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Washington April 2011 exam results

  Fundamental of Land Surveying – 31% pass rate Principles & Practice of Land Surveying – 96% pass rate Washington Specific – 32% pass rate … Read More

Snipping off your pinky

  I was pruning one of my bonsai trees after a hard day of surveying. Snip, snip, snip. Deciding which branch to save, which branch … Read More


  1967 – MCMLXVII January 2 – Tia Carrere is born. January 15 – Super Bowl I. Green Bay Packers defeat Kansas City Chiefs. January … Read More


  Encroachments – Physical evidence that may represent intrusion or trespass by someone with no legal rights to use the property as described in a … Read More

New perspective

  “Have you been working out?” my boss (Randy) asked? “No” I replied, my chest expanding and posture improving, “Why?” “Because” he explained, “you have … Read More

Jedi Planner

Our land use planner trained at Dagobah University under the tutelage of a little green guy. After returning to Earth he easily passed the AICP … Read More


  Native Americans celebrated the end of harvest season. The Europeans also held festivals for the end of the harvest season. Thanksgiving in American originated … Read More

It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is …… getting an elevation certificate for flodd insurance?

  What is an elevation certificate? Elevation certificates determine the difference in elevation between your house and the base flood elevation. The National Flood Insurance Program … Read More


  January 25 – The 1924 Winter Olympics open in Chammonix, France. February 19 – Lee Marvin is born. March 25 – Greece proclaims itself … Read More


  January 11 – U.S. Surgeon General reports that smoking may be hazardous to one’s health. January 18 – Plans to build the New York … Read More

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Who Is W.B. Wells?

In 1924, after graduating from Stanford University, Willard B. Wells founded W.B. Wells & Assoc. Inc in Portland, Oregon. Willard’s philosophy was to provide a quality product for a reasonable fee. We still follow Willard’s philosophy today.
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