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Purpose of ALTA survey

Per the 2011 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys Purpose – Members of the American Land Title Association (ALTA) have specific needs, … Read More

National Flood Insurance Program Elevation Certificate

  What inform does a surveyor need to include on a National Flood Insurance Program Elevation Certificate? Latitude/longitude of the property and the horizontal datum used. … Read More

2013 National Surveyors Week

  March 17 thru March 23 is National Surveyors Week! You might remember that there are three famous surveyors on Mt. Rushmore. The best way … Read More

April 2011 Oregon exam results

  Fundamental Land Surveying (FLS) first time taking the test – 90% pass repeat takers – 50% pass Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) first time taking … Read More

Washington October 2011 exam results

  Another six months have passed and another group of canidates sat for thier exams. The percentages of those that passed these challanging tests are … Read More

Genius Grant

  MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” recipients of 2011 had the following ocupations Radio co-host, lawyer, economics professor, architect, parasitologist, associate professor of physics, sports medicine … Read More

Conflicting boundary lines

  Boundary disputes are often a result of faulty legal descriptions (written and recorded by persons lacking proper qualifications) and surveyors not following proper practices. … Read More

We shall survey on the beaches

  We shall survey on to the end. We shall survey in France, we shall survey on the seas and oceans, we shall survey with … Read More


  In honor of Make Your Own Holiday Day (March 26), WB Wells is proud to announce the first annual GET A SURVEY DAY! Get … Read More

When surveyors are retained

  Surveyors are often retained: Prior to purchasing real property Prior to beginning any construction improvements within property boundaries When dividing parcels of land or … 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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