard to exceed our client’s expectations for communication, accessibility and responsiveness. Ultimately, the desire of the entire Archer-Elgin team is to be more than a consultant – we work with the end goal of becoming a valued member of our client’s team.