Measuring Progress Since 1924

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Quick survey facts


theodoliteSurveying has been an essential element in the development of the human environment since the beginning or recorded history, about 5,000 years ago.

Surveying is required in the planning and execution of nearly every form of construction.

Under the Romans, land surveyors were established as a profession.

In the U.S., Land surveying was one of the first professions to require professional licensure.

Surveyors use units of feet wherein a survey foot is broken down in 10ths and 100ths.


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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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