Serving the Greater Northwest since 1972


CK3, LLC is a Professional Engineering & Surveying Firm providing Civil, Structural, Electrical and Surveying Services. We have provided services to clients acrross the Northwest since 1972. We strive for client satisfaction and by continuing our education we stay up to date on the most current standards, which allows us to provide the highest quality of work.
Our Core Staff
David Lorenzen
David Lorenzen
Professional Engineer

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Benjamin D. Howard
Benjamin D. Howard
Professional Engineer

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Stewart Edwards
Stewart Edwards
Consulting Engineer

Original Founder

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Larry D. Hinton
Larry Hinton
Professional Engineer

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Jack Terry
Jack Terry
Electrical Engineer

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Lance King
Lance King
Managing Member

Survey Management

Professional Land Surveyor

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Alex Porter
Alex Porter
LSIT, Survey Department Manager

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Dan Cummings
Dan Cummings
Professional Land Surveyor

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Remi Fritz
Remi Fritz
Kyle King
Kyle King
Survey Crew Chief

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Our Background
Lance King
Professional Land Surveyor
Oregon PLS 61420
Idaho PLS 14945

Lance began his career in 1993 with an engineering firm in Boise Idaho, where he performed boundary, topographic and construction surveys. Lance transferred to Ontario, Oregon in 1996 and began working for "Gaschler & Cummings" where he continued to perform various types of surveys and expanded his career, which included design and drafting construction plans. In 1998 Lance continued his employment when "Gaschler & Cummings" became "Edwards & Cummings".

In 2002 Lance started a surveying company, "K-3 Services, Inc". "K-3 Services, Inc.", specialized in G.I.S. Data Collection Systems & Construction Surveying. In 2007 K-3 Services, Inc. merger with what is now CK3, LLC.

Dan Cummings
Dan began his surveying career in 1970 and currently is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the states of Oregon and Idaho. He is the Principle Professional Land Surveyor of CK3, LLC. Dan has been with the firm since 1974 and has experience performing topographic land surveying and civil engineering design projects including utility relocation, boundary, construction and cadastral surveys, power line survey and design, pipeline construction surveying, subdivision design and platting, road survey and design, construction project inspections, contract administration, all aspect of boundary surveying and GPS control surveys. Dan also acts as a CAD Operator, experienced in specialized computer programs and use. Dan has vast experience working closely with many City and County Municipalities, Public Agencies, Residents, Businesses, Developers and Utility Companies on various projects as Contract Administrator; performing daily inspections of the construction procedures, handling the bidding for the construction of the project and contract negotiation process, project scheduling, and effectively solving problems that arise. Dan concentrates his efforts on getting the project done on time and within budget without compromising the quality of the end result. His many years of land surveying gives him a strong back ground dealing with all aspects of real property, easements, real estate transactions and resolving title issues, deed restrictions and incumbencies. Dan has worked hand in hand with Real Estate Attorneys, Title Companies, Real Estate Agencies, Public and Private Entities negotiating land deals and easements.

Dan spent four years on the City Council for the City of Ontario with two of these years as Council President, and has worked closely with many city and county municipalities on various projects through out the state of Oregon.

From 2002 to 2009 Dan together with his duties at CK3, LLC, worked part time for the Malheur County Assessor’s office heading the Cartography Department during the change over to digital mapping and records; during this time he also served on the County GIS Advisory Committee. Dan has served on the Ontario Public Works Committee since 2000 to present; he is currently on the Malheur County Advisory Committee to oversee wolf depredation compensation and financial assistance program and is a member in good standing with the Professional Land Surveyor of Oregon and the Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors.

In the past he has served as the Representative of Ontario Airport Advisory Committee, on the Ontario Golf Course Board, served on the Ontario Budget Board, Member of the Hospital Facility Authority, and the Liaison to the Community Development Department during his term on the City Council. Dan has been on many committees dealing with land use planning, along with many other committees and boards during his vast years of business in the Treasure Valley.

Stewart Edwards
Stu is the Principal Professional Engineer of CK3, LLC. Stu started his career in 1975 in Civil and Structural Engineering. He has experience handling various types of projects including structural design and inspections of commercial, industrial, and residential buildings of both wood and steel framing, land development, subdivisions, sewer and water systems, land surveying, historical renovations and remodels, and the design and construction of multiple public facilities.

Stu served as County Engineer for the County of Payette, Idaho from 1979 through 1987. His duties included plan reviews, advising the County on public works projects, and helped project future growth needs.

Stu is a graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed Civil Engineer in the States of Oregon, Idaho, Washington, California, Nevada, Montana and Alaska. He is also a licensed Structural Engineer in the states of Oregon and Idaho.

Benjamin D. Howard
Ben originally began his engineering career in 2002, after receiving his Bachelors of Architectural Engineering (BAE) from Oklahoma State University in 2002. His first job as an Engineering Intern was for a multidisciplinary firm located on the Oregon coast in Coos Bay. In 2004, Ben relocated to Portland, Oregon and worked primarily on structural projects ranging from historical rehabilitation to new construction and solar installations throughout the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, Ben started his own firm based in Portland, Oregon.

Ben comes to CK3, LLC to provide an expanded structural expertise to the firm. He specializes in all types of structures and structural systems including feasibility studies, all types of material (timber, steel, concrete, composite), renovation, new construction and solar installations.

Ben is licensed in the following states to provide engineering services:
Oregon: #73563PE
Washington: #50326
Louisiana: #37924
Colorado: #PE.0047443

Larry D. Hinton
Larry was born and raised in Caldwell Idaho and vicinity. Growing up he worked for the family and nearby farms before leaving to college. During college he attended and received is Bachelors of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering in January 1985 from the University of Idaho's College of Engineering along with passing his Fundamentals of Engineering Exam for registration as an EIT in Idaho. From there he proceeded to get his Masters of Science in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Wyoming in May of 1986 specializing in irrigation systems analysis; surface and groundwater hydrology analysis; and open channel, pipeline, turbine and pump hydraulic analysis and design, soil mechanics and foundation analysis and design including small dams; and concrete structures design. After graduate school Larry was employed by Morrison Knudsen Engineers in Boise Idaho. Duties included mine facilities design; studies and preliminary structure designs for various government entities and corporate clients. During the spring of 1990 he passed the Principles of Engineering Exam as a Civil Engineer and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Idaho.

In the fall of 1990, Larry moved onto Hailey, Idaho where he was employed by Power Engineers as a Civil Engineer / Project Manager and was involved in numerous utility and mining projects in both the US and Canada. During 1995 he relocated to Twin Falls to work for a wide client base providing engineering and construction support services until 2005 when he became a District Manager for an engineered steel building systems company covering all of Idaho, Alberta and parts of Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

During the fall of 2016, Larry came to CK3 to provide engineering and management for the Civil Engineering projects in the Ontario Oregon Office. Larry's specializations include providing preliminary studies through final design construction packages and support for agricultural, industrial and government clients.

Jack Terry
Jack is a registered Electrical Engineer since 1972; Mr. Terry provides design and electrical engineering services for a variety of municipal, commercial and industrial projects. Jack has over 35 years of electrical design experience having had the pleasure and responsibility of serving as project electrical engineer on both large and small jobs ranging from water, waste water, automation systems, and power distribution to energy efficient lighting designs.

His projects have included the new $6 million City of Nyssa, OR Waste Water System including modernization and upgrades of their lift station collection system and the addition of a waste water reuse system which was chosen by the local chapter of AWWA as “PROJECT OF THE YEAR”. Incorporation of wireless data collection and SCADA systems provided remote monitoring of outlying stations and operation of the new Irrigation Pumping Station was enhanced through use of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) automation which turned out to be both operator friendly and cost effective. Working with city personnel and other design professionals, the electrical and control system design addressed concerns for energy efficiency, ease of operation, appropriate use of automation, regulatory and operational data collection as well as life safety and esthetic enhancements.

When the City of Stanfield waste water facility no longer met discharge requirements, Mr. Terry served as Project Electrical Engineer for the design and construction of upgrades where the challenge involved dissecting a number of additions added to the plant over time and designing an automation system involving networked PLC control with SCADA monitoring of the entire upgraded facility. Stanfield is adding a new well, reservoir and booster station to its water system and Jack has recently completed this electrical and control system design after being invited back for this follow on assignment.

Other municipal and commercial electrical design and control system projects have included City of Seneca, OR water system improvements; Pacific Pellet Mill Industrial Project, Bend, OR; Baker City, OR new head works upgrades, water collection automation study and upgrade of their water system hydro generator facility; 70,000 Sq Ft Fruitland, ID elementary school and band building; Malheur Federal Credit Union Building, Ontario, OR; Cities of Burns & Hines, OR Joint Waste Water Treatment Improvement Project electrical and automation design and others too numerous to mention.

Air Field electrical design, lighting and related airport electrical systems is a particular passion due to his long time background as pilot, flight instructor and aircraft owner. Jack offers hands on ability with a pilots prospective when it comes to air field electrical services such as design, technical, troubleshooting, maintenance practices or inspection for new and existing airport projects. His background includes a 12 year career in commercial avionics design as a principal design engineer.

Mr. Terry’s project experience also includes a wide range of commercial, industrial and institutional projects that have encompassed power generation, standby power, energy efficiency, lighting design, automation systems, motor controls, fire alarm, audio, emergency and life safety systems. He offers a diverse background in analytical skills with pride and hands on follow through.

David Lorenzen
Dave began his Civil Engineering profession in 1971 as the Associate Civil Engineer for the City of Portland, then went onto Pendleton as the City Engineer in 1978. He has worked as the Public Works Director for the City of Edgewood in 2002, then went onto Hermiston, Oregon as Design Engineer in 2008.

Kyle King
Kyle began surveying with his father at a young age. He would periodically go on job sites and different survey projects with Lance, learning the Profession. He made surveying his official summer time job during his high school years working for K-3 Services, Inc. and CK3, LLC starting as a Jr Survey Technician, Survey Tech and crew chief performing boundary, A.L.T.A. surveys topography, right of way and construction surveying, GIS Data collection systems and Civil3D.

In 2010, Kyle attended college at the University of Idaho for Fire Ecology.

In early 2012 Kyle join the United States Army -active duty Department of Defense, spending over 3 years as a Specialist E4 Team Leader in the Motor Pool as lead Diesel Mechanic.

In 2015, Kyle returned to his home roots to pick up where he left off with surveying, and although he remains Active Reserves for the US Army, he is furthering his knowledge and skills in Surveying, pursuing to become a Licensed Professional Surveyor.

Kyle is an associate member of the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon (PLSO)

Alex Porter
Alex began the Surveying Profession in 2000 at Earl & Associates. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Geomatic Technology from Great Basin College. Alex has a long and distinguished list of projects that he’s worked on, some of them being: all construction layout on the Flying Wye, project from 2002 to 2004, I-84 widening project Black Cat to Meridian, Meridian, Idaho. Alex was in charge of the construction staking for the building of I-84 from Black Cat Road to Meridian I.C. Twin Falls Alt. Route, Stage 6, Twin Falls, Idaho Alex was in charge of construction staking of approximately 5 miles of roadway, and 2 bridges on this project. Ada County Landfill, North Ravine Cell, Alex was in charge of construction staking and control for the construction of the addition to the Landfill. 23 Section Breakdown for M3 Companies, Eagle, Idaho, Alex was a key part of the field work for this project, including field locating all government monuments needed for this project.

His areas of expertise include: Construction Layout, Bridge work, Field Equipment Troubleshooting, Boundary Surveys, Digital Terrain Models, Level Loops, and Flood Certifications.

Remi Fritz
Remi started operating equipment on construction projects in 1988 in Okanogan County in Washington before moving to Oregon in the early 1990’s. He then worked in various capacities from laborer, grade checker, equipment operator, and truck driver.

In 2004 he went school for drafting and engineering. Then he began working for a civil engineering firm in southern Oregon where he was the Senior Engineering Technician.

Remi has performed a variety tasks from designing and drafting civil infrastructure projects to drafting surveying projects. He also performs various field work for surveying or civil projects..

Remi’s qualifications include:
     •   AAS in Civil Engineering/Surveying
     •   AAS in Drafting.
     •   Certified Autodesk Professional Drafter.
     •   ODOT Certified General Construction Inspector