Measuring Progress Since 1924

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John Wayne a surveyor?

  John Wayne a surveyor? No, but he played one in the 1949 movie The Fighting Kentuckian. Things have changed a lot since then. Surveyors … Read More

Lincoln at Gettysburg

  Four score and seven years ago our founder, Willard B. Wells brought forth on this continent a new firm, conceived in quality and dedicated … 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


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

Terminus – the god, the point

  While reading a property description have you ever noticed a call to a terminus point or a point of terminus? Terminus was the Latin … 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

Sherlock Holmes could find your property corners

  Sherlock can find anything, but his traveling expenses would kill you. Why hire us instead? Why it’s elementary, my dear Watson. We have the … Read More

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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