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We have moved

Your favorite land surveying and civil engineering firm has moved. Our new address is 6130 NE 78th Court, Suite C-11 Portland, OR 97218

Survey Ninja – 100 blogs

  Welcome to my 100th blog. Most people go their entire lives without having the need to hire a surveyor. In my blogs and on our website I … Read More


  Why is a pair of pants called a pair? It is not a pair, it is a one. Seems pretty simple doesn’t it? Want … Read More

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is the American Planning Association’s (APA) national certification. The AICP exam covers history, ethics and practical skills used … Read More

What is Planning?

Here at W.B. Wells though, when we talk about planning we are usually talking about land use planning. How does a new residential or commercial development influence the existing state of a place? Read More


  ALTA surveys, boundary surveys, condominium plats…. Yes they can. Fence surveys, foundation surveys, partition plats…. Yes they can. Property line adjustments, subdivision plats, topographic … Read More


  Head honcho. The Big Kahuna. Son of Big Dog. Former OSU athletic star. This mustachioed, sexy hulk of a man plays hard, and engineers … Read More


  Why Us? This was a question posed on some of our printed promotional material from the 70’s. Back when the boss was thinner, had … Read More

Know Your Approvals

Know your approvals! With an election year coming up and campaign seasons that seem to never end we thought we would give you a primer … Read More

5 1/2 reasons to hire WB Wells

1.  Serving Portland area since 1924. 2.  Over 300,00 completed surveys in the Portland metro area. 3.  We have black belts in surveying. 4.  Our … 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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