Measuring Progress Since 1924

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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


  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

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


  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

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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