Charles “Chuck” Wingert started Wingert Survey in 1976, specializing in the layout and design of subsurface drainage systems and erosion control practices. At the request of his farmer clientele, he expanded into farm real estate in 1985, formally changing the company name to Wingert Realty & Land Services, Inc in 1993. Chuck is a member of the Realtors Land Institute (RLI) and holds the prestigious designation of Accredited Land Consultant. He is a past president of the Minnesota RLI chapter and was the 2013 National RLI president. Chuck has lobbied in St. Paul and Washington D.C. for landowners’ rights on behalf of RLI and the Land Improvement Contractors Association. References available upon request.