About Us

Yazel Peebles & Associates (YPA) opened its doors on June 18, 2014, combining over 40 years of surveying experience between company founders Kenneth Yazel and Jeffrey Peebles. Kenneth started working in surveying during the summers as a teenager and through college while pursuing his education. Jeffrey started working at an even younger age for his dad’s survey and engineering firm, Peebles & Associates. YPA pays homage to Peebles & Associates by modifying the famous Peebles Triangle Logo, acquiring their old metro phone number, and locating in the same great City of Bedford, Texas as Donald Peebles did in the 80’s and 90’s. By June of 2015 Kenneth and Jeffrey had recruited Henry O’Steen, and by January 1, 2016 YPA added Henry as a third partner. Henry has worked with Kenneth and Jeffrey since graduating from the University of North Texas in 2010 and specializes in Geographic Information Systems in support of Land Surveying. Kenneth, Jeffrey, and Henry are proud of YP’s direction, the clients we serve and our team of 30+ strong. Mrs. Desiree Hurst was added to our management team in January 2021 representing an additional 16 years of progressive experience in the land surveying industry. She specializes in long linear route projects, land title surveys, ALTA/NSPS surveys, topographic surveys, tree surveys, easement preparation, residential and commercial platting and municipal/government related projects.

 

Kenneth H. Yazel, Jr.

  • Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS) in the state of Texas
  • Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) in the state of Oklahoma
  • Geographic Information System Professional (GISP)
  • BS Geography University of North Texas 2008
  • Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award 2018
  • Past Chapter 2 President of Texas Society of Professional Surveyors.
  • Director of Texas Society of Professional Surveyors.
  • Member of the Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors.
  • Member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

 

Desiree Hurst

  • Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS) in the state of Texas
  • Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) in the state of Oklahoma
  • Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) in the state of New Mexico
  • Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) in the state of Illinois
  • Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS)
  • MS, Geospatial Surveying Engineering, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, TX
  • BA, Mathematics, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX
  • Director of Texas Society of Professional Surveyors.
  • Get Kids into Survey - Brand Ambassador
  • NCTX Aerial Robotics Advisory Committee - Industry Partner

 

Jeffrey Peebles

  • Jeffrey Peebles, SIT, CST III, Founder
    • Surveyor In Training
    • Certified Survey Technician III – Boundary
    • Associates Degree, Education with Geography - Irvine Valley College
  • United States Marine Corps Veteran
  • Jeffrey started working for his father, Donald Peebles PE, RPLS as a teenager. After serving his country and completing his associates degree, Jeffrey returned to work for his father in many different roles in both in the Civil Engineering and Land Surveying disciplines. Jeffrey has worked for both large and small firms in the Dallas – Fort Worth Area. He is a member of the Texas Society of Professional Land Surveyors and the National Society of Professional Surveyors. Jeffrey resides with his three children in the Alliance Area in North Fort Worth.

 

Henry O’Steen

  • Geographic Information System Professional (GISP)
  • National Society of Professional Surveyors – Certified Survey Technician Level 1 (CST)
  • FAA Part 107 sUAS Remote Pilot Certification
  • BA Geography University of North Texas 2010
  • AAS Business Tarrant County College 2007
  • Director of Chapter 2 of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors
  • Member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors
  • Member of the South Central Arc User Group
  • Member of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
  • 4 Years at Dunaway Associates developing GIS Department
  • Helped develop the University of North Texas Mapping Project from January 2010 to November 2010 as GIS Intern
  • Guest Lecturer at the University of North Texas to Geography Undergraduates on entering the professional workforce