VGW Geospatial is a joint venture between Wilson & Company and Vertical GeoSolutions. The two firms have been collaborating on geospatial projects since 2012. Through this experience, they have developed a deep understanding of workflow and project management. Often working together on more than just US Army Corps of Engineers Survey/Mapping IDIQ contracts and National Geospatial/Imagery task orders, VGW Geospatial is a proven team that delivers quality products on multiple projects, not just a teaming arrangement developed for a specific contract or client. When you work with VGW Geospatial you are investing in teamwork you can trust.

VGW Geospatial brings capability and experience including:

  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
  • Federal contracting experience
  • Comprehensive capabilities in NAICS 541360/541370
  • USACE contract capacity in multiple disciplines
  • Over 40 years of USACE service
  • Successful history backed by positive ACASS
  • 15 office locations
  • Land survey licenses in 13 states
  • Strong QA/QC methods
  • Strong project management experience
  • Depth of equipment and personnel expertise
  • “One-stop shop” for quality geospatial services

Meet our team

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Dr. Rick Marshall

Rick is the President and Managing Partner of VGW Geospatial. He has 23 years of experience in the geospatial industry and is a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP). He earned a BA, MA, and PhD all in Geography. He has worked as a defense and intelligence account manager, mission planner, software trainer, and served as a US Air Force C-130 Navigator and Flight Evaluator Navigator for 22 years. Rick serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Heartland Region and is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). You can contact Rick at

Ryan Branfort

Ryan is the Senior Vice President of VGW Geospatial. He is a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) and Professional Surveyor. Over the past 30 years, he has built a broad background of expertise managing large geospatial contracts for a variety of federal, state, and private clients. He calls on his extensive experience working closely with clients to find the best solutions to fit their needs. Ryan has degrees in Surveying Technology and Civil Engineering Technology from Kansas State University. He is a member of National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS), and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). You can contact Ryan at